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I Hate My Life And This Music Makes It Better

Well, as the title of the blog suggests; I listen to a lot of depressing music. Is that a good thing? Sometimes. I enjoy it, even if it does put me in a cruddy mood from time to time. But, one can only have so much depressing music, and it has to be balanced out if you don’t want to go off and kill yourself because Evanescence told you to. While it may seem like almost all music these days talks about some kind of depressing occurrence like a breakup, or maybe you were simple called a “fag” at school. Well, believe it or not, in that never ending sea of depressing music, there is some happiness out there.

For myself, that happiness is in My Chemical Romance. While a lot of people are under the misconception that MCR is an “emo” band that promotes self-harm and suicide in their lyrics, it’s actually quite the opposite. Not only does the band often say that they want to “save kids lives”, their lyrics are very peppy and encouraging. With lyrics like “Singin’ songs that make you slit your wrists/It isn’t that much fun,” or “I am not afraid to keep on living/I am not afraid to walk this world alone,” or of course, the ever amazing bridge of their single Welcome To The Black Parade:

“Do or die! You’ll never make me! Because the world will never take my heart! Though you try, you’ll never break me! We want it all, we wanna play this part. I wont explain, or say I’m sorry! I’m unashamed! I’m gonna show my scar! Give a cheer, for all the broken! Listen here! Because it’s who we are! Just a man, I’m not a hero, just a boy, who wanna sing his song! Just a man, I’m not a hero! I. Don’t. Care! We’ll carry on!” (Totally wrote that entirely from memory. Hellz yea)

Lyrics like that from MCR, and a plethora of others, always manage to make me feel better whenever I’m feeling like shit. Seriously, ignore anything you hear about them being an emo suicide cult, because that’s all bullshit. I find it ironic that they’re often known as the opposite of what they really are, but it’s the sad truth.

Unfortunately, there are MCR fans that mistake their lyrics for ones that promote self-harm. In 2008, a young british girl, Hannah Bond, hung herself. She had apparently been slitting her wrists for some time prior to her suicide, and had developed quite the obsession with My Chemical Romance. A tragic incident, really. But, the Daily Mail, a british tabloid, accused MCR of being a “suicide-cult”, and that “The Black Parade” is a place where Emos believe they would go when they die.


I didn’t think it was possible to suck that much at reporting, and actually have a reporting job.

Seriously, though, don’t listen to any of that bull. MCR really is a band that want’s to save your life. If you’re ever feeling like crap, for whatever reason, don’t hesitate to find some My Chemical Romance to brighten your day.

Suggested songs from My Chemical Romance to make your life better (But the others are all good, too):
  • The End./Dead!
  • Welcome To The Black Parade
  • Famous Last Words
  • The Sharpest Lives
  • Give ‘Em Hell, Kid
  • Cemetery Drive
  • Im Not Okay (I Promise)
  • Teenagers
  • House Of Wolves
Enjoy your life! Suicide is cowardly and selfish! … and cutting yourself is just dumb.
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