Tracks

01. Since We've Been Wrong
02. Teflon
03. Halo Of Nembutals
04. With Twilight As My Guide
05. Cotopaxi
06. Desperate Graves
07. Copernicus
08. Luciforms



01. Since We've Been Wrong

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Do you remember how you wore that dress
it slit my sight beneath the eyelids
Do you remember what you said to me
What course has given you the right to stray
And in your living tomb I'm stuck but safe
The clocks are ticking fast with every breath

Since we've been wrong
I've been part awake
Since we've been wrong
You will never ever know me
What took you so long
I'm not sure all the way
But my heart it asks just one more time
Are you still a mess

One day a rain will come to wash away
The earth that held us was no island
I have become ingrown inside this skin
I'll find a way out through those eyelids

And all the days become a cast away
I seem to think I don't belong here

Since we've been wrong
I've been part awake
Since we've been wrong
You will never ever know me
What took you so long
I'm not sure all the way
But my heart it asks just one more time
Are you still a mess

I don't belong here
I shouldn't stay
What falls inside me grows empty
The walls between us will never break
Just seals it shut
it grows empty

Since we've been wrong
I've been part awake
Since we've been wrong
You will never ever know me
What took you so long
I'm not sure all the way
But my heart it asks just one more time
Are you still a mess


02. Teflon

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
I just don't know the layman's terms
to call the mess you breed
What thaws beneath this surface
soils blood to your family tree
The dates they change
with each new phase
I'm anxious bouts of nervous

What am I without the bruises
this switch it won't come on
What do I do to lose it
beneath this distress call

Let the wheels burn
Let the wheels burn
Stack the tires to the neck
with the body inside

Frames of infrared
keep scrolling into focus
Scarab crank the busy signal
with habits that you notice
The dates they change
with each new phase
I'm anxious bouts of nervous

What am I without the bruises
this switch it won't come on
What do I do to lose it
beneath this distress call

Let the wheels burn
Let the wheels burn
Stack the tires to the neck
with the body inside

Taking all the hostages
into the oval office
Draw the curtains part their hair
and pull the trigger softly

If they have me committed
then I'll just take you with me

One driver in your motorcade
is all it takes....is all it takes
Sandmen grains in Teflon veins
is all it takes....is all it takes


03. Halo Of Nembutals

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
When the earth lets you go
When the verdict is vermin
By the fork in my tongue
When you run out of sermon
When sooner or later
is still not enough
What a foul little temptress
your daughter's become

Deviate by all means in name
'Cuz we all crawl in quicksand the same

The night I begged you to come to me
The limp in your talk
and the scent of your bleed
And still I'm not willing to let you go
You covered your wounds
in a bandage of sloth
The deeper the slur that rang from her laugh
And something tells me to keep it together

How could you turn your back on me
I've summoned the stampede of infidel feet
For all I ever wanted is all you ever flaunted

Deviate by all means in name
'Cuz we all crawl in quicksand the same

Vanished to 5th dementia
Cables of ringworms
have hung themselves
Of this I ate...
Communion shaped
Serpent rays in prism tail rainbows escape

They sent in the necrophiliacs
Carcinogen tar
turns to smoldering asp
Of this I ate...
Communion shaped
Serpent rays in prism tail rainbows escape

Read it from bottomless palindromes
Hear my request to be disowned
Of this I ate...
Communion shaped
Serpent rays in prism tail rainbows escape

Deviate by all means in name
'Cuz we all crawl in quicksand the same


04. With Twilight As My Guide

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
I'm bolted from within
from long conniving heights
The hail it makes a special sound
that always stays into the night
She tells me I'm not capable
of what they accuse me
with no remorse
I stand and say that
guilty is what I plead

My devil makes me dream
like no other mortal dreams
With a blank eye corner
The only way to see him
in the tunnel where he slept
By the longest tusk of corridors
Numb below the neck
in my heart
Where he keeps them
in a vault of devil daughters

When I bend in kicking form
with twilight as my guide
In every home
the ghost veins gossip
You can hear them if you try

When my quill begins to squirm
from the ashes in your urn
Your deviance is anything but faithful

My devil makes me dream
like no other mortal dreams
With a blank eye corner
The only way to see him
in the tunnel where he slept
By the longest tusk of corridors
Numb below the neck
In my heart
Where he keeps them
in a vault of devil daughters

Every body
hangs like dead leaves
Don't you hurt these
branches waiting
I've been watching
you fall to me
Don't desert me
I'm not waiting


05. Cotopaxi

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
When Sanskrit was my mother tongue
Scarabs filled my pillow
Tarmac strips to pave for them
And thrones from which to teach
And in that pulse the future said
The story had been spun
You wet your bed so sleep in it
Cards can't make a house

And up that hill go the last of my crumbs
We'll be lucky if we eat tonight
And up that hill go the last of my crumbs
That's why I'll magnify a hole...

When light years came
And light years passed
Tugging on the brink
Spoils reported missing
Put down in its sleep
Strangled in the background
Fitted for a mask
The future won't believe you
Past the ransom fast

And up the hill go the last of my crumbs
We'll be lucky if we eat tonight
And up that hill go the last of my crumbs
That's why I'll magnify a hole...

Don't beat around the pulpit
There is no lost and found
Where is the devil waiting
Trying to disguise...
I've seen what you used to look like
But down here you won't survive

I've got the weight of half of the world
Don't stop dragging the lake
I won't come home
if you can't come home
Even if you make a grave with my name
You better keep on looking for me


06. Desperate Graves

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
The swarms that I speak
are the wrists I have cut
by flooding the tubs
where the warmth held her up

The lockets believe
that the secret of love
has caught its own tail
and it just won't give up

When I breathe the heavens can't hold me
and I can't believe anymore
The light brings
the highest execution
Show me the wings I must cut

In your landfill days
these are desperate graves
Give me the alter
red will shine
This pendulum won't wait

If I slay your spirit
with twin current volts
that weak in your knees
in the pit of my palms

Dressed in the slurs of
bovine engines
to feast upon the carcass
of your mother

When I breathe the heavens can't hold me
and I can't believe anymore
The light brings
the highest execution
Show me the wings I must cut

When I turn the dial
and leave the gas on
I'm the matchstick
that you'll never lose
These are the splinters
made from a single blade
I'm the matchstick
that you'll never lose
I light the key that locks you in
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose
And you'll wear the burden of all my burns
I'm the matchstick that you'll never lose

In your landfill days
these are desperate graves
Give me the alter
red will shine
This pendulum won't wait


07. Copernicus

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Close the doors
if you want to see her breathing again
Blur the days
sleeping is just not an option
How come every time I walk you crawl
When you cut out all the letters
that make up this note
I won't give up
'til I find what happened to you
The solution inhaled from
the rag I hold
holds a maximum vacancy
As I held you in crippled bandages
Don't you stay up and wait for me

Left dangling in the wind

You're not there
I poke needles
in the neck of a doll
She pokes back
asking why can't
I just let her out
How come every time I walk you crawl
When you cut out all the letters
that make up this note
I won't give up
'til I find what happened to you
The solution inhaled from
the rag I hold
holds a maximum vacancy
As I hold you in crippled bandages
don't you stay up and wait for me

Left dangling in the wind

Don't let the days escape
What I did brings more of them
And we'll be waiting just for them
Over my dead body
Over the search they lead
and they won't find them anymore

Now that I collect
from cells that we once shared
with multi-headed union
of multiple selves
The solution inhaled from
the rag I hold
holds a maximum vacancy
As I held you in crippled bandages
don't you stay up and wait for me

Left dangling in the wind


08. Luciforms

Music by Omar Rodríguez-López
Lyrics by Cedric Bixler-Zavala
How much do you make
in that death factory
Severance owed
in the chamber of revolvers
Empty jails
fall from my scalp
Shake the globe and let me out
If still I can remember the day
that they took you from me
Seems like I've been running
from your trenchant memory
Harp sickle will warn me when it's over
'Cuz if heaven breathes
then someone trade places with me
'Cuz I don't want to tear feathers instead of rags

When do I get to see the body
preserved inside this grin
Sewn in the lips
were her last words
I'll be damned - I can still hear her laughing
Your angels have tangled their brass again
The comfort of doubt still it keeps you thin
And still I can remember the day
that they took you from me
Seems like I've been running
from your trenchant memory
Harp sickle will warn me when it's over
'Cuz if heaven breathes
then someone trade places with me
'Cuz I don't want to tear feathers instead of rags

Does your temperature ache
Is your glass 'bout to break
Are you purple with current
Will you now become the servant
Gordian knots in the power lines
Saucer fills to empty with pesticide
Like the pharaohs of old
Bury me in gold
I'll make your son refuse to fight
in the stalk home setting that we provide
If your heart does cease to speak
My fingernail choir
will make your chalkboard sing