We could be perfect one last night
And die like star-crossed lovers when we fight
And we can settle this affair
If you would shed your yellow take my hand
And then we'll solve the mystery of laceration gravity
This riddle of revenge please understand it has to be this way

Stand up fucking tall
Don't let them see your back
And take my fucking hand
and never be afraid again

We've only got once chance to put things at an end
And cross the patron saint of switchblade fights
You said we're not celebrities, we spark and fade, they die by threes
I'll make you understand and you can trade me for an apparition

Stand up fucking tall
Don't let them see your back
And take my fucking hand
And never -

Trust, you said
Who put the words in your head
Oh how wrong we were to think
That immortality meant never dying

Stand
Take my fucking hand
Take my fucking hand

Stand up fucking tall
Don't let them see your back
And take my fucking hand
And never be afraid again

(Ah)
Just because my hands around your throat


Lyrics submitted by a scar in the sky, edited by weirdgirl32, SmashingDestiny

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  • +4
    Song MeaningThis song is about friendship. Best friends. ("Take, my F***** hand and never be afraid again!")

    At a concert once, Gerard said before this song, "You probably came with your best friend, or one of your best friends. I want you to turn to that Mother******, grab him by the throat and say 'Your my best f*****' friend, and I would die for you!'"
    MCRmySoldier4977on June 01, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI think the second line is "DIE like star crossed lovers", not "look". :)
    EighthSpectrumHueon January 24, 2011   Link
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    General Comment`THis song is amazing, the power that is poured into the chorus is incredible. I expect a lot from this band in the future. They make amazing music
    EmoStar238on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah theyre great im gonna see them on saturday with the used an dim actually liking them more than the used
    kaxobaon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy friends and I were having a talk about what " If you would shed your yellow take my hand" means. I said that it might be in referance to how yellow use to mean scared or a wuss. So in other words in would mean to shed you fear and come with me. Man that is ROCKEN. MCR KICKS ASS
    Arsinon June 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGerard actually told me that this song was about getting stabbed in kindergarten.

    It makes me fucking hyper though.

    Makes me want to kick some ass.
    watercoolerxromanceon March 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow. to: omgwtf. like i said WOW. your interpretation of this song really says it all. that was AMAZING. i loved it. that is exactly what i think this song is about. i couldnt have said it any better. well put.
    xXbUlLeTsXxon December 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaven't you guys heard of those old-fashioned knife fights where they tie the hands of the two guys and then let them go at it? That's what this is. "Take my f*cking hand" ...so they can tie us and we can get this fight over with and die if necessary. It's kind of a romantic notion, like a duel.

    It's "laceration clarity". neverxsavexme explained this a bit on page 4.
    Number9on April 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about lovers. Mysterious, full of energy, meaningfull, emotional. Just beautiful
    miss110571on August 15, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey are so awesome one of my new favorite bands
    Staywhatyouareon March 16, 2003   Link

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