“Fake Your Death”
Somewhere in the liner notes for “May Death Never Stop You”, there are written statements about each song on the collection. These statements were contributed by the members of the band and reflect their personal thoughts on the songs (dispersed to members at random). There is however, one song that bears no statement.
I consider “Fake Your Death” to be the “last MCR song”, and to me, it is absolutely the final fully realized collaboration between the members of the band. Oddly, or fittingly, it was written while the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils and won the Stanley Cup, though this did not inform or inspire the song as I was unaware (along with James and Doug) that this was happening and have only a small interest in sports. After the game, the rest of the band had arrived at the studio where we added elements to its existing structure, fleshing it out some more, and it started to form.
What was not so obvious at the time was that the song was, and would serve as, a eulogy for the band, though I should have known it from the lyrics. I think internally I did, as I felt an odd sense of sadness and loss after hearing back the words on top of the music. I also felt a strange sense of pride in how honest it was, and could not remember a band recording a song of this nature, being so self-aware. Ending felt like something honest, and honest always feels like something new.
So it will exist, and it is no cowardly act to release something of this nature, but a service to those who believed in a band that did not compromise, and a wave goodbye to all. And yes, it is fucking heartbreaking.
And while I don’t believe the lyrics of the chorus today- I did at the time, which to me is a core ingredient to the music of MCR. And it is through that belief, and yours, that we were able to achieve many beautiful things.
-G.Way, Los Angeles, 1-20-14
wow fuck you MCR website
First you don’t show the me options because I would have rathered got the vinyl
….now you are crashing when I try to go back and buy another one.
Abby and I are not happy #MCR campers. Lol we BOTH didn’t realize there was a vinyl option AND NOW THE SITE IS CRASHING. Forever the MCR drama.
ANGRY THAT THE LINK SENT YOU STRAIGHT TO ONE OPTION WITHOUT TELLING YOU THERE ARE THREE. I DIDNT GET THE ONE WITH THE VINYL AND NOW I HAVE TO GET IT AGAIN. FML. #mcr
The #MCR tickets I could find in my stash and the wristband from the Roxy show in 2009
I CANT EXPRESS MY AMOUNT OF JOY
THANK YOU GERARD
Reason why I needed this @keystreet shirt when I saw @tonyperry post a pic of it on his IG. “Life moves fast, run faster” tattoo. A tweet by @frankieromustdie that I got tattooed after what would be my #mcr show. Cries. @lovebeforeglory