Iron Fist
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Appears On The Afterman: Descension
Track 7
Length 4:45
Written By Claudio Sanchez
Travis Stever
Produced By Coheed and Cambria
Michael Birnbaum
Chris Bittner
Preceded By "Away We Go"
Followed By "Dark Side Of Me"

Iron Fist is the seventh song on the 2013 album The Afterman: Descension.

Lyrics

The wish you plead, the things you sought,
We all think, we all thought.
The things I've done in the world I've seen,
don't measure up to you my queen.
Ooh, I take one for the other, and work my way through this machine.

God damn this cursed iron fist, when I lose control...
Oh no...
God damn this cursed iron fist, when I lose control...

The first train out, while the last one drones,
We'll all sing, "We're going home".
As the curtain swings to cover all our secrets kept, our love enough.

God damn this cursed iron fist, when I lose control...
Oh no..
Oh girl, this is what I've become, I'm going to leave it up to you.
What are you going to do?

Cause I don't want to lose your hold on me.
Cause I don't want to lose your hold on me.

God damn this cursed iron fist, when I lose control...
Oh no...
Oh girl, this is what I've become, I'm going to leave it up to you.
What are you going to do?

Just remember, pay no attention to this iron...this iron fist.
Just remember, pay no attention to this iron...this iron fist.

This cursed iron fist, when I lose control...
Oh no...
God damn this cursed iron fist, when I lose control!

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: 

"Communication is incredibly difficult for me sometimes. I get frustrated often, and then I can't communicate the reasons behind that frustration. It's a vicious cycle. That's why writing music is so important to me. It's one of the only ways I feel like I can honestly communicate. When I was working on this song, I was away from home, thinking about how much I wish I was there. That compounded with the emotional roller coaster we'd been on with the tour cycle. “Iron Fist” is really an apology to my lady for letting my frustration get the best of me at times."

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