"Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
You must have been phlegmatic in stature
The gates of thanos are a spread eagle wide
You let the shutters make sackcloth and ashes
Out of a blind mans picaresque heart

You take the veil
You'll take the dive
You take the veil

It's not over till the tremulant sings
These ides of march
Are they so make believe
How tempts the revenant
Slice up and not across

You take the veil
You'll take the dive
You take the veil

A mass of gallon sloth
As flys have walls for feet
A rapturous verbatim-someone said but who is to know
And when you find the fringe
The one last hit that spent you
You'll find the ossuary spilling by the day

The iconoclastic had it coming for years
They know the prisons that you have yet to fear
Where thumbs hide inside of sleepingbag mouths
Adlib your memoires by casting a drought

You take the veil
You'll take the dive
You take the veil

A mass of gallon sloth
As flys have walls for feet
A rapturous verbatim-someone said but who is to know
And when you find the fringe
The one last hit that spent you
You'll find the ossuary spilling by the day

Knife me in hobbling
Talking in it's sleep again
Knife me in hobbling
Talking in it's sleep again

The one last hit that spent you
And you will find
The greatest fucking lie
Of aneurysm vespers
The ones that pile
Up the greatest fucking lies

Knife me in hobbling
Talking in it's sleep again
Knife me in hobbling
Talking in 'it's' sleep again

Virulent hives-of bedpost piles
Virulent hives

Who brought me here
Forsaken,depraved and wrought with fear
Who turned it off
The last thing I remember now
Who brought me here
Forsaken, depraved and wrought with fear
Who turned it off
The last thing I remember now
Who brought me here


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"Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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  • +3
    General CommentI'll try to sum everything up for all the perplexed

    Son et Lumiere- Cerpin Taxt injects rat poison in a suicide attempt

    Intertiatic ESP- Cerpin Taxt falls into a coma

    Roulette Dares- Denial of death occures (Exoskeletal junction at the railroad delayed)

    Drunkship- Cerpin thought he had made it to afterlife in the previous but realizes that he is not dead

    Eriatarka- Cerpin Taxt meets in a doctor in his dream who invites him to his basement. This could be the brain realizing the body is on life support in the hospital

    Cicatriz- Cerpin finds himself in a desert after the leader of the peoples (Ojeno) falls, and the Phixias celebrate his demise. Cerpin leaves the people of the desert and gets lost during his journey

    Apparatus- Cerpin becomes the hero of the people, but he is threatened by Moatilliatta (possibly the man who pushed Julio Venegras to suicide). He is defeated in his dream and returns to reality

    Televators- Cerpin Taxt regains consciousness and commits suicide by jumping from the window of the hospital into the traffic below

    Take the Veil- Cerpin Taxt enters the afterlife. The gates of Thanos refer to Thanatos who is the personification of death in Greek mythology. Also, it speaks of the ossuary(place for bones of the dead) spilling by the day.

    **It is really useless trying to decode Cedrics pedantic lyrics because most of the time they are nonsensical**
    one of the otherson January 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Cerpin Taxt taking the veil. . .
    Melangeon May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the best on the album. it's about julio finally taking his life after much halucination and depression which is portrayed in the rest of the album.
    reviewon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've heard what review said about this album being based on one guy. what's the story behind that

    this is an awesome song to the end the album
    elfrijolon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe entire album, start to finish, is about julio venegas. an artist and close friend who committed suicide right before at the drive-in came out with thier first record. th ATDI song embroligo is about him as well. the entire mars volta record is about is constant drug use, halucination, and dreppression. as the album goes on he drowns deeper and deeper into addiction and maddness until he finally kills himeself in the last two songs.
    reviewon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwrong - he kills himself in televators, this song is actually set before sone et lumiere, but from thenceforth the album is in order
    umbilical_blisteron May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentumm i think the line "the last thing I remember now" definately gives it away that this is were julio/cerpin taxt commits suicide. I could be wrong, it just makes since to me that way. The album ends when julio's life dies, that just seems logical to me. The last cuplet of lyrics seems to me like Cerpin Taxt is talking, saying this to himself as he commits suicide.
    throwmetothespiderson May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song means AFTER julio dies in Televators, his soul takes the Veil to wear and he proceeds into the another form of existence in the afterlife.
    trembleweedson May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt really depends whose storyline you go by. Lyrically, it sounds as if he dies around "Apparatus", as he is calling out to Montallatio (typo, I know), but storybook wise (the little packet of papers you can order for about the price of a bag of doritoes), he dies somewhere near the end of "Take the Veil". Then again, if "Take the Veil" takes place at the begining, then both ideas are screwed.
    Czarrieon June 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with trembleweeds because it seems to me that the lyrics show that cerpin is confused and nervous because he doesnt know where he is.

    And how could this song be at the beginning of the storyline?
    specialk2121on June 11, 2004   Link

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