Now, if any of you thought that My Chemical Romance “died” when the band announced their split this weekend, well, you’re sorely mistaken. I mean, “died’, how ridiculous. They clearly “ended”.
Writing poetically (aka pretentiously) about his band’s split, MCR main man Gerard Way took the concept of TwitLonger to its extreme in a long post, in which he remarked: “I woke up this morning still dreaming, or not fully aware of myself just yet. The sun poked through the windows, touching my face, and then a deep sadness overcame me, immediately, bringing me to life and realization – My Chemical Romance had ended”.
He later added that “My Chemical Romance is done”, though quickly added: “But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too”.
Writing about what motivated the split of MCR after twelve years together, Way revealed that the need to end it came to him during a live show last May via an inner voice (or possibly a very pesky roadie whispering into the stage monitor). Says the MCR man: “All that was left was the voice inside, and I could hear it clearly. It didn’t have to yell – it whispered, and said to me briefly, plainly, and kindly – what it had to say. What it said is between me and the voice”.
So there you have it. MCR has ended. Well, until the reunion at Coachella 2016 anyway.