My Chemical Romance is
always going to be "that band" for me.
No, they aren't my favorite band, but I have them to thank
for everything. I've been listening to them for as long as I
can remember. I grew up with their music. They were
always in the background of my life; they were what I turned to
when I needed cheering up on bad days when I was younger. MCR is
the band that got me into all of the other music I listen to now.
MCR is the band that taught me it's okay to be sad sometimes;
it's okay to be different, and it's okay to be yourself.
I don't think I'm ever going to get over the fact that
they're done - that they aren't together anymore. I'm
never going to be okay with the fact that I never got to see them
live, that there will be no new merch or albums to look forward
But you know what? I'm happy. In a weird sort of way,
I'm happy. I'm happy because, hey, they existed. They
ended much sooner than I would have liked, but there were still
here. They still had a great career. I'm not sure if I'll
ever be completely okay with their break up, but I'll find
ways to cope. Because, while they aren't ever going to make
music together again, they still did for twelve incredible years,
and that's more than I could ever ask for.
So I'm not going be sad forever. I'm still going to
listen to their music, watch their videos, and laugh at
interviews (no doubt I'll probably cry a little). I'm
going to be thankful that they were there for me, and so many
others, for this long. Their time as a band may be over, but
their music will live on forever.
So long, and