The final ‘proper’ track on the album is also its best. Perhaps it’s knowing that Gerard wrote this song for his brother Mikey when the bassist had to leave the recording set-up due to his increasing anxiety issues, but, beneath all the bravado, it feels like the most real and human moment on The Black Parade. With a chorus that begins, ‘I am not afraid to keep on living / I am not afraid to walk this world alone,’ it’s a dark song, yes, but one that beats with a steely resilience. And with the drama constantly swooping and diving, we see perhaps the most even balance of everything My Chem had been up to this point, with stadium rock solos and intense post-hardcore bits co-existing, while Gerard sings like a man on the edge. It also provides one final twist – and doesn’t reveal the ultimate fate of The Patient.