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Awake And Unafraid
Killjoy
Awake And Unafraid
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Posts: 82
December 30th, 2006 at 10:24pm
Its an introduction to the whole concept sung by the patient to the audience and it is his tragic story- "Come on come all to this tragic affair...". He doesn't like himself "if you look in the mirror..." and could have been a bad person so he doesn't expect sympathy " I encourage your smiles, I expect you won't cry". "another contusion my funeral jag" means he knows he has a health problem and will die from it. "heres my resignation, I'll serve it in drag" means he knows hes dieing so of course you'd resign from your job since there's no point working and hes fed up and doesn't care what people think anymore so he might aswell hand it in, in drag. "when I grow up, I want to be nothing at all!" he is fed up and doesn't have any hope left and doesn't care about anything really. " I said save me!" he wishes some one would save him. I think he is in a hospital bed as evidence by the heart rate sounds in the back ground at the start and end of the song. and thats about it
oh and I think the bit a bout wiping off the makeup is not literal but means getting rid of covers on the outside and opening up to the despair or feelings inside - wiping off covers and opening up. which is what the band do in this album.
Burning Friend
Banned
Burning Friend
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Posts: 432
January 3rd, 2007 at 01:19am
When it says 'Another contusion, my funeral jag,' it almost sounds if though the person had been beaten or abused and ended up being killed because of it.
Blue_Demon
Motor Baby
Blue_Demon
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Posts: 940
January 3rd, 2007 at 07:50am
Emo_Princ3ss:
I DONT R3ALLY G3T TH3 COMPL3T3 SONG? IT CONFUS3S M3?!?!?!


I ask this with love; what the heck are you trying to say?!
gerard's new wife
Killjoy
gerard's new wife
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Posts: 12
January 3rd, 2007 at 03:42pm
the first verse explains to chat and make friends with everyone you can because u may wake up and find ur different and may be dying or summat. It also says that the person gerard is pretending to be is saying he is ugly and if u dont like the way you look then u look like him. the 2nd verse talks about the person dying and resigning from their job. He says he is serving in DRAG basically meaning he'll work in rags when he goes to hell. The rest saying 'save me' basically means he dont wanna die!
Shookie
Killjoy
Shookie
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Posts: 1
January 9th, 2007 at 09:17am
K ,now this is my first post. I was reading all the other interpretations and I couldn't resist putting my two cents in here too. This is what I think:

This song is an inroduction to the album and to the Patient's story. (Well, duh...MCR have even said this)

Firstly, the beeps at the begining, imply he's on life support at the hospital reflecting on his life, his "story".

To me, the lyrics are the Patient, himself, inviting the listener to hear his story (Now come one, Come all, To this tragic affair). He is telling the listener, "if you think your life is bad, try walking in my shoes" (If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, You can find out firsthand what it’s like to be me). But he's not sad for himself, he's accepted his fate. He doesn't want the listener to feel sorry/sad for him (I'd encourage your smiles, I'll expect you won't cry) I just think that he wants his story heard.

"You've got front row seats to the penitence ball" He's giving the listener a chance to see life...hear his story...from his point of view.

It's just how I see it...
Jeffree Star
Motor Baby
Jeffree Star
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Gender: Female
Posts: 950
January 14th, 2007 at 03:12pm
I love this song i think he's talking to someone who needs to stand up for themselves
DanEchartComedian
Killjoy
DanEchartComedian
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 13
January 17th, 2007 at 05:57pm
Listen to 5 years by David Bowie, specifically on the Ziggy Stardust album and you will see The End is a complete ripoff of 5 years. The song has no meaning really its is just a tribute to 5 years.
Tragic.
Banned
Tragic.
Age: 85
Gender: Female
Posts: 12363
January 24th, 2007 at 02:08pm
its just an introduction to the patients story.
renrevenge.
Killjoy
renrevenge.
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Posts: 8
January 24th, 2007 at 04:13pm
"A resignation is the formal act of giving up one's office or position. It can also refer to the act of admitting defeat in a game like chess, indicated by the resigning player turning his king on its side"

i'm guessing resignation means some sort of defeat.
so heres my defeat, i'll serve it in drag.

i remember Gerard saying something about he went to college in drag, so i dont knwo if it's something to do with that.

it's kind of confusing. A Sharp Life could be right by saying the hospital gown was the drag. i dont know. i kind of makes sence in my head.
madame angst
Salute You in Your Grave
madame angst
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Posts: 4551
January 28th, 2007 at 05:05am
Melodramatic.:
In fact, "The End." is about leaving the "scene". It's literally the end.
;]


I know I should probably add to this...but meh.


So wipe off that makeup - I'm going to think that this song is a goodbye from the scene and say that this line is referring to the makeup he used to wear and or all the kids that wear the "scene-ish" makeup.
What's in is despair - Self explanatory? He's telling the kids what's in. Only not really. He's kinda mocking it, a little. I guess. x_x
Basically, he's resigning from the scene.
In drag?
It could really mean a hospital gown...since it's a dress...o.O
x--GiveEmHellKid--x
Fabulous Killjoy
x--GiveEmHellKid--x
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 153
January 30th, 2007 at 12:23am
Emo_Princ3ss:
I DONT R3ALLY G3T TH3 COMPL3T3 SONG? IT CONFUS3S M3?!?!?!


your writing confuses me
Harmless Vampire
Bleeding on the Floor
Harmless Vampire
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Gender: Female
Posts: 1791
February 1st, 2007 at 05:23pm
i think it's about the someone examining their life and relizing that they doesn't really know themself
xXxim-not-okayxXx
Joining The Black Parade
xXxim-not-okayxXx
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Posts: 211
February 2nd, 2007 at 04:40pm
i <33 this song! it reminds me of me! a wee bit
fxckingChelz''
Killjoy
fxckingChelz''
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Posts: 55
February 13th, 2007 at 01:13am
xXxim-not-okayxXx:
i <33 this song! it reminds me of me! a wee bit
the end. its funny the end is at the start, probably a reason.
i read in another msg that theres a gerard quote sayn that the record is about dying a bit inside and being reborn, could explain why its the 1st song on the album...
frankiexcorreee
Killjoy
frankiexcorreee
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Posts: 16
February 13th, 2007 at 03:12am
When gerard says in this song
"if you look in the mirror and dont like what you see, you can find out first hand what its like to be me"
i think hes saying that he probably doesnt like himself for some reason. and there are alot of people who do the same. not liking what they see. maybe they think there just not themself or that.
babydoll
Killjoy
babydoll
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Posts: 1
February 17th, 2007 at 08:03am
i heard that 'the end' is about mcr getting rid of thier "emo" image even though there not even emo but thats what i heard so meh...stupid haters *stabby stab stab*
My-Chemical-Gumby
Killjoy
My-Chemical-Gumby
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 23
February 20th, 2007 at 08:56pm
I think it's the patient who has decided to try and rebuke life and withdraw into himself and prepare himself, mentally, for death. He can see the end coming so he becomes really angry and loses it hence "When i grow up i want to be nothing at all". Then upon reralising this will get him nowhere he decides that he'll call for help from someone else and save himself that way. However he fails and the song leads on to Dead! which explains his frustration in his failure Shocked
strat-guy91
Killjoy
strat-guy91
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 20
February 22nd, 2007 at 10:10am
This is a great song to start the album off. I think that the patient is already having thoughts of death, right from the beginning of the album. "This Tragic Affair" is probably his funeral. But he's not dead yet! He's only commenting this to the world (supposedly). "Save me!" He changes his mind abruptly and doesn't want to die! It's difficult at first, but it gets easier.
Black Roses
Killjoy
Black Roses
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Posts: 31
February 22nd, 2007 at 12:46pm
wow.. I haven't really thought about what the song means, besides that it is the patient getting ready to die.
Melius.
Bleeding on the Floor
Melius.
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Posts: 1149
February 28th, 2007 at 02:53pm
I think it's They're way to look at death, Someone think there is no more. Someone think you'll start over. maybe what they think is that you reexsperience the greatest thing you exsperienced before you died..? I don't know. But I think that's what they think happends when you're dead. Cool