For their new video, Coheed and Cambria cut together footage from the classic science fiction film, Metropolis. The original film, released in 1927 and directed by German film pioneer Fritz Lang, was a silent movie about the struggle between workers and industry. Coheed repurposes the video to be a criticism of "cultural elitists" like those in the music press. Frontman Claudio Sanchez spoke to Wired magazine about the commentary:
The song 'World of Lines' is primarily about what the music press has become in the post-millennium, seeking to create a musical and cultural elitism, and casting those not 'in favor' aside. The film Metropolis echoes this basic concept, as it centers around the divisions of the elite who control everything and the workers who don't have any power over their destiny.