"In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3" as written by and Claudio/todd Sanchez....
A broad incision sits across the evening
The victim to our fathers lost war
The restless children sit and mourn the graves
Of those they've never seen before
Will they be buried here among the dead?
In the silent secret

The pioneers
In dealing with it they march for dawn, of Will and worthy
The truth be told the child was born
Man your own jackhammer
Man your battle stations
We'll have you dead pretty soon
And now
Sincerely written from my brother's blood machine
Man your battle stations
We'll have you home pretty soon
And now

Awake through motion with curiosity to curtain your first move
Over arms length they'll break protocol
Jealous envy for the youngest one
To be the hero is all I'll ask
Can I be buried here among the dead?
With room to honor me here in the end
You'll be better off too soon
You'll be better off when you get home


For you,
I'd do anything just to make you happy, hear you tell me that you're proud of me
For them,
I'll kill anything cut the throats of babies for them break their hearts for they were them
Waiting for you to say: I love you too

The navigator
The pilot
Her favorite
The one they call the vision that bears the gift

Do the children really understand the things you did to them?
And why oh whyâ?¦
Should they conjure up the will for you my love I would kill him
We're coming home pretty soon
Coming home

In the seventh turning hour
Will the victims shadow fall?
Should the irony grow hungry?
With the victory and all they sought for
We were one among the fence
One among the fence

We're coming home

Man your own jackhammer
Man your battle stations
We'll have you dead pretty soon
And now
Sincerely written from my brother's blood machine
Man your battle stations
We'll have you home pretty soon

Lyrics submitted by fallacies, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3" as written by Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez

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In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 song meanings
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    General Commentthis song, along with the next one, is part of a dreamy vision in which Claudio is home with Newo and Apollo, her dog, after everything happens and is telling her the story of what heppend in the past (which at this point in the timeline is the present). it may sound confusing, but it is a dreamy kind of vision thing, so when you hear the phone/comlink ring in track one and Newo Ikkin answers the phone, the ship sound is Claudio (one of Coheed and Cambria's four children) returning to her in the future and when he gets there he says hello to the the dog, and turns to Newo and says "where should i begin?" anyway, this part of the vision is trough Jesse's eyes (Coheed's brother) as he prepares to defend Coheed and Cambria's other three children, Maria, Mathew, and Josephine, who are locked in a hiding space in the floor, from an attacking army who wishes to kill Coheeds children cause they may have inherited some of his powers and could still save the universe. Jesse is a little jealous of this because he wants to be the hero. Mathew, the youngest, has some of Coheed's power (thats what that line is about). The "vision that bears the gift" is Claudio. Will is Coheed's real name. when he says the line "for you, i'd do anything,.." he is talking to Coheed. the line "for them i would kill anything.." is still to Coheed, talking about Coheed's children. the chorus is directed to the small army that Jesse has with him "man your battlestations, we'll have you home/dead pretty soon" he knows they are not likely to survive thisattack. (a quick tidbit about claudio, anytime he writes about "coming home" or "going to sleep" its almost always referring to death). the "seventh turning hour" line expresses Jesse's doubts about the upcoming battle and his ability to protect the troops and the children. great song. the actual attack comes in the next song where Jesse gets to be the hero he wanted to be.
    s0fon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI do not know why no one on here could find out what this means, its really simple actually....

    This song is about a battle that is about to take place, Jesse is leading the battle along with his neices and nephews.

    When fed the line Man Your Own Jackhammers, Jesse is shouting out an order for everyone to man their Anti-Aircraft guns, (jackhammer is slang for AA Gun)

    The Silent Secret is Earth, and the Pioneers are the surviving people on Earth.

    The line saying "We'll have you dead pretty soon" is referring to the impending doom of this battle, they are fighting a losing battle and have no chance to win.

    Jesse has love only for Chase, an IRO-Bot, but Will wants to be loved as well, the verse saying "ill kill anything, cut the throats of babies...." is will saying all of the things that he would do just for Jesse to love him.

    When the music basically stops, this is when the battle is about to start, when it picks up and the chorus is going the battle is going on, Jesse is yelling out orders...the battle has begun...
    thewritingwriteron February 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMmmkay, I think I actually know what's going on here...

    This song is done from two different perspectives: Jesse, The Inferno, and Sizer, his IRO-bot son.
    This song is basically Jesse preparing for battle against Wilhem Ryan's righthand man and war guy (for lack of a better term) Mayo Deftinwolf. Jesse and his 4 IRO-bot children, known as the pioneers, are getting ready for the battle and are using weapons known as jackhammers, which Jesse created. The children are Sizer, "...her favorite...", Chase, "...the one they call the vision who bares the gift..." She has the mind of a 20 year-old woman, but is trapped in the body of a 4 year-old girl. She is the only character who can comminucate with the writer. She is also the strongest of all of the pioneers. The other children are Michael, "...the pilot..." named after Michael Todd of the band, and Travis, "...the navigator..." named after Travis Stever of the band.

    So, now with all these knowledge, Chase is clearly Jesse's favorite, being the strongest fighter and the least likely to be suspected, due to her weak and innocent appearance. Sizer, however, being a deformed IRO-bot, is extremely jealous of Chase's relationship with Jesse, "...Jealous envy for the youngest one
    To be the hero is all I'll ask
    Can I be buried here among the dead?
    With room to honor me here in the end
    You'll be better off too soon
    You'll be better off when you get home..."
    All he wants is to be loved and respected by his father. After 7 hours of preparing, the Red Army is finally approaching in the distant, and the battle will soon begin...!

    A good description of the best song ever, I feel.
    DiamondIvyon October 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan someone please tell me what this song is about cause it makes no sense to me but its so amazing holy shit i love co and ca
    star_9on April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits just part of the story of coheed and cambria
    - During the timeframe of IKSSE3, Coheed and Cambria are both dead. Claudio goes into hiding because of everything, and is later informed that his parents were killed.

    - A dragonfly puts a serum into Coheed. When he lays eye contact on Cambria, the serum is activated, which makes him become the evil Monstar.

    maybe that doesnt help...but if you go to the website they give you hints on the story
    gamadridon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, thats what coheed and cambria are all about, i read in an Alternative Press magazine that Claudio was writing this huge novel that is like his own version of the bible- and the CDs that they release are based around the story
    hEEBon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentk so ive got 2 of their cds, and all their songs follow some sort of story?
    star_9on April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can we find out the story?
    Andaahon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgo to coheedandcambria.com and look at the message board, claudio gives a bunch of facts about the story and you can piece it together.

    this is my absolute favorite 'heed song, when they open with the ring in return recording and go into iksse3 its just unbelievable
    RockXWLon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is what got me hooked to Co & Ca they are great the story is great and i can't wait untilt he graphic novel comes out. SHould clear alot fo things up about the story
    apollo10on April 12, 2004   Link

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