I just found a document on my computer saved under ‘The Black Parade song facts’


Haha, it was an interesting read. I’d actually forgotten most of it! But then, it was over four years ago that I learnt these facts…

The End:

  • It used to just be called “Intro”
  • The line “when I grow up I want to be nothing at all” is a direct response to people who used to tell Gerard he would never make anything of his life


  • They started work on this song in 2005
  • Frank pushed for the ‘tuba part’ in the bridge, and said “if you hate it, come see me about it. Shit’s tough, I don’t care what you think!”

This Is How I Disappear:

  • The opening riff was written in a parking lot of a San Francisco venue
  • The song was the first time Ray and Frank wrote different chorus melodies and then smashed them into one part

The Sharpest Lives:

  • Gerard told Frank to write a ‘spy guitar part’ for the pre-chorus, and Frank said yes (“because that’s what you say to a dude you love and respect.”) But he realised he was screwed as soon as Gerard left the room, because he’s “never seen a 007 movie”

Welcome To The Black Parade:

  • Frank came up with the original title ‘The Five Of Us Are Dying’
  • They started work on it in 2002 and re-wrote it four times before finally releasing it in 2006

I Don’t Love You:

  • At the end of the ‘Life On The Murder Scene’ DVD there’s a clip of Gerard and Ray singing the original version of the song

House of Wolves:

  • Frank wrote the guitar riff – It started as a song he wrote for his dad during a time when the writing process of Black Parade had come to a stop (due to personal issues), and ultimately, the song was what got the record going again


  • Ray played bass on the studio record, not Mikey
  • It’s Frank’s favourite song MCR have ever written – every time he hears it, he has to “fight back tears”


  • Liza Minelli sings on the track, as does Donna Way, Donald Way and Linda Iero (and Frank found out his mom “sings like a gypsy, which is the coolest thing in the world.”)
  • It’s Frank’s second favourite song on the album.


  • The tape recording at the start was inspired by the night terrors Gerard was having in the Paramour Mansion, where he would wake up in the middle of the night and feel like somebody’s hands were around his neck, choking him. (“It feels like somebody’s gripping my throat and squeezing.”)
  • And the recording creeps Frank out


  • Gerard wrote the lyrics when he was on a busy subway, to distract himself from a panic attack he was having due to the number of teenagers surrounding him


  • It was originally called ‘Shut Up and Play’ and there are live versions of it on Youtube, from 2005
  • It is Mikey’s favourite song on the record: he fought to have it on there. He used to go up to the guys in the band when they were sleeping and just whisper ‘Disenchanted’ to them

Famous Last Words:

  • Gerard wrote the song for Mikey when he left the band during the making of The Black Parade. The line “I see you lying next to me” refers to Mikey sleeping on the floor in Gerard’s room in the Paramour Mansion (because he was too scared to sleep in a room alone)
  • Mikey said when he heard it, he knew he couldn’t leave the band


  • I don’t have a fact about this song. So, I’ll just say I interpret ‘Blood’ to be metaphoric about how obsessive people can be, and how they can want so much out of their idols. MCR could put their heart and soul into something, pouring out every ounce of themselves in their work, but it would never be enough for their fans. (“Give them blood, blood, gallons of the stuff, give them all that they can drink and it will never be enough.”) 


♡ songs that never get old  ♡ / songs that will take you back

001. american idiot - green day / 002. the middle - jimmy eat world / 003. smells like teen spirit - nirvana / 004. the ballad of mona lisa - panic! at the disco / 005. all the small things - blink-182 / 006. welcome to the black parade - my chemical romance / 007. 1985 - bowling for soup / 008. dear maria, count me in - all time low / 009. misery business - paramore / 010. the anthem - good charlotte / 011. what’s my age again? - blink-182 / 012. good riddance (time of your life) - green day / 013. into your arms - the maine / 014. this ain’t a scene, it’s an arms race - fall out boy / 015. lifestyles of the rich and the famous - good charlotte / 016. teenage dirtbag - wheatus / 017. dammit - blink-182 / 018. i write sins not tragedies - panic! at the disco / 019. thnks fr th mmrs - fall out boy 
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