It’s hard to find something more sad than My Chemical Romance’s breakup in 2013, but a lot of their music videos come pretty close. For example, MCR’s music video for ‘The Ghost Of You’ is one of the best emotion provoking videos in modern history.
‘The Ghost Of You’ was from MCR’s 2004 album, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge. The song is one of the best on the album, not only for it’s meaningful lyrics that are extreme, but for the powerful message behind them.
This song was written at the same time the Iraq war was happening, so it’s lyrics focusing on men going to war, only to never come home, such as the lyrics describe.
Because of the war being so young, it was hard to relate to it. The best way to relate to some who didn’t believe in the timely war is to portrait one of the deadliest moments in war; D-day. When the soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, France and over 58,000 men were lost.
The gruesome reenactment of war, while connecting with the viewer as portraying them as soldiers and the harsh effects it has at home, really pushed an emotional drive that connected with those who apposed the war.
Not to mention, the transition scenes are phenomenal and really make you feel something. It makes you feel as if you want to head out onto the battlefield, drag Gerard Way and Mikey Way from combat and take them home yourself.
The best type of music is the type that make you feel something, but it’s even better if the video that follows it makes you want to take action.
Watch the video below and comment what you think!
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