"The Camper Velourium I: Faint of Hearts" as written by and Claudio/todd Sanchez....
With the worries that I'd give her in they told the worst of me
My wanting just to hold your neck in my arms and feel me squeeze
No I'm not going to give you what you want so if you please
The sin that shapes your voice carries my ears in this new disease

Did somebody take your "tongue"
In worries of the words that you couldn't say if they could've saved them from
But I don't want to sleep without so I bid to you goodnight
Tonight sleep tight my love

The anxious through the calming storm you'll sit as you pray for rain
I'll touch it if you ask me to but how is up to you
No I'm not going to let you get up if you struggle willingly
I'll favor all your form to show you how it's been done to me

Did somebody take your "tongue"
In worries of the words that you couldn't say if they could've saved them from
But I don't want to sleep without so I bid to you goodnight sleep tight my love
With all the words you say
You'll save

You were so well behaved
As you arched and made your way
This gift for you engraved the shift as stretch your legs
You were so well behaved
You were so well
Who taught these tricks that made...you were so well behaved

If the world stops turning girl you better not stop when I say
If there was nothing you could do to stop it why'd you try?
Then the ground starts parting through the silence as you woke up the dead
Everything here dies alone

But I'm not quite sure what you've been told
On Labor Day
I'm not starting with you but the faint of hearts
Will worries weigh?
But I'm not quite sure what this unfolds
On Labor Day
I'm not starting with you but the faint of hearts

Did somebody take your tongue
In worries of the words that you couldn't say if they could've saved them from
But I don't want to sleep without so I bid to you goodnight tonight sleep tight my love
With all the words you say

Did somebody take your tongue
In worries of the words that you couldn't say if they could've saved them from
But I don't want to sleep without so I bid to you goodnight tonight sleep tight my gun.


Lyrics submitted by fallacies, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"The Camper Velourium I: Faint of Hearts" as written by Joshua Eppard Claudio Sanchez

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  • +2
    General CommentI don't think this about Al raping Newo, but there is an element of Al being a rapist/murder. Actually, after listening to this song repeatedly, I've come to the conclusion that it's Al confessing his past crimes to Newo. Intially, he felt that he could trust her becasue she seemed so "well-behaved". But after seeing Newo's horrified reaction, ("Did somebody take your tongue?"), Al thinks that she had tricked him into trusting her and is angry. He feels betrayed by her because he cared enough to admit that he was/is a "monster". The ending reference to the gun may be Al thinking of revenge OR Newo's belief that she must protect herself from Al till Claudio returns for her.
    murasaki_vchan21on November 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually, Apollo, you are right. Throughout the song at the end of the chorus they are saying "my love" but at the end of the song they say "so I bid to you goodnight, tonight, sleep tight, my gun" I was also wondering what the significance of that was.
    chubbyfromage9on November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really don't think that Al is raping Newo in this song, though I believe that there is some element of sex. Al is nuts, and he's the type of dude that would be weirdly obsessed with his gun. Through most of the song, I think it's him talking to his gun. "With my wanting just to hold your neck in my arms and feel me squeeze
    No I'm not going to give you what you want so if you please" His gun is "wanting" to shoot Newo in this part, this is what I see, but part of Al is sort of loving this girl, and he really doesn't want to. All of the touching and what not is to the gun. Newo is WAY more than freaked out (did somebody take your tongue) She's terrified to speak. I'd been freaked if I was kidnapped (I believe that she was kidnapped in the song Three Evils, right before the Crowing. That is where Claudio is told that he's the Crowing, and then in Blood Red Summer, what did I do to deserve this--But THEN realizes that Newo has been kidnapped and is kind of "OH HELL NO!"--if you get my point, and starts kicking a**) and given to a weirdo. So yeah, Al isn't raping her. I sort of think that there is sex though, thus sealing off the whole love thing. Where is says "The shift as you stretch your legs
    You were so well behaved
    You were so well
    Who taught these tricks that make...you were so well behaved" Like, who taught you those tricks in bed, you were such an innocent chic?

    And then, because he's crazy, he then says goodnight not only to his "love" (which might have, at the beginning, also refered to his gun) but also to his gun. Remember, "Good eye, sniper" in A Favor House Atlantic. Al shoots people. He really loves his gun.
    Jaded Rogueon April 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAt this point in the story, we have the group of Claudio, Ambellina, and Sizer. They need to make their way to the House Atlantic on the world of Silent Earth to face Wilhelm Ryan. However, they are stranded on the world of Godder Damm.

    To get off the planet, they need the help of a character named Al, because he has a ship that can get them off-planet.

    However, this song is strictly about Al and his backstory. He is a serial killer who kills women that remind him of an ex girlfriend (or possibly ex wife). Her name is Luci. He is obsessed with befriending women that remind him of Luci, and then killing them.

    This song is just about him killing women.

    He wants to "hold their neck" and have them feel him squeeze. He asks if someone "took their tongue" (because they can't speak while being strangled). As he's strangling them, they struggle, "stretch their legs."

    The "Coo Coo Cachoo" can be explained by the phrase itself being nonsense. When it was used in "I Am the Walrus" it was used purely because it didn't make sense, just like the entire song. In this song, its use only emphasizes the insanity of the character, Al. It's that simple.

    Also, this song is not about Al's gun at all. He rarely used a gun at all to begin with. They mention the word "gun" once in this song, and that does not warrant the song being about a weapon at all. In the rest of the song, he uses the term "my love," meaning the woman he is killing. In the last line, the word "love" is changed to "gun" because the woman is essentially the trigger that sets him off. She is the catalyst, or the "gun" that sets him off.
    akanakinon February 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIs the girl ikkin newo? The point of view sounds like the view of someone w. a prison-guard-ish job over this girl whoever she is... it's really confusing haha but even if it's not a prison-guard-ish person it's someone who's got a creepy way of thinking..
    angelzhayloon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPeople say newo ikkin is actaully nikki owen. But thats all i know about her
    apollo10on April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnewo ikkin is caludio's (2nd of Coheed/Cambria's 4 kids) love. nikki owen is the real claudio's ex from what ive read.
    s0fon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason half my posts dont even show up =\
    s0fon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti'm not too sure cuz they dont show the lyrics word for word but the very last line of this song it sounds like he says "tonite, sleep tight, my gun" i dont know if this is correct or not but thats what it sounds like he says, i'm not to sure as to what the significance of that would be either
    ap0llo2113on April 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually, apoll02113, he says "sleep tight my love". Im pretty sure its "al" talking to "newo".
    Bruticuson April 28, 2004   Link

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