"This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
I've been waiting for so long
For someone to
Mend all the blame
I've been searching for so long
For something to
Anonymous
Avenge my name
Anonymous
Avenge my name

You came here on time
I just hope that it's not to late
I've seen you at night
Biteing the frost of silence
Can you cure us of this fate
Mock the litany in its face
Is that you moatilliatta

I've been waiting for so long
For someone to
Mend all the blame
I've been searching for so long
For something to
Anonymous
Avenge my name
Anonymous
Avenge my name

Hex zero rouge
He'll hybernate no more
The altars run dry
Prefect dictate your final words
Does it sting of augur truth
Was your temple left in ruins
Is that you moatilliatta

I've been waiting for so long
For someone to
Mend all the blame
I've been searching for so long
For something to
Anonymous
Avenge my name
Anonymous
Avenge my name

This is the altar
The one that you let me die in
On your knees
How you wept
Much like omertta
The quiet has shielded all intent
On the ground it appears
Like wrath
Avenging the lamb as bait
In a bed of nails you made
Who made this effigy
Is there straw dressed in these fields

And now it won't be long

I've been waiting for so long
For someone to
Mend all the blame
I've been searching for so long
For something to
Anonymous
Avenge my name
Anonymous
Avenge my name


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28, edited by γ

"This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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  • +1
    General Commentactually..some people think that moatilliata is Ben, the guy who pushed Julio Venegas to his suicide..
    halobreakon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't know how much this has to do with the actual story that is told. To me the lyrics makes me think Moatilliatta is death or tragedy. It reminds me of a Twighlight Zone episode of this old woman who became secluded in her house because she knew if she went outside, that death would get her in some way, shape, or form. Its like death is hiding around every corner, but in disguise. Some stuff that might support that is:
    "Can you cure us of this fate?"
    "Prefect, dictate your final words."
    "And now it won't be long."

    I don't know if I am correct. Its just an idea I had since I havn't really seen any shots at explaining this song.
    TheDownwardSpiralon November 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is meant to convince TMV fans to unearth apparati.
    nemton January 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe title is a reference to the phrase "This apparatus must be earthed", which is found on the back of the Orange guitar amplifiers. This is a warning in regards to using proper electrical grounding for the amplifier. The Mars Volta guitarist, Omar Rodriguez, almost exclusively uses Orange amps.
    message144on October 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is deep shit!
    Oxymoroneon December 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song, its not my fav on the album or anything tho, its good no doubt
    THE MARTADIon July 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaah, these lyrics are crazy! I don't really understand them, lol
    but I LOVE EM!!
    musicispowerfulon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know what the hell "moatilliatta" is, if that's how you spell it?
    flickerchick27on July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmoatilliatta is a character in the story, open to interpretation. many people think it is cerpin taxt (another character) in a different form.
    AMouring23on September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter reading some I kind of thought of something. Possibly Cerpin Taxt is a representation of the giving and caring god. And Moatilliatta is a representation of a vengful and powerful god.
    TheDownwardSpiralon December 08, 2004   Link

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