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Riff: Coheed and Cambria – “Mothers of Men”

Oct 5, 2012

It’s no surprise nobody listens anymore/To what we’re saying

from Mothers of Men lyrics by Coheed and Cambria

Setting up Coheed for an obvious put-down; “Mothers of Men” chugs along aimlessly like any typical, well-produced, mid-tempo rock song; it’s a weak point in the album. “Nobody listens anymore,” Claudio, because you have too many songs with intricate melody but little else going on.

  • Eric

    I’d say this is one of the strongest points in the album. It starts off with a good riff, jumping off into a great verse where the the lyrics fits well to that very riff. This song got to me the first time I listened to it.

    In my opinion it’s Claudio’s intricate melodies that makes Coheed great because they make them sound original, like no other band. Many bands are just copies of each other these days. And to say Coheed has “little else going on” but these melodies, come on man, that’s unfair! They have some really powerful and melodic choruses that are easy to sing along to, like “The Running Free” and “The Suffering” or why not mention perhaps this album’s peak – the chorus of “Vic the Butcher”.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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