"The Black Rainbow" as written by and Claudio Sanchez Travis Stever....
You were all that we needed
To believe in our doubt
The hurt we allowed
We swore to believe them
And scattered across our memories found

You were all that we needed
To believe in our doubt
The worst I'm afraid
The hurt we allowed
We'd find the lines enclosed
Into a great unknown to read all
The words we left out

In all we are
But you were afraid
In all we are
The one thing we can pay
In all we are
But you were afraid
Wishing one day we could be strong

It's over, it's over
It's all coming apart
While you were sleeping, we were stealing your home
It's over, it's over
It's all coming apart
Now I never let this go, I say
It's over, it's over
It's all coming apart
While you were sleeping, we were stealing your home
It's over, it's over
Coming apart
Now I never let this go, I say
It's over, it's over
(Coming apart, coming apart)
While you were sleeping, we were stealing your home
It's over, it's over
(Coming apart, coming apart)
Now I never let this go, I say
It's over, it's over
Coming apart, I know, I know, you know, you know
It's over, it's over
Coming apart (it's over, it's over)


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"The Black Rainbow" as written by Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez

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  • +2
    General Commentdidn't read all the comments because there were so many but i don't understand how people can be so misinformed and state things as facts. This is absolutely a "prequel" album. Buy the book! its a prequel too lol. This song is about the black rainbow (see title) its the way the citizens of the fence felt based on the appearance of the black rainbow. Nothing to do with the writer or erica court. He wasn't even part of the story here. Claudio wrote in the writer as the only way to deal with his emotions at the time of GA:I because forcing that stuff into the actual story line would've been lame. Also the lyrics you ahve up there are really off "we were stealing your heart" is the actual lyrics I also believe at some points it says "its over little boy" but Im not sure if that was in the liner notes (thoug they are often different when the album comes out anyway with coheed) I may be entirely wrong about that last bit but the rest is pretty much common knowledge on cobaltandcalcium.com and the fact that is a prequel is, well, silly to contest because you obviosuly dind't read the novel or listen to anything claudio said since the release of NWFT
    SipSopon September 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentClaudio explicitly states that this album is a prequel to the Amory Wars Storyline.
    CaptainFSUon April 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy only complaint is that this is
    the only 7-8 min song on the album, i always
    enjoyed those. good song tho
    BurnsA2113on March 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its actually "in all we are" instead of "and all way over"
    dragonfly032on March 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds as if he is saying "in all we are, would you be afraid?"
    taylaron March 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hear "in all we are, we're truly afraid"
    dragonfly032on March 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis Album is pretty good I agree with x7Kuroneko7x about everything. I give this album an 8/10 because I didn't like the track Guns of Summer it just seemed out of place and to different for this album.
    x9x9x9x9x9on March 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou were all that we needed
    To believe in our doubt
    The hurt we allowed

    We had sworn to believe them
    And scattered across
    Our memories found

    You were all that we needed
    To believe in our doubt
    The worst, I’m afraid
    The hurt we allowed

    We defined the lines and crossed
    Into a great unknown to read all
    The words we left out

    In all we are, we’re truly afraid
    In all we are, of the one thing we can make
    In all we are, we’re truly afraid
    Wishing one day we could be stronger

    It’s over, it’s over; it’s all coming apart
    While you were sleeping
    We were stealing your home
    It’s over, it’s over; it’s all coming apart
    Now I’ll never let this go, I say

    It’s over, it’s over; it’s all coming apart
    While you were sleeping
    We were stealing your home
    It’s over, it’s over; it’s all coming apart
    Now I’ll never let this go, I say

    It’s over, it’s over; it’s all coming apart
    (coming apart, coming apart)
    While you were sleeping
    We were stealing your home
    It’s over, it’s over; no more, truly no more

    It’s over, it’s over; coming apart
    You know, you know, you know

    (it get’s too garbled for me to make out individual lines anymore after this)
    SephNiteon April 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSomeone on Cobalt provided a very interesting theory: This song is about the end of the KBI and the entire song is Coheed and Cambria having their memories erased, and I feel the song lends itself to this theory quite well. Noise just keeps on building until the sudden silence, which is the exact moment when Coheed and Cambria have their memories completely cleansed. The rest of the song seems like time is simply passing, and the sound of what seems to be work being done makes me believe that Coheed has found a job and settled down well with his family. The laughing can be interpreted as life going on peacefully until the day Mayo aproaches him outside the factory, which is the exact moment I'm thinking this song ends at.
    eBunaon April 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, it's "Now I'll never let this go...I sang." according to the lyric book.
    eBunaon April 10, 2010   Link

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