"You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison" as written by and Gerard Way Frank Iero....
In the middle of a gun fight
In the center of a restaurant
They say, come with your arms raised high
Well, they're never gonna get me,
And like a bullet through a flock of doves
To wage this war against your faith in me
Your life, will never be the same
On your mother's eyes, say a prayer say a prayer

Now, but I can't
And I don't know
How we're just two men as God had made us
Well, I can't, well, I can
Too much, too late, or just not enough of this
Pain in my heart for your dying wish
I'll kiss your lips again

They all cheat at cards and the checkers are lost
My cellmate's a killer, they made me do push-ups (in drag)
But nobody cares if you're losing yourself am I losing myself
Well, I miss my mom
Will they give me the chair
Or lethal injection, or swing from a rope if you dare
Ah, nobody knows all the trouble I've seen

Now, but I can't
And I don't know
How we're just two men as God had made us
Well, I can't, well, I can
Too much, too late, or just not enough of this
Pain in my heart for your dying wish
I'll kiss your lips again

To your room
What they ask of you
Will make you want to say, so long
Well, I don't remember
Why remember you

Do you have the keys to the hotel
'Cause I'm gonna string this motherfucker on fire (fire)

Life is but a dream for the dead
And well I, I won't go down by myself
But I'll go down with my friends
Now now now now, now now now, now now now, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh


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"You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison" as written by Gerard Way Frank Iero

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    General CommentI'm fairly certain that this song is about incarcerated gays. And not just because of the title. It's possible it was inspired by a make out session with Bert, but I think it's bigger than that.

    There's a line "we're just two men as god had made us" that tells that it's one man speaking to another. And then "I'll kiss your lips again" they're in love. "my cellmate's a killer; they make me do push ups in drag" this line tells that he's in prison (like the title) and to me implies that he's gay because why else would his cellmates choose drag to mess with him in? Then there's some lines that sound like they're about a prison rape.

    Also, in the live version on the Life on the Murder scene cd he says that it's about "five beautiful boys who done went to jail".
    betterinredon August 02, 2007   Link

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