"The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut" as written by and Claudio/todd Sanchez....
In the final curtain call
You left me here with the coldest of feelings
Weight, kind, depression
Blessing the floors with the places you've stepped in

Will they ever measure up
To the way you left?
Here on the roadside
The bloodiest cadaver
Marked in your words:
I'm the joke,
I'm the bastard

Here wait, so I guess that you knew
That you're a selfish little whore
I'm the selfish little whore
If I had my way I'd crush your face in the door

This is no beginning, yeah yeah
This is the final cut, open up
This is no beginning, yeah yeah
This is the final cut, I'm in love

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"The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut" as written by Joshua Eppard Claudio Sanchez

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  • +2
    General CommentI was at the Central Park show and the guitar solo at the end was just ridiculously amazing...i can see how this could easily be the best song on the album...of course i DID say that about welcome home...but we'll see
    IHeartCoCaon August 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAll of Coheed's stories/albums/characters connect. That's what makes them so fucking badass. Sirius Amory (The Afterman) puts the Keywork back together after The Writer and Claudio Kilgannon (The Character) plan to destroy it. Sirius Amory, from The Afterman albums (2013), is a scientist who travels to the Keywork after years of research. There he meets souls (Key Entity Extractions) that force them to relive their lives. That's Ascension. Descension is Sirius returning from the Keywork. Meri, his wife, tells him a shocking secret and he loses control of a car, smashing into a truck and killing Meri. Sirius then plans to return to the Keywork and bring Meri home, even if it kills him.

    It's some emotional and crazy shit.
    Look it up.
    BandGeek1on August 21, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's the slow dance after the ballroom blitz,

    It's the encore to the eternal climax,

    It's the final spiteful words in a fading, hardened breath,

    And it's the last song on this album.
    addseale2on September 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBron-Y-Aur
    (Hidden track at the end of the album.)
    Claudio Sanchez: “Sometimes you watch a movie and you get a lot emotionally. And at the end there’s this weird song over the credits. Its like that.”
    and lol to the explanation of Bron-Y-Aur
    josheppardfan831on June 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, I think if you really look at everything as a whole, and forgive me for not citing references as I'm at work and doing this rather quickly, but this song seems to be the killing of Ambellina as to break off Claudio from any hope of love, as it's been stated by Claudio that Ambellina and Newo represent the good and bad sides of Erica respecitvely. This is what allows him to become the Crowing and fulfill his destiny to destroy the Keywork to hopefully bring God back to the Universe as it was told. God left when Sirius Amory put the Keywork in place, or sometime thereabouts. He told the Prise, guardians of the Keywork, to which Ambellina once belonged before having her WINGS REMOVED, that if they interfere with his return there will be consequences. Hence, Claudio or The Writer kills Ambellina.

    As for the hoedown at the end, I have a theory on this, take it or leave it. On The Prize Fighter Inferno (Claudio's solo project) album "My Brother's Blood Machine," the story is supposed to be set on Earth a long time before any of the events of the MAIN CoCa storyline and involves Jesse, hence the name of the project. Well, Claudio has described the story as involving a backwoods Chainsaw Massacre type family involved heavily. So, I get to my theory about the hoedown track. Picture, after dying earlier on the cd, Jesse waking up to a big festival in, oh, I don't know, Margeretville (from the PFI song "The Margeretville Town Dance," and a dog barking at the new stranger(Jesse) appearingly seemingly from nowhere. This would create a neat little transition and connection between CoCa and PFI that fits too well for me not to think it's true. Like I said, just a theory, but I like it.
    ChildofJackalon October 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMinor thing, but on the bootleg he says "face in the door." it might be different on the album, so disregard this if it is.

    Good job though. I couldn't figure those out.
    hellarack99on August 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou're right, the solo can't be touched
    strange_brewon September 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most amazing things i have ever heard.
    loc4485on September 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlook... i dunno if hes goin to continue this story... are you guys even listenin to the lyrics???/ "this is no begining... this is the final cut"... um can you say "over"??? it just doesnt seem right... but i dunno if he just made this cd to show how much shit he went throught to continue... or if this is him telling US that he isnt continuing... i dunno
    kyleandcambriaon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with kyleandcambria, it kinda sounds like, from the lyrics, that this is the end of the story...but there's two things that make me think otherwise...one is that i keep hearing that there will be a Volume II of this cd, and THAT will be the end of the story...and also the little slide guitar thing thats at the very end of this track, which is really upbeat and kinda sounds like its leading into something more...and there's the sound of a dog barking at the very very end, which im guessing is Apollo...but im not making sense of this album as a whole just yet, i hope the graphic novel gets here soon!
    Johnnyfender43on September 17, 2005   Link

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