"Feathers" as written by and Claudio/stever Sanchez....
History's made its mark in anger
As everybody knows, it's what we do
It's nothing new

The next chords struck are fault and failure
And we both know that finger points on cue
There's blame for two

Do you really want him calling, Newo
Do you really think he's coming back to you?
Oh, once the world stops spinning, read that writing on the wall

Is there another, Newo?
Is there cushion just enough to break the fall
Oh, don't you cry
Just lie there baby in the past, 'cause if you want it all right now

Hide your feathers, on the back porch, baby
He's coming home for, you've been such a liar
Hide your feathers
Little back porch lady
You're too old
Enough to cry those sorry eyes out over the world

Hear me scream outside your window
I'm only here to make my peace with you
There's something new

Oh, it was our time, that day in our lives
If I could do things different what would I choose?
Oh, don't you cry, Mama
Please, don't cry Mama
Oh, don't you cry, no, no

Right now, hide your feathers, on the back porch, baby
He's coming home for you've been such a liar
Hide your feathers
Little back porch lady
You're too old
Enough to cry those sorry eyes out over the world

No other, would wait for a lover
To embrace, boy
When there's no more room for love
You'll sell her off to the sharks

Right now, hide your feathers, on the back porch, baby
He's coming home for you've been such a liar
Right now, hide your feathers, on the back porch, baby
He's coming home for you've been such a liar

Hide your feathers
Little back porch lady
You're too old
Enough to cry those sorry eyes out over the world

Wait a minute, little back porch lady
Wait a minute, little back porch lady
I'm in love
Wait a minute, little back porch lady
Oh, don't you cry, Mama
Oh, don't you cry, no, no
Wait a minute, little back porch lady
Wait a minute, little back porch lady
I'm in love
Wait a minute, little back porch lady
Oh, don't you cry, Mama
Oh, don't you cry, no, no


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"Feathers" as written by Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez

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    General CommentClaudio said that birds are a metaphor for a certain woman in the story that has wronged a certain male character.

    Or something like that.
    iforgoton October 08, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretationthis is just for people who know nothing about coheed and cambria as a graphic novel. please dont flame me. it may not be 100% accurate for all, but its ideas that many share. i would appreciate any feedback/ratings.


    Claudio Sanchez has begun writing a graphic novel that has characters like any other story. however, the characters to his story are also in the music. they are what the music is about. its difficult to apply individual songs to our immediate life. its easier to disect the actual story into our own lives. because the characters mentioned here, like Newo and Claudio are fictional.

    the meaning is described in the story, not in the words.

    cobaltandcalcium.com for more information regarding the story.
    keep in mind that things here apply to claudios real life, just through the story.

    you cant simply right this off as a "breakup" song. because their world and the problems he faces are so different. they take place in 3 different realms. the cahracters in the "story" the "writing writer" of the story and the physical author Claudio (s).

    and there is no "coming home". this is the last 24 hours or so of the world as they know it. everything, including home and both of them will be destroyed, if it hasnt already. this song mayb be a flashback, who knows.

    newo supposedly cheated on claudio (k) back in IKSSE3. but who knows if that even happened? the writing writer writes crazy stuff into the life of claudio(k) that may or may not be true - as the writing writer is going through more turmoil than anyone, and his life's problems (lying lies of erica court?) always end up appearing in claudio's (k) life.

    furhter than that, we have to assume that claudio sanchez is writing the novel and lyrics for a reason.

    the experiences that he faces are so different though (claudio sanchez) for instance, he may very well simply have internal conflict with what to do wiht his professional career, but it translates into lyrics about a "bad breakup" or "the end of the world". newo represents so much good that has occured in his life, whether it be through relationships or through any number of other good things like professional success. characters like Al the Killer represent bad things in his life, that although cause him pain - ends up helping him tremendously (favor house atlantic). learn a bit about the story, think long and hard. because the truth is that this book hasnt even been written yet and everyone here has educated guesses based on interviews. that is it.

    claudio sanchez is all about taking things that happen in his life and using the things he learns to make a better future for himself. it is evident in the lyrics, because even the worst cahracters help him overcome something huge.
    FaintOfHearts90on November 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou bastard-.-
    You had me so excited.
    minoshaon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlllllllllllllllllllllol
    monticelloon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGirls aren't bastards =P

    Besides it's not her fault you got excited over lyrics to a CD that hasn't leaked or been shipped yet. lol I'm just as eager as you are, but only about 17 days left.
    Alex22on October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst two lines:

    This dreams made it's mark on memory
    As everybody knows it's what we do

    Lol that's all I have. What he said exactly is that birds are a metaphor for women, not in general but a certain one in his life (guessing in his life because he says certain women have wronged him). Because like a pidgeon who collects dirt in their feathers, they/she collects lies in her 'feathers'.
    Alex22on October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm working on the full lyrics now btw. Love this song.
    Alex22on October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs much as I could get from the clip, he speaks over mostly the entire second verse, and without that I doubt the end I could hear would make sense.

    This dreams made it's mark remember
    As everybody knows it's what we do
    It's nothing new
    Let's both (??????)
    And we both know that finger points on you
    There's blame for two

    Do you really want him coming Newo?
    Do you really think he's coming back to you?
    Oh, if the world stops spinning with that writing on the wall
    You're (???) Newo
    You'll be cushioned just enough to break the fall
    Won't you cry? Just lie there baby, cause if you want it all then....

    Right now, hide your feathers on the back porch baby.
    He's coming home for you....been such a liar
    Hide your feathers in the back porch maybe
    To open up (?)
    Your sorry eyes


    Anyone want to try and fill in the ???
    Alex22on October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song given the source of it. Great that him and his girlfriend have a house now. Though when he said out in the woods....I imagine the house from the Blood Red Summer video.
    zqrton October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, all guarded and armed with lights and watched over by Claudio sitting on the roof with a baseball bat...
    iforgoton October 08, 2007   Link

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