Originally conceived of while writing their first album under the tentative title "The Five of Us Are Dying", the song was finally finished for inclusion as the central song in the album "The Black Parade".
The music video for this song utilizes imagery reminiscent of a grimly interpreted "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." This song was the first single to showcase MCR's more theatrical approach to recording, with…
When I was a young boy
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band
He said, \"Son, when you grow up