January 26, 2014 15:27

My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way discuess 'eulogy' 'Fake Your Own Death'

The frontman tweeted his feelings on the band's last track

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My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way has discussed the band's 'eulogy' song 'Fake Your Own Death', reports Gigwise.

The New Jersey band announced their split in March 2013 and are set to release a greatest hits compilation, 'May Death Never Stop You', on March 24 - almost exactly a year since they disbanded. 'Fake Your Own Death' features on the record but, as Way tweeted about, is the only song not to feature a statement on in the album's liner notes.

"I consider "Fake Your Death" to be the "last MCR song", and to me, it is absolutely the final fully realized collaboration between the members of the band," wrote Way. "What was not so obvious at the time was that the song was, and would serve as, a eulogy for the band, though I should have known it from the lyrics. I think internally I did, as I felt an odd sense of sadness and loss after hearing back the words on top of the music."

He continued: "I also felt a strange sense of pride in how honest it was, and could not remember a band recording a song of this nature, being so self-aware. Ending felt like something honest, and honest always feels like something new. So it will exist, and it is no cowardly act to release something of this nature, but a service to those who believed in a band that did not compromise, and a wave goodbye to all. And yes, it is fucking heartbreaking."

'May Death Never Stop You' will be released both as a standard CD and in a Deluxe version which will also include DVD content. There will also be a Physical Deluxe edition including the CD, and a 180-gram vinyl two-LP set.

The tracklisting for 'May Death Never Stop You' is as follows:

'Fake Your Death'
'Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us'
'Vampires Will Never Hurt You'
'Helena'
'You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison'
'I'm Not Okay (I Promise)'
'The Ghost Of You'
'Welcome To The Black Parade'
'Cancer'
'Mama'
'Teenagers'
'Famous Last Words'
'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)'
'SING'
'Planetary (GO!)'
'The Kids From Yesterday'
'Skylines And Turnstiles' (Demo)
'Knives/Sorrow' (Demo)
'Cubicles' (Demo)


DVD

'I'm Not OK (I Promise)' – Version 1
'I'm Not OK (I Promise)' – Version 2
'Helena'
'The Ghost Of You'
'Welcome To The Black Parade'
'Famous Last Words'
'I Don't Love You'
'Teenagers'
'Blood'
'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)'/'Art Is A Weapon'
'SING'
'Planetary (GO!)'

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