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don’t know
And if you’re watching, up above
They’re teaching me to
Predominantly in World War 1 and 2, extremely young men were enlisted to fight in the army. The government was also be blamed for these wars by some people, saying that it was the government's mistakes that caused the wars.
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to die for your mistakes
Let’s go
An IED is an Improvised Explosive Device, such as a car bomb, which are common in modern and eastern warfare.
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Miss Flack said I still want you back
This is referring to the musician Roberta Flack, whose husband, Donny Hathaway, committed suicide after suffering from schizophrenia. Both musicians were good friends of the members of Fall Out Boy.
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You are
Never coming home
This is talking about the widowed wives whose husbands were killed in world war 2 and would not return home, which is what the music video for this song is based on.
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So long and goodnight
This could be Gerard Way saying 'goodbye' to his recently deceased grand mother, who is the subject of this song.
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And after seeing what we saw, can we still reclaim our innocence
Gerard is talking about him and others who witnessed the 9/11 attacks trying to recover and go back to a normal life.
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Ride escalators colder than a cell
This is talking about the boring job and life that Gerard Way led previous to witnessing the 9-11 terrorist attacks, which prompted him to quit his job and start My Chemical Romance.
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Fall on your tongue like pixie dust just think happy thoughts
This line is referring to the movie Peter Pan, in which Tinkerbell sprinkles Wendy with pixie dust, which gives her the power to fly home, which relates to the feeling some people get when using drugs.
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But does anyone notice there's a corpse in this bed
This suggests that the narrator didn't have the courage to kill their vampire/zombie partner, and therefore stayed with them (or kept the body).
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But would anything matter if you're already dead
Due to the narrator's partner being a vampire/zombie, they are already dead and therefore they shouldn't feel any regret in killing them.
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Not knowing you changed from just one bite
This is likely talking about the narrator's partner getting bitten by a vampire (or possibly a zombie) and turning into the creature itself.
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Destroya Destroya Destroya Destroya Destroya Destroya
Destroya is a form of the afterlife, as believed by the characters in Gerard Way's Killjoys comic series (based on the characters from the Danger Days album)
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Bomb, bomb, love won't stop this
This is likely referring to the events in Gerard way's Killjoys comic series where the Killjoys explode Battery City using a bomb, despite the innocent people who will also be killed in the process.
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Everybody hide your body from the scarecrow
A 'S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W' is a fictional character from Gerard Way's Killjoys comic series. They are people who are hired by the government to hunt down and/or kill rebels such as the 'Killjoys'.
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shirt
Will make them pay for the things that they did

They said all teenagers scare
This references some cases in which students who were bullied by their schoolmates bring guns to school and perform school massacres as a form of revenge, as guns are usually hidden under your clothing/shirt.
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teenagers scare the living shit out of me
They couldn't care
Gerard Way wrote this song on a train with some teenagers because he felt intimidated by them and found it strange that adults should feel intimidated by someone younger than them.
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clean up your looks
With all the lies in the books
To make
This is talking about the idea that children are taught in schools to conform to a certain standard that suits authorities.
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my hair, gag and bore me
Pull this pin, let this world explode
This describes the events that take place in the SING music video and Gerard Way's Killjoys comics. (SPOILERS) At the end of the SING video, Gerard's character Party Poison is killed and as he is shown in a body bag, with his hair cut short and dyed brown. Also, at the end of the Killjoys comic series, Battery City is exploded by the Killjoys.
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the way in Battery City
Little
Battery City is the fictional city from the comic series written by Gerard Way and based off the characters from the Danger Days album.
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Sometimes I see flames
And sometimes I see people that I love dying
And it's always-
I see flames and I-
This is another sample of Gerard Way talking about his dreams, in which he would see his family and friends dying, and also an image of Joan of Arc on fire.
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There-there's these terrors
And it's like, it feels like as if
Somebody was gripping my
There's these terrors
And it's like, it feels like as if
Somebody was gripping my throat
Uh, they're not like tremors
They're worse than tremors
There-there's these terrors
Like last night
Uh, they're not like tremors
They're worse than tremors
They're-there's these terrors
And it's like, it feels like as if
Somebody was gripping my throat
And squeazing and I felt
Like as if somebody was gripping my throat
This is a sample of My Chemical Romance's lead singer, Gerard Way, talking about the night terrors he experienced while recording the Black Parade in the famously haunted Paramour Mansion. During these night terrors, he would dream of his friends and family dying, and would experience the feeling of being choked.
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And though you're all dead and gone believe me
Your memory will carry on
The Black Parade are explaining to 'the patient' that he is dead, but he is still missed and remembered by those who are still alive.
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To join the black parade
The Black Parade is the alter-ego of My Chemical Romance, a marching band who come to take people into the afterlife.
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