* The first song ever written by Gerard Way and preformed by the band, ''"Skylines and Turnstiles"'', was based on the 9/11 tragedy that Gerard witnessed first-hand in New York.
* Much of ''Music/TheBlackParade'' RockOpera about a terminally ill patient, could be considered DeusAngstMachina or even {{Narm}}. Nevertheless, "Sleep" really is genuinely sad: "The hardest part is letting go of your dreams".
* "Mama" can also be particularly wrenching. It's got that *very* My Chem, "and man, am I pissed!", gas-masks-and-angst thing going on - but you can't get away from the fact that it's about a boy going to war and struggling to come to terms with the fact that he's become a killer, and that his mother is going to have to accept that he probably won't come home.
* "Welcome to the Black Parade" is another. The [[LyricalDissonance oddly upbeat melody and lyrics]] make it worse, not better.
* Then there is "The Ghost of You". It's a very freakin' sad song, mkay?
** The ''video'', dear God. Specifically [[spoiler: the look on Gerard's face as he watches Mikey die, and the fact that the others are literally dragging him back so he doesn't get shot too.]] It can really break one's heart.
* The song "Cancer". "Because the hardest part of this is leaving you..."
** Oh god, Cancer. If you've had a relative die from cancer than you really can relate.
** This song was sad enough. Then Music/TwentyOnePilots did [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw6i1SAHetc a cover.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxRxpnHqfCE This video]] manages to make the TearJerker moments from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' even worse by setting them to Welcome to the Black Parade.
* To all MCR fans, "Early Sunsets Over Monroeville"...if you're not crying halfway through, then you are not a fan. The last 5 seconds just make it so damn SAD...
** Unless you're a {{Stoic}}...
* "Disenchanted" is an incredible song, especially the line "It was a lie when they smiled/And said 'you won't feel a thing'". Heartbreaking.
* There is also "Helena". When you realise Helena was Gerard and Mikey Way's grandmother, it suddenly gets a lot more meaning.
* There's something weirdly heartbreaking about the end of "It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A Deathwish."
--> "When you go, just know that I will remember you\\
If living is 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\\
I will be there with you, I will be there one last time now..."
* "The Kids From Yesterday" is just unbearably poignant.
-->"'Cause you only live forever in the lights you make\\
When we were young, we used to say\\
That you only hear the music when your heart begins to break\\
Now we are the kids from yesterday..."
* "Desert Song" is another one. So beautiful but so, so sad.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTgnDLWeeaM The video for "SING"]] - well the end of it anyway, the rest of the video is SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome
** The end of the ''Na Na Na'' video is bad too, considering it sets up the events of ''SING''.
* If you take a moment to [[LyricalDissonance actually listen to the words]] of [[HeroicSacrifice "Save Yourself, I'll Hold Them Back"]], it becomes quite depressing.
** The video to SING shows the situation this song is talking about in regards to the storyline of the album; [[spoiler: Fun Ghoul (Frank) has a chance to get out of the building with Jet-Star (Ray) and Girl, but instead stays inside to, as the title says, hold the bad guys back]].
* See also: "Kill All Your Friends", "Cemetery Drive", and worst, "Demolition Lovers".
* "Famous Last Words"
** Famous Last Words can also be read as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming due to its life-affirming message ("I am not afraid to keep on living...").
* "The Only Hope For Me Is You"
* "Summertime"
* The band having officially broken up. Now go and listen to their songs.
** "Helena" hits pretty bad with HarsherInHindsight, what with the lyrics 'So long, and good night'.
*** Especially considering it was the last song they played live. Meaning, "So long and good night" were the last lyrics they ever sang live.
** Pity those who heard about the band because of their break up and then realize, halfway through their youtube binge, that they will never get to see them live.
** From their last project "Conventional Weapons" in the third round "The world is ugly".
* This list is not complete without the sixth track from the Conventional Weapons series: "The Light Behind Your Eyes". It's a very slow and subdued song, almost like the band's answer to the SimplePlan tearjerker "Untitled". And when the intensity rises, you can the band isn't screaming the words out; they're ''crying'' them out.
** "The Light Behind Your Eyes" can double as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when you realize Gerard wrote it for his daughter.
* The last song released by the band for their greatest hits: Fake Your Death.
-->''I choose defeat\\
I walk away\\
And leave this place\\
The same today\\
Some like to sleep\\
We like to play\\
Just look at all that pain ''
* "Dead" at first seems to be singing about how joyful dying is (which helped fuel the 'they encourage suicide' claims by the Daily Mail and the like). Then you realize the song is sarcastic; The Patient knows they're dying, and they're venting their frustrations out one last time. It really becomes clear towards the end.
-->''If life ain't just a joke\\
Then why am I laughing?\\
[[PunctuatedForEmphasis If. Life. Ain't. Just. A joke.]]\\
Then why am I dead?\\