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"House of Wolves" is the seventh track on My Chemical Romance's 2007 album, The Black Parade.

Background

In this song, The Patient is contemplating where he ends up after he dies – Heaven or Hell.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Well, I know a thing about contrition
Because I got enough to spare
And I'll be granting your permission
Cause you haven't got a prayer
Well, I said hey, hey, hallelujah
I'm going to come on sing the praise
And let the spirit come on through you
We got innocence for days!

[Pre-Chorus]
Well, I think I'm going to burn in hell
Everybody burn the house right down

[Chorus]
And say, ha
What I want to say
Tell me I'm an angel
Take this to my grave
Tell me I'm a bad man
Kick me like a stray
Tell me I'm an angel
Take this to my grave

[Post-Chorus]
(S-I-N, I S-I-N
S-I-N, I S-I-N
S-I-N, I S-I-N
S-I-N, I S-I-N)

[Verse 2]
You play ring around the ambulance
Well, like you never gave a care
So get the choir boys around you
It's a compliment, I swear
And I said ashes to ashes, we all fall down
I want to hear you sing the praise
I said ashes to ashes, we all fall down
We got innocence for days!

[Pre-Chorus]
Well, I think I'm going to burn in hell
Everybody burn the house right down

[Chorus]
And say, ha
What I want to say
Tell me I'm an angel
Take this to my grave
Tell me I'm a bad man
Kick me like a stray
Tell me I'm an angel
Take this to my grave

[Bridge]
You better run like the devil
Cause they're never going to leave you alone
You better hide up in the alley
Cause they're never going to find you a home
And as the blood runs down the walls
You see me creepin' up these halls
I been a bad motherfucker
Tell yer sister I'm another
Go! Go! Go!

[Chorus]
And say, ha
What I want to say
Tell me I'm an angel
Take this to my grave
Tell me I'm a bad man
Kick me like a stray
Tell me I'm an angel
Take this to my grave

[Outro]
Tell me I'm a bad, bad, bad, bad man
Tell me I'm a bad, bad, bad, bad man
Tell me I'm a bad, bad, bad, bad man
Tell me I'm a bad, bad, bad, bad man
So get up!
So get out!
S-I-N, I S-I-N!

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