Monday, August 28, 2006

Coheed and Cambria Storyline Part 1

Coheed and Cambria Storyline

Here is a rough storyline for the first three songs including lyrics:
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth : 3
Cuts Marked in the March of Men
Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow)

Disclaimer: This is the storyline in so far as I see it. Some things will be wrong, and some things will be right. I’ll update these explanations as often as I can and as the storyline is revealed.

Album: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Song: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth : 3
This song is told from the perspective of one of the characters, I don’t know which one. The story of this song tells of his anticipation of an upcoming battle. Then, Mariah Antillarea is referenced. She is the secret that Silent Earth has been keeping. Mariah is a powerful mage that is supposed to lead an army against Wilhelm Ryan. (There is a picture of Mariah being born the cover of “The Second Stage Turbine Blade.)

The back half of the song reveals his motives for fighting, glory and a girl. It seems he has a crush on Mariah Antillarea. However, he thinks her affections belong to people who get more glory and credit for winning battles like navigators and pilots while he is a lowly jackhammer gunner. (Jackhammers are basically turrets.) This leads to one of my favorite lines in the song: “for you my love I would kill

Lyrics
A broad incision sits across the evening
The victim to our father's lost war
The restless children sit and mourn the graves
Of those they've never seen before
Will they be buried here among the dead?
In the silent secret

The pioneers
In dealing with it they march for dawn...of will and worthy
The truth be told the child was born

Man your own jackhammer
Man your battle stations
We'll have you dead pretty soon
Sincerely written from my brother's blood machine
Man your own battle station
We'll have you home pretty soon

Awake through motion
With curiosity to curtain your first move
Over arms length they'll break protocol
Jealous envy for the youngest one
To be the hero is all I’ll ask
Can i be buried here among the dead, with room to honor me here in the end?
You'll be better off too soon
You'll be better of when you get home

For you,
I'd do anything just to make you happy, hear you tell me that you're proud of me.
For them,
I’d kill anything cut the throats of babies for them break their hearts for they were
them.
Waiting for you to say...i love you too

The navigator
The pilot
her favorite
the one they call the vision that bares the gift

Will,
Do the children really understand the things you did to them?
and why oh why...
Should they conjure up the will for you my love i would kill him

In the seventh turning hour
Should the victims shadow fall
Will the irony grow hungry?
With victory and all they sought for
We were one among the fence
One among the fence



Song: Cuts Marked in the March of Men

This song is told from the perspective of the narrator from IKSSE3. He describes the outcome of the battle he was so eager to fight. It seems that they are going to lose this battle and prisoners are going to be taken. He is very distraught over the capture of the Mariah Antillarea and wishes to take her place. He observes the destruction that their failure allows to happen, people lying dead in the streets. He then asks “is god’s work to have us fail?” wondering if it was their destiny to lose the war against Wilhelm Ryan.

At the last moment the battle doesn’t seem lost, and he starts to regret some of the horrible things he has to do to win and promises to “make peace” when its all over. The song ends with a promise: “deliver a favor to my love”, meaning he plans on trying to rescue Mariah, this takes place in “A Favor: House Atlantic”. (See the connection now?)

Listen to the world out on the outside pressing in
are you ready on my mark?
Fingers given names and with the last word they ascend
on the comfort of their well being...in arms
Into something they can't stop but wish that they could kill
you're the answer to there prayers
In your last hour stand
You'll notice the one that you had loved in dreams is here among the others
Chase it's you i want but if i can't have her
Then why should i spend any more time in a world that's going to end pretty soon?
I need you now more than i ever did
I'll hand myself over for you
This comlinks lost its frequency and i feel that we're coming home short
Here take me instead i'd rather not see her off alone

Scattered amongst the killing streets the children slate defense
Is God's work to have us fail?
Rivered blood streams out the dead as bodies foul the air
I'll make peace when this is done
in arms...we storm
Slowly the streets begin to fill with new flesh bound to bone
Armed and ready it begins again...tonight we form

Deliver a favor to my love
I'll make peace when this is done


Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow)

I don’t know very much about this one except that it is about Longcindia. Longcindia was one of Dr. Hohenberger’s failed creations. Longcindia was a malfunctioning IRO-Bot and destined for destruction. Fortunately for Longcindia he was “reborn” and saved. (Longcindia is referenced in the comics when Hohenberger says “I’ll burn you just like I burned Longcindia.)

Across the floor in the hand of where we drove the drill
a cautious ear to the mouth of your confession
Think of all the things we put him through
in the face of his god would he tell the truth?

Still recorded were the words that dribbled out his kiss
When eyes go blind in this man of what could once become
Sever the limbs off his torso in sleep
and burn what remains so the world may now see
no longer...will we wait for your answers
Back to the hell where you've come from
Think of all the times you've once had
Write them in a letter that says goodbye

You'll listen to reason while you're face down in the dirt
You'll stomach the hurt and break for him here just how much he's worth

Slowly discarded were the remains of his lonely youth
Among the alley where the dwellers scare to notice
Picture a young boy in pieces and streets with leveled malfunctions
no name to be called redeemer
We'll fix him restore him...with the love is no other
Think of all the things you did before
Write them in a letter that says reborn

You'll listen to reason while you're face down in the dirt
You'll stomach the hurt and break for him here just how much he's worth

Following you across the interstate walking away...I'll fire on
Following you across the interstate walking away...I'll fire on
following you across the interstate walking away...I'll fire on

On the wrong way out
On the causeway to neverwhere
On the wrong way out
On the causeway to neverwhere
On the wrong way out
On the causeway to neverwhere


Dear my friends in the time we've spent forever after beyond this when will our nightmare ever end?
Dear my friends in the time we've spent forever after beyond this when will our nightmare ever end?

Pull the trigger and the nightmare stops...
Pull the trigger and the nightmare stops...
Pull the trigger and the nightmare stops...forever you will learn (3x)



5 comments:

Damien Dark said...

You did an awesome job at this! I've been wondering about the story line for some time now, and thanks to you, my mind is at ease. lol Thanks a million, and keep up the good work! Damien Dark

Anonymous said...

Just so you know, the narrator of IKSOSE:3 and Cuts Marked In The March of Men is Inferno, Claudio's brother. Good work though.

Anonymous said...

inferno is claudio's uncle dip shit

Anonymous said...

Navigator, Pilot, Favorite are specific characters on Inferno's side. They are IRO-Bots "Her Favorite" is Chase, the Vision. One, I think, is Sizer, who sacrifices himself for Chase during IKSOSE:3. The other one, I'm not too sure, but Inferno built them all.

Anonymous said...

okay guys this is all wrong. go to their fan website to get all the info and background of this incredible story. www.cobaltandcalcium.com

then go up to the top of the page, click on story. then you'll see after the page loads, all albums and within each album it tells you the insight of each song.