Song Meaning, Song Lyrics and Music Analysis: “Na Na Na” (by My Chemical Romance)

Song Meaning, Song Lyrics and Music Analysis: “Na Na Na” (by My Chemical Romance)

My Chemical Romance Na Na Na Single CoverThe long version of this song title is Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na).

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Music Video:

Lyrics:

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, naDrugs, gimme drugs, gimme drugs, I don’t need it
But I’ll sell what you got, take the cash and I’ll keep it
Eight legs to the wall, hit the gas, kill them all
And we crawl and we crawl and we crawl, you be my detonator

Love, gimme love, gimme love, I don’t need it
But I’ll take what I want from your heart and I’ll keep it
In a bag, in a box , put an X on the floor
Gimme more, gimme more, gimme more, shut up and sing it with me

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(From mall security)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(To every enemy)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(We’re on your property)
Standing in V formation

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Let’s blow an artery)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Get plastic surgery)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Keep your apology)
Give us more detonation

More, gimme more, gimme more

Oh, let me tell you about the sad man
Shut up and let me see your jazz hands
Remember when you were a madman?
Thought you was Batman and hit the party with a gas can

Kiss me, you animal

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(You run the company)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Fuck like a Kennedy)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(I think we’d rather be)
Burning your information

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Let’s blow an artery)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Get plastic surgery)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Keep your apology)
Give us more detonation

And right here, right now
All the way in Battery City
The little children raise their open, filthy palms
Like tiny daggers up to heaven

And all the JuV halls and the Ritalin rats
Ask angels made from neon
And fucking garbage scream out “What will save us?”
And the sky opened up

Everybody wants to change the world
Everybody wants to change the world
But no one, no one
Wants to die

Wanna try, wanna try, wanna try
Wanna try, wanna try, now, I’ll be your detonator

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Make no apology)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(It’s death or victory)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(On my authority)
Crash and burn, young and loaded

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Drop like a bullet shell)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(Just like a sleeper cell)
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
(I’d rather go to hell)
Than be in a purgatory

Cut my hair, gag and bore me
Pull this pin, let this world explode

Analysis:

“I’d rather go to Hell/Than be in purgatory” is a pretty compelling pair of lines.  Purgatory is a place between Heaven and Hell, where souls are said to suffer for their sins before they can enter Heaven. It’s a place of limbo and indecision, where you sit around waiting for the day that you can go on to somewhere real. This pair of lines indicates that the speaker would rather just go to Hell than waste time being punished for sins committed on Earth before being allowed to enter Heaven.  The speaker wants action and to actually do something, rather than exist within a state of indecisive limbo.

Summary:

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Editorial: A Eulogy for the Cancelled New 52 DC Comics

Static Shock #1 Cover (DC Comics - The New 52)They say that all good things must come to an end, but thankfully, all god-forsaken comic books come to an end as well. This week DC Comics finally announced the first half-dozen cancellations out of its “New 52” initiative in order to make room for six new titles coming in the spring.

I think it would be counterproductive to have a moment of silence for books that fans were already totally silent about (since, y’know, no one bought them and that’s why they’re being cancelled), so I’d like to say a few words in memorial of each of these soon-to-be departed titles: Mr. Terrific, Men of War, O.M.A.C., Static Shock, Blackhawks, and Hawk & Dove. Continue reading

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Daily Toy Reviews: Halo Mega Bloks, My Little Pony, and G.I. Joe Renegades!

If you’re not reading my toy review blog, ToyReviewDaily, here’s what you missed this week:

Daily Toy Review #9 is the Zealot Elite Covenant Drop Pod from Halo Mega Bloks! Click through for the full review!


Daily Toy Review #10 is the “Pony School Pals” set of The Cutie Mark Crusaders & Cheerilee from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! Click through for the full review!

Daily Toy Review #11 is Tunnel Rat from G.I. Joe Renegades! Click through for the full review!

Daily Toy Review #12 is the Covenant Revenant Attack Set from Halo Mega Bloks! Click through for the full review!

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Daily Toy Review: GI Joe Lifeline 30th Anniversary 2012 Figure

Daily Toy Review #7 is the G.I. Joe Lifeline 30th Anniversary figure! Click through for the full review!

ANNOUNCEMENT: As of January 1st, the toy reviews portion of this blog is spinning off into its own blog: ToyReviewDaily! If you’re only interested in the toy reviews portion of my blog, change your bookmarks to http://www.toyreviewdaily.com! I’ll be cross-posting links to the toy reviews here for the first week of 2012, but after that you’ll have to find your way on your own, dear readers!

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Daily Toy Review #7: G.I. Joe Renegades Law & Order 2012 Action Figures

Daily Toy Review #7 is the G.I. Joe Renegades Law & Order K-9 Unit Action Figures! Click through for the full review!

ANNOUNCEMENT: As of January 1st, the toy reviews portion of this blog is spinning off into its own blog: ToyReviewDaily! If you’re only interested in the toy reviews portion of my blog, change your bookmarks to http://www.toyreviewdaily.com! I’ll be cross-posting links to the toy reviews here for the first week of 2012, but after that you’ll have to find your way on your own, dear readers!

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Daily Toy Review #6: Padawan Anakin Skywalker Vintage Collection Star Wars Phantom Menace Action Figure

Daily Toy Review #6 is the Padawan Anakin Skywalker Vintage Collection Star Wars Phantom Menace Action Figure! Click through for the full review!

ANNOUNCEMENT: As of January 1st, the toy reviews portion of this blog is spinning off into its own blog: ToyReviewDaily! If you’re only interested in the toy reviews portion of my blog, change your bookmarks to http://www.toyreviewdaily.com! I’ll be cross-posting links to the toy reviews here for the first week of 2012, but after that you’ll have to find your way on your own, dear readers!

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Daily Toy Review #5: Queen Amidala Vintage Collection Star Wars Phantom Menace Action Figure

Daily Toy Review #5 is the Queen Amidala Vintage Collection Star Wars Phantom Menace Action Figure! Click through for the full review!

ANNOUNCEMENT: As of January 1st, the toy reviews portion of this blog is spinning off into its own blog: ToyReviewDaily! If you’re only interested in the toy reviews portion of my blog, change your bookmarks to http://www.toyreviewdaily.com! I’ll be cross-posting links to the toy reviews here for the first week of 2012, but after that you’ll have to find your way on your own, dear readers!

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