My Chemical Romance - Helena (lyrics)


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  • Riley Queen
    Riley Queen Day ago

    mom: its just a phase
    me: its not a phase, its a lifestyle

  • Chu Nya
    Chu Nya 10 days ago

    Always the best 💓

  • Liam Keeler
    Liam Keeler 12 days ago

    i have tickets for either barclay center or msg(dont remember) but so fucking scared that they will cancel because of covid19

  • Jackson Haedt
    Jackson Haedt 12 days ago

    Hey man, I went to the first show of the reunion tour. I can die happy. In fact I yelled at Gerard to kill me because I was so flipping happy and I didn’t want to come down. This music makes me feel whole.

  • Caitlin Cotter
    Caitlin Cotter 13 days ago

    my ex boyfriend sent me this song & said it made him think of me, and idk how i should feel..?

  • helena
    helena 14 days ago

    that’s my name

  • Robert E. O. Speedwagon

    I know what will play at my funeral

  • Robert E. O. Speedwagon

    Me sitting in the back of the car whisper singing this

  • Patrick Mize
    Patrick Mize 16 days ago

    Just watched my buddies band slaughter this song last night with prolly about 80 of the best people ive ever met packed into a tiny bar.

  • Josh Cook
    Josh Cook 17 days ago

    So weird to me that not only is this song about Gerard's grandmother but also about Joe Rogan's great aunt lol.

  • Josh Riddle
    Josh Riddle 19 days ago

    Man being a teen to this shit was awesome fr

  • just some raccoon
    just some raccoon 24 days ago

    if you look into the meaning of this song the lyrics really hit hard cause sometimes I feel the same way

  • Oops I
    Oops I 27 days ago

    I’ve been listening to this band for 11 years now

  • Fabiano Cruz
    Fabiano Cruz 28 days ago

    A casa de cera!

  • Wyatt Tilley
    Wyatt Tilley Month ago

    What’s the worse that I could say?

    • Cameron H
      Cameron H 28 days ago

      Things are better if i stay

  • Xan Romani
    Xan Romani Month ago +3

    A decade later, they're finally back. All the emo's are losing their shit. And I got tickets to see them!! It's not goodbye, it's HELLLOOO

  • alligator 10
    alligator 10 Month ago

    House of wax brought me here

  • Justin Jones
    Justin Jones Month ago

    House of wax brought me here mcr good band

  • Jorge Garza
    Jorge Garza Month ago

    This is the song that changed me. I became myself. It made me have a personality and thanks to it I wasn't just a little 10 yo boy. I grew my own taste in music and learned to be myself and like what made me(not others) happy. I love you, MCR

  • Mylene Cruz
    Mylene Cruz Month ago +1

    2020 and still listening to this song

  • Sadie Byers
    Sadie Byers Month ago +1

    I’m a new fan I am starting to like mcr a lot! :)

    • Sadie Byers
      Sadie Byers Month ago

      angie landin does it look like i give a damn about what you think ?

    • angie landin
      angie landin Month ago


    • angie landin
      angie landin Month ago

      Sadie Byers yall late late bro are people still getting into their soft core emo phase?? on that melanie twenty one pilots panic mcr sleeping w sirens type shit?? could not be me trust me these are the world yrs 🤢🤢

    • Random User
      Random User Month ago +1

      Sadie Byers same I just started listening to them recently

  • Nate Norris
    Nate Norris Month ago

    Nothing is better than a Disney pickle

  • la la
    la la Month ago +1

    It 4 am and i be crine

  • besi buruk antara kayu

    2020 here!!

  • JakesNation98
    JakesNation98 Month ago +1

    Ive been getting my best friend into emo music since hes always been a rap guy and he said he wanted to learn the meaning of these songs and i showed this song to him and he lost his gramma recently and when i told him what the song was about, he got emotional

  • The only BoxedHeart
    The only BoxedHeart Month ago +2

    Even though there back together this song still makes me cry

  • karenjoy falco
    karenjoy falco 2 months ago +2


    LILLIAN MILLER 2 months ago +3

    I haven't listened to MCR in almost a year, it feels so good to hear Gerard's amazing voice again, holy hell.

  • Green Day_Fan ; - ;
    Green Day_Fan ; - ; 2 months ago +4

    Hah I just realized this was posted on frank’s bday lol

  • crøw
    crøw 2 months ago +2

    my dad loves mcr and other emo bands.

  • Julius B
    Julius B 2 months ago +1

    2020 🤘

  • •Mundo da Lelêna•
    •Mundo da Lelêna• 2 months ago +2

    Ok, my Name is Helena.

  • koala 420
    koala 420 2 months ago +2

    So much for so long and goodbye it's good to have this light in my life back after all this time.

  • Alina Vigil
    Alina Vigil 2 months ago +3


  • NewYorkForever
    NewYorkForever 2 months ago +1

    High school days man 😞

  • Healthy Lifestyle
    Healthy Lifestyle 2 months ago

    Milan vs Man U 3-0 UCL semifinal 2007 highlights brought me here

  • NorthernHorrorStory
    NorthernHorrorStory 2 months ago +2


  • martinell
    martinell 2 months ago +3

    this song has me crying
    i dont know why
    im actually c r y i n g

  • Otakuattackcosplays 1
    Otakuattackcosplays 1 2 months ago +1

    When Gee says if you carry on this way, I can picture someone carrying him or Mikey.

  • Ryrey Pacamana
    Ryrey Pacamana 2 months ago +2

    This song saves me Everytime I feel like killing myself. stress, depression and anxiety is not a joke. I hope, the one who is listening to this music now who seeks for pieces that will somehow cover up some empty spaces within them wins over the struggle.
    You're not alone 💔
    Thank you MCR

  • Geralt of Rivia
    Geralt of Rivia 2 months ago +3

    WW3: happens
    Me: Listens to MCR

  • trevar janke
    trevar janke 2 months ago +1

    Thought this was gonna be a Misfits cover..

  • ew lol
    ew lol 2 months ago +1

    i used to listen to this song all the time 😔 now i’m a tik tok girl😳

  • i like bow tie alot
    i like bow tie alot 2 months ago +1

    Lmao he we are now

  • Brynxx
    Brynxx 2 months ago +1

    I don't know how I got into here but feeling the pain on the comments of these fans long ago because mcr broke up, hey guys ive heard that theyre back. Rejoice and welcome me. A new fan. :) ❤️

  • Toppeng Sespene
    Toppeng Sespene 2 months ago +1

    Jan 3 2020?? At full volume

  • tam likes cats
    tam likes cats 3 months ago +1

    i'm playing this to say goodbye to the decade since i'm alone haha..

  • Jem S. Starowl
    Jem S. Starowl 3 months ago +1


  • Clorox Bleach #1
    Clorox Bleach #1 3 months ago +1

    Welcome back.

  • Mark Campos
    Mark Campos 3 months ago +3

    Why is this song called Helena? It doesn't mention it anywhere in the song

    • crybaby dxmigxd
      crybaby dxmigxd Month ago

      Mark Campos It’s called Helena after one of the band member’s dead grandma or something like that.

    • Mark Campos
      Mark Campos 3 months ago +1

      @Patrick Gerard what?

    • Patrick Gerard
      Patrick Gerard 3 months ago

      It's like saying: why is "I've got a dark alley and a bad idea that says you should shut your mouth" called that? It doesn't mention it in the song

  • JM8
    JM8 3 months ago +6

    "Can we pretend to leave and then we'll meet again"

  • animal jam
    animal jam 3 months ago +1

    I could see this as an anime op/ed

  • RJ Navarro
    RJ Navarro 3 months ago +1

    A song about his grandmother car accident

  • nikki
    nikki 3 months ago +2

    I literally cried my ass off when I heard they were returning. Even more when I found out they'd go on tour in my country 😭🖤. I'm trying to look for my eyeliner and merch shirts. I'm walking into 2020 as my 2011 self.

  • Strawberry Deathcakes
    Strawberry Deathcakes 3 months ago +1

    i remember when this song used to make full metal alchemist amv such good old times ❤💯

  • gavin Cadamy
    gavin Cadamy 3 months ago +2

    Excited for their new concert

  • Zoe Blevins
    Zoe Blevins 3 months ago +1

    who dareth disliketh?!?!?!?

  • Frank Moeller
    Frank Moeller 3 months ago +1

    They're Back(:

  • Brandon Bouchard
    Brandon Bouchard 3 months ago

    I love all the comments “5 months not a phase” motherfucker try 14 years 😂😂

  • crazymnkygrl
    crazymnkygrl 4 months ago

    2020 around the corner and still listening 😎🎶🎶🎧🎤🎶🎶 #classic

  • Spencer Simmons
    Spencer Simmons 4 months ago

    Goodbye my whore ass x. 😍

  • Amber134 Xo
    Amber134 Xo 4 months ago +5

    This song is about the death of lead singer Gerard Way's grandmother, Elena Lee Rush. She taught Gerard how to draw, paint and sing, and she gave him his first car - the white van that appears in the original "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" video. The song is dedicated to her, as is the CD. She is mainly who the part "Can you hear me? Are you near me?" is for. But this song also starts the concept of the CD. A man and a woman (Helena) die in a car crash ("When both our cars collide"), except the woman doesn't really die, the man only thinks she has. The man is sent to hell. This song is a mourning for Helena's "death" by the man. He is wishing he could see her again and is giving his last goodbyes ("So long and goodnight").
    Gerard calls this song an “angry open letter to himself” He expresses the hatred he felt for himself after her death:
    It’s about why I wasn’t around for this woman who was so special to me, why I wasn’t there for the last year of her life.
    The video tells the story of Helenas funeral, with Gerard conducting and not believing she's gone, and that's why she gets up to dance. When she falls back in, it means Gerard finally realizes she's gone to rest, and he knows it. So he feels peaceful about it. After they put the coffin in the hearse, Gerard knows she's in a better place, and he'll see her again one day.

    Throughout the Warped Tour 2005, Gerard introduced this song as the most important song to himself and his band.

    In an interview with the Florida Sun-Sentinel, Way explained that Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is a combination evil, devil-vampire story and sweet tribute to grandma. The whole CD was to be about revenge and this guy coming back from hell to be reunited with his love. But then Elena, Way's grandmother, died, and they decided to add in tributes to her because he loved her dearly and she was the one who taught him everything he needed to know to have a good band (i.e. how to sing). He had no idea how it would work with the rest of the CD that was supposed to be a storyline on revenge. "I don't know if it fits," Way says, "but I know that's how we had to make the record. And it's one of those things you just hope works in the end. And actually, the record works so much more on a personal level not only for us but also for the people who listen to it.

    In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, there is a character named Helena who toward the play's end falls into a deep sleep. This could coincide with the song's refrain, "So long and goodnight."

    Before playing this song during their 2005 American tour, Gerard Way would tell the crowd to look up and say, "Hey Grandma! What's Up?"

    The music video, directed by Marc Webb, takes place in a church where Helena's funeral is being held. From the pulpit, Pastor Gerard leads the mourners in prayer as Helena, played by dancer Tracey Phillips, emerges from the casket and dances down the aisle before her final rest. The video was difficult for the Way brothers, who were still mourning their grandmother. 

"It was extremely cathartic at first," Gerard told MCR biographer Tom Bryant (Not the Life it Seems: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance). "But the video was the hardest video we have ever made, because of that. I think that might be why it's our best. It was almost torturous to make. I showed up and the coffin was the same [as their grandma's]. I watched Tracey Phillips, who was the dancer, do the dance segment and I had to leave. There were a lot of moments that I had to leave that video. There was a very somber mood. It was very quiet. We all sat in the church very quietly ... Maybe that’s where the magic is in that video - because it came from a completely raw place. My grandmother's funeral was very hard and that video was like reliving it again. That video was very special, really personal."

    This, along with "I Never Told You What I Do For A Living," was used in the 2005 horror movie House of Wax.
    NME declared that this song was one of the "20 Greatest Goth Tracks" and that it was "a pivotal moment in cross-fertilising goth with emo" and that "MCR spawned a hybrid that ensured black clothes and eyeliner became, once again, teenage rebellion's default setting".

    So that’s the meaning and facts about this song
    The Kings of Emo 💀🖤🖤
    I love MCR 💀🖤🖤🖤🖤

  • Shammy Boy
    Shammy Boy 4 months ago

    billie : most saddest song ever

    mcr : excuse me ?

  • Bieha Bhanodin
    Bieha Bhanodin 4 months ago


  • Nami sue
    Nami sue 4 months ago

    Here’s a game, find a respectful comment talking about it’s artistic value, as opposed to thirteen year old self reflecting emos every member of this band hates

  • Crisis
    Crisis 4 months ago

    My grandma's name is Helena and I have the same birthday as her

  • michelle richardson
    michelle richardson 4 months ago

    My daughter heard this sonnnfor the first time and started dancing like they did during the breakdown. She's never seen the mv lol

  • Pouzdana
    Pouzdana 4 months ago

    Huh... so maybe I can see MCR live after all

  • Amber Carroll
    Amber Carroll 4 months ago

    I love how all these comments are like"oh well now I'll never see them in concert" and its just so surreal that theyre back together now

  • Cesar Paa
    Cesar Paa 4 months ago

    Can you hear me?
    Are you near me?
    Can we pretend
    To leave and then
    We'll meet again.,.....
    Yeahhh M.C.R is backkkk🤩🤩🤩

  • Marcello
    Marcello 4 months ago


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  • Purple killing Shadow
    Purple killing Shadow 4 months ago

    Killjoys make some noise, they are back!

  • G-noted Solby
    G-noted Solby 4 months ago

    This is the song i use tp cope with death

  • Rian Juera
    Rian Juera 4 months ago

    November 13 2019!

  • Shoti De Guzman
    Shoti De Guzman 4 months ago


  • Joseph Cingrani
    Joseph Cingrani 4 months ago

    So excited for their comeback!!!!

  • nikki
    nikki 4 months ago +2

    I've literally been crying for the past week when I had found out that MCR is doing not only a return tour, but also a return tour in

  • Eric McDaid
    Eric McDaid 4 months ago


  • jfkIV26
    jfkIV26 4 months ago

    Aaaand they're baacckk