Music videos: “Coheed and Cambria – Delirium Trigger”

After covering lots of movies, games and books, it’s high time to take a look at the music industry, with some very interesting examples, starting with the Coheed and Cambria – Delirium Trigger music video.

I’ve always liked music that is a bit different and hard to categorize. While genre mixes aren’t anything new and hard to decipher lyrics are predominant in very personal, emotional songs, telling a sci-fi story and making weird videos makes the band Coheed and Cambria stand out from others, not only because of singer Claudio Sanchez’ high-pitched voice.

The Second Stage Turbine is an album that has many catchy tunes, but also lots of building-up-atmosphere moments, with postmodern writing, i.e. one can’t exactly tell what it’s about, with references to things, people and situations which are difficult to figure out. The video for Delirium Trigger has as many strange (and in some scenes disgusting) zooms to ordinary things as the text has many weird images.

So make up your own mind what it all means with reading the lyrics and then watching the video!

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 in the corner, tall short stance, it’s you
Come on kill me…

You made a good friend to me
But while you were outnumbered and torn
You made us do things…

Oh dear God, I don’t feel alive, when you’re cut short of misery
Will you pray it be the end? Give a look, surprised, wide eyes 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

You made a good friend to me
But while you were outnumbered and torn
You made us do things… to you

Run, sand hourglass, it’s my time, will I be worth
Spin ’round carousel when your horse isn’t screwed in

Oh dear God, I don’t feel alive, when you’re cut short of misery (Raise forth lost cause)
Will you pray it be the end? Give a look, surprised, wide eyes 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 now
Come know me as God (Raise forth lost cause)

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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One Response to Music videos: “Coheed and Cambria – Delirium Trigger”

  1. Pingback: Music videos: “Coheed and Cambria – A Favor House Atlantic” | Emotional Multimedia Ride

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