"We were spectacular."
it’s kinda sad when four guys mean this much to you, but it’s even sadder in a completely different way when it’s because those four guys were the ones singing you out of your worst moments- as little as plugging your headphones in and ignoring the world for a while, or as big as being the reason you didn’t hurt yourself last night.
i said i wasn’t going to write this out because at the end of the day they are just a band- not therapists or counsellors. they didn’t set out for millions of strangers worldwide to look up to them.
but regardless of that, i always have.
i love this band with everything i’ve got. if you know me, you’ll know just how much that is. maybe it’s too much, but that’s because this band let me know that it’s okay to love something maybe a little too much as long as it’s real to you. that it’s okay to be messed up. that it’s not always going to be a dark road. that it’s okay to be yourself. that if anyone judges you or disrespects you for being who the fuck you are, you throw your middle finger up and say “fuck you”. that you can do anything you want to if you stick at it. that it gets better.
their message aside, this band is the reason i met some of the most important people in my life. they’re the reason i picked up a guitar. they’re the reason i found a lot of other rad bands. they’re, and i don’t usually like to put it like this, the reason i’ve become the person i am today, typing this dumb and maybe over dramatic essay out. (i promise it won’t be much longer).
they didn’t set out for the band to be for the money, and that’s why they broke up; it was getting to the point where doing this was just for the money and that’s not what my chemical romance was all about. i think i’m somewhat okay with that now.
"It is not a band-
It is an idea.”
thank you, my chemical romance.
2001 - 2013