"Wake Up" as written by Travis Stever, Claudio Sanchez, Michael Todd and Joshua Eppard....
I'm going to ride this plane out of your life again.
I wish that I could stay but you argue.
More than this I wish you could've seen my face
In backseat staring out the window.

I'll do anything for you,
Kill anyone for you.

So leave yourself intact
'Cause I will be coming back.
In a phrase to cut these lips,
I love you.

The morning will come
In the press of every kiss
With your head upon my chest
Where I will annoy you
With every waking breath
Until you decide to wake up.

I've earned through hope and faith
The curves around your face
That I'm the one you'll hold forever.
If morning never comes for either one of us,
Then this I pray to you wherever.

I'll do anything for you.
This story is for you.
('Cause I'd do anything you want me to... for you.)
I'll do anything for you,
Kill anyone for you.

So leave yourself intact
'Cause I won't be coming back.
In a phrase to cut these lips,
I loved you.

The morning will come
In the press of every kiss
With your head upon my chest
Where I will annoy you
With every waking breath
Until you decide to wake up.

The morning will come
In the press of every kiss
With your head upon my chest
Where I will annoy you
With every waking breath
'Til you decide to wake up.


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    General Comment"'I wrote that song in what felt like one minute” says Sanchez. "I had just gotten on a plane to go back to New York after spending time with my girlfriend in California. The band was getting ready to go out on the road again and I didn't know when I'd see her next. So I was sad, and this song came out. I sent it to her and it made her cry. As to where the influence for something like that comes from, it was really just a case of that being the song I needed to write in order to make it to the next day.”

    -Guitar World
    chiswell greenon September 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment^^You're fucking insane
    hellarack99on August 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbets coheed song ever... the song rememinds me how it feels to break up with the love of your life...
    blinkcat00on October 03, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningFitting with the sporadic, dysfunctional organization of the album, even during his torment and plotting, Writer reflects on the love he had for Erica and all of the things he would’ve done for her. He dwells on the past, thinking of Erica fondly, despite his belief of her infidelity (it is unclear in the graphic novel whether or not Erica truly cheated on him). Writer has somewhat of a split personality now, half that feels guilt, loss and love, and half that feels anger, betrayal and revenge.
    mujiwaraon December 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm gonna wait!
    hellarack99on August 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is in-fucking-credible
    my faith in coheed is back

    ...after welcome home i was alittle ehhh
    strange_brewon August 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpfff beauuuuutiful song omg i can't wait for the album!!!! still a little more than a fucking month though :(
    guitarheroon August 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm not sure but instead of "for evil i'll evolve" i hear "for either one of us"
    guitarheroon August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's definately for either one of us

    but this is by far my favorite coheed song ever....its so ridiculously good
    IHeartCoCaon August 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow?
    loc4485on August 30, 2005   Link

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