Away We Go
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Appears On The Afterman: Descension
Track 6
Length 3:55
Written By Claudio Sanchez
Travis Stever
Produced By Coheed and Cambria
Michael Birnbaum
Chris Bittner
Preceded By Gravity's Union
Followed By Iron Fist

Away We Go is the sixth song on the 2013 album The Afterman: Descension.

Lyrics

She is her own worst enemy
Her heart a landmine calamity
Waiting for someone to set her off

Morse code a clicking out an SOS
Life raft releasing her last breath
Tonight she's going to drown

Without me, will she reach the great beyond?
Believe me, take my word, I'll never break your heart...
And away we go
My little Jersey girl

If we could escape this innocence
Trapped between the fears and the words we kept
We'll live out our later years

Here in our dreams, we'll reach a great beyond.
Believe me, take my word, I'll never break your heart...
And away we go

Sinking in this beautiful undertow, together with you

We're giving up
You can leave what little we believe
Our flaw, discard, come give me what I need
My thoughts won't go away, you are my holiday

Together we'll receive and reach that great beyond
Believe me, take my word, I'll never break your heart...
And away we go
My little Jersey girl

Meaning

In the coffee-table book published with some of the Special Editions, Claudio gave insight into how he came up with each track on the album. For this track, he wrote: 

"This track is a reflection of when my wife and I met and the events that ensued. This was before text messages and Skype, so, after meeting once, we spent months talking on the phone and emailing while I was touring and overseas. Our first actual “date” was in Asbury Park, NJ, where she and a friend drove 17 hours so we could see each other. I'll confess to you now that I actually cancelled a show we had at the time so that she and I could have another day together; telling our booking agent at the time that I was sick—When he saw us having breakfast at a diner, he knew. It was a childish move, yes, but things happen for a reason. This is a pure, honest love song about all the places we've gone and all that we have left to go."

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