"Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow)" as written by and Claudio/todd Sanchez....
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]


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"Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow)" as written by Joshua Eppard Claudio Sanchez

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  • +2
    General CommentThe first three paragraphs of this song detail Mayo's interrogation of Sizer. He is an IRO-bot, a robot, so instead of just killing him, Mayo literally chops his limbs off with a chain saw - "sever the limbs from his torso."

    The next part starting with "slowly discarded" detail how Mayo tosses Sizer's remains in an alleyway. Claudio, Coheed and Cambria's son, who has been a recluse the past decade, stumbles upon his remains while arguing with Ambellina. He recognizes it as an IRO-bot, something Claudio is as well. He "fixes and restores" him.

    The last part, "pull the trigger and the nightmare stops," harkens back to the interrogation. It is something Sizer was yelling at Mayo, begging him to kill him so that the interrogation can end.
    akanakinon February 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot necessarily Adisk. Could be pulling the trigger and killing the person who is making things a nightmare.

    People who take the meaning of a song from one line are..... silly.
    Andaahon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite song on the new album. not too sure how it fits into the main storyline, but we'll find out sometime soon.
    athotmaildotcomon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song....... can't wait to see them in concert....Shabutie!
    Aobe27on April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is shabuti i heard in in their song devil in jersey city
    xASiDKxon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentadisk- Shabutie is a band Claudio used to be in and eventually was changed into Coheed and Cambria I think with a few member changes.

    I think Three Evils is about Coheed's last moments as even partially himself. I'm not sure who's standpoint it is told from, whether from Claudio, Inferno, or Coheed himself (I am going with Coheed at this point except with the "crossing the interstate walking away I'll fire on" that throws me off) But anyway, I think it is primarily telling of Coheed after the Monstar has almost completely taken over him. He is struggling to keep control but is failing and knows what has to be done and wishes for his friends/family to kill him/the Monstar because not only does it hold the ability to fix the universe/Keywork, but it can also destroy everything. So far he has done a lot of murdering and ruthless killing and what is left of his own mind feels horrible regret for it and wishes for himself to be killed to stop the Monstar. "dear my friends in the time we've spent forever after beyond this when will our nightmare ever end?" that line backs up a lot of that theory. He is trying to convince them to not think twice about being able to restore him to his normal self and the only way to rid themselves of the Monstar is to kill him. And with Cambria and 3 of his 4 children being dead (I can't remember if he knows it at this point) he doesn't really have a reason to be alive. Again, this is only my theory on the storyline.
    Alaceoon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentxAsiDKx, Shabutie was the name of Coheed and Cambria before they were... well, Coheed and Cambria. And, Alaceo's ideas do make sense to me... the part about " We'll fix him restore him " could be talking about when the monstar was injected into Coheed when he was young, in order to save his life. Then the end also makes sense. The " Pull the trigger and the nightmare stops, being killing Coheed to end the nightmare.
    Sparty414on April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the CD jacket of the Cd, it says not to take this song seriously. I think people realize that it's all part of a story that Claudio is writing...not suicide.
    MysteryGirlon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI got the impression this song had something to do with an "I, Robot".... It talks about the thing they found (person or robot??) in mechanical terms, "Fix him, restore him". Just a thought...
    McDoooofuson April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about Jesse being questioned and murdered by the army that captured him. he is torn apart, burned, and discarded. the second part is someone, possibly Ambellina of the Prise who was sent to help out Claudio or maybe the surviving members of Jesse's militia (I Robots? not sure yet. Jesse does eventually make the I Robots), finding him and bringing him back to life. Jesse is the "redeemer" because he gave his life to save his love. keep in mind that this is still part of Claudio's vision. Claudio wakes up in the next song.
    s0fon April 16, 2004   Link

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