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The Black Parade
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Singles
Track Listing
  1. The End.” – 1:52
  2. Dead!” – 3:15
  3. This Is How I Disappear” – 3:59
  4. The Sharpest Lives” – 3:20
  5. Welcome to the Black Parade” – 5:11
  6. I Don’t Love You” – 3:58
  7. House of Wolves” – 3:04
  8. Cancer” – 2:22
  9. Mama” – 4:39
  10. Sleep” – 4:43
  11. Teenagers” – 2:41
  12. Disenchanted” – 4:55
  13. Famous Last Words” – 4:59
  14. Blood(Hidden Track) – 2:53
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"Dead!" is the second track on My Chemical Romance's 2007 album, The Black Parade. It runs for 3:15. Starting at 2:49, there's an easter egg where the lyrics can be heard only in one speaker (if wearing headphones or speaker's not in mono) then it cycles through left and right speakers every time the vocalist says "If life ain't just a joke, then why are we laughing?" and it represents 3D audio.

BackgroundEdit

The singer switches characters in this song to highlight the insecurities of the album’s protagonist, The Patient. Gerard Way takes on the roles of Mother War, The Patient and the Doctor in this one song, setting up the rest of the album to be a journey through The Patient’s final 2 weeks of suffering from cancer.

LyricsEdit

[Intro]
Yeah!

[Verse 1]
And if your heart stops beating
I'll be here wondering
Did you get what you deserve?
The ending of your life
And if you get to heaven
I'll be here waiting, babe
Did you get what you deserve?
The end, and if your life won't wait
Then your heart can't take this

[Chorus 1]
Have you heard the news that you're dead?
No one ever had much nice to say
I think they never liked you anyway
Oh, take me from the hospital bed
Wouldn't it be grand? It ain't exactly what you planned
And wouldn't it be great if we were dead?
Oh, dead

[Verse 2]
Tongue-tied and oh, so squeamish
You never fell in love
Did you get what you deserve?
The ending of your life
And if you get to heaven
I'll be here waiting, babe
Did you get what you deserve?
The end, and if your life won't wait
Then your heart can't take this

[Chorus 2]
Have you heard the new that you're dead?
No one ever had much nice to say
I think they never liked you anyway
Oh, take me from the hospital bed
Wouldn't it be grand to take a pistol by the hand?
And wouldn't it be great if we were dead?

[Bridge]
And in my honest observation
During this operation
Found a complication in your heart
So long, 'cause now you've got
Maybe just two weeks to live
Is that the most the both of you can give?

One, two, one, two, three, four!

La la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
Well, come on
La la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la la
Oh, motherfucker

[Outro]
If life ain't just a joke (la, la, la, la, la!)
Then why are we laughing? (la, la, la, la, la, la!)
If life ain't just a joke (la, la, la, la, la, la, la!)
Then why are we laughing?
If life ain't just a joke (la, la, la, la, la!)
Then why are we laughing? (la, la, la, la, la, la!)
If life ain't just a joke (la, la, la, la, la, la, la!)
Then why am I dead?
Dead!

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