The worlds have now learned of the worst yet to come.
On the brink of an end, a boy learns to run.
How you love, could you, Mr. Man-of-the-Year?
Walking tall with nothing to fear.

Don't pass up this chance, oh, go tear down the walls.
No Gods will be watching, no one cares enough at all.
These words need now an ending,
as they did at the start, but I'll keep on pretending I won't go

Don't cry no more, boy.
You've got the other side of your life, so enjoy.
I'll move out the front door, and take out your trash,
but I'll no longer be haunting here, I'm not coming back.

The world must know my story, so long Amory.
Please drive me home one last time.

Hail! x57.

Lyrics submitted by iforgot

The End Complete V: On the Brink song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentThis is, in my opinion, literally the best song ever written. I start to tear up everytime I hear it.

    In the last song, The Road and The Damned, everything ends. Claudio's killed Wilhelm Ryan, Mayo Deftinwolf, and everyone he has a vendetta out on. He destroys Star IV, breaking The Keywork, and sending the planets into chaos. So, at the end Claudio goes to heaven, and is reunited with Ambellina, his parents, everyone he lost. But, he's guilty so he goes to hell. The Writer stops him, and the story ends.

    So, in this song, The Writer puts down his story. He has done what he started. His madness has passed him. Ten Speed atill remains with him. He is part of the story, and will not fade. The Writer decides to go to Erica Court's house, making Ten Speed think that he will take her back. He gets angry with The Writer. But, when Erica lets The Writer in her house, he vents all his feelings on her, and ends thier relationship on his terms. The Writer and Ten Speed converse, and The Writer begins his new life. The story has given him a new lease on life. He is free of Erica, free of his madness. He sets off back to his house, to start his life anew.
    Golgamethon April 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSeeing as the story is not officially written yet, I would not be surprised if Claudio (the real one) visits forums such as these to gain ideas. Some interpretations are pretty damn creative.

    I saw a few posts here about the number of "hails" in this song. There are 57, I counted. Now that the track listing for the new album, "Year of the Black Rainbow" is out, I can finally put an end to this. The 57 "hails" represent the total of 57 Coheed songs, but only if you count the right ones.

    SSTB originally has 10 tracks, but for this to work we must count 13 from the re-release.
    IKSSE:3 has 11 tracks. Some would say it has 12 with 21:13, or 23, but we only count 11.
    FTTEOM has 15 tracks, but the Willing Well series must be counted as one, giving it 12.
    NWFT Has 13 tracks, but again The End Complete series must be counted as one, giving it 9.
    YOTBR has 12 tracks.


    Not sure if this was intentional, but it works anyway.
    Marzipandemicon February 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm not sure what song this is cause i don't have the cd with me now but if this is the last song on the new cd it is epic and it is obviously a "fuck you leave" to a girlfriend/love interest..."...You're a selfish little whore, a selfish little whore, if i had my way i'd smash you face with the door" maybe i'm wrong but that's the way i see it, i'll try to get the lyrics to the new cd on here cause they need to be talked about
    kickjazzon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWait, you're talking like you have, as in OWN, Good Apollo 2.
    Do you?
    iforgoton September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm pretty sure i do... i'm not a huge coheed fan yet but i saw them at warped and my friend let me barrow good apollo 2, well i thought... does this sound like the last song off another of there cds?
    kickjazzon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat the hell are you talking about broham. they didn't release this yet. this cd comes out oct. 23. month and a half. :)
    monticelloon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentidk i'll get back to you guys when i talk to my friend
    kickjazzon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyep, i feel like a duoshe bag now it is obvioulsy volume one my bad guys...
    kickjazzon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentway to go kickjazz. not even close. the final cut is what youre talking about. youcant drop lines like that without truth behind them. people would kill for that album early
    SFplaysguitaron September 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty killer.
    Claudio's voice is more like how it sounds for PFI.
    iforgoton October 08, 2007   Link

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