"A Favor House Atlantic" as written by and Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez....
Your eyes tell the stories
Of a day you wish you could
Recall the moments that once have
Retract the footsteps
That brought us to this favor
I wouldn't ask this of you

Good eye,sniper
I shoot, and you run

The words you scribbled on the walls
The loss of friends you didn't have
I'll called you when the time was right
Are you in or are you out
For them all to know the end of us all

Run quick they're behind us
Didn't think we'd ever make it
This close to safety in one piece
Now if you want to kill me
In the act of what could maybe
Save us from sleep and what we are

Bye bye beautiful
Don't bother to write
Disturbed by your words
And they're calling all cars
Face step let down, face step...step down


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"A Favor House Atlantic" as written by Joshua Eric Eppard Claudio Sanchez

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is just one of them that aren't about anything specific. Claudio, Ambellina, and Sizer caught a ride from Al on his ship, the Velorium Camper, from the planet of Godder Damm to the planet of Silent Earth. When they arrive, Jesse's forces are already there battling Wilhelm Ryan's forces at the House Atlantic, Wilhelm Ryan's stronghold.

    If anything this song is about the battle and subsequent retreat of Jesse's forces with Claudio, Ambellina, and Sizer. The sniper is no one specific. The song could be from Claudio's point of view. The "favor" is everyone helping out in the battle that really belongs to Claudio, and Claudio alone.

    When they begin to retreat, he can't believe they all "made it to safety in one piece." At the end of the battle, they accomplished at least staying alive to fight another day.
    akanakinon February 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationAs someone who had not heard of the comics or storyline thread before I first heard this song this is what I decided this song meant.

    Your eyes tell the stories of a day you wish you could
    Recall the moments that once
    Retrace the footsteps that brought us to this favor
    I wouldn't ask this of you
    (two lovers are seeing the memories of their now doomed relationship flashing in each others eyes. the narrator tells the other person not to try to create a timeline of where it went wrong)

    Good eye, sniper
    I shoot, you run
    (a sarcastic line: so hurt by their actions the narrator calls the other person a sniper and says it's time to reverse roles, this may either imply betrayal and revenge or a constant game-loop they are stuck in instead of just breaking up)

    The words you scribbled on the walls
    With the loss of friends you didn't have
    I'll call you when the time is right
    Are you in or are you out?
    For them all to know the end of us all
    (when a relationship ends mutual friends will choose sides,the narrator may be implying that they've already chosen the other person or that the other person lied to keep the friends. It's time to tell everyone that they broke up and what really happened, is the other person ready?)

    Run quick, they're behind us
    Didn't think we'd ever make it
    This close to safety in one piece
    Now you want to kill me in the act of what could maybe
    Save us from sleep and what we are
    (everyone is talking about them and the narrator is surprised their relationship lasted as long as it has and feels even more betrayed by keeping up appearances)

    Good eye, sniper
    Now I shoot, you run
    (the game of hurting each other continues)

    The words you scribbled on the walls
    With the loss of friends you didn't have
    I'll call you when the time is right
    Are you in or are you out?
    For them all to know the end of us all

    Bye bye, beautiful
    Don't bother to write
    Disturbed by your words and they're calling all cars
    Face step, let down
    Face step, step down
    (the narrator decides forget it, they're done,the other person has said enough and they're not pretending anymore)
    TheDeconstructingSparrowon July 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlright i just want to sau that i have read the comics that go along witht his story and i want to clear upa couple things.
    - Al the killer does not even use a sniper, nor does he have sexual affiliation with one, so there you go.
    - Al also did not have feelings for ambelina
    - Also, Al was going to bring them there for the bounty but Claudio and him got into a battle and the group got split up.

    If someone could help decipher the lyrics thpugh that'd be great, i just keep seing these same things over and over again and i wanted to say something.
    Cgzenneron February 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow no one even said anything about this song...This is definitely one of my favorite songs by them. It sounds so amazing and is just so good.
    Hardcore_Slackeron April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read somewhere that during this song is when Claudio (in the story) is running from a sniper of some kind... but it wasn't very clear about that and I'm not 100% sure that that was right... the story seriously confuses me if anyone wants to help me out... i don't get the whole "even number son/nephew" thing at all for example...
    angelzhayloon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT a great song eh? Jusrt discovered these guys. Giving prog rock a good name. His voice is also great!
    Andaahon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Sniper thing isn't really about a sniper at all lol. More of a girl, who is shooting through his heart, not really a man with a gun. But like you I am confused on what this song really means. Something about love and possibly being bitter toward an ex? "Bye Bye Beautiful, Don't Bother to Write"
    New Year's Projecton April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think all of Coheed's songs are very confusing and could mean many different things. Altough it is suppose to follow a story i think most of the story is meant to be interperated by the listener.
    apollo10on April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a break up song... but it really could be everything. I dunno, the "bye bye beautiful" part is what convinces me. This is one of my favourite songs, though.
    swanstreeton April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually I don't exactly knnow how this song fits into the story but I do know about the even numbered nephew. Claudio stated himself that Jesse (Coheed's borther) AKA The Prize Fighter Inferno has 4 nephews and nieces obviously you guys prolly knew that. Coheed and Cambrias children are who I'm talking about. Well anyways Claudio in the story is the only surviving child and is also the second born making him the even numbered nephew to Jesse. Understand?
    MechSpikeon April 15, 2004   Link

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