"Delirium Trigger" as written by and Claudio/todd Sanchez....
We're now up here alone.
Terror on the intercom. Can someone save us?
Systems malfunction. Blast it, this damn machine, over and out captain.

Something lurks, creeps, on the counter top somewhere behind you.
Parasitic cyst, I can't stand to watch. It's coming up and out of your chest.
Remember when we were young? Sit up right on the table.
A photograph of earth feeding me a way back. Frightened,

I tear alone, or maybe not the only one there. Hello...hello. When it rings, will you answer?
There, corner. Tall, short stance.

It's you, come on kill me!
You made a good friend to me
But while you were out numbered and torn they made us do things.

Dear god, I don't feel alive.
When you're cut short of misery will you pray it be the end?
Give a look of surprise. Wide eyed to me. Then you'll know just what I am.

The scare that triggers your fear.
Come know me in a different light.
Come know me as god.

Run sand hourglass in my time,
Will I be worth? Spin round carousal when your horse isn't screwed in.

Dear god, I don't feel alive when your cut short of misery.
(Raise forth, lost cause) Will you pray it be the end?

Give a look surprise wide eyed to me. (Raise forth lost cause)
Then you'll know just what I am. (Subtle demise. The legitimate cry)
The scare that triggers your fear. Come know me in a different light.

Come know me as God. (Raise forth lost cause)


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"Delirium Trigger" as written by Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez

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    General CommentAh shit, wrong interp. Sorry, I just finished writing HKD and had it on the clipboard. Here's the ACTUAL revised Delirium Trigger interp:


    I’ve decided to do in-depth analysis’ of all of Coheed and Cambria’s studio tracks in chronological order so that myself and others might have a better idea of the story line of the universe and how the songs and the comics connect to each other.

    I'm going to give a line-by-line (omitting repeated lines) of my interpretation of each song and explain how it corresponds to the comics.

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    "Delirium Trigger"

    This song is very confusing because it’s difficult to know who is narrating and what is reality vs. memory and delirium. My personal opinion is that the bulk of the verses are coming from a crew member who is under the influence of a delirium brought on by Cambria and by Coheed. Also, it is theorized, and I can certainly see why, that Sanchez references the movie Alien by Ridley Scott. And the first two verses definitely do parallel scenes from the movie, such as the Facehugger lurking over countertops and the parasitic baby alien ripping forth from Kane’s chest as he lies on the Mess Hall table. He also parallels the actions and descriptions of Admiral Crom to coincide with those of the alien monster, if the references are indeed intentional. Since Sanchez is an admitted movie addict, watching between 2 and 3 movies each night on his tour bus, it’s quite plausible that the parallels between this song and the Alien movie are intentional.
    As for the song itself, while many people will argue that the song’s first line opens with Coheed and Cambria still sedated and asleep in their cryogenic chambers on the Gloria Vel Vessa transport ship and the entire song is a dream, I actually think they are already awake and in control of the ship while fighting against the remaining Red Army troops. At the start of the song, there is a short, high-pitched scream. Since a similar scream happens in the beginning of Hearshot Kid Disaster, I believe that it may be used as a sort of herald of the Priests and other tools of Ryan’s evil, such as Crom; letting us know that even as the events of this song transpire, across the Keywork Patrick and Claudio are having to deal with their own problems. The essence, the screams represent the presence terror sent by Ryan. The scream in this song sounds far away and muffled, making me think it’s not something that the characters are immediately aware of, such as Crom secretly boarding their ship.
    Back to “Delirium Trigger”, though; the song begins with a repeating guitar phrase very much like the music on a carousel, which is reinforced by a lyric towards the end of the song. The phrase repeats, getting slightly faster each time before the drums and second guitar break in. When the music breaks and becomes heavy, that is when Admiral Crom’s ship, the Notting Vezzer, seizes the Gloria Vel Vessa in a tractor beam and Jesse, in the Grail Arbor, begins firing on the Notting Vezzer to try and break it’s hold. When we hear the scream, that signals that Crom has boarded the Gloria and is making his way towards Coheed and Cambria. As he lurks through the ship’s corridors, his power suit begins sucking the energy from the ship and causes the ship’s electronics to begin to short-circuit and malfunction. This is when the actual lyrics start.


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    ”We're now up here alone
    terror on the intercom.
    Can someone save us?” - (Coheed, Cambria and the crew fight to keep the ship under control while setting up the explosives so they can kill themselves to keep Ryan from getting the Monstar. They ask for help as Jesse tells them over the intercom that he’s doing all he can to break them free of the Notting Vezzer. The communications channels are all filled with terror.)

    ”Systems malfunction, blast it, this damn machine!” - (With the explosives set up and ready to detonate, Coheed readies his gun-arm and aims at the explosives. But his arm won’t power up and malfunctions. He curses his arm, not knowing that as Admiral Crom grows nearer his armor is sucking power from Coheed’s gun-arm.)

    ”Over and out, Captain.” - (As Jesse breaks contact with Coheed and Cambria in order to strap into the Leo, the personal boarding craft attached to his own ship, Mariah patches in to his communicator and updates him that Ryan’s forces have attacked her army on Dil-Ariuth 9 in Sector 12. As she fights for her life and her troops, Jesse tells her that he may not be able to stop Coheed and Cambria from being captured and for Mariah to make her way to Paris: Earth to head them off. As she fights her way toward the airstrip, Jesse tells her he loves her, but the transmission is cut off by her own powerful Mage powers as she attacks Ryan’s troops. Knowing Jesse can’t hear her, she still tells him she loves him too, as a kind of farewell, knowing they may not live through this. Sanchez uses the naval “over and out, captain” as the goodbye since Jesse is the captain of the Grail Arbor.)

    ”Something lurks, creeps on the counter top
    somewhere behind you.” - (As Jesse and Crom both make their way towards the bridge of the Gloria, where Coheed and Cambria are, Cambria begins to sense Crom’s evil presence growing ever nearer as he lurks through the ship’s corridors. Coheed is facing away from the door, so she senses that whatever is coming is behind him.)

    ”Parasitic cyst; I can't stand to watch.
    It's coming up and out of your chest.” - (Crom finally appears and Coheed and Cambria see him and understand why the ship’s machines were malfunctioning: Crom’s armor is like a parasite, it sucks the energy out of everything around it and feeds it to Crom. He is no better than a parasitic cyst. As Crom attacks and a battle breaks out, Jesse arrives and joins in. Now it is 3 against 1 and they begin to overpower Crom, but before they can, he unleashes a massive blast of energy and sends a broken metal pipe through Jesse’s chest while Jesse is looking the other way. Coheed and Cambria see it happen and Cambria looks away, unable to watch. )

    ”Remember when we were young?” - (As Jesse is impaled, he sees his life flash before his eyes and thinks back to the last time when he and Coheed and Cambria all fought side-by-side: back when they were still the K.B.I. anti-terrorist unit under the orders of Dr. Hohenberger. Since the K.B.I. are only 20 years old (as revealed in the Bag.On.Line comics that never saw wide release) at this point, they were indeed young back then, aged around only a year or so after being built.)

    ”Sit up right on the table.
    A photograph of Earth feeding me a way back. - (Sanchez uses the images of an autopsy table to symbolizing Jesse’s death and it’s similarity to his birth upon an operating table. Jesse can feel himself slipping away, but suddenly sits up on that metaphorical table (imagine a corpse suddenly sitting up) as he thinks of Silent Earth: 3 and the secrets and hopes they are hidden there and uses that memory, that image, as a lifeline to hold him to life.)

    ”Frightened I tear alone,
    or maybe not the only one there.” - (Jesse cries silently to himself, feeling frightened of Death. He feels alone and forgets the world around him as he focuses on the pain of his wound and tries to remain alive. Then, in a fog, he hears the sounds of the battle between Crom and Coheed and Cambria and begins to slowly remember that he’s not alone here.)

    ”Hello, hello...when it rings will you answer?” - (Sanchez is known to be a big fan of double meanings when he writes and this line is a wonderful example. This is actually two, possible three, different incidents all paralleling. After seeing him impaled, Coheed calls out to “Inferno” in the comic to see if Jesse will reply. At the same time, Mariah calls to “Inferno” over the intercom and also receives no reply, hence, two “Hello’s”. This is possibly also similar to Jesse’s and all the IRO-bot’s searching for their ‘calling’, or purpose, in life. Jesse if the Inferno, the Prise/Prize Fighter, and his purpose is to fight against Ryan alongside Mariah and Coheed and Cambria. If he dies, he cannot answer that call. So, what will he do? Will he die or will he live to answer that call?)

    ”There, a corner; tall, short stance:
    it's you! Come on kill me!” - (Coming back to consciousness briefly, Jesse looks over to see Crom, but in his delirium, instead of seeing just Crom he sees a distorted version of Crom that he imagines is the literal being of Death come to take him away. It is crouched low, ready to pounce when the opportunity arises. Jesse, seeing this, silently challenges Crom/Death to go ahead and try and kill him. This is basically Jesse defying Death and choosing to live.)

    ”You made a good friend to me
    but while you were outnumbered
    and torn you made us do things.” - (As he drifts between consciousness and unconsciousness, Jesse remembers the past and talks to Hohenberger in his mind. He remarks that Hohenberger was a good friend to the IRO-bots and was like a father to them for nearly two years, but when the Prise and the spies of Wilhelm Ryan found out about the K.B.I. program and the IRO-bots and Ryan ordered the project terminated, Hohenberger became torn between his obsession with defeating Ryan and protecting the Keywork. He saw no way to defeat the Ryan without destroying the Keywork and decided that the defeat of the Mages was worth such a price and thus created the Monstar virus and implanted within Coheed, the Trigger with Cambria, and the Ciache in Jesse’s keeping [how Ryan obtained it is not known]. Upon learning of his creation of the Monstar virus, the Prise saw Hohenberger and the K.B.I. as a Man-made threat to Heaven’s Fence and thus they felt it as their duty as defined by God’s Riddle to eliminate that threat. Seeing himself targeted, Hohenberger panics and orders the IRO-bots to fight the Prise, who were previously allies of the IRO-bots in the war. This is probably how Jesse came to be known as the Prise Fighter, since he is the only surviving IRO-bot still possessing knowledge of fighting the Prise.)

    ”Oh dear God, I don't feel alive! “ - (Jesse is in pain and fights to stay alive. He knows he should be Dead, but since he’s not actually human he is able to barely survive what should’ve been a fatal blow. Still, injured as he is, he feels more dead than alive.)”

    ”When you're cut short of misery
    will you pray it be the end?” - (This is Crom talking to Coheed and Cambria, asking them that when they are captured and are not allowed to die or even mourn, but are instead forced to become pawns of Ryan’s, will they wish that they were dead?)

    ”Give a look, surprised wide eyes to me.
    Then you'll know just what I am:
    the scare that triggers your fear.” - (Crom tells Cambria to look at him as he begins to absorb all the energy from her and Coheed, sapping their strength. They cannot believe he has defeated them. He tells them to look at him and understand just what he is: He is the force of fright and terror that will lead them to their worst fears: he will capture them and take them to Paris: Earth and force Coheed to become the Monstar.)

    ”Come know me in a different light now.
    Come know me as God.” - (Crom sees himself as nearly as powerful as a God. Compared to Coheed and Cambria, he sees himself as God, more specifically as their God, since he could so easily kill them right now. He tells them to look at him and understand just how powerful he is and just how helpless they are against his might.)

    ”You made a good friend to me,
    but while you were outnumbered
    and torn you made us do things to you.” - (Like earlier, Jesse is still barely alive and is talking to Hohenberger, but this time he’s referring to the fact that when Ryan’s forces found the lab and they began to assault and destroy it, the K.B.I. learned that Hohenberger, in making the Monstar Virus, was in fact that very same kind of threat to Heaven’s Fence that they were developed to fight. And so, against their will, their programming forced them to kill Hohenberger. In the end, Coheed was the one who wound up killing Hohenberger, after orders were given to Hohenberger’s associates to wipe the memories of Coheed and Cambria and to give Jesse the key to unlocking the Virus. This way, once Jesse escaped Ryan’s forces, the K.B.I. would no longer be an immediate threat to the Keywork and the Prise would no longer hunt them. It was not known to Jesse or the Prise at the time that Josephine was actually born with the cure to the virus and Coheed only remembers this aboard the Gloria Vel Vessa while unconscious in his cryo-chamber.)

    ”Run sand hourglass, it's my time. Will I be worth?” - (This is Crom, noting the fact that his time has finally come to serve as Ryan’s top officer now that Mayo has been demoted. He wonders if he will be worthy of such an honor. The image of the hourglass filled with red sand represents the years Crom has devoted to shedding blood in the service in Ryan and now all that blood-stained time has finally paid off.)

    ”Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.” - (This is one of the most beautiful metaphors in all the Coheed and Cambria albums. In this line, Sanchez, and in essence Crom, compares Time to a carousel spinning around and around (like a clock) and compares Life to a horse on that carousel. In the metaphor, the horse is unscrewed to emphasize just how fragile and unstable life is: at any moment it can come loose and crash to the ground, unmoving. It is essentially Crom musing that even when a life, such as Jesse’s, is taken away, Time will still keep moving just as the carousel will continue to turn even without the horse.)

    {during the final chorus, in the background}
    ”(Raise forth lost cause!” - (This is basically in the minds of Mariah, her troops, and the K.B.I.: they are all still showing conviction in their cause to thwart Ryan. Even if it is a lost cause, they will still continue to raise forth the flag of that cause and fight under its banner.)

    ”Then you'll know just what I am (subtle demise the legitimate cry)” - (As Crom gloats over his victory and mocks Coheed and Cambria, Jesse thinks to himself of how he’d much rather have a more subtle, or peaceful, death instead of this traumatic end he is faced with. He feels justified in this wish and sees it as a legitimate reason to continue to live, if only to have a more peaceful death later in life.)





    Delirium Trigger is very suited to its title because large portions of the narration come from Jesse as he floats between life and death in a delirium, confusing past and present events. Crom, in injuring Jesse, acted as the trigger for that delirium as well seeing himself as the trigger for Coheed and Cambria’s fears. As the song nears its end, it dips and swells in time with the pace and events of the battle, abruptly ending as Crom defeats Coheed and Cambria and takes them captive and Jesse falls unconscious.
    Winged_Dualityon August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlright, this song delirium trigger plays into the story of "Coheed and Cambria" ~ Claudio Sanchez, the singer,'s sci-fi comic epic. (originally it was called the Bag-On-Line Adventures, but they changed it)

    Delirium Trigger takes place on a space ship, and mostly deals with Coheed. However, yes it references the movie Aliens. Claudio likes to do this, when he writes songs, he will give a double meaning and reference it to many other things. For example, Coheed and Cambria's last name is Kilgannon (from Zelda!) and the song 33 can be referenced to Patrick Ewing of the NY Knicks.

    In this song, the narrator is someone on the ship, probably and old-friend of Coheed. (who allows him onto the ship ~ because Coheed was on the run.) Coheed has calmed down after what happened in Everything Evil ~ however, he's hit with the parasitic cyst (the dragonfly on the cover of the album) which turns him back into the Monstar (Everything Evil). The verses are sung by this friend of Coheed, and how they were able to catch him while he was a monstar but now he escaped and is killing everyone.

    The chorus is from coheed's point of view, and pretty much so very explanatory. It's a very agressive chorus, "Give a look surprise wide eyed to me. . ."
    and
    "the scare that triggers your fear. . ."


    This all leads to Hearshot Kid Disaster when Coheed arrives on earth and fucks things up there.

    But yes i love how this song kinda reflects the movie Alien. WHich is one of my favorites.
    bloodshineon January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI’ve decided to do in-depth analysis’ of all of Coheed and Cambria’s studio tracks in chronological order so that myself and others might have a better idea of the story line of the universe and how the songs and the comics connect to each other.

    I'm going to give a line-by-line (omitting repeated lines) of my interpretation of each song and explain how it corresponds to the comics.

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    "Delirium Trigger"

    This song is very confusing because it’s difficult to know who is narrating and what is reality. The song is about a delirium, after all. And to make thing even more confusing to those who catch it, the entire first two verses refer very specifically to the movie Alien by Ridley Scott. My personal opinion is that the bulk of the verses are coming from a crew member who is under the influence of a delirium brought on by Cambria and by Coheed.
    When I say he refers to the movie Aliens, I mean that he definitely references some specific scenes from the movie, but these references are not literal nor are they necessary to enjoy or understand the song itself but are instead an added bonus to those who are familiar with the movie and catch the references. They are there to give reference point for the general tone and emotional base of the scenes during the song. Much like the movie itself, the song is about being scared and feeling alone in the deep dark of outer space and confronting fears and demons within that lonely expanse.
    While many people will argue that the song’s first line opens with Coheed and Cambria still sedated and asleep in their cryogenic chambers on the Gloria Vel Vessa transport ship and the entire song is a dream, I actually think they are indeed asleep at the very beginning of the song and Coheed wakes up at the point where the music becomes heavy and we hear a scream. That scream is in fact a shortened and distorted version of the scream in “Hearshot Kid Disaster”, leading me to believe that the screams are placed to let us know that both songs begin at the same time in terms of the overall timeline of the story, meaning this song and ‘H.K.D.’” happen simultaneously.
    Back to “Delirium Trigger”, though; the song begins with a repeating guitar phrase very much like the music on a carousel, which is reinforced by a lyric towards the end of the song. The phrase repeats, getting slightly faster each time before the drums and second guitar break in. When the music breaks and becomes heavy, then that is when Coheed begins to awaken and become lucid. When we hear the scream, he opens his eyes for us to see they are bloodshot and enraged. At the next crash, when the whole band joins in, that is when Coheed shatters the glass of his chamber and Cambria wakes up and begins her own escape. This is when the actual lyrics start.


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    ”We're now up here alone
    terror on the intercom.
    Can someone save us?” - (This is in the actual reality of the universe. The alarms have sounded and the communications officer has been alerted that Coheed and Cambria have escaped their Cryo-chambers and he can hear the frightened guards being killed over the intercom and coming for help. He can hear their terror and begins to call in a mayday for help.)

    ”Systems malfunction, blast it, this damn machine!” - (He’s getting no reply from the mayday call and thinks the communications computer has malfunctioned and he curses the machine for not working. We do not know if the machine is actually broken, or if Cambria is only making him believe it is broken. It’s also possible that someone does hear the cry for help and is under orders from Admiral Crom to not answer.)

    ”Over and out, Captain.” - (The comm. officer gives up trying to use the machine and tells his Captain that the mayday isn’t working and closes the communicator channel.)

    ”Something lurks, creeps on the counter top
    somewhere behind you.” - (Coheed and Cambria have begun to move toward the bridge. As Cambria’s induced delirium sinks in, the officer begins to gain a warped perception of Coheed and Cambria. He begins to see Coheed as a literal Beast, similar to the Alien from the movie. He can hear them fighting as they get closer, in a sense, lurking, towards the bridge. He looks at the door, and, in his delirium seeing as alive, says to it that they’re coming from behind it.)

    ”Parasitic cyst; I can't stand to watch.
    It's coming up and out of your chest.” - (As our officer looks on, he see’s the energy bubbling up and heating the door as Coheed blasts at it and tears at it with his blades. He sees the middle of the door give way and instead of seeing the door burning away and Coheed shove his bladed arm through and rip the door open, he see’s it as some kind of monstrous parasite ripping its way through the blast door’s “chest”.)

    ”Remember when we were young?” - (This is Cambria talking to Coheed telepathically. She’s asking Coheed how far back he can remember now that he dreamt of the past while in the cryo-chamber. The reason the line is so quiet, drawn out and echoed in the song is because the point of view shifts from the crew member to that of Coheed. As he begins to remember, he shifts into his own delirium within the memory. )

    ”Sit up right on the table.
    A photograph of Earth feeding me a way back. - (Recalling his dreams from the chamber, Coheed remembers back as far as he can. He remembers sitting on a table, most likely an operating table in Hohenberger’s lab, and looking at a photograph of Silent Earth III. He feels strongly attached to the photograph in the memory, as though by remembering it, it can present him a way to regain all of his memories.)

    ”Frightened I tear alone,
    or maybe not the only one there.” - (Coheed is frightened and feels very alone. We can assume that this is right after he learned that the Monstar virus is implanted inside him and was forced to kill Hohenberger and that right now he’s waiting to have his memory erased. Brought on by his strong emotions of fear and sadness, the virus begins to activate stage one [the increased strength and the blades] and he can feel it shifting within him, coursing through his veins. He then wonders if maybe he’s not as alone as he thought, but that maybe the virus may be in some way alive; that maybe he’s not alone at all.)

    ”Hello, hello...when it rings will you answer?” - (This is actually Coheed imagining the virus talking to him. It is asking him that when “it” [being the trigger for Stage Two] is shown to him [rings], will he answer the call and transform into the full Monstar?)

    ”There, a corner; tall, short stance:
    it's you! Come on kill me!” - (Feeling threatened by its presence within him as well as its intention, Coheed [both past and present], in his delirium, begins to visualize the Monstar as some form of actual monster and imagines seeing it standing in the corner of the room, crouched and ready to strike. He screams at it in his mind, tell it “Come on, kill me!” so that it can be over and done with and he can be release of the burden of carrying the Monstar.)

    ”You made a good friend to me
    but while you were outnumbered
    and torn you made us do things.” - (This is Coheed talking to Hohenberger in his mind. He remarks that Hohenberger was a good friend to the IRO-bots and was like a father to them for nearly two years, but when the Prise and the spies of Wilhelm Ryan found out about the K.B.I. program and the IRO-bots and Ryan ordered the project terminated, Hohenberger became torn between his obsession with defeating Ryan and protecting the Keywork. He saw no way to defeat the Ryan without destroying the Keywork and decided that the defeat of the Mages was worth such a price and thus created the Monstar virus and implanted within Coheed, the Trigger with Cambria, and the Ciache in Jesse’s keeping [how Ryan obtained it is not known]. Upon learning of his creation of the Monstar virus, the Prise saw Hohenberger and the K.B.I. as a Man-made threat to Heaven’s Fence and thus they felt it as their duty as defined by God’s Riddle to eliminate that threat. Seeing himself targeted, Hohenberger panics and orders the IRO-bots to fight the Prise, who were previously allies of the IRO-bots in the war. This is probably how Jesse came to be known as the Prise Fighter, since he is the only surviving IRO-bot still possessing knowledge of fighting the Prise.)

    ”Oh dear God, I don't feel alive! “ - (As Coheed experiences the sudden resurgence of lost memories and comes to full realization of his existence as an IRO-bot and not a human, he cries out inside his mind.)”

    ”When you're cut short of misery
    will you pray it be the end?” - (This is Cambria, who is watching all of this telepathically, asking Coheed that since he was deprived of his chance to properly lament and feel guilt for the crimes he committed in the past if he would rather have died back then.)

    ”Give a look, surprised wide eyes to me.
    Then you'll know just what I am:
    the scare that triggers your fear.” - (Coheed hears Cambria and her harsh reply to his pain, he looks at her and suddenly comes to a full understanding of what she is and what her given purpose as an IRO-bot is: she is the trigger to his greatest fear: becoming the Monstar. She phrases it as “scare” because the transformation into Stage One is triggered by strong feelings of fear and anger.)

    ”Come know me in a different light now.
    Come know me as God.” - (Cambria asks Coheed if he sees her differently now. She asks if he understands that in a way, she is his God, for it is her existence and her presence that defines whether he is Human/IRO-bot or Monster/Monstar. If Coheed is introduced to the Ciache, Cambria is the only one who can define his existence.)

    ”You made a good friend to me,
    but while you were outnumbered
    and torn you made us do things to you.” - (Like earlier, Coheed is talking to Hohenberger, but this time he’s referring to the fact that when Ryan’s forces found the lab and they began to assault and destroy it, Hohenberger ordered the K.B.I. to kill him. In the end, Coheed was the one who wound up killing Hohenberger, after orders were given to Hohenberger’s associates to wipe the memories of Coheed and Cambria and to give Jesse the key to unlocking the Virus. This way, once Jesse escaped Ryan’s forces, the K.B.I. would no longer be an immediate threat to the Keywork and the Prise would no longer hunt them.)

    ”Run sand hourglass, it's my time. Will I be worth?” - (This is basically Claudio accepting the years he lost when his memories were erased. He’s telling the hourglass to go ahead and let that time pass, because now if his time; now is his second chance to repent. But is he worthy of that chance? Will he be able to live up to the task given him?)

    ”Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.” - (This is one of the most beautiful metaphors in all the Coheed and Cambria albums. This is Coheed basically saying “Come what may, let this thing keep going. I’m going to keep riding this thing and finish this, no matter what the danger, even if it kills me.” He’s comparing life as a whole and this endeavor of trying to stop the virus to riding a carousel with the horse not screwed on. He may fall off and get hurt or even die, but he’s going to stay on until he’s finished this.)

    {during the final chorus, in the background}
    ”(Raise forth lost cause!” - (This is basically Cambria and all her mind-controlled crew reinforcing Coheed’s conviction to continue his cause, even if it is a lost cause.)

    ”Then you'll know just what I am (subtle demise the legitimate cry)” - (In the song, you the primary lyric and them immediately after that you hear “subtle demise, the legitimate cry” sang melodically and somewhat sadly in the background. ‘Subtle demise’ is essentially a subdued, peaceful death, such as dying of old age. This is a legitimate cry because in the back of their minds, Coheed and Cambria regret not being able to live a long life and die a subtle death. They feel justified in wishing that they could have avoided this chaotic end and could’ve instead died peacefully. Though they will gladly give their lives in fire and violence to save the Keywork, deep inside they’d rather not die this way.)

    ”Come know me as God (raise forth lost cause).” - (Once again, Cambria is making the controlled crew shout their support for Coheed and herself as a reminder that as far as the crew is concerned, she is indeed their ‘God’, as well as Coheed’s, to an extent.)





    Delirium Trigger is very suited to its title because the entirety of the song takes place during a delirium suffered by both the Communications Officer and Coheed. During Coheed’s delirium, he remembers a massive portion of his past and finally grasps an understanding of Cambria’s existence as the trigger for the Monstar.
    Winged_Dualityon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThank you Winged Duality's
    devindohertyon December 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCoheed and Cambria are NOT emo. They are pure ROCK. In fact, they are the revival of MELODIC rock. THey are just amazing. Of you think their lyrics are good, go listen to them. The guy can sing like no other. His range is rediculous. I love these guys. AMAZING.
    forum8cgson April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat difference does it make if they are labeled emo or not? what's wrong with being emo? Don't you think by making such a big deal about a band not being labeled as one thing, that you yourself label them as something else? It's great if you like them, in fact i like them myself, but it seems very silly to deny that they are emo when they have so much in common with other emo/emocore bands. Regardless if emo is becoming popular or not there will always be great bands, some will get on mtv and some will stay underground forever, but it doesn't really matter how they are labeled.
    dexterx51on April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I totally agree with dexterx, it doesnt really matter what they're labled, if they're good (which they ARE) then they're good no matter what they're labled.
    lilylyra15on April 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis it just me or is this song about the movie aliens.... check out the intro.
    come on... kill me
    WhenTheStarsFallon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentand they are emo :o) i agree with dexter and lily..... i would definately not consider them 'pure ROCK'..... go listen to guns and roses
    WhenTheStarsFallon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey are a concept band... the cd as a whole tells a story... i believe its about war in the future and this couple who is in love... so yea PEACE BONG
    jaydearron April 24, 2002   Link

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