1 Days Left to Support a Troper-Created Project : Personal Space (discuss)

Tear Jerker / My Chemical Romance

  • 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 The Black Parade Rock Opera about a terminally ill patient, could be considered Deus Angst Machina 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 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 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 video manages to make the Tear Jerker moments from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 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.
  • The video for "SING" - well the end of it anyway, the rest of the video is Moment of Awesome
    • 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 actually listen to the words of "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; 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"
  • "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 Harsher in Hindsight, 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". It's not particularly depressing, but... it strikes a chord and leaves me bawling. Ugly bawling. This AND the fact I never get to see them live.
  • 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 Simple Plan tearjerker "Untitled". And when the intensity rises, you can the band isn't screaming the words out; they're crying them out.
  • 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?
    If. Life. Ain't. Just. A joke.
    Then why am I dead?