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
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2005
GenreProgressive metal[1]
4:29 (radio edit)
LabelColumbia, 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"
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 NXT between June 2012 and February 2014.

Track listing[edit]

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.


Chart Peak


US Alternative Songs (Billboard) 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.

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