Vampires Will Never Hurt You

Information

Vampires Will Never Hurt You was the groups second single, but the first single to be released on CD. Various times Gerard has stated the importance of the track on Bullets.

Vampires Will Never Hurt You and Headfirst For Halos gave us a real sense of identity. They brought in the entire Gothic thing. It was those songs that made people think we were a vampire band!
Gerard Way – Kerrang Magazine – 2007

I think Vampires is also important because it, it really locked in that darkness
Gerard Way – Life On The Murder Scene – 2006

I heard Vampires Will Never Hurt You on a college radio station and it was probably the biggest thing to me in the world. I think it had, like, a hundred mile radius.
Gerard Way – My Chemical Romance Something Incredible This Way Comes

We went to do Vampires and it was, still to this day, like the most magical, incredible recording experience I’ve ever been a part of next to, really, making The Black Parade, but nothing beats your first time on a mic.
Gerard Way – BBC Radio 1 Documentary – 2007

Meaning

Despite the obvious inspiration from the bands love of horror movies, the term ‘Vampires’ was used as a metaphor to society. The Vampires in society are the greedy and selfish individuals who pressure you into becoming one of them. Gerard has said that he used vampires as a metaphor for those people who want to use others for their own gain

Yeah, obviously we use vampires as a metaphor for something else, something deeper than just the supernatural. But there’s just something about the bloodsucking walking dead, that can say so much to people. There are really so many people trying to get control over you on a daily basis and steal your soul in some way, take a part of you…
Gerard Way

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Lyrics

And if they get me and the sun goes down into the ground
And if they get me take this spike to my heart and
And if they get me and the sun goes down
And if they get me take this spike and
You put the spike in my heart
And if the sun comes up will it tear the skin right off our bones?
And then as razor sharp white teeth rip out our necks, I saw you there
Someone get me to the doctor, someone get me to a church
Where they can pump this venom gaping hole
And you must keep your soul like a secret in your throat
And if they come and get me
And if, You put the spike in my heart
And if they get me and the sun goes down
And if they get me take this spike and (come on)
Can you take this spike?
Will it fill our hearts with thoughts of endless night time sky?
Can you take this spike?
Will it wash away this jet black feeling?
And now the night comes
Sets the stage for this, they come in pairs
She said
We’ll shoot back holy water like cheap whiskey
They’re always there
Someone get me to the doctor, and someone call the nurse
And someone buy me roses, and someone burned the church
We’re hanging out with corpses and driving in this hearse
And someone save my soul tonight, please save my soul
Can you take this spike?
Will it fill our hearts with thoughts of endless night time sky?
Can you take this spike?
Will it wash away this jet black now?
And as these days watch over time
And as these days watch over time
And as these days watch over us tonight
And as these days watch over time
And as these days watch over time
And as these days watch over us tonight
I’ll never let them, I’ll never let them
I’ll never let them hurt you now tonight
I’ll never let them, I can’t forget them
I’ll never let them hurt you, I promise
Struck down, before our prime
Before, you got off the floor
Can you stake my heart?
Can you stake my heart?
Can you stake my heart?
Can you stake my heart?
Can you stake my heart?
Can you stake my heart?
Can you stake me before the sun goes down?
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