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Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
This article is part of a Series
Singles
Track Listing
  1. Helena” – 3:22
  2. Give 'Em Hell Kid” – 2:18
  3. To The End” – 3:01
  4. You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison” – 2:53
  5. I'm Not Okay (I Promise)” – 3:08
  6. The Ghost Of You” – 3:23
  7. The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You” – 3:37
  8. Interlude” – 0:57
  9. Thank You for the Venom” – 3:41
  10. Hang 'Em High” – 2:47
  11. It's Not a Fashion Statement, It's a Deathwish” – 3:30
  12. Cemetery Drive” – 3:08
  13. I Never Told You What I Do for a Living” – 3:51
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"To The End" is the third track from My Chemical Romance's second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.

Inspiration[]

The song is based on "A Rose for Emily," a short story by William Faulkner.

In the story, Emily falls in love with a man named Homer, whom she later murders with arsenic—this is because he will not marry her, and is said to "like men." She then keeps his body in her room, continuing to sleep with it.

However, while Emily becomes a recluse towards the end of her life, in "To The End" the female character seems to be much more public—it is implied that she is a prostitute.

Audio[]

To_the_End_-_My_Chemical_Romance

To the End - My Chemical Romance

Lyrics[]

He calls the mansion not a house, but a tomb

He's always choking from the stench and the fume

The wedding party all collapsed in the room

So send my resignation to the bride and the groom

Let's go down, this elevator only goes up to ten

He's not around, he's always looking at men

Down by the pool he doesn't have many friends as they are

Face down and bloated snap a shot with the lens.

If you marry me, would you bury me?

Would you carry me to the end?

(So say goodbye) to the vows you take

(And say goodbye) to the life you make

(And say goodbye) to the hearts you break

And all the cyanide you drank

She keeps a picture of the body she lends

Got nasty blisters from the money she spends

She's got a life of her own and it shows by the Benz

She drives at 90 by the Barbies and Kens

If you ever say never too late

I'll forget all the diamonds you ate

Lost in coma and covered in cake

Increase the medication share the vows at the wake

(Kiss the bride) if you marry me, would you bury me?

Would you carry me to the end?

(So say goodbye) to the vows you take

(And say goodbye) to the life you make

(And say goodbye) to the hearts you break

And all the cyanide you drank

(So say goodbye) to the vows you take

(And say goodbye) to the life you make

(And say goodbye) to the heart you break

And all the cyanide you drank

(So say goodbye) to the vows you take

(And say goodbye) to the life you make

(And say goodbye) to the heart you break

And all the cyanide you drank

(So say goodbye) to the vows you take

(And say goodbye) to the life you make

(And say goodbye) to the heart you break

And all the cyanide you drank

To the last parade

Well the parties fade

And the choice you made (to the end)

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