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Album: Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV Volume 1 (2005)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song isn't directly about the sci-fi myth of Coheed and Cambria, who are husband and wife characters in the Amory Wars story that forms the concept of the band. This song is actually about the Writing Writer, possibly in this case group leader Claudio Sanchez himself. The song talks about a man seeking vengeance on a woman who has cheated on him. Claudio himself stated on the Live At The Hammerstein Ballroom DVD that the song is basically about a man seeking vengeance on this lying whore and in his own subconscious beats this woman and throws her into her own grave. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Micah - Lancaster, PA
  • The band's guitarist Claudio Sanchez uses a Gibson EDS-1275, which is a double-neck guitar similar to the one Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin plays on occasion. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Airk - Skagway, AK
  • Coheed and Cambria got a huge boost when this song (along with their track "Ten Speed"), were featured in the video game Rock Band. In our interview with their guitarist Travis Stever, he said: "That stuff's incredible what it does for a band. It spreads the name, it made it so people that would have probably not given us the chance gave us the chance, they listened to it. They were curious and they finally got a chance to listen. We made a lot of fans that way, and we've made a lot of fans through the Internet in general, with being able to be a part of certain things. It's crazy how it can affect the band in a bad way, but at the same time be so good for a band. Records are not going to sell anymore. Think about the exposure that you've gotten through the InterWeb. So it's funny, it's definitely a Catch 22."
  • This song was featured on the soundtrack to the 2009 movie 9, starring Elijah Wood.

Comments: 17

  • A Person from A PlaceHow does this song suck? I remember hearing it in the 9 trailer and stuff and loved it. It's a favorite song of mine that never get's old.
  • Snake Plissken from South Of HeavenWow! These guys suck. Singer has the most annoying voice. I tried to listen and enjoy but they are terrible. Only decent song I found was The Final Cut and it had to be listened to live, studio version sucks.
  • Johnathan from Albuquerque, Nmactually i just listened to the song kashmir, they only sampled it a teansy bit, in fact in my opinion doesnt sound exact at all. so i think it just happens to sound similar
  • Johnathan from Albuquerque, Nmoh its mick. hahah oops. (putting foot in mouth)
  • Johnathan from Albuquerque, Nm(response to mike) yeah dude, alot of bands take or aka smaple other things from other bands cus you know not everyone is perfectley original wit there writing for music. like for example the beginning guitar riff to the song wasted years, was ripped off by both megadeth and crooked x.
  • Johnathan from Albuquerque, Nmthis song is awesome! i mean blows my f--king mind. That beginning guitar riff is so simple yet so awesome. The only bad thing about this band is that when they tried to open up for slipknot tehy did this song first and didnt do teh acoustic begninning part and he sounded like s--t. so they got booed of stage.
  • Corey from Sharpsburg, GaThis song is played on his double neck guitar, and the double neck guitar is displayed in the video for this song, however he never uses the 12 string neck in this song.
  • Mick from Los Angeles, CaThis song blows my mind
  • Sonu from Temecula, Caone word can explain this song....EPIC
  • Noland Moore from Puyallup, WaSup my friend and i decided to make an orchestra arrangement of this song. Im thinking about giving it out for free so if you would like this please send me a friend request then a message if you would like me to give you the arrangement or suggest a song i should do an arrangement for. O by the way i may sound pro but im pretty young like school young lol ; )
  • Kayla from Oklahoma City, OkKickass song. =3 Best of Coheed and Cambria.
  • Mike from Riverside, CaAll I know is that this song gets me jacked to play football or workout. I also love how, even though it does rip off "Kashmir" quite a bit, they do a good job making it their own. Such a badass song.
  • Elizabeth from Sacramento, CaOMGosh! I love this song sooooooo much. I have to listen to it everday.
  • Atavan from Muntinlupa, Philippineslove his hair... some of my friends says i sounds like him... and i'm proud of it :)) love the song... i play twice a day the first time i had their cd :)
  • Sebastian from Pittsburgh, PaYeah i thought it was about that....thanks though.
  • Rod from Logan, Njcoheed and cambria are the best ...p.s i can play this on my guitar
  • Airk from Skagway, AkSweet first to comment! Sweet song, love playing it on Rock Band, rockin' band just...uhhhh! so Freakin' awesome!
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