"The End" Really Is The Beginning

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"The End" Really Is The Beginning

MCR saved my life, wait, what does that mean? Not literally, but fugitively. For over half of my teen years, I was in between music and personal styles. I didn’t know who I was and what I really liked. The music I listened to was whatever was on the radio, whatever was popular. Yes, I listened to Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers, and even Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. I thought I liked their music, but deep inside me I knew some musical element was missing. But at least I had something in common with people. I first heard MCR because of my brother. He played the game “Saints Row 2” and absolutely loved the song “Teenagers”. Soon everyone in my family loved it. Later I got the album “The Black Parade”, I was shocked by it’s straightforwardness, but also intrigued. I only became a member of the MCRmy (even though I didn’t know it yet) when I watched “The Black Parade is Dead!”. Buy the middle of the concert, I couldn’t believe what I was feeling. And I still can’t explain the feeling I got when I watched Gerard scream his lyrics with all his soul attached. Songs about death, about being unloved, forgotten, and desire were so incredible. So the beginning really does start with “The End”. Up until this, I thought all music was the same, all tried to reach for greatness and to hold on to emotion…but they fell flat. Since then I haven’t listened to anything “Popular” and none of the songs I like can be heard on any local radio station. MCR filled in the missing pieces of me, they showed me that you don‘t have to conform to what the world says is popular, and have given me a “take no crap from anyone” attitude. They saved my life from going on with no hope in music. God made only one of you, so don’t waste your time trying to be someone you’re not, your light will NEVER shine that way. Thanks MCR for saving my life!

Stay Sane!
-Sane Asylum