For what you did to me
And what I'll do to you
You get what everyone else gets
You get a lifetime
Let's go

Do you remember that day when we met
You told me this gets harder
Well, it did
Been holding on forever
Promise me that when I'm gone you'll kill my enemies
The damage you've inflicted; temporary wounds
I'm coming back from the dead and I'll take you home with me
I'm taking back the life you stole

We never got that far
This helps me to think all through the night
Bright lights that won't kill me now, or tell me how
Just you and I, your starless eyes remain

Hip hip hooray for me
You talk to me
But would you kill me in my sleep?
Lay still like the dead
From the razor to the rosary
We could lose ourselves
And paint these walls in pitchfork red

I will avenge my ghost with every breath I take
I'm coming back from the dead and I'll take you home with me
I'm taking back the life you stole

This hole that you put me in...wasn't deep enough
And I'm climbing out right now
You're running out of places to hide from me
When you go
Just know that I will remember you

If living was the hardest part
We'll then one day be together
And in the end we'll fall apart
Just like the leaves change in colors
And then I will be with you
I will be there one last time now

When you go (when you go)
Just know that I will remember you

I lost my fear of falling...I will be with you
I will be with you

Lyrics submitted by Brandnizzle2k4, edited by SmashingDestiny

It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A Fucking Deathwish song meanings
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  • +4
    My InterpretationThis song applies to my life so much...

    If applied in general circumstances (as in, besides the concept album) I'm quite certain he's talking about rising from your own ashes. The name "It's Not a Fashion Statement, It's a Deathwish"----basically, everyone thinks he's doing what he's doing to be cool, but he's pretty much saying "screw it" and doing what he wants, even if it leads to his downfall. And in this, I think it means he's been beaten down to his lowest point, when he "died" (translation: when he broke down/couldn't take it anymore) but then he "rose from the dead" with a new resolve to get revenge and live. He's doing everything he can to spite his old enemies, even if it kills him.

    In summary: The dude was ridiculed and beaten down in his life, but when he reached his lowest point he finally snapped, and now he's going wild and living for thrills and he wants his old enemies to know that they have no effect on him anymore.

    At least, that's how it seems to me :/
    DemiLuvon April 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is saying that he has a friend and they are really close and his friend betrays him and he dies (emotionally or physically). and basically he coming back to life (or out of a depression state) and he's gonna get revenge and bring his friend down the way his friend did to him. but he seems to love his friend because he wants to be with him but at the same time he has to be punished.
    red cherries
    redcherrieson January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite song off the new album.. but umm.. some of these lyrics seem wrong. i'm not sure about the right ones, but if someone could post them, that would be cool
    efil4zaknupomeon June 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have a live version of the song from december 18th, 2002 in phillie, and these sound more like the lyrics to that. i'll try to post the lyrics for the album version
    Mike NJSSon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd only heard a few of MCR's songs, but thought they were awesome so I decided to pick up their album. I'm glad I did, cause they're badass!
    Anyway, I was just looking at the album booklet, and on the back it says "The Story of a man. A woman. And the corpses of a thousand evil men...", so I went to their website to see if they explained it at all, and it said there was a concept behind some of the songs, like they tell a story, does anyone have anymore information on that? I've been trying to decipher it myself, but I'm just curious to what the real story could be.
    Kizmeton September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have the story of the concept on the Demolition Lovers link.
    Pitchfork_Redon October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cant believe no-ones commented on this. It's fucking amazing. This song and The Ghost Of You are the deepest ones on the album. Just a brilliant song.
    ilovemyguitaron October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics seem right to me, just listened to the song and looked at these and they seem to match up OK. This songs pretty good.
    ilovemyguitaron October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rules.
    Shawnk00on October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, one of my favorite off of Three Cheers other than Bury Me In Black, which is by far the best song on the cd.
    TheShowerSceneon November 02, 2004   Link

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