"The Hound (Of Blood and Rank)" as written by and Claudio/stever Sanchez....
Was it in the cold of that knife you screwed in the heart of the enduring?
'Cause when you opened that door, you knew, well now, there'd be no returning
Or room to mourn what we have lost, to wait while the willing
As you're the hound of blood and rank, and boy you've got another thing coming

Come on, come on, come on
You've gotta give it me
As though you want it too
Come on and set me free

I'll dig it 'til we've made your grave
Oh, you've been a bad, bad boy
I'll cut until I carve it out
And stick it in a sad, sad song

[Chorus:]
Why the bother?
You're no brother
You're the wrong I need
Boy, we all found an audience
While you found the worst of me
you got another thing

Put 'em up against the wall, now they're of no use to you
God, it's time for the curing
Only your in for that big refuse
Surprise boy! This tides come a turning

No room to mourn what you have lost
Oh, no waiting while the willing
Poor little hound of blood and rank
who deserves every ounce of what's coming

Come on, come on, come on
You've gotta give it me
As though you want it too
Come on and set me free

I'll dig it 'til we've made your grave
Oh, you've been a bad, bad boy
I'll cut until I carve it out
And stick it in a sad, sad song

[Chorus]

Come on, come on, come on
You've gotta give it me
As though you want it too
Come on and set me free

I'll dig it 'til we've made your grave
Oh, you've been a bad, bad boy
I'll cut until I carve it out
And stick it in a sad, sad song

[Chorus]

We caught you on the wrong side of lying
Within the dust we left you dying
If only words could keep you hiding
Well, go on, cowards, we've offed you
Cowards, we've offed you

(I hope your life's a living hell)
It's all on you, boy
(I hope your life's a living hell)
It's all on you, boy
(I hope your life's a living hell)
It's all on you, boy
(I hope your life's a living hell)
It's all on you, boy
(I hope your life's a living hell)
It's all on you, boy
(I hope your life's a living hell)
It's all on you, boy
(I hope your life's a living hell)
It's all on you, boy


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"The Hound (Of Blood and Rank)" as written by Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez

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  • +2
    My InterpretationHere's what this song means to me:

    Claudio Kilgannon is leading an attack on the Red Army, with Sizer, Chase and a bunch of other people. They fight hard, but lose. They're cornered and about to be killed, when Sizer steps forward and decides he's going to repay Claudio for rebuilding him in IKSOSE3. Claudio tries to stop him, that's what all the stuff referring to brothers means.

    Sizer, having been raised by Jesse, of course chooses to ignore Claudio and starts to change into that big-ass thing he turns into, which i'm guessing is The Hound. Sizer tells Claudio to run, because he's the one who is to kill Wilhelm Ryan. Claudio does, leaving Sizer to fight off the Reds. Sizer fights hard, until Mayo Deftinwolf appears. Sizer goes after him for revenge about Jesse's death. The battle is epic, but Sizer loses. As he turns back to normal, he sees his death, but knows he has helped Claudio and the entire Heaven's Fence. He smiles and says about Claudio " It's all on you, Boy", as he is killed by Mayo
    Golgamethon April 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can "I'll dig it till we've made your grave" too. But I can also hear other things like "I'll give you till we've made your way." "I'm digging till we've made your grave." But I do agree, it's very hard to hear a g sound at the end if there is one.

    Having said that, Claudio does pronounce things weird and has a tendency to tack on extra sounds. Just listen to In Keeping Secrets (the song). The pioioiaiaiianeearrs.
    The_S0Son October 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs this song perhaps about something that Sizer has done? Presumably, after Jesse dies in From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness Sizer takes his place in command of The Pioneers (Jesse's child army of superior IRO-Bots). However, Sizer could be struggling now with the fact that in creating IRO-Bots in the first place Dr. Hohenberger and eventually Jesse were defying God, and then he turned them all into soldiers, effectively enslaving them in a parallel situation to Supreme Tri-Mage Wilhem Ryan enslaving humans. Claudio Kilgannon too, we can guess, is some kind of an IRO-Bot, as his parents were two of the original three, KBI. And in an earlier song, 'No World for Tomorrow' there are some battle cries going on, but at the same time there's that little side dialogue of 'you've been their plaything!' If in that song someone was convincing Sizer (or he convinced himself, looking on at his brothers and sisters chanting battle cries) that Claudio, this supposed Crowing, was not going to lead them on to the freedom they should seek, but he was using them just like Dr. Hohenberger had used them, as a brute force for revenge.

    So maybe what's happening is Sizer accusing Claudio of betraying his IRO-Bot brothers and sisters, and that he refuses to let them be sicced into senseless wars anymore; more importantly, wars that promise them no freedom or rights after it all ends. He could either be warning Claudio of this, or just thinking of his decision to break from Claudio's and Mariah's movement and establish his own in the interest of IRO-Bots, and force will be used if necessary ('you've found the worst in me, you've got another thing coming'). It seems like at this point Sizer is fed up with being denied, and we can see where there is a rift in what was once an equal alliance ('you're no brother'; 'you're the Hound of Blood and Rank') when each character only thinks of his own best interests.

    y/n?
    kaylzazzon September 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey are currently playing this song live on tour WOOOOOOO it's good.
    zqrton September 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti havnt heard the song yet
    or read the lyrics
    but apollo (the dog) must has some sort of importance
    and the hound might be referring to apollo?

    just a theory
    cassioon October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUnbelievably awesome song. I can't wait to hear the studio version of this. I'm glad to hear Coheed returning to the passion and emotion that seemed to be missing on much of Good Apollo I.
    The_S0Son October 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, so garretep reviewed this already and corrected the first lines on cobalt.

    Was it in the cold of that knife you screwed?
    In the heart of the enduring
    ‘Cause when you opened that door, you knew
    Well now there’d be no returning
    zqrton October 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have the leak to the album version and the lyrics are nothing like the live version lyrics for the most part well I mean they are, but with some big differences. I need to get them all writted down, even on the CD version there are some hard to understand lines but when I do they will be posted.

    Oh and the first line is:

    Was it in the cold of that night you screwed
    In the heart of the enduring
    Cause if you opened that door you knew well
    There'd be no returning
    Alex22on October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh it is knife ^^ I was too excited.
    Alex22on October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have the album version too.
    So... no worries, I'm on it.
    But input would be awesome if you're at SURE you're correct.
    I know that I've got some stuff wrong on here, but I'll be working on it all night.
    Write me on myspace or something if you've got major issues.
    myspace.com/katyh
    iforgoton October 03, 2007   Link

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