Gonna take off all my skin
Tear apart all of my insides
When they rifle in
Mom and Dad think you'll be saved
They never had the time
They're gonna medicate your lives
You were always born a crime
We salute you in your grave

Can't find my way home
But it's through you and I know
What I’d do
Just to get back in her arms

Can't find my way home
But it's through you and I know
What I’d do
Just to get back in her ar-ar-ar

(Well my gun fires seven different shades of shit
So what's your favorite color, punk?)

Do you wanna hold my hand?
Could you sign this photograph?
'Cause I'm your biggest fan
Would you leave me lying here?

We're not here to pay a compliment
Or sing about the government
Oxycontin genocide
Adolescent suicide
I’ll give you my sincerity
(Don't give) a fuck about a Kennedy
Here’s what I got to say:

Can't find my way home
But it's through you and I know
What I'd do
Just to get back in her arms

Can't find my way home
But it's through you and I know
What I'd do
Just to get back in her ar-ar-ar

No way home why?
No way home why?
(We’ve got to go, we’ve got to go)
No way home why?
(We’ve got to go, we’ve got to go)
No way home why?
(We’ve got to go, we’ve got to go
We’ve got to go)

Can't find my way home
But it's through you and I know
What I’d do
Just to get back in her arms

Can't find my way home
But it's through you and I know
What I’d do
Just to get back, well in her arms

Can't find the way
Can't find the way
Can't find the way
Can't find the way
Can't find the way
Can’t find the way

C'mon angel, don't you cry
C'mon angel, don't you cry
C'mon angel, don't you cry
C'mon angel, don't you cry


Lyrics submitted by A Red Hotel, edited by weirdgirl32, SmashingDestiny


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    General Commenthmm. This song is hard to get one meaning for as it seems to jump through a few different ones, but I think maybe I've got something.

    I think it's about getting to the point where you've toured and interviewed and everything so much that you're not even really sure who you are anymore. "The way home" can either be literal or mean the way to get back to your true self.

    It's also about the fans who look to the band to "save them" since their parents don't do anything besides throw prescriptions at their problems. Knowing someone looks up to you in that way has to be inspiring but also stressful - helping these fans brings them closer to feeling whole but they've still got fangirls who would leave them "lying here" the second something new comes along.

    The "we're not here to pay a compliment" verse is a response to people wondering if they were going to get more political on this album - they're not; it's not their style. It's also saying don't look too deep into these lyrics - the song is about them (and us); not any sort of commentary on the world.

    In the end, who is the "way home" actually through? I don't think it ends up being the fans - I think it was people who cared about them before all of this started and they just wanted to get back to that (especially if this song was written during their stay at the Paramour - "WE'VE GOT TO GO"). I think he is referring to a relationship with a girlfriend that got strained through distance. "what I'd do just to get back in your arms...c'mon angel, don't you cry"

    I think that's everything except the "seven different shades of shit" part, which could just be how some people will react negatively to their music no matter what they do - they will see it all as crap without giving it a chance because it's "emo" and not hard/punk/rock/whatever enough (which is amusing considering that this is probably one of their punkiest songs).
    grayceon January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI tried my best,

    To hear this song go to:
    youtube.com/…
    A Red Hotelon January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinatly my 3rd favorite by MCR
    A Red Hotelon January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis he making fun of us when he says:
    "Do you want to hold my hand?
    Could you sign this photograph?
    Cuz I'm your biggest fan.
    Would you leave me lying here?"

    thats just what i get out of it
    great job, red hotel =]
    chemicalnirvana495on January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha! great.... finally they got real good stuff again... in my opinion ;) this is my chemical romance as i like them :)
    ~Mink~on January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe i'm retarded but can somebody please explain:

    Seven different shades of shit, so whats your favorite color, Punk?!
    ~Mink~on January 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYah, I enjoy their heavier stuff.

    Bury Me In Black,
    The Jetset Life,
    Mama
    This one...
    though I love all their songs.

    I'm not sure what this song means but, I think its a bit personal to MCR, that bit about "Could you sign this autograph" makes it feel that way.

    Seven different shades of shit, so whats your favorite color punk?!
    ^ No idea, im brain dead today, maybe it'll come to me :P
    A Red Hotelon January 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsomething about "well my life..." is said before "the seven different shades of shit" line and i knw theres a word between "well my life is..." and "seven different shades of shit, so whats your favorite color punk?!" but i cant make it out. ill figure it out sooner or later.
    chemicalnirvana495on January 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like how Mcr seems to end one note shy of finishing this song... like to give some closure to the song.. if noticed they do that on a lot of songs...
    TheRipperon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"------favorite color, punk"***
    TheRipperon January 26, 2007   Link

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