2006Released
2:41

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Interesting facts and trivia about Teenagers. By Songfacts®.

Lead singer Gerard Way (from Kerrang! magazine, November 2006): "It's a commentary on kids being viewed as meat; by the government and by society. That's how I felt in school, and after 9/11 happened that's how I felt in general. It's very important that this song is here because I always viewed this as about these kids in the parade who had killed themselves, who had made a big mistake. It's a very powerful song."

The constant use of proper nouns may make the song a little confusing. There are three separate entities being referenced: "respectable" society, teenagers in general, and you (a teenager). The first verse is about the relationship with society and teenagers. Because "All teenagers scare the living s--t" out of the rest of society, they keep them on a short leash. The second verse is about you - a homicidal teenager, and how teenagers scare the living s--t out of you too.

Introducing this song at a concert in Cleveland in 2008, Gerard Way said: "This song is about what most of you guys are, and what I used to be!"

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Teenagers.
EKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
112BPM

Album

The album Teenagers is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Teenagers.
Reprise
© 2006 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
℗ 2006 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.

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