Key Entity Extraction IV:
Evagria the Faithful
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Appears On The Afterman: Ascension
Track 8
Length 6:23
Written By Claudio Sanchez
Produced By Coheed And Cambria
Michael Birnbaum
Chris Bittner
Preceded By "Key Entity Extraction III: Vic the Butcher"
Followed By "Subtraction"

Key Entity Extraction IV: Evagria the Faithful is the eighth song on the 2012 album The Afterman: Ascension.

Lyrics

This sinking warmth through obscurity
Beyond the sweet in between where and what you're doing
There is a view of an uncharted place
Where you're the brunt of a joke and everyone's laughing

I am not who I seem
Who thought I could be
The support you could lean up against when you need
I'm the dark when you want
The lights out at all costs
This is mine, that is yours
I'm the bricks in your wall.

Goodbye forever, my darling
Whether I was everything you thought I'd be or not
I was a bad man to stop you girl from loving me.

Goodbye forever, my darling
Whether I was everything you thought I'd be or not
I was a bad man to stop you girl from loving me.

A yearning loss to silence me
The struggle breaks the black and white, calling, transmitting
The echo breaks, electric air
Her pulse it stretches from never to everywhere.

And from the other side she'll save me
Her courage, strength & heart beyond
I wish she'd stay mine but her place is in some other time.

Goodbye forever, my darling
Whether I was everything you thought I'd be or not
I was a bad man to stop you girl from loving me

Body separating, ascend and release
This tragedy is all my fault
Reaching, desperately to salvage any piece
This tragedy is all my fault.

This hurt wont go away[x8]

And from the other side she'll save me
Her courage, strength & heart beyond
I wish she'd stay mine but her place is in some other time.

Goodbye forever, my darling
Whether I was everything you thought I'd be or not
I was a bad man to stop you girl from loving me

Goodbye forever...
You won't be forgotten.

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: 

"It's easy to underestimate the concept of faith, until you need it for something. This track serves as the opposite to the one before, so from the conceptual side of things, it makes sense that Vic the Butcher and Evagria the Faithful are almost like Yin and Yang. There is a recurring theme of loss in this record, particularly the fear of losing a partner. This song came together after thinking about how I would feel if things had gone differently in the events recounted before, if something had happened to my wife that night or ever. When a person you love is gone, nothing else matters. The parts of life that seemed relevant or irrelevant even... they all get sucked into this overwhelming, encompassing sense of loss. "

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