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Mrs.GerardWayCullen
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January 13th, 2009 at 06:20pm
not sure what it might mean but its one of my faves!
Where's Your Heart
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January 17th, 2009 at 12:57am
It's the beginning, and it's called The End because the Patient knows that he's going to die. He's getting carted to the hospital and they're already planning his funeral. "Now come one, come all to this tragic affair"

He's looking back on his life and realizing that there's so much he's got to do, but he can't because he's about to die. "Wipe off that makeup, what's in is despair. So throw on the black dress, mix in with the lot."

Then he's starting to wonder if he's really the person he wanted to be. "You might wake up and notice you're someone you're not. 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."

Now he's thinking he's going to die and wondering what people will do at his funeral. "So gather round, piggies and kiss this goodbye. I'd encourage your smiles, I'd expect you won't cry!"

Now he's in the hospital and what I gather from this is that he's been there before on the brink of death. But this time he's thinking that he's not going to be so lucky. So he's giving up. "Another contusion, my funeral jag. Here's my resignation, I'll serve it in drag."

Then he starts to reflect on his past actions and repent before it's too late. "You've got front row seats to the penitance ball."

Now he's missing out on the rest of his life, but he realizes that he wouldn't be anything great anyways. "When I grow up, I want to be nothing at all."

Finally, he's begging them to do all they can to save him until he realizes that it's too late. "I say save me! Get me the hell out of here! Save me! Too young to die and my dear; You can't... If you can hear me, just walk away... Save me"
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March 29th, 2009 at 07:38am
Basically, it's about the end of The Patient's life. In the beginning of the song, the sound of a heart monitor can be hear, along with breathing. The Patient is probably in the hospital, and the song is about what he's thinking just as he's about to die. So, when the song crosses into Dead! the heart monitor flat-lines, and The Patient dies. So, The End was just the beginning of his death and what led after it.
nejmw97
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May 20th, 2009 at 04:59pm
well i think it is summing up the whole album. the beginning of the rollercoaster ride that is the black parade. i think i wnt to be nothing at all is like angst at its finest
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August 10th, 2009 at 01:14pm
I think the end is the Patient or someone else being taken to the hospital and they know they are going to die and everyone else knows that aswell. I think everone is planning his funeral and the person/patient is not happy with his apperance and it doesnt show who he really is. He thinks there is no reason to live on but he is to young to die and he wants someone to save him. This is a perfect song to start the album with.
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August 11th, 2009 at 05:52pm
i think its about doing all the stuff that everyone else thinks is cool, to "mix in with the lot". but then realising its near the end of their life, about recalling all the things he thought when he was younger
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May 16th, 2011 at 11:10pm
Feel What You Feel.:
I think The End, is when the Patient is about to die and probably in a hospital room.

"Now come one,
Come all,
To this tragic affair"
The End. is the end of his life, but it isn't. He's inviting you into his story and, in a way, to his funeral. The Patient ultimately dies at the end of The End., as I think we all have pretty much figured out, and this song is the Patient realizing that he's going to die and that this is the end of his life.
"Wipe off that make-up,
What's in is despair"
That could mean that this is a sad event because he's figured out that he's dying. Wiping off the make-up could mean that you're going to cry anyway, so you shouldn't even bother and wait for it to run down your face.
"So throw on the black dress,
Mix in with the lot"
That's probably referring to a funeral. You wear black to funerals and that makes you look the same as everyone else. Also there's probably a bunch of people there, and he's saying to just mix in with them and, pretty much, "join the club."
"You might wake up and notice you’re someone you're not,
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,
So gather 'round piggies and kiss this goodbye"
This part is a little edgy and sarcastic. If you don't like yourself, try being him. You're so upset with your life, so try being the Patient. The record is pretty much about finding out what it's like to be the Patient and going through his story.
"I'd encourage your smiles,
I'll expect you won't cry"
Hm. This kind of confuses me. It could go along with the sarcastic remark saying that if you try being him you should just live with it and not cry because he didn't. However, it could be saying not to cry for him when he's gone, but I don't think that's likely.
"Another contusion,
My funeral jag"
Another contusion is probably referring to whatever's happening to him in the hospital. Needles and surgery and all. My funeral jag could be needles and surgery also.
"Here's my resignation,
I'll serve it in drag"
He's saying that he's giving up, and he's wearing a horpital gown, which could be like a dress.
"You've got front row seats to the penitence ball,
When I grow up I want to be nothing at all!"
He's full of regret, and he's inviting you to hear him out. Or he knows other people are regretting things that they've said and done to him, and he's inviting you to share your regret also. Kind of a spite situation. And he's probably in denial and saying he doesn't want to be anything when he grows up because he doesn't want to face the fact that he's dying.
"I said save me!
(Get me the hell out of here!)
Save me!
(Too young to die and my dear,)
You can't!
(If you can hear me, just walk away and)
Take me!"
Right here he's pretty much realized that he's going to die, and he's going to die soon. He wants someone to save him from this. He's too young to die, but he knows he has to. He doesn't want anyone to hear him and wants them to just leave because he can't be seen like this. He's resisting death when he says, "Save me! You can't! Take me!"

The beeping at the end of the song is the Patient dying.

Edit: Okay, so, I was listening to this on repeat and thought the beeping was at the end when it started over. XD
It's actually at the beginning, so I'm going to switch this around a little.
The Patient is still alive during the song because of the steady beeping, and then he dies during Dead! and not at the end of this song.
Not too much of an issue, but I just thought I'd correct myself.




that's utter genius. absolutely brilliant
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May 23rd, 2011 at 12:07am
The end is introducing MCR and the patient to the black parade. Showing in a way the patient is MCR, because both have to face the changes in life. As the patient or MCR scream for help ( Save me ) they die and they sing about it in dead. After " this is how I disapear and the sharpest lives" they're finally part of the black parade in " welcome to the black parade"
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Oh how wrong we were to think that imortality ment never dying
mar0o0ha
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September 1st, 2011 at 10:42am
i think its about a patient who knew that he is gonna die
"Another contusion,
My funeral jag,
Here's my resignation"
and he's callin for a doctor to save him ...
"
Here's My resignation it's like he's giving up of this life
I say save me!
(Get me the hell out of here!)
Save me!
(Too young to die and my dear"
My Sweet Revenge14
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March 10th, 2012 at 11:25pm
It's the first song of Black Parade so it might be when the patient is now dead and is watching people he cares about cry for him so he wants to come back even though he is now dead.But it just an opinion Very Happy
XI'm dead so what?X
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April 2nd, 2012 at 12:17am
My interpretation is kind of what I think of the song, not what it's actually about. But it could help figure out the actual meaning.

I think that at the part with
"you might wake up and notice you're someone you're not"
is when you begin to realize you've been living everyone's lie and you're left there.
"if you look in the mirror and don't like what you see, you can find out first hand what it's like to be me"
is how you still go on with that knowledge, but you know you're going to end soon.
"Is my resignation I'll serve it in drag"
is still living this life when, there is nothing else you want to do, but die. You're reluctantly living this life sentence of bitter numbness.

That is my interpretation.
Riley103
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April 9th, 2012 at 09:57pm
rockpapersuzi.:
Well, this is the part in the story that he is realizing that he is sick and is going to the hospital. This is a very sad part of the Patient's story.

You might wake up and notice you're someone you're not.
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.


He clearly is wrestling with something inside himself as well. He doesn't like himself and he feels the person on the outside isn't potraying what he's really like inside.

When I grow up I want to be nothing at all!
There can be 2 interpretations of this line.

1. In his frustration with finding out he's sick, he erractically decides that he wants to die rather than living like this.

2. Or, he decides that a helpless gurney-bound life is no life for him to live when he grows up. It just wouldn't be worth it. Almost like that life is "nothing at all."

Save me! (& so on...)

He doesn't want to be hospitalized to death. He decides against his prior thoughts and realizes his life is slipping away from him.


Sorry, I don't know what to say about the drag line. =S


Oh, and I'm not saying any names, but some people need to: a) read the INO rules and b) learn some proper grammar.

Thanks you for the post.
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angelofthemissed
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May 13th, 2012 at 01:53pm
I really like this song. I think it's about what you are seeing after you die, and how your spirit lives on after your death.
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June 3rd, 2012 at 07:20pm
As a rock opera I think of this thing very much as pre-curtain raise song that introduces the audience to the bare bones of the story,evident from the line "come one,come all to this tragic affair".It then leads into the curtan raiser of DEAD.I think that works well when you put it into the context.
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May 18th, 2013 at 10:51am
I always thought of this song being sung by the Grim Reaper. The Grim Reaper is singing to the patient, telling him he's reaching the end. When he says "I'll serve it in drag," I think he means the black cloak the Grim Reaper wears.
Then the "save me" choruses are the patient dying.
At least that's what I think!
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September 1st, 2013 at 10:22pm
it seems like the more important thing to understand is not about the first song on the album (which seems like the patient is crossing over) but the rest of the album of his journey. atleast that's what confused me, i dont understand what all of it meant but i guess different people he met? or things he remembered?
galaxiero
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February 26th, 2015 at 03:10am
♥ Well, I know this is inactive but I think the meaning of the song is about 1) (Gender) Identity problems and 2) Death. Which, the two don't really correlate, but still. "Come one, come all this tragic affair" that would be his funeral. "Now wipe off that makeup what's in is despair", I'm not sure about the despair part, but this is about how the person in the song (the one with gender identity problems) perhaps even Gerard himself as he has stated, put on makeup, and soon had to wipe it off. (Another thought: maybe its about a person who was transgender and who was bullied to the point of suicide? That would explain the death part.) time " so throw on that black dress, mix in with the lot" this would be another flash to the funeral. As everyone at a funeral wears black and gathers in a herd ("lot"Wink "you might wake up and notice you're someone you're not" this is about the gender identity thing again, (in a male body, feels like a female, or vice versa) or even a different personality like dissociative identity disorder. "If you look I'm the mirror and don't like what you see, you can find out first hand what it's like to be me" of course this may be about how the person doesn't like the way < *wink wink* they look but it may also be to better fit my theme they don't feel they are in the right body and are not comfortable I'm their own skin. And the next line is still confusing to me Smile but gather round piggies! "Another contusion my funeral jag, here's my resignation, I'll serve it in drag" first part I don't understand but the next part I can explain how I perceived it (3 resignation is basically as you probably already know, signing yourself out, quitting, leaving synonoms for words like that, ect. So you resign yourself right? Nobody resigns for you. So that would be suicide, and in drag, is just another thing like what I'm talking about. Drag is a boy wearing girls clothing this is just too obvious xD "when I grow up, I want to be nothing at all!" I love this line. Every year on career day me and my friends sing it Very Happy but anyways, this might be how the person thinks that becoming an adult is just another reason not to live, and that's pretty much all the lines, the last lines may be symbolizing the persons pain and agony. Anyways, this is just how I percieved it, I am totally open to new ideas for what this song means. This I my first time writing on this site, I'm very excited! I have been studying gender identity and dissociative identity disorder as well as multiple personality disorder, and I listened to this for a while last night and I thought.... "Wait a minute"... Lol. Anyways, that's all I have to say. Bye! ♥
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