"Televators" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
Just as he hit
The ground
They lowered a tow that
Stuck in his neck to the gills
Fragments of sobiquets
Riddle me this
Flinch stitcheing
Aureole
Stalk the ground
Stalk the ground

You should have seen
The curse that flew right by you
Page of concrete
Stained walks crutch in hobbled sway
Autodafe
A capulary hint of red

Only this manupod
Crescent in shape has escaped

The house half the way
Fell empty with teeth
That split both his lips
Mark these words
One day this chalk outline will circle this city
Was he robbed of the asphalt that cushioned his face
A room colored charlatan
Hid in a safe
Stalk the ground
Stalk the ground

You should have seen
The curse that flew right by you
Page of concrete
Stain walks crutch in hobbled sway
Autodafe
A capulary hint of red

Only this manupod
Crescent in shape has escaped

Pull the pins
Save your grace
Mark these words
On his grave

You should have seen
The curse that flew right by you
Page of concrete
Stain walks crutch in hobbled sway
Autodafe
A capulary hint of red
Everyone knows the last toes are
Always the coldest to go


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by xredxrumx98

"Televators" as written by Omar/bixler Rodriguez

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is the best song you'll ever hear.
    AlphaOmegaRXon June 21, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think the lyrics are incorrect at several points...

    I believe Cedric's "Riddle" goes like this:

    "Riddle me this:
    Three half-eaten corneas
    who hit the areole."

    Which, would be a biohazard symbol, three crescents intersecting a circle which looks somewhat like a nipple.
    bloomingdedaluson July 03, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI was listening this (one of my favourite songs) and I found it to be more straightforward than I previously thought. I think it talks about a man who threw himself over a bridge, the bottom of the bridge is perhaps unreachable so they tow him using a harness or something like that.

    The song describes the chalk outline drawn by the police who found the body, and describes the forensic report, how his face was crushed against the asphalt (his teeth broke and fell, his jaw was splitted in two) .

    Perhaps the part that speaks is an hypotesis on how he killed himself and his last thoughts or even by someone who saw him killing himself:
    "You should have seen
    The curse that flew right by you
    Page of concrete
    Stain walks crutch in hobbled sway
    Autodafe
    A capulary hint of red
    Everyone knows the last toes are
    Always the coldest to go"

    Refers to the fear of killing himself, the curse is the fear of imagining himself hitting the concrete (or perhaps is the police asking someone that should have seen him as he fell).

    "Stain walks crutch in hobbled sway" the fear to death makes him nervous and he can't even walk straight, the "auto da fe" is a leap of faith ( for freeing himself from this world) "capulary hint of red" he imagines the blood spilled against the concrete.

    "Everyone knows the last toes are Always the coldest to go"; the moment of the last step into the void becomes eternal, the toes that are still on the bridge/platform feel cold and are harder to move because even this far he's still afraid of death.
    Gray87on September 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt sounds like it is about Julio Venegas and how he killed himself. Seems he jumped off a building, the lines "Wrapped in the asphalt that cushioned his face" and "you should have seen the curse that flew right by you, pages of concrete." They even say on their site that the "story" of the album ends tragically when the person it is about ends up killing himself.

    It's an amazing song though, my second favorite on the album.
    seeing redon June 24, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFull De-loused Interpretation! therealmusician.com/…
    Click on the 9 at the bottom for Televators
    pow121on April 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe animal that falls to its death as sort of a analogy to Julio is called a Tarsier. I don't think anyone pointed that yet. Its a small, endangered, primate found mostly in southeast Asia. They have been known to kill themselves when under heavy stress.
    DanStranger51on August 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, I want this song played at my funeral
    TMV_R_TEH_GOODon June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do too. I have no idea what it means though.
    AlphaOmegaRXon June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti doubt these lyrics are correct... i dont hear "a room collared charlotten"... i hear a "rue colored charlatan." we'll see when the album comes out
    Tristax!on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe entire album is conceptual, its about the live and times of Julio, only its about him being in a coma and all of the insane dreams and fantasy adventures he embarked on... thats why a lot of it doesn't make sense. they're trying to give you an idea of a complete dream world where their best friend played the lead role.
    youeatpoopon June 27, 2003   Link

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