“When I Needed You” is Carly honoring every single one of her feelings, even the ugly ones, especially the painful ones. Why shouldn’t she? Everything she’s felt has brought her to this point, and it has all been worth it. She’s liked, loved, lost, loved again.
MCR was always as real as we - the fans - proved ourselves to be, but they couldn’t last. There is only so much blood contained within a body, and a ritual based on opening wounds will always result in death.