Desolation Row Lyrics - My Chemical Romance

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(originally by Bob Dylan)

They're selling postcards of the hanging
Well they're painting the passports brown
And the beauty parlor's filled with sailors
The circus is in town

Oh now look, here comes the blind commissioner
Well they got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other's in his pants

And the riot squad they're restless
They need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight
From Desolation Row

Cinderella, she seem so easy
"Well it takes one to know one," she smiles
And she puts her hands in her back pockets
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Oh Bette Davis style

And now here comes Romeo, moaning
"You Belong to Me I Believe"
And someone says, "You're in the wrong place, my friend
You better leave"

And then the only sound that's left
After the ambulances go
Is Cinderella sweepin' up
On Desolation Row

Now at midnight all the agents
And superhuman crew
Go out and round up everyone
That knows more than they do
(Knows more than they do)

They're gonna bring 'em to the factory
Where the heart-attack machine
Is strapped across their shoulders
And then the kerosene

Is brought down from the castles
By insurance men who go
Check to see that no one is escaping
To Desolation Row

'Cause right now I can't read too good
Don't send me no letters no
Not unless you're gonna mail them
From Desolation Row

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...really? | Reviewer: AndiLoo | 8/22/09

Really Kallen??
You know why you don't "see" MCR in this song?
Becasue Bob Dylan wrote it!
I love both versions however, Bob Dylans is really long though but, thats kinda what i like about it. This one is much shorted but, both are ah-maze-ing! I;m happy MCR picked this song to cover!

Ugh.. | Reviewer: Kallen | 4/30/09

Honestly i don't see MCR in this song i don't really like it. why can't they just go back to their red eyeshadow, black tuxido, and red tie i don't know what else to say.
Miss OLD GOOD Gerard Way!

amazing cover... | Reviewer: Michaela | 2/25/09

This is actually a shorter version of Bob Dylan's song, Desolation Row, and I personally think it is just amazing. I just watched the video, and I can't come up with words to properly describe it. I really don't think amazing is quite good enough, but that's the only thing I can come up with to describe it for now. I love their new style. I hope they make more songs like this. I can't wait for them to come out with a new album now. They better hurry up.

desolation row | Reviewer: hannah | 2/21/09

I don't know much about this song but I saw the video and loved it and the song is good I'm just really glad they are writing music again and making another album I also heard this song and video will be in a movie called the watchmen anyways I'm just glad there back and ready to see what they are going to do next

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