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Song of the Day: June 18th, 2017

Hello everybody,

I am back to share my next SOTD (Song of the Day) post.  I will vary genres as the days go on, but here is another rock/alternative song.

This song is “Helena” by My Chemical Romance.

The song came out in 2004 on their Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge album.  I believe this was their first album (or at least the first album I heard from them).  This song takes me back to my high school days. It was a popular song when I was in school, and I would always listen to this when I wasn’t in class.

The song is very morbid, I have read that it was a tribute to the lead singer’s (Gerard Way) grandmother.  There are many different interpretations of the song, but they are all pretty heartbreaking.

Back in the day, if you liked this song you would be classified as Emo.  I never thought of myself that way as I am not a fan of labels.  I still like the song to this day, so I thought I would share it as my song of the day.

Here are the lyrics to the song, writers name at the bottom.

“Helena”

Long ago
Just like the hearse, you die to get in again
We are so far from you

Burning on just like a match you strike to incinerate
The lives of everyone you know
And what’s the worst you take (worst you take)
From every heart you break (heart you break)
And like the blade you stain (blade you stain)
Well, I’ve been holding on tonight

What’s the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

Came a time
When every star fall brought you to tears again
We are the very hurt you sold

And what’s the worst you take (worst you take)
From every heart you break (heart you break)
And like the blade you stain (blade you stain)
Well, I’ve been holding on tonight

What’s the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

And if you carry on this way
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

Can you hear me?
Are you near me?
Can we pretend
To leave and then
We’ll meet again
When both our cars collide.

What’s the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

And if you carry on this way
Things are better if I stay
So long and goodnight
So long and goodnight

Writer(s): Gerard Way, Matthew Pellisier, Ray Toro, Frank Iero, Michael Way

What do you all think of the song?  I understand that it may not be for everybody,  but I am just sharing songs I enjoy in hopes that there will be something for everybody!

What is your song of the day?  I would love to hear about it.

What do you think?

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