Can't you see, my dear, what you create is greater than great
It's beautiful and valid
Go tell the false friend, who doubts your art
"Hey, toss my caustic salad"
Their noise pollution is a one-night stand
A closet corporate ballad
Compose the theme, compose the theme
That seems to haunt the sultan's dreams

Yes their truth is a lie, a sickly, sober sky
Don't you dare lie down your sword and die, oh small fry
Crime of the century, know what it meant to me
They'll label us what they can never be

Hate me but I am in your heart pulling it apart
Burning up a black hole

All those magazines and stifled teens
Whose trite teething is outdated
Have minuscule minds of clay in need of chiseling away
This war's been reinstated
So spit a wad in the face of their fucking flawless race
And all they've consecrated
I won't believe the twisted web they weave

They can stitch you silent now, or bitch the violence out
I'm disavowed, I'm proud to shun their know-how
The wolf beget the lamb, now it's in his hands
I'm reeling from a feeling that they've banned

Our last stand goes, hallelujah, love lost

I've got an empty wallet and a record cover
The stage, hot and worn like an aging lover
So I spew a comet of verbal vomit
Sac religious, of Christ or Islamic
It's full of piss and they'll never stop
Come on and kill the kindly ones
The ever blinding ones
We stand and face you now, we will not run
Just you wait and see where your lemming line leads


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"In Defense of the Genre" as written by Max Bemis

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    General CommentTOSS MY CAUSTIC SALAD!
    ratpoisonfordinneron March 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is like a collaboration orgasm. The title says it all as far as the meaning. They're defending their music in the face of the wave of negative media and many a listener.
    devilchild8389on October 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm really confused with the part
    "The stage, hot and worn like an aging lover
    So I spew a comet of verbal vomit, sacrilegious of Christ or Islamic
    It's full of piss and they'll never stop it
    And kill the kindly ones
    The ever blinded ones
    We stand and face you now
    We will not run"

    Is he trying to say sacriligous things about Christianity and Islam and then blame them for the killing of the Jews?
    aineep69on October 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont even know.
    but there a lot of religous references in this album.
    benfreckle916on October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe crime of the century is the holocaust
    splitintwoon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti was kind of hesitant about the new album, but after listening to it over and over... yeah. it's basically amazing. this song is so awesome. all of the songs are awsome. listening to it just makes me feel all... asdohflas;fhsdf ! :D
    lovers requiemon November 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the song 'defending their genre' like people say how it's just stupid scene kids etc but they're saying its not

    relates to the album cover, the old people represent the magazines and the young represent the genre
    Twikkion November 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is prolly my least fave song on the album

    i love gerard way and my chemical romance's music
    but he really fucks up the song
    the whole rythym and sound of the song is changed for like less than thrirty seconds
    savior_andthe_savedon November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgerard is pretty cool in this.
    MitchDouglason November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think Gerard's part kind of adds to it, without it it might have... plodded along a little?
    But yeah, it's not a great song, but a very good song, and even if it wasn't Gerard singing it i would love that part. =]
    xAbixRamonexon November 07, 2007   Link

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