Our Lady Of Sorrows

Information

Our Lady Of Sorrows was originally called ‘Bring More Knives’. The song was written by Ray and was the second song that My Chemical Romance completed.
During the live performances of this song Gerard usually requests the opening of a most pit.
The song contains one of Gerard’s favorite My Chemical Romance lyrics, ‘Oh how wrong we were to think, that immortality meant never dying’.

My favorite lyrics has always been my favorite lyric and it is, ‘Oh how wrong we were to think, that immortality meant never dying’ from Our Lady Of Sorrows, our first record. I don’t think I’ll ever top that line its my favorite.
Gerard Way – Taste Of Chaos Q&A With Bert & Gerard – 2005

My favorite lyrics are from Our Lady Of Sorrows. I can’t imagine I’m going to top that. I don’t think I will try. I mean, it says a lot to me. Says a lot about how we felt about the band in the beginning.
Gerard Way – Concert Live Wire

Meaning

Our Lady Of Sorrows is a song about true friendship and standing up for what you believe in.
It is a song for all those who felt different to embrace their fellow outsiders.
Gerard has introduced the song to show this

You probably came with your best friend, or one of your best friends… I want you to turn to that motherfucker, grab him by the throat and say, “You’re my best fucking friend, and I would die for you!”
Gerard Way

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Lyrics

We could be perfect one last night
And die like star crossed lovers when we fight
And we can settle this affair
If you would shed your yellow take my hand
And then we’ll solve the mystery of laceration gravity
This riddle of revenge, please understand it has to be this way

Stand up fucking tall
Don’t let them see your back
Take my fucking hand and never be afraid again

We’ve only got one chance to put this at an end
and cross the patron saint of switchblade fights
You said we’re not celebrities, we spark and fade, they die by threes
I’ll make you understand and you can trade me for an apparition

Stand up fucking tall
Don’t let them see your back
Take my fucking hand and never

Trust, you said
Who put the words in your head
Oh how wrong we were to think
That immortality meant never dying

Stand
Take my fucking hand
Take my fucking

Stand up fucking tall
Don’t let them see your back
Take my fucking hand
and never be afraid again

Just because my hand’s around your throat