My Chemical Romance defend ‘Cancer’ track

Gerard Way calls it ‘the darkest song ever’

My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way has defended the track ’Cancer’, which is included on their forthcoming album ’The Black Parade’.

The first single from the album, which is out next Monday (October 23), ’Welcome To The Black Parade’ went in at Number One in the UK charts yesterday (October 15).

Speaking about the track ’Cancer’in a statement, Way said that he wanted to write “the darkest song ever.”


“It’s not a poetic track,” he said. “It’s very direct, very brutal, but that’s the way disease is. Obviously cancer is being used as a metaphor.

“But I also wanted the song to be directly about the disease, because it’s something that the patient has gone through and it’s a very powerful thing. For me it was almost like an attempt to write the darkest song ever, and I think we achieved that.”

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