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“Famous Last Words”
Famous Last Words
From the album The Black Parade
Released: January 22, 2007
Recorded: 2006
Length: 4:59 (album version)
4:18 (alternate version)
Format: 7" vinyl
CD
Digital download
Label: Reprise Records
Producer(s): Rob Cavallo
The Black Parade
This article is part of a Series
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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Famous Last Words(alternate version)

The alternate cover for "Famous Last Words".

"Famous Last Words" is the second single and thirteenth track from My Chemical Romance's third studio album, The Black Parade. It was released on January 22, 2007. It is also the band's tenth overall single. The music video premiered on December 12, 2006 on TV Two and on December 1, 2006 on the Much Music program, and on MuchOnDemand in Canada. The video was officially premiered in the United States on the January 11 episode of Total Request Live, and debuted on the countdown the following Tuesday at #5, the band's highest TRL debut for a video. It went onto become their third #1 video on the countdown (following "Helena" and "The Ghost of You"). On March 26, 2007 the video retired at #5 on TRL. On March 12, 2007, they performed this song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In the United Kingdom and other territories, the single was released as a two-part square shaped vinyl picture disc. Part one came in a gatefold stickered clear sleeve, with a space to 'slot' part two into.

Track listingEdit

Version 1 (promotional CD)

  1. "Famous Last Words" (album version) – 4:59
  2. "Famous Last Words" (alternate version) – 4:18

Version 2 (CD and 7" vinyl)

  1. "Famous Last Words" – 4:18
  2. "My Way Home Is Through You" – 3:00

Version 3 (7" vinyl)

  1. "Famous Last Words" – 4:18
  2. "Kill All Your Friends" – 4:31

Version 4 (CD)

  1. "Famous Last Words" – 18
  2. "My Way Home Is Through You" – 3:00
  3. "Kill All Your Friends" – 4:31

Version 5 (digital download)

  1. "Famous Last Words" (live) – 4:53
  2. "My Way Home Is Through You" – 3:00
  3. "Kill All Your Friends" – 4:31

ChartsEdit

"Famous Last Words" debuted at #68 on the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone on January 14, 2007. It was physically released as a single on January 22. It climbed to #38 in its second week, still on downloads. "Famous Last Words" is My Chemical Romance's second Top 10 hit in the UK, so far reaching #8, but the song has already reached #1 on the UK Physical chart. On January 24, 2007, the video for "Famous Last Words" reached the #1 spot on TRL after a seven day climb to the top from their debut at #5. In early February, the song debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 93 before reaching its peak at number 88.

Chart Peak
position
Dave's Show Top 50 7
European Hot 100 30
Billboard Hot 100 88
Billboard Pop 100 87
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 4
Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks 22
UK Singles Chart 8
Peru Singles Chart 18
RIANZ Singles Chart 6
UK Physical Singles Chart 1
Poland Singles Chart 50
TRL Countdown 1
Canadian Singles Chart 52
Galgalatz Israel Top 20 4
Portugal Singles Chart 1
Belgian Singles Chart 4
Mexican Singles Chart 69
ARIA Charts/ARIA Singles Chart 20
ARIA Charts/ARIA Physical Singles Chart 18
Latvian Airplay Top 50 25
Poland Singles Chart 38
Chile Singles Chart 5
Czech Singles Chart 84
MYX Philippines 1

LyricsEdit

[Verse 1]
Now I know
That I can't make you stay
But where's your heart?
But where's your heart?
But where's your...

And I know
There's nothing I can say
To change that part
To change that part
To change...

So many
Bright lights, they cast a shadow
But can I speak?
Well, is it hard understanding
I'm incomplete?
A life that's so demanding
I get so weak
A love that's so demanding
I can't speak

[Chorus 1]
I am not afraid to keep on living
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
Honey if you stay, I'll be forgiven
Nothing you can say can stop me going home

[Verse 2]
Can you see
My eyes are shining bright
Because I'm out here
On the other side
Of a jet black hotel mirror
And I'm so weak
Is it hard understanding
I'm incomplete
A love that's so demanding
I get weak

[Chorus 1]
I am not afraid to keep on living
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
Honey if you stay, I'll be forgiven
Nothing you can say can stop me going home

[Chorus 1]
I am not afraid to keep on living
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
Honey if you stay, I'll be forgiven
Nothing you can say can stop me going home

[Bridge]
These bright lights have always blinded me
These bright lights have always blinded me
I say

[Chorus 2]
I see you lying next to me
With words I thought I'd never speak
Awake and unafraid
Asleep or dead

[Bridge]
(How can I see; I see you lying) Because I see you lying next to me
(How can I see; I see you lying) With words I thought I'd never speak
(How can I see; I see you lying) Awake and unafraid
(How can I see; I see you lying) Asleep or dead

[Chorus 2]
I see you lying next to me
With words I thought I'd never speak
Awake and unafraid
Asleep or dead

[Chorus 2]
I see you lying next to me
With words I thought I'd never speak
Awake and unafraid
Asleep or dead

[Chorus 1]
I am not afraid to keep on living
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
Honey if you stay, I'll be forgiven
Nothing you can say can stop me going home

[Chorus 1]
I am not afraid to keep on living
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
Honey if you stay, I'll be forgiven
Nothing you can say can stop me going home

[Chorus 1]
I am not afraid to keep on living
I am not afraid to walk this world alone
Honey if you stay, I'll be forgiven
Nothing you can say can stop me going home

Music VideoEdit

My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words (Video)04:28

My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words (Video)


The Black Parade singles
Welcome to the Black Parade | Teenagers | I Don't Love You | Famous Last Words

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