My Chemical Romance Lyrics

My Chemical Romance Lyrics
My Chemical Romance Lyrics

The Foundations of Decay” stands as a significant release by American rock band My Chemical Romance. Marking their comeback in October 2019, it’s the initial single since “Fake Your Death” from their 2014 hits compilation album. Crafted by lead vocalist Gerard Way and co-produced by Doug McKean and lead guitarist Ray Toro, the song dropped unexpectedly on May 12, 2022.

This nine-minute progressive rock masterpiece navigates themes of mortality and the deteriorating global landscape. A fusion of emo, alternative rock, and post-hardcore, its intricate composition underscores a more introspective vocal approach compared to the band’s previous works.

My Chemical Romance Lyrics

[Verse 1]

See the man who stands upon the hill
He dreams of all the battles won
But fate had left its scars upon his face
With all the damage they had done

[Pre-Chorus]

And so time with age
It turns the page
Let the flesh
Submit itself to gravity

[Chorus]

Let our bodies lay, mark our hearts with shame
Let our blood in vain, you find God in pain
Now, if your convictions were a passing faith
May your ashes feed the river in the morning rays
And as the vermin crawls
We lay in the foundations of decay

[Verse 2]

He was there, the day the towers fell
And so he wandered down the road
And we would all build towers of our own
Only to watch the roots corrode

[Pre-Chorus]

But it’s much too late
You’re in the race
So we’ll press
And press ’til you can’t take it anymore

[Chorus]

Let our bodies lay, mark our hearts with shame
Let our blood in vain, you find God in pain
And if, by his own hand, his spirit flies
Take his body as a relic to be canonized, now
And so he gets to die a saint
But she will always be the whore

[Breakdown]

(You look stressed out!)
Against faith (Cage all the animals)
Against all life (‘Cause the message must be pure)
Against change (You can wander through the ruins)
We are plagued (But the poison is the cure)

[Bridge]

You must fix your heart
And you must build an altar where it swells
When the storm it gains, and the sky it rains
Let it flood, let it flood, let it wash away
And as you stumble through your last crusade
Will you welcome your extinction in the morning rays?
And as the swarm it calls, we lay in the foundations

[Outro]

Yes, it comforts me much more
Yes, it comforts me much more
To lay in the foundations of decay
Get up, coward!

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