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Dujo
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November 2nd, 2006 at 09:48am
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November 2nd, 2006 at 08:07pm
I think the song's about the not being perfect
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November 2nd, 2006 at 09:49pm
This may be wrong - but I think it's about war.

My main clue is that in the booklet with the CD it says that Liza Minnelli plays "Mother War"
matfew churlz sanduz
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November 3rd, 2006 at 03:11am
I agree.
That and the whole gun shots before the song actually starts thing might be a give away.
I was reading somewhere, I'm not sure where, and this person was saying it is a song about Gerard missing his mum.
I'm not sure how one would get that kind of meaning from Mama, other then from the song title...
my chemical romance.
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November 3rd, 2006 at 07:57am
"I'm writing this letter" - He's overseas, and he's writing a letter back home.
"Stop asking me questions, I hate to see you cry" - The mother is asking questions, and crying from worrying about the death of her son.
"Well Mother, what the war did to my legs and to my tongue." Is pretty obvious.
"But there's shit that I've done with this fuck of a gun."
Mud
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November 3rd, 2006 at 08:50am
I think this song is about the feelings of hopelessness surrounding war. Hence, "Mama, we're all gonna die. Stop asking me questions, I'd hate to see you cry."
Charliebitmyfinger.
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November 3rd, 2006 at 10:00pm
their parents are also singing on this song.. So it must mean something real special to them..
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November 3rd, 2006 at 10:21pm
i agree with what greyscale said. when i read the lyrics properly i thought it was about war too.
Demolition Lover Jo
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November 4th, 2006 at 05:26am
the song is supposed to sound like a letter from the trenches, to his mother back home. Gerard said its also a metaphor for how HE was feeling, he said there's people out there who want to fuck him and people who want to kill him. It's like saying "mama, help me, i'm not ready for this"

i read that in a Kerrang interview, or maybe saw them on an interview on the internet, there's been so many i loose count. But its definately true =)
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November 6th, 2006 at 04:52am
It's about war. A solidier in war, and like the above said, also a metaphor for how Gerard was feeling about things.
Also, I'm certain it relates quite well to the Atomic Bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, back in World War Two.
If you have the Ltd. Edition, in the booklet, where the lyrics are for 'Mama', there's a picture of the mushroom cloud, which is obviously the effect of an atom bomb.
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November 6th, 2006 at 01:21pm
demolitionjo:
the song is supposed to sound like a letter from the trenches, to his mother back home. Gerard said its also a metaphor for how HE was feeling, he said there's people out there who want to fuck him and people who want to kill him. It's like saying "mama, help me, i'm not ready for this"

i read that in a Kerrang interview, or maybe saw them on an interview on the internet, there's been so many i loose count. But its definately true =)


I was SO gonna say that lmao yeah Kerrang! i'm sure
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November 6th, 2006 at 08:48pm
Our Avenged Jules:
It's about war. A solidier in war, and like the above said, also a metaphor for how Gerard was feeling about things.
Also, I'm certain it relates quite well to the Atomic Bombs in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, back in World War Two.
If you have the Ltd. Edition, in the booklet, where the lyrics are for 'Mama', there's a picture of the mushroom cloud, which is obviously the effect of an atom bomb.


I have seen the mushroom cloud. I believe it is like a letter from the trenches.
"Mama we all go to hell." They have killed. Which is a sin. So i guess the person is guilty. And his parents (Or mother most likely) is worried because he is in the war to begin with.
Hell Yeah Georgie
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November 12th, 2006 at 03:57pm
And Liza Minnelli had two of her sons die in a war apparently. So that kinda fits in.
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November 12th, 2006 at 06:46pm
This song is about war and it makes the most sense to say it is about a mother and her son who is away in a war. Maybe the mother is so worried that she wishes her son would've done something different,"I should have been a bettter son." or maybe the son wants to prove that what he has done in the war has really changed him.

I love this song and I see it as a follow-up to The Ghost Of You, only from a different POV.
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November 12th, 2006 at 07:01pm
Here, The Patient is writing a final letter to his estranged mother. The Patient is very angry in this song, and writes many startling things to his mother in the letter such as, "Mama, we all go to hell", "Mama, we're all gonna die", and "Mama, we're meant for the flies, and right now they're building a coffin your size". It's apparent their relationship is sour, especially when compared to the one he had with his father. It seems that the cause of their negative relationship was a war ( "what the war did to my legs and to my tongue" ) all men, including The Patient, were drafted into it ( "You should have raised a baby girl" ). He acknowledges that he "could have been a better son". The war obviously changed him and she noticed ( "You ain't no son of mine" ). His mother responds to him, telling him that if he would express his love for her more often she would forgive him ( "And if you would call me your sweetheart, I'd maybe then sing you a song" ). However The Patient feels that if she knew of the kinds of things he did during the war, she would never consider loving him again ( "But the shit that I've done with this fuck of a gun, You would cry out your eyes all along" ).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mama_%28My_Chemical_Romance_song%29
DeadlyPoisoned
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November 12th, 2006 at 10:53pm
One Of My Favorite Songs Off This Album I'm like totally Obsessed.I play it Over and over I believe I wore that song out LOL!.
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November 12th, 2006 at 11:54pm
live.love.burn.die:
Here, The Patient is writing a final letter to his estranged mother. The Patient is very angry in this song, and writes many startling things to his mother in the letter such as, "Mama, we all go to hell", "Mama, we're all gonna die", and "Mama, we're meant for the flies, and right now they're building a coffin your size". It's apparent their relationship is sour, especially when compared to the one he had with his father. It seems that the cause of their negative relationship was a war ( "what the war did to my legs and to my tongue" ) all men, including The Patient, were drafted into it ( "You should have raised a baby girl" ). He acknowledges that he "could have been a better son". The war obviously changed him and she noticed ( "You ain't no son of mine" ). His mother responds to him, telling him that if he would express his love for her more often she would forgive him ( "And if you would call me your sweetheart, I'd maybe then sing you a song" ). However The Patient feels that if she knew of the kinds of things he did during the war, she would never consider loving him again ( "But the shit that I've done with this fuck of a gun, You would cry out your eyes all along" ).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mama_%28My_Chemical_Romance_song%29


That may be what it means to the band and you, but could you please stop writing like no one can interpret the way that it makes them feel? If you want to say what the band said about it, clarify, because a song should be open for interpretation.

^That is not exactly what it means to me, so don't write it like there isn't any other way to think about it.

This topic is about your opinions on the songs meaning not repeating what the band said.

Not trying to start anything it just seems like your underminding our opinions.

(This applies to every song meaning you posted in.)
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November 13th, 2006 at 08:02am
live.love.burn.die:
Here, The Patient is writing a final letter to his estranged mother. The Patient is very angry in this song, and writes many startling things to his mother in the letter such as, "Mama, we all go to hell", "Mama, we're all gonna die", and "Mama, we're meant for the flies, and right now they're building a coffin your size". It's apparent their relationship is sour, especially when compared to the one he had with his father. It seems that the cause of their negative relationship was a war ( "what the war did to my legs and to my tongue" ) all men, including The Patient, were drafted into it ( "You should have raised a baby girl" ). He acknowledges that he "could have been a better son". The war obviously changed him and she noticed ( "You ain't no son of mine" ). His mother responds to him, telling him that if he would express his love for her more often she would forgive him ( "And if you would call me your sweetheart, I'd maybe then sing you a song" ). However The Patient feels that if she knew of the kinds of things he did during the war, she would never consider loving him again ( "But the shit that I've done with this fuck of a gun, You would cry out your eyes all along" ).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mama_%28My_Chemical_Romance_song%29


you aren't supposed to get song interpretations from other sites- plus that could be someone else interpretation, not the bands.

I agree with everyone basically that it has alot to do with the trenches of war. As oppose to Ghost of You, which was about losing something, this would be about taking someones life. And since, almost ot everyone, mothers are the highest form of care and nuture to people, and you would be damned if they see you in another light. But he has killed too many people to think he couldn ever be forgiven: and they line "You should have raised a baby girl," could mean that if she had had a girl, this wouldn't have happened.
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November 13th, 2006 at 12:01pm
Okay, I'll remember that for next time, thanks guys. I don't know how to delete it or else I would. But next time, try not to be too harsh, okay?
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November 13th, 2006 at 09:39pm
Mud:
I think this song is about the feelings of hopelessness surrounding war. Hence, "Mama, we're all gonna die. Stop asking me questions, I'd hate to see you cry."


i completely agree with you!