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Does "Teenagers" belong on the Black Parade? I think that it does because it serves as the backstory of The Patient. It tells his experience of being essentially bullied into becoming someone they're not which turns him into a violent hateful person. I see it as kind of an extension of this lyric in disenchanted "I spent my high school career spit on and shoved to agree".


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Reply by juno :]

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i think it fits both the story and vibe of the black parade pretty well, all though if youre looking at the album through the eyes of a more casual listener who doesnt know all the lore behind the album, i feel it can kind of seem out of place as most songs in tbp are about death (in my opinion) and then theres a song about how the narrator doesnt like teenagers.


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Reply by ♥Skeletina Calaveras♥

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@juno :] I can see that but there is illusions to school shootings/violence sprinkled throughout the song even casual listeners could pick up on, especially with how prevalent school shootings are in American media. I wish we could reply to each other.


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Reply by M1k3y

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I think teenagers is a vital part of the black parade because it just wouldn’t feel the same without it


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Reply by ryryro

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seeing your explanation i'd definitely agree it belongs there, but i remember thinking when i was younger that it was on revenge for the LONGEST time alongside Ghost Of You being on BP (so basically a switcharound)... though that 2nd one makes very little sense. somehow i didnt learn the stories behind the albums until just earlier this year which is kind of sad 


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