“If we never play a show again, Keep yourself alive.” -Gerard Way (Lead Singer – My Chemical Romance).
Now, I feel as though this blog will come under excessive scrutiny if I do not even blog one post about a My Chemical Romance song. They had a good run; a long 12 year run. But like all things in life, it had to come to end. Why do all good things come to an end? That’s a question (or song) for another time. So, In commemoration of the disbandment of one of my favourite bands, I shall write about one of the songs that not only foreshadows this event, but made me cry from its lyrical beauty.
This song is about fighting against the opinions of others and becoming your own person. Its about rising above all the shit that’s probably in your life and becoming strong, loud, and powerful like a Parade (get the analogy?). This song is also a good song to listen to when honouring the history and success of the band as this was one of their most successful songs and it is just the right song to say…Goodbye? Maybe, we don’t know yet, but for the time being, enjoy the song, cry, and maybe even dance around…because at the end of the day…we’ll carry on, and so will their music and legacy.