Music videos: “Coheed and Cambria – A Favor House Atlantic”

Pop music is known for songs with easy-to-learn refrains and not so deep lyrics, but Coheed and Cambria’s A Favor House Atlantic does things a bit differently.

If the Delirium Trigger video was too weird for you and the music just as difficult to get into, then this video will lighten up your spirits. It’s taken from the second album In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3. In case you’re wondering what the 3 stands for, this is actually the third part of a story told throughout the concept albums. It’s much more epic, so A Favor House Atlantic isn’t really indicative of the whole listening experience.

The video shows that the band had lots of fun and didn’t take themselves too serious, something that can’t be said about the later albums or their live performances, unfortunately. It might not be very innovative with just a party going on and some comic situations which can also be found in bad comedy flicks, but it’s still unique in how the quite dark song writing doesn’t reflect anything on screen. Maybe that’s exactly what this is about. One can try to figure out what all the lines mean in a bigger context or just enjoy the uplifting pop music.

Your eyes tell the stories of a day you wish you could
Recall the moments that once have
Retract the footsteps that brought us to this favor
I wouldn’t ask this of you

Good eye, sniper
Here I’ll shoot, you run
The words you scribbled on the walls
With the loss of friends you didn’t have
I’ll call you when the time is right
Are you in or are you out?
For them all to know the end of us all

Run quick, they’re behind us
Didn’t think we’d ever make it
This close to safety in one piece
Now you wanna kill me in the act of what could maybe
Save us from sleep and what we are

Good eye, sniper
Now I shoot, you run
The words you scribbled on the walls
With the loss of friends you didn’t have
I’ll call you when the time is right
Are you in or are you out?
For them all to know the end of us all

Bye bye beautiful
Don’t bother to write
Disturbed by your words and they’re calling all cars
Face step, let down.
Face step, step down.

The words you scribbled on the walls
With the loss of friends you didn’t have
I’ll call you when the time is right
Are you in or are you out?
For them all to know

Bye bye beautiful
Don’t bother to write
Disturbed by your words and they’re calling all cars
Face step, let down.
Face step, step down.

Bye bye beautiful
Don’t bother to write
Disturbed by your words and they’re calling all cars
Face step, let down.
Face step, step down.

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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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