Happiness

Not going to lie, I have several unfinished works at the moment book and film reviews with a dash of ramblings but today, well, right now as I’m writing this, I’m thinking about happiness. Even in amongst all this hell of a lockdown,  I’m happy. I’m so happy that my heart could explode. So happy I feel like hugging my teddy close and dissolving into tears. I could shout out to all the winking stars in the sky.

The issue is I’m questioning my happiness.  Happiness is said to be fleeting and I intend to relish in my current happiness but part of me still feels ” Do I deserve to be so happy?”. I reckon I’m not the only person to have ever felt this way but I still wonder. I think part of it is fear. Waiting for the other shoe to drop so-to-speak, as in “I’m so deliriously happy that there’s absolutely no way that it can last”. And that is scary, the age-old question “Is it better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all”. I feel like, as stupid as it sounds, I’m taking a risk by letting myself be happy and that itself is I also find perplexing.

I picture a command system in my body and the chief (maybe or maybe the high-witch because why not :)) gathers everyone together and says “Well done everyone, I’ve received good news from the people at the top. We’ve been given the all-clear to be happy” And everyone is claps and cheers  YAY! And then two minutes later the boss says “Okay that’s enough happiness, back to work”.  I guess  It’s an insecurity I have and I’d love to say that the little voice questioning my happiness has completely disappeared from writing this but it hasn’t; but maybe it’s gotten a bit softer and the part of me going “f%k yeah, I deserve to be happy” maybe a little louder.

The end of an anime series

I felt a strange mixture of emotions this evening, a cross between hysterical laughter and heartbreak… Before anyone draws conclusions about break-ups or fights with friends it definitely wasn’t that… it was because, as the title suggests, an anime series I was watching finished and what’s more, it was a planned conclusion. Officially ended. No chance of renewal. Zip. Nada.

The anime is called Beelzebub. I watched the first episode on a whim in February, while the story seemed outlandish, it looked like it could be funny- a high school delinquent charged with parenting a baby Demon Lord, what could possibly go wrong? I didn’t watch it again until the start of lockdown and 60 episodes later, it was the end.

But why the hell do I feel sad about a flipping show!? It’s not real. It’s not like they died. So why was there this sadness about me? Part of me was angry- Curse you creators! How dare there not be anymore episodes. And then I started laughing about the whole thing, laughing at myself and crying- crying because I was sad or because I was laughing you may ask, well it was probably both. What can I say? Over the 60 episodes, I became invested in the characters and their development, watching them overcome challenges make mistakes and on more than one occasion make complete goofs of themselves. The final episode was a heartfelt ending I thought the characters deserved, not quite happily ever after for everyone but near enough.

 

Silly Story

My mother and I have decided to play a story game of sorts during this lock  down- I don’t know if anyone played this game when they were a child but generally you sit in a circle and someone starts the story and you go around to each person, they all have to add their own bit to the story to see what happens next and how it ends. Obviously a bit different being between two people and over FaceTime or text but the principle is the same, it’s a bit of fun and one of us adds to the story each day…I will try to write the update daily regularly.

*14/04/2020 update:It’s official, at present a regular update is once a week. It is 01:23 am as I am writing this (Episode 88 of My Hero Academia is on the other half of my laptop screen)- my sleeping pattern is way out of wack.

So begins the story….

So bored with lockdown that I have gone round and round in ever decreasing circles so that I disappeared up my own bottom in a puff of smoke, wearing a green beret and a polka dot bow tie only to arrive in the Bermuda triangle where I took part in a karaoke contest. While singing I was steam rolled by an Elvis impersonator and as I lay flat on the floor I farted very loudly.

The fart came out in full force and with such power that it turned the steam roller to dust and made the Elvis impersonator’s hair run away….*Imagine my shock when “Elvis” turned out to be my great Elvira visiting from Witchville, Wisconsin! Had she been going round in ever decreasing circles?

Elvira was surprised to see me in the Bermuda Triangle and invited me to a tea of Walrus wee and squid ink sandwiches- delicacies in this part of the world apparently. I take tea with plenty of sugar so the drink was refreshing but the sandwiches left a dark and dusty taste in my mouth. As it turns out Aunty Elvira got stuck here while she was chasing after notorius villian Dr Quinton Von Garfunkel and she didn’t have enough uranium to continue her journey.

Von Garfunkel is rumoured to bepartly responsible for the production of a virus… maybe even THE VIRUS…

(That’s where the story has got to so far- it’s not the end yet)

The Rising of the Shield Hero Binge

Oops.. sorry peeps in spite of my say I would write about The Rising of the Shield Hero the day after I watched it, I never got there but I’m here I am, more than a week later and in this case better late than never. I did watch those other episodes so that’s 25 episodes and I was almost giddy with excitement when I thought there was another season only to have my hopes eviscerated when I realised it was just the dubbed version (I’m an anime subs person) Sniff. 

I was pleasantly surprised with this series, in the first episode it already set itself apart from other “summoned to another world” anime by having a tad more realism (?). Let me rephrase perhaps, just so there’s no confusion- I’m aware that it’s fantasy and fiction and realistic might not be the best way to describe it but in comparison to In Another World with My Smart Phone, I really enjoyed that the protagonist of The Rising of the Shield Hero wasn’t welcomed with open arms right of the bat. Actually, forget being welcomed right of bat, I think it’s fair to say that he isn’t welcomed by very many people until the last few episodes.

Anyway our main character is the Shield Hero, Naofumi, one of four cardinal heroes (The others being Spear, Sword and Bow heroes)  each summoned from an alternate Earth to defend a Kingdom (I can’t seem to find what this kingdom is actually called but it a matriarchal monarchy- queen has more power than the king) by from monsters and creatures that come in Waves, using only the magic item bestowed upon them. A fancy hourglass can predict when the waves are coming which does give the heroes an idea of how much time they have to prepare. Much like DnD characters, they start at level one and have to defeat monsters and go on quests of sort to gain experience to level up.

Unfortunately, being the Shield Hero, Naofumi can only defend so he’s not a popular figure as a hero and it’s no surprise that no one wants to be part of his questing party. One woman takes a chance and joins him and he’s happy for the next fifteen minutes or thereabouts….until she robs him of everything he owns and falsely accuses him of rape. No one believes him when he says he is innocent and the betrayal by the woman as well as his fellow heroes (they didn’t believe his protests or even give him the benefit of the doubt) was public and brutal. To top off his humiliation, the King declares him an outcast and he is shunned by all he meets.

As I mentioned previously, a unique start for a hero. Even more so that Naofumi buys a slave from a slave trader, a sick demi-human (part human, part animal) as that is all he can afford. He is kind to the girl, Raphtalia, and heals her but ultimately needs her to wield a sword where he can’t and thanks to a magic slave mark she bears, she has to do exactly as he says. Thankfully, he only uses it to show her that she can be brave and is capable of using a sword- still not entirely sure how I feel about slavery in this context- Raphtalia is fiercely protective and loyal to Naofumi, even when the slave mark gets removed she chooses to be his companion.

Naofumi and Raphtalia travel the Kingdom and face many trails and adversaries along the way. As for how Naofumi gets redeemed, his adventures, shield upgrades  and what he and the other heroes face during the waves;; for the rest of the Who What When Where Why, you’ll have to watch the series for yourselves but I wholeheartedly recommend it, excellent for a day or two of lock down. Thanks for reading 🙂

*****MAJOR SERIES SPOILERS AHEAD*******

 

 

Regarding the choice of villian, I think the Pope was an excellent villain in the moment but even so for the majority of the series (ie:the build up) it was the King’s First daughter, Malty,  or should I rather say Bitch/Slut 🙂 as she was renamed, who was the “bag guy” there was barely a hint of the church being involved, just to kind of shove in the church and go “these people are the real bag guys” wasn’t the greatest. Sure, revealing the church was controlling her somehow has it’s place  but for a conniving and manipulative person I find it hard to believe that she wouldn’t know the church was manipulating her- it was a bit too convenient.

The shield or the ideas behind it were fantastic, “feeding” the shield debris of things around you or essence of a monster you just defeated in order to unlock or create shield types and modes. Naofumi’s shield does seem to be overpowered but I would say he had to go the extra mile and think outside the box in order to utilise the shield to it’s full extent, whereas the other heroes never seemed to do that. I cringed and laughed every time the other three heroes all used exactly the same attack- lightning whatever other attack mostly – just going to show how far behind in learning about their weapons they are.

I’m interested to see what happened with the people from the other world who apparently need to defeat the Four Cardinal Heroes to save their own world- it’s an interesting twist and brings up the Fowl Queen’s “are you saving the world or the people” speech to mind.

Trying to stay awake to watch the next episode….

This is going to be a very short post, at least I think it is. I have been binge watching The Rising of the Shield Hero today and may I say, what a great anime. Episode 15 was the last episode before bed…. at least that is what I tried to tell myself. 4 episodes and a big battle episode/scene later, I really had to call it quits before I succeeded in convincing myself that there were only 4 more episodes until I was all caught up with series. I will elaborate on my thoughts regarding this new anime (at least new to me) series tomorrow.

Crazy Monday

*With all the drama and corona-ness, I forgot to post this last week.

Hello people. Crazy Monday indeed, so let’s get it over with- the virus in the room- Covid 19, it’s here, we’ll deal. My students are hopping on flights left, right and centre, a quarter of the school. 50 students. Gone. Just like that, poof! Moving on to other things, something that is not dominating every website and news station (although I did see an article about Patrick Stewart getting married in a Mexican restaurant- a welcome respite), like music that I’ve been listening to today.

So it seems my music tastes today have been crazy as in strange/weird crazy- a stranger combination I have never seen, they’re so all over the show but whatever next popped into my head was summoned on Spotify and they were summoned in this order. Tenacious D’s Tribute (The greatest song in the world, listen to it otherwise i’ll eat your soul!), Baha Men’s Who let the dogs out? (A classic), Las Ketchup’s The Ketchup Song (the one where everyone knew the dance where you waved your hands in front of you and made like you were tossing your thumbs over your shoulder and most of it was in Spanish) and then The Good the Bad and the Ugly’s main title, The Good the Bad and the Ugly. An interesting mix, right? Anyways, back to work for me soon, so have a good one:)

Tribute by Tenacious D

This is the greatest and best song in the world…
Tribute

Long time ago, me and my brother Kyle here
We was hitchhikin’ down a long and lonesome road
All of a sudden, there shined a shiny demon
In the middle of the road

And he said
“Play the best song in the world
Or I’ll eat your soul” (Soul)

Well, me and Kyle
We looked at each other
And we each said
“Okay”

And we played the first thing
That came to our heads
Just so happened to be
The best song in the world
It was the best song in the world

[Chorus 1]
Look into my eyes
And it’s easy to see
One and one make two
Two and one make three
It was destiny
Once every hundred-thousand years or so
When the sun doth shine
And the moon doth glow
And the grass doth grow

[Verse 2]
Needless to say
The beast was stunned
A whip-crack went his whippy tail
And the beast was done
He asked us
Snort
Be you angels?”
And we said
“Nay
We are but men!”
Rock
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh-ah-ah
Ohhh, whoah
Ah-whoah-oh

[Chorus 2]
This is not
The greatest song in the world, no
This is just a tribute
Couldn’t remember
The greatest song in the world, no, no
This is a tribute, oh
To the greatest song in the world
Alright
It was the greatest song in the world
Alright
Yeah it was the best motherfuckin’ song
The greatest song in the world

[Bridge: 2-part scat]
Ah-rah, dee
Soo-guh-goo-gee-goo-gee
Goo-guh fli-goo gee-goo
Guh fli-goo, ga-goo-buh-dee
Ooh, guh-goo-bee
Ooh-guh-guh-bee-guh-guh-bee
Fli-goo gee-goo
A-fliguh woo-wa mama Lucifer!

[Interlude]
And the peculiar thing is this my friends
The song we sang on that fateful night
It didn’t actually sound anything like this song!

[Outro]
This is just a tribute
You’ve got to believe me
And I wish you were there
Just a matter of opinion
Ah, fuck!
Good God
Gotta love it
So surprised to find you can’t stop it now
A fiery ring of fire
Rich motherfucker, aw
Alright
Alright

Source: Genius Lyrics
Songwriters: Kyle Richard Gass / Thomas Jacob Black
Tribute lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Who let the dogs out? by Baha Men

Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out

The party was nice the party was pumping
Ah yepee ah yo
And everybody having a ball
Yepee ah yo
And tell the fellas stop the name callin’
Yepee ah yo
Then them girls respond to the call
I hear a woman shout outâ?¦

Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out

Last year in the dance you had a ball
You call me millibug and skettell
Get back gruffy, mash scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel

Now I tell meh self dem man go get angry
Ah yepee ah yo
To hear dem girls calling them canine
Yepee ah yo
But they say hey man dat is part of the party
Ah yepee ah yo
Them woman in front and they man behind
I hear ah woman shout outâ?¦

Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
A doggie is nothing if he don’t have a bone
All doggie hold it
Ah doggie is nothing if he don’t have a bone
All doggie hold it

Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out

Last year in the dance you had a ball
You call me millibug and skettell
Get back fluffy, back scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel

If I was a dog
The party is on
I got to get my groove on
’cause my mind done gone
Can’t you see the rays coming from my eyes
Walking through the place like digi-man
Breaking it down
Me and my white tail
Short coat
Can’t see color
Any color will do
I’ll stick on you
That’s why they call me pit bull
’cause I’m the man of the land when they see me
They say oooooh

Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof
Who let the dogs out

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Anslem D Douglas / Osbert Leopold Gurley
Who Let the Dogs Out lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management, Wyz Girl Ent. Consulting LLC

Black Clover episodes 123 & 124

*This post contains spoilers*

These next two episode are pretty much a summary of what has happened so far in the series with Nero narrating. For one thing it’s told from her perspective so it’s in order, starting from when Lumiere and Licht meet to Asta and Yuno arriving at the orphanage as babies all the way to the epic devil battle and now their quest to prove Asta’s innocence. It was nice to see it all in order, for those who need a reminder or have only started watching the series from that point (although why anyone would do that and not start at episode one is still beyond me) but ultimately I don’t think it contributes a lot to the plot perhaps the character development of Nero to a certain extent but it’s a bit of a push.

Fairy Godmother Rant

Hi everyone, the following post is based off a writing exercise I did where fairy tale character goes to see a therapist. My previous one was about Prince Charming, sort of sticking with the Cinderella theme, my next “patient” is Fairy Godmother and once again I’m not a fully qualified (I’d go as far as to say not even partially qualified) therapist. I’m very aware that in real life people experience these problems, if it appears I’m making fun of something, I’m just writing, no offence intended- So here goes Dr Angel, Amateur Therapist- Patient No.2

Dr Angel: You weren’t too specific when you booked your appointment so I’ll let you start.

Fairy Godmother: Well, where should I start?

Dr Angel: Wherever you want to start.

Fairy Godmother: I want to talk about “Happily Ever Afters”.

Dr Angel: Sure, that’s a great place to start. What about happily Ever Afters?

Fairy Godmother: Every one else has a friggin “Happily Ever After “except me. I’m great at finding other people’s happiness but do I ever get one for myself? Nooooo, not me, I’m just a bloody extra, cast off once my magic has done it’s job. No relationships for me.

Dr Angel: But surely you have formed good relationships with the people you help?

Fairy Godmother: That doesn’t count, I want romance in my life and to be courted by a gentleman. Oh and another thing. I haven’t had sex in years. Fucking years! And don’t mean a year or two, verging on decades. What? You think a woman my age doesn’t have needs or can’t have have a libido. I’ll tell you what buster, you couldn’t be more wrong-

Dr Angel: Wrong about the sex or the relationships part?

Fairy Godmother (completely ignoring Dr Angel): -Seriously, I swear I’ve tried all the dating sites and apps Witchin is Bitchin, Abra-my-cadabra, Enchanted Matches etc.

There was a serious conflict of interest with Rumpelstiltskin, trading favours for  babies, really something I would never do, it crossed too many lines for me. Then there was Merlin, he was quite nice, and his beard is so soft, I mean you wouldn’t think so but his ability to change form certainly made things more interesting… and for a while he could have been the One but that was so many years ago and he really never got over the Lady of the Lake. I don’t even know why Peter was on Abra-my-cadabra, he must have fibbed about his age- although admittedly I don’t know his true age. Regardless of his true age, he still looks and acts like a hormonal pre-teen. If his bad manners weren’t reason enough, I kind of felt like a cradle snatcher and that is so not my thing.  Jafar, well he was a real snake in the grass so it was never really going to work out; can’t even remember why I agreed to go out with him. Probably desperation.

Dr Angel: Have you tried dating since then?

Fairy Godmother: No. Part of me is too scared I’m never going to find the right person, I don’t want to get rejected But I also don’t want to be in an unhappy relationship, be together with someone just so I’m not alone.

Dr Angel: It’s perfectly natural to feel that way.

Fairy Godmother: At the moment it’s just me and my magic wand*. Oh and let me tell you on the right setting it’s all bibbidi bobbidi boo but sometimes I want more. Don’t I deserve love and happiness just as much a princess or anyone else? I have my girlfriend’s to lean on, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, and Tinkerbell and Genie are always up for a drink and a chat. The Blue Fairy is probably the person I speak to the most,she understands how difficult our work can be and what it feels like to get no thanks when you’ve gone out of your way to help someone, she gets me.

Dr Angel’s Notes: Loneliness, fear and perhaps some regret on putting other people’s needs and happiness before her own.

*You had to have seen that one coming.

Black Clover Episode 122

*This post contains spoilers*

The previous episode was a bit of a cliff hanger which is pretty normal for Black Clover, but after such an epic story arc it was perhaps more nail biting than usual, especially since the chairman of the Magic Parliment, Damnatio Kira with, with his Scale (as in Scales of Justice) Magic, dropped a major bomb, basically sentencing Asta, Nero and Maria and Asta/Yuno’s family to death unless Asta came forward and said he was the devil that destroyed the kingdom.

Luckily, in the nick of time, the entire Black Bulls crew, including the Henry and the house, busted into the Magic Parliament, vowing to do whatever it took to save their friends. After all the Black Bull members have their say how Asta is innocent and should be set free or else….. ;there’s an AWWW moment when Captain Yummy….oops..err…cough…cough….I mean when Captain YAMI claims Nero as one of the Black Bulls and she shocked but happy. In a typical Captain Yami move, who’s a kill first ask questions later type of person, he lunges for Damnatio only to be halted by the appearance of Fuegoleon and Nozel. Not only do these two have powerful magic which in itself is threatening but they are royals so of course the members of parliament being royals and nobles themselves would listen to Fuegoleon and Nozel. They throw their support behind Asta and say that the current Wizard King, Julius, has tasked the Black Bulls with investigating the devils in order to prove Asta’s innocence.Damnatio is naturally peeved but relents and says that Asta is definitely dead if they don’t come up with sufficient evidence to prove his innocence.

Long story short the Black Bulls are off questing to find out more about devils.

On the Wizard King front, he’s very much behind in his paperwork and Marx, probably in an effort to restore normality start shouting at him to do it. What I was most surprised at was Damnatio’s visit. I really thought they would have been enemies and while Damnatio wasn’t in love with Julius he gave him fair warning that he might have to pass judgement on Juilus if the Kingdom is attacked or anymore devils surface. Lot of stuff happening there, some name dropping and a good deal of threats, so who knows what’s going to happen in the next episode?!

Black Wednesday

This past Wednesday, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. On Tuesday the children (I use the term loosely as they are 16 and 17 but they’re still children) were whiny and being petty, so I’m guessing that was a contributing factor to my general black mood. On Wednesday, I dressed all in black, wore my skull and cross-bone earrings and chanted various mantras  in my head, from “don’t talk to me” to “piss-off” and “go away” it was all there. I thankfully got an hour off and retired to my flat to eat chocolate biscuits and maybe watch an episode of Bosch (I’m on season 5, it’s a really good series). Biscuit in hand, I set up my laptop and ended up on Spotify, not Amazon prime as I originally intended, where I had a stroke of genius- I searched for My Chemical Romance songs and lay on my bed listening, and singing to, Mama, Teenagers and The Black Parade. In spite of the dark theme/genre of the songs, I felt so much better; (Blood gets an honourable mention as I listened to it yesterday and it was just as strange and wonderful as I remember it). So today I shall share two songs that are generally considered “emo” that made me happy.

Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

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
Would you be the savior of the broken
The beaten, and the damned?”
He said, “Will you defeat them
Your demons and all the non-believers?
The plans that they have made?
Because one day, I’ll leave you
A phantom to lead you in the summer
To join the black parade”

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
You will be the savior of the broken
The beaten, and the damned?”

Sometimes I get the feelin’
She’s watchin’ over me
And other times I feel like I should go
And through it all, the rise and fall
The bodies in the streets
And when you’re gone, we want you all to know

We’ll carry on, we’ll carry on
And though you’re dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on
We’ll carry on
And in my heart, I can’t contain it
The anthem won’t explain it

A world that sends you reeling
From decimated dreams
Your misery and hate will kill us all
So paint it black and take it back
Let’s shout it loud and clear
Defiant to the end, we hear the call

To carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re broken and defeated
Your weary widow marches

On and on, we carry through the fears
(Oh, oh, oh)
Disappointed faces of your peers
(Oh, oh, oh)
Take a look at me
‘Cause I could not care at all

Do or die, you’ll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Go and try, you’ll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part
I won’t explain or say I’m sorry
I’m unashamed, I’m gonna show my scars
Give a cheer for all the broken
Listen here, because it’s who we are
I’m just a man, I’m not a hero
Just a boy, who had to sing this song
I’m just a man, I’m not a hero
I don’t care

We’ll carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re dead and gone, believe me
Your memory will carry on
You’ll carry on
And though you’re broken and defeated
Your weary widow marches on

Do or die, you’ll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Go and try, you’ll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part
We’ll carry on
Do or die, you’ll never make me (we’ll carry on)
Because the world will never take my heart (we’ll carry on)
Go and try, you’ll never break me (we’ll carry)
We want it all, we wanna play this part
(We’ll carry on!)

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Frank Iero / Gerard Way / Michael Way / Raymond Toro / Robert Bryar
Welcome to the Black Parade lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Blow The Doors Off Chicago

 They’re gonna clean up your looks
With all the lies in the books
To make a citizen out of you
Because they sleep with a gun
And keep an eye on you, son
So they can watch all the things you do

Because the drugs never work
They’re gonna give you a smirk
‘Cause they got methods of keepin’ you clean
They gonna rip up your heads
Your aspirations to shreds
Another cog in the murder machine

They said all
Teenagers scare
The living shit out of me
They could care less
As long as someone’ll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they’ll leave you alone
But not me

The boys and girls in the clique
The awful names that they stick
You’re never gonna fit in much, kid
But if you’re troubled and hurt
What you got under your shirt
Will make them pay for the things that they did

They said all
Teenagers scare
The living shit out of me
They could care less
As long as someone’ll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they’ll leave you alone
But not me

Oh yeah

They said all
Teenagers scare
The living shit out of me
They could care less
As long as someone’ll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they’ll leave you alone
But not me

All together now

Teenagers scare
The living shit out of me
They could care less
As long as someone’ll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they’ll leave you alone
But not me

Teenagers scare
The living shit out of me
They could care less
As long as someone’ll bleed
So darken your clothes
Or strike a violent pose
Maybe they’ll leave you alone
But not me

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bob Bryar / Frank Iero / Gerard Way / Michael Way / Ray Toro
Teenagers lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Blow The Doors Off Chicago