"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.
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.
"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 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".
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.