Welcome Home (Coheed and Cambria song)

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"Welcome Home"
Single welcome home.jpg
Single by Coheed and Cambria
from the album Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Released September 20, 2005
Format CD
Recorded 2005
Genre Progressive metal[1]
Length 6:15
4:29 (radio edit)
Label Columbia, Equal Vision
Producer(s) Michael Birnbaum, Chris Bittner, Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria singles chronology
"In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3"
"Welcome Home"
"The Suffering"
"In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3"
"Welcome Home"
"The Suffering"
Audio sample

"Welcome Home" is a song by progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria, released on September 20, 2005 through Columbia Records.[2] It is the third track on the album, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness. The song was the first single on the album and was made into a music video.[3] The song tells of the hostility in The Writer and Miss Erica Court's relationship in The Amory Wars, according to bandleader Claudio Sanchez. It reached #24 on the Mainstream Rock chart.[4] A 7" version backed by a live-version of "The Crowing" and sold with the album.[2]

The song was featured as a playable track in the game Rock Band,[5] as well as the soundtrack of the Xbox 360 version of Madden NFL 06. It was also the official theme of the re-branded version of WWE NXT between June 2012 and February 2014.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Welcome Home" (album version) 6:15
2. "Welcome Home" (radio edit) 4:29

Inclusion in Rock Band[edit]

In 2007, this song was included in the Harmonix music video game Rock Band, exposing Coheed and Cambria to a considerably wider audience. However, the words "whore" and "fucking" were edited to "wolf" and "mucking" respectively.[6] The conclusion of the song was also edited, replacing the fade-out and the strings with a short guitar solo as the player earns the ending bonus points.

Appearances in popular culture[edit]

An instrumental version of the song was used in the trailer and soundtrack for the movie 9. It is used in the promo ad for the TV channel Versus. It is frequently used as "bumper music" in Sirius XM Holdings program The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show on Howard 100/101.

The song makes frequent appearances as a sports theme and was once covered by the USC Trojan Marching Band. They later joined Coheed and Cambria on stage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to perform the song with them.

The original song was remixed by Shawn "Clown" Crahan of Slipknot during the All Hope Is Gone World Tour, in which both bands toured. The single was playable on Coheed and Cambria's Myspace page before being made available as a single on iTunes.


Chart Peak


US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 36
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard) 24


  1. ^ "Live Review: Coheed and Cambria at Chicago’s Congress Theater (2/9)". 10 February 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Coheed And Cambria - Welcome Home". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Coheed and Cambria "Welcome Home" live". Vimeo. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Coheed and Cambria - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Kyle (November 2007). "Even Better Than The Real Thing". Spin. Spin Media: 105–110. 
  6. ^ "Coheed and Cambria Ready for Rock Band," IGN, 10-10-2007. Accessed 12-23-2007.
  7. ^ Cite error: The named reference :02 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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