Way told MTV said:
"I want to go into it not thinking about a definite story," he explained. "I said that [while working on The Black Parade], but I still think I had something to work out. I think I had to get it out of my system, as far as writing concept records. I had to at least do one more before I stopped doing them. Obviously, they'll always be cohesive though. The songs need to fit together; that's what makes a great album."
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