New My Chemical Romance song titles: Origins
A few days ago on formspring, one of my followers asked about how I knew the titles of the new tracks from My Chemical Romance's upcoming release.
To answer, I "tracked" back through my blog archives to find all of them and their origins (initial mentions) and evolutions (name changes or typo-driven errors) within the press. I think this is a pretty complete list of all the titles they have publicly announced; so, I thought I would post it here as an information reference.
Before any new songs came about, there were:
"The World is Ugly" (also fan-titled)
Tentative titles from Mikey's "practice cam" blog entries:
"The World is Ugly"
July 22, 2009: "Siren Song" ? (probably just the video title)
The Roxy Songs:
"Death Before Disco"
“L.A. Heavy” (as it was called on the setlist)
October, 2009: Toro hints that the best material was written AFTER all these tracks.
November blog entry from Ray Toro:
”The Only Hope for Me is You”
”Death Before Disco”
“Kiss the Ring”
(previously known “L.A. Heavy”)
Black Dragon Fighting Society
“Save yourself, I’ll hold them back” (as opposed to “Save Yourself”)
December Alternative Press:
“The Light Behind your Eyes”
”Hail to the King” (new title of “Kiss the Ring”)
November 30, Spinner:
”Light Before Your Eyes” (that could be a typo)
“Bullet Proof Heart” (previously “Trans Am”)
“Black Dragon Fighting Society”
“Save Yourself” (“I’ll Hold them Back” is gone again… LOL)
May Nylon Guys
Remember that members of the band have said that the best material they have written has come after many of these announced songs. So, some of them may not end up making the final cut.
Which songs do you hope stay based on the descriptions you've read of them?
Oh, If you have any more titles I forgot to mention here, leave a comment and a link to the source!