"Made Out of Nothing (All That I Am)" as written by and Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez....
Nevermind all the lines, I'm coming
And there is no better part of me you'll see
The darkest light the blind I'll be
I accept that you chose to forget
The horrid thing you made of me, my dear
It is alright, it is so

The laughing feels so good
But the world misunderstood all I said,
There was no joke in what I meant

Someone please come shelter me from
All that I am and never again
Will I believe the same old story
Someone please come shelter me from
All that I am and never again
Will I believe the same old story

I've given up on all I loved for
An honest moment of clarity
Well I need to feel alright, please let me breathe
In a life I'm made out of nothing
To cleanse this useless identity
Will you hear all the world in it's whys?
Just wait,

Will the later half be as good?
Well if only I misunderstood
I'll weight all this judgment I've been blamed

Someone please come shelter me from
All that I am and never again
Will I believe the same old story
Someone please come shelter me from
All that I am and never again
Will I believe the same old story

I failed you, I fail
There's no understanding in miracles
When the worst, it always comes true
Ha-ha, I am the nothing you have saved

Someone please come shelter me from
All that I am and never again
Will I believe the same old story
Someone please come shelter me from
All that I am and never again
Will I believe the same old story

It eats us like cancer, we're hoping for something
Maybe an answer with all that you've done for me
I'll give you nothing
It eats us like cancer, we're hoping for something
Maybe an answer with all that you've done for me
Made out of nothing

Made out of nothing
Made out of nothing
Made out of nothing
Made out of nothing
Made out of nothing
Made out of nothing
Made out of nothing
Made out of nothing


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"Made Out of Nothing (All That I Am)" as written by Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez

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    General CommentMy theory about this song is that it's Pearl contemplating life and everything while being held captive by Wilhelm Ryan. Ryan kept her in a glass box and used all kinds of tactics to try to break her emotionally, and this song illustrates her slowly slipping into madness

    "I accept that you chose to forget
    the horrid thing you made of me, my dear"

    Pearl is made to believe that Leonard is to blame for her being captured and that he has forgotten about her. She doesn't accept it at first, but the longer she's held captive, the more she starts to believe it.

    "I've given up on all I've loved for
    An honest moment of clarity
    Well I need to feel alright, please let me breathe"

    On one point, Pearl wants out so badly that she wishes that anyone could take her place, even if it were Leonard or Joseph. She doesn't care if one of her loved ones had to suffer, she would switch places with them in a heartbeat.

    "All that I am and never again
    Will I believe the same old story"

    This could be about her resisting and disagreeing the things Wilhelm Ryan tells her about Leonard. She keeps telling herself that she won't believe him, even though deep down she does.

    "There's no understanding in miracles
    When the worst, it always comes true"

    This is the most telling part in my opinion. All through the story, Pearl mentions quite a bit about not believing in miracles, especially after Joseph was killed. The situation she is in just strengths her belief.

    These are all just my opinions, of course. This might not be the actual interpretation of the song, but that is how I see it. But I definitely suggest reading the "Year of the Black Rainbow" novel if youre a big Coheed and Cambria fan and you can find it on eBay or Amazon. It is fantastic!
    TimmyD1991on March 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's...

    "It eats us like cancer we're combing for something, maybe an answer with all that you've done for me"

    Great song.
    Stephen Flowon March 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear "it is alright/your right it is so" instead of "It is all that it is so"

    and as the first line in the chorus

    SOMEONE please come shelter me from

    and

    Ive given up on all I loved for
    an honest MOMENT of clarity
    janeaparis1on March 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel, ooh, nothing

    is

    I Failed... You.... I failed...



    But there's nothing

    is

    I'll give you nothing


    I'll wait on this judgment I've been blamed

    mayyyyyy be

    I'll weigh, oh this judgment I've been blamed


    As for the so's, I second the someone bit, but I think there'll be no telling til official release comes out with the way Claud sings. Great job! Thanks for taking this task up, definitely my favorite song from the new album.
    iamsolidsnakeon March 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can I hear this and the other songs from the new album?
    Yalocoon March 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it may be "it is your right, it is so" not so sure though. and i gotta agree with the "someone" instead of "so in the chorus
    dragonfly032on March 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm listening through the album now and so far this is my favorite song.
    It's possibly the Writing Writer talking about his work?
    ExistanceIsFutile23on March 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm with everyone else on the someone part.

    He does elongate the 'so,' which kind of kills the 'me' part, but he definitely says something at the end that makes an 'ne' sound.

    Essentially it sounds to me like 'sooone please come shelter me,' understood as 'someone.'
    eBunaon March 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always thought this was leonards thoughts right before he goes to attempt an assasination on deftinwolf. This isn't one of my theories that I believe to be absolutely true, however.
    SipSopon September 27, 2010   Link

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