"Welcome Home" as written by Travis Stever, Joshua Eppard, Michael Todd and Claudio Sanchez....
You could have been all I wanted
But you weren't honest
Now get in the ground
You choked off the sorriest of favors

But if you really loved me
You would've endured my will
If you're just as I presumed
You're a whore in sheep's clothing

Fucking up all I do
And if, oh, here we've stopped
Then never again will you see this in your life
And onto the glory at my right hand

Here laid to rest, is our love ever low
With truth on the shores of confession
You seem to take premise to all of these, so

You stormed off to scar the armada
Like Jesus played leader
I'll drill through your hands
The stone for the curse you have blamed me

With love and devotion, I'll die as you sleep
But if you could just write me out
To never this wonder
Happy will I become?

Be true that this is no option
With I condemn you demon pray demon out
Demon raiding in love
And on to the glory at my right hand

Here laid to rest, is our love ever low
With truth on the shores of confession
You seem to take premise to all of these, so

One last kiss for you
One more wish 'til you
Please make up your mind girl, I'll do anything for you

One last kiss for you
One more wish 'til you
Please make up your mind girl, before I hope you die


Lyrics submitted by hellarack99, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Shirbukh

"Welcome Home (Encore)" as written by Travis Stever, Joshua Eppard, Michael Todd, Claudio Sanchez

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  • +2
    General CommentThat is one hell of a guitar solo \m/.
    Musashidenon July 14, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song was originally titled Kashmire and the styles an homage to Led Zepplin.

    Like 2113 was to Rush's 2112
    and Final Cut is to Pink Floyd's Final Cut.

    The song/album steps out of the story to show how the writers life affects the outcome. Dear Apollo im burning Star IV, volume two will finish the story and thier last album will be the beginning of everything.

    Does anyone know for sure if the writer is meant to be Cladio/the band, or if the writer is a character in a story-inside-of-a-story kind of motif?
    dimenovelon August 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song! I adored it so much that I had to buy the album, and I became a fan very quickly. XD

    The song to me is just pure genius with dark undertones to back it up. Wicked guitar solo too.

    I always thought that he said, "Like Jesus bled later". However, the lyrics in the cover say, "Like Jesus played letter" but I think the people who were making the cover messed it up, since it doesn't make as much sense. -shrug-
    Anestheron August 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNow, I'd just like to educate everyone who seems to think that "Like Jesus played Martyr" makes no sense and that playing a letter (which is impossible and not a metaphor) does...

    Martyr: somebody who suffers persecution and death for refusing to renounce, or accept, a belief or cause

    Jesus did this, died for our sins and had his hands drilled/nailed to the cross for that. It not only makes sense on it's own but with the next line, where the proposed "played letter" makes no sense and doesn't with the next line.

    Please don't just think about what you hear, Claudio has a very unique voice, he isn't illiterate! You're insulting him!

    Anyone who still isn't convinced: Imagine it pronounced "Mair-ter".

    Really disappointed in humanity's abilities to put two and two together at the moment...
    chloehbugon September 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOk, first of all I agree with the theory that the first verse of the song is sang by Claudio Sanchez, and the second verse is sang by Claudio Killgannon.

    I read in Kerrang Magazine that Claudio said some of this record is inspired by this relationship he was in where this girl basically wanted him to settle down and abandon the band (Coheed and Cambria). He said he was actually prepared to make this choice, but things didn't work out.

    Given that, I think this song definately is about that situation. The first verse is about how crazy he was about this girl, and how she betrayed him and broke his heart (I assume she cheated on him or something).

    These lines specifically lead me to believe that.

    You could have been all that I wanted
    But you were honest
    Now get in the ground

    (We could've been married and happy, but you lied/cheated, so die)

    You choked off the "surest" of favors
    But if you really loved me
    You would've ignored my world



    (You would've thrown away our marriage if I refused to leave the band, but if you loved me you would've allowed me to continue doing what I love)

    Then basically the last lines of the first verse are just saying you're a whore trying to fuck up my life, so you're not going to have a badass like me in your life anymore.

    ---

    Now, my interpretation of the second verse is I think it's Claudio Killgannon pissed off that Claudio Sanchez is considering quitting the band and thus ending the story.

    I'm not quite sure about all that Jesus and armada stuff, but here's my interpretation of these lines

    With love and devotion
    I'll die as you sleep

    (because of you're marriage to this girl, you're considering stopping the writing of this story, and just killing me)

    But if you could just write me out
    To never this wonder
    Happy will I become?

    (you could just stop writing this story and never leave me with closure? never let me find out how things end for me, or if I end up)

    Be true that this is no option
    So listen, god damn you
    Demon raiding the love

    (I think this part is just Claudio Killgannon saying he has no choice but to finish writing the story. He has to finish this, or else how will his world's problems be resolved)

    ---

    Likewise, I think the chorus is just Claudio Sanchez talking about how the relationship between the woman and him is dead and over.

    I also wonder if the right hand reference his referring to the hand with which he writes/strums his guitar with, basically saying to the characters in the story, and possibly the fans, "Hang ong ot the glory of my right hand," or, hang on, because im going to finish writing this story and making these songs.

    And finally the last part goes along with the whole relationship with the girl thing

    ---

    I know this has been a very long post, but I want to propose one final question of mine.

    As you guys know, Claudio has said the writer of the story will be involved in the plotline of this album...but also it has been hinted at that the God of the world of Coheed and Cambria is an influence on the plot too. Do you guys thinik that the writer of the story is the God that the Prise are waiting to return?

    Just a theory I thought I'd propose.

    Anyways, sorry for the long post, I just had some theories about this song, so I thought I'd post them.
    JacktheLionon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentClaudio Sanchez: “The Writer has a vision. He sees himself in this disfigured form, and a woman bound next to a grave. And the woman says ‘don’t kill me, I love you.’ and he says, ‘What do you care? You left me this way the only way my pain will end is in your suffering. Now get in the ground’ And thats the scene in the video.”

    Much like this short explanation from Claudio S., Writer simply sees himself dragging a young blonde woman (who looks remarkably like Erica) to a hole in the ground. She’s bound at the wrists and as he’s forcing her into the hole, she’s pleading with him for her life, telling him not to do this to her because she loves him. He, the figure Writer sees himself as, is wearing a black cloak that covers most of his face, looking similar to a reaper. Writer’s deep sadness about the end of his relationship with Erica is beginning to transform from loss to anger.
    -CobaltandCalcium
    josheppardfan831on June 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUm... if I'm not mistaken, Jesus was a Jew. Other than that I agree.
    Scorpionsphynxon September 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is not about Claudio and Newo. It's about a vison the Writer has. In the vison he sees himself in this disfigured form, and a woman bound next to a grave. And the woman says ‘don’t kill me, I love you.’ and he says, ‘What do you care? You left me this way the only way my pain will end is in your suffering. Now get in the ground’ And thats the scene in the video. He, the figure Writer sees himself as, is wearing a black cloak that covers most of his face, looking similar to a reaper. Writer’s deep sadness about the end of his relationship with Erica is beginning to transform from loss to anger.
    mujiwaraon December 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about The Writer and Miss Erica Court. The Writer is upset and heartbroken that Erica left him.. even though the reason she left him was because he was too involved in his story to pay enough attention to her. So now he's kinda going crazy and having these visions of killing her and burying her in the ground because he's mad that she left him. And basically its tormenting him.. making him delusional, hence the Ten Speed that talks to him later on.
    alliottquinnon May 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyay! first to comment on this song... what can i say except that this song is amazing and i can't wait for the album!... still have to wait for 2 months... *sigh*
    guitarheroon July 13, 2005   Link

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