“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
I CANT EXPRESS MY AMOUNT OF JOY
THANK YOU GERARD
FLAILING AT THE NEW ISSUE OF KILLJOYS
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!
This reminds me when Gerard Way told a girl on twitter to go swallow glass and the MCRmy lost their shit LOL
I was proud of Gerard for responding to it, and proud of Kellin too.
It literally makes NO SENSE that people are going to celebrate Gerard’s sobriety anniversary when he started drinking again years ago.
I basically cried for a good five minutes before I kept reading. These two panels really hurt my feelings.
Things I love about issue #2:
The shit going down with Korse is very unexpected.
Val’s speech gave me chills.
The flashbacks hurt my feelings and Gerard unintentionally summed up how the whole MCR fandom probably feels right now, and it’s not fair.
Not sure if I should mistrust Cola or Val. But I have a feeling one of them are going to betray the girl.
Pictures with Gerard from 2011 on the top and then the other day on the bottom. I have my blurry pic I took of him back in 2009 at the Roxy show, but I can’t find it.
But yep. Apparently there always has to be two years in between me meeting him. LOL