"Mother May I" as written by Travis Stever, Claudio Sanchez, Michael Todd and Joshua Eppard....
Did you ever really think that you
Exposed the truth that paints the page?
And in their asking you to see their lie
The mode of true and earnest lie

For in the morning should they wake up
I'll see them precious in their sleep
And steps should break the same
With every move and every need

So run little children play
I'll leave the light off to turn your mother on
So run little children play
I'll leave the light off to turn your mother on

Could you ever really wish of them
One of your games in counts of two
With every moment you'll trace the doubt
And of the premise what about

Will they ever really see her mend or
Does it matter now from then
What of their love for once renounced
And of this love or loss without

So run little children play
I'll leave the light off to turn your mother on
So run little children play
I'll leave the light off to turn your mother on

I should have known
God only knows when your word isn't pure
And the blood on your hands isn't yours
I won't believe any word that you tell
And I won't drink the blood if it spills

So give them the story they want you too
Give them the story they won't
Kiss to you girl before you fall down and leave me

So give them the story they want you too
Give them the story they won't
Kiss to you girl before you fall down and leave me

So give them the story they want you too
Before you leave me
So give them the story they want you too
Before you leave me
So give them the story they want you too
Before you leave me
So give them the story they want you too
Before you leave me
So give them the story they want you too
Before you leave me

God only knows when your word isn't pure
And the blood on your hands isn't yours
I won't believe any word that you tell
And I won't drink the blood if it spills

God only knows when your word isn't pure
And the blood on your hands isn't yours
I won't believe any word that you tell
And I won't drink the blood if it spills


Lyrics submitted by loc4485, edited by Afterman2113

"Mother May I" as written by Joshua Eppard Claudio Sanchez

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    General CommentClaudio Sanchez: “Now, the Writer is realizing that he is the father of this story, and these are his children. The Character is losing it, and these papers are lined up in front of him, and these papers in blood is ‘God only knows’ and that’s the answer to his questions.”

    This explanation ends a lot of debate about Writer’s role. As Claudio S. explains, the Character (Claudio Kilgannon) is torn by grief, hesitation, and confusion concerning his destiny. He’s tortured by visions of the Lost Souls of the Keywork being used in their afterlife for Ryan’s devious ambition to fuel the Keywork. As Claudio is thrust into new situations, he doubts his ability to handle them. Chase, the Vishual, can hear what Writer thinks and says, and tries to reassure Claudio, but he is unchanged. As Claudio S. says, he spreads out papers in front of him that spell out “God only knows,” which is significant because Writer has newly realized himself as the God of their universe. Claudio’s fate is in God, or Writer’s hands, not his own. At this point, these two parallel characters begin to collide. Though cryptic, the lyrics in this song explain the evolution of these two men’s destinies.
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    josheppardfan831on June 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoook... first to comment... i realy think this is whereclaudio (in the story) is talkin to sanchez... hes basicly tellin him... "go ahead... leave me... but only after you fans hear the rest of the story... then you can live in peace"... see realy and truely... i dont want co&ca to stop... sanchez has alot goin with his fans and all... most of us look up to him... like myself... do you guys know what i do everyday???... i try to figure out the story... listening to my cd player and writing things down that would make sense of the story... iv even tryd to branch off the story of co&ca... but i didnt continue afiad the sanchez would somhow find out and take me to court for copyright... lol... but i would realy like to hear one more stroy before he lets all of this go... anyone agree???
    kyleandcambriaon September 17, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningThis explanation ends a lot of debate about Writer’s role. As Claudio S. explains, the Character (Claudio Kilgannon) is torn by grief, hesitation, and confusion concerning his destiny. He’s tortured by visions of the Lost Souls of the Keywork being used in their afterlife for Ryan’s devious ambition to fuel the Keywork. As Claudio is thrust into new situations, he doubts his ability to handle them. Chase, the Vishual, can hear what Writer thinks and says, and tries to reassure Claudio, but he is unchanged. As Claudio S. says, he spreads out papers in front of him that spell out “God only knows,” which is significant because Writer has newly realized himself as the God of their universe. Claudio’s fate is in God, or Writer’s hands, not his own. At this point, these two parallel characters begin to collide. Though cryptic, the lyrics in this song explain the evolution of these two men’s destinies.
    mujiwaraon December 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that it means:

    claudio is trying to finish up the story and cd's so he can go back to a normal life

    "so give them the story they want you too"
    strange_brewon September 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the mode of true and earnest side"

    -complete lyrics
    nemton September 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you are wrong the lyrics are I'll leave the light off to turn your mother on

    What the hell does that mean? Who's mother?
    triggger83on October 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYo momma... Just kidding. that's a little rude... I don't want to picture claudio with anyone's mom
    xscarredbydefaultxon October 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYo momma... Just kidding. that's a little rude... I don't want to picture claudio with anyone's mom
    xscarredbydefaultxon October 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's Claudio's real world counterpart, The Writer. That might clear a few things up for people without spoiling much.
    mashwon November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo does this mean that this is their last CD?
    ajmanon November 06, 2005   Link

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