You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us In Prison

Information

You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us In Prison is Gerard’s second favorite song on Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge after Helena. The song features the vocals of The Used’s frontman Bert McCracken. He can most clearly be heard laughing at the end of the track.
During the recording of My Chemical Romance’s fourth album Mikey posted a twitter update refering to the song title:

You know what they do to guys like us at rehearsals.
Mikey – July 30th, 7:04PM – Twitter.com

Meaning

Bert McCracken and Gerard Way

Bert McCracken and Gerard Way

The song is allegidely written about Gerard’s homosexual experiences after a game of spin the bottle where he was dared to kiss The Used’s frontman Bert McCracken.
As is clear from the title, the song is also about prison rape.

This song got us arrested in France because it’s about getting fucked in the arse.
Gerard Way – You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us In Prison Live Performance LA – 2005

Featured On

Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge (Track 4)
Warped Tour Bootleg Series (Track 5)
Life On The Murder Scene
¡Venganza!

Lyrics

In the middle of a gun fight
In the center of a restaurant
They say “come with your arms raised high”
Well they’re never gonna get me
Like a bullet through a flock of doves
To wage this war against your faith in me
Your life will never be the same
On your mother’s eyes say a prayer
Say a prayer
Now but I can’t, and I don’t know
How we’re just two men as god had made us
well i cant well i can
Too much, too late or just not enough of this
Pain in my heart for your dying wish
I’ll kiss your lips again
They all cheat at cards
And the checkers are lost
My cellmate’s a killer
They make me do push-ups in drag
But nobody cares if you’re losing yourself
Am I losing myself?
And well I miss my mom
Will they give me the chair?
Or lethal injection
Or swing from a rope, if you dare
Oh, nobody knows all the trouble I’ve seen
Now but I can’t, and I don’t know
How we’re just two men as god had made us
well i cant well i can
Too much, too late, or just not enough of this
Pain in my heart for your dying wish
I’ll kiss your lips again
To your room, what they ask of you
Will make you want to say
So long
But I don’t remember
Why remember you?
Do you have the keys to the hotel?
Cause I’m gonna string the mother fucker on fire
Life is but a dream
For the dead
And well I won’t go down by myself
But I’ll go down with my friends
Now
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