If you don’t know the song Mama by MCR, go listen to it ASAP, because it’s amazing. It has some of the best story-telling I’ve seen in an MCR song, and still manages to be catchy. The song is about a soldier who is telling his mother about the things he did while at war. His mother then pretty much shuns him. The first verse, Mama, we all go to hell Mama, we all go to hell I’m writing this letter and wishing you well Mama, we all go to hell Oh well now, Mama, we’re all gonna die Mama, we’re all gonna die Stop asking me questions, I’d hate to see you cry Mama, we’re all gonna die, is one of my personal favorite MCR verses, out of all their songs. The rhythmic lyrics, combined with Gerard’s emotion in his voice, and simple guitar, add a huge amount of power to the song. The lyrics then go on to tell of the things the war did to the soldier, and the soldier even telling the mother she should have raised a girl, and how he should have been a better son. The chilling chorus adds to the pain, and the climax of Gerard repeating Mama over and over again add to the spectacle of the song. The final verse, including a line of vocals from Liza Minnelli, tells of how he’s done things with his gun that would make his mama cry. The final line, so raise your glass high for tomorrow we die and return from the ashes you call, stays with you. The song ends with sobbing (presumably from the mother because she has lost her son), and a violin in the background.