Headfirst For Halos

Third single and sixth track from I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Released: April 5, 2004
Format: CD, 7″ vinyl
Length: 3:30
Producer: Geoff Rickly
Record Label: Eyeball Records

Information

Headfirst For Halos started as a joke song. The group believed that if they could pull it off then it would allow them to take their music anywhere they chose too.

The most important song is Headfirst For Halos. Why it’s important is that it’s a song that kinda started as a joke, but it’s the song that, I had said to the guys, if we can pull this song off, if we could accomplish this and do it believably, like if we believe in this song it could work for this band, we won’t ever be pigeonholed.
Gerard Way – Life On The Murder Scene – 2006

There’s a song on every record that allows us to push ourselves further. On Bullets it was this song. This actually started out as a joke. Then we realised that, if we could pull it off, it would allow us to do so much more because it would prevent us from getting pigeonholed.
Gerard Way – Kerrang Magazine – 2007

It gave us such freedom.
Gerard Way – Kerrang Magazine – 2007

Meaning

The main themes discussed in this song are drug addiction and suicide. The following three lines refer to Gerard’s drug use and the contemplation of suicide at the time.

And now the red ones make me fly,
And the blue ones help me fall,
And I think I’ll blow my brains against the ceiling.

Featured On

I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (Track 6)
Life On The Murder Scene (CD Track 4 + DVD 2)

Lyrics

Yeah

Well let’s go back to the middle of the day that starts it all
I can’t begin to let you know just what I’m feeling.
And now the red ones make me fly,
And the blue ones help me fall,
And I think I’ll blow my brains against the ceiling,
And as the fragments of my skull begin to fall,
Fall on your tongue like pixie dust just think happy thoughts,

And we’ll fly home,
We’ll fly home,
You and I,
We’ll fly home.

Come On

Well now I’m back in the middle of the day that starts it all,
I can’t begin to let you know just what I’m feeling.
And now these red ones make me fly,
And the blue ones help me fall,
And I think I’ll blow my brains against the ceiling,
Now

We’ll fly home,
You and I,
We’ll fly home.

Now honestly, that’s what I said to her,
What I said to her.

Yeah

Think happy thoughts,
Think happy thoughts,
Think happy thoughts,
Think happy thoughts,
Think happy thoughts,
Think happy thoughts,
Think happy thoughts,
Think happy thoughts,
Think ha- woah