Appears On The Afterman: Descension
Track 1
Length 3:23
Written By Claudio Sanchez
Produced By Coheed And Cambria
Michael Birnbaum
Chris Bittner
Preceded By (none)
Preceded By
in The Amory Wars
Followed By Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant

Pretelethal is the first song on the 2013 album The Afterman: Descension.


We drift away with the dust
The light consumes the dark recluse
No time to waste in this mess
I will not retreat, no sins confessed
How did we get so lost? Away.

Who will repair this broken heart?

This world will miss none of us
The sick we cure, the bad we just


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: 

"An exploration of sound. I had wanted to toy around with a bunch of new gadgets I'd picked up on the road to see what they were all about. I remember spending half a day up in my little studio at The Beige just playing around with noises. I wound up with this really long song, but then decided to scale back to just one simple statement: Who will repair this broken heart? When someone is in pain, that's all they can think about. It's all-consuming. I didn't want to take away the strength of that sentiment."

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