"Miranda, That Ghost Just Isn't Holy Anymore" as written by Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler....
I’ve always wanted
To eat glass with you again
But I never knew how
How to talk without
Walls dropping on the eve

The nest they made couldn’t break you
Along the fallen
Scowled a fence of beaks
But the temple is scathing
Through your veins
They were scaling
Through an ice pick of abcess rekoning

And when Miranda sang
Everyone turned away
Used to the noose
They obey

And whoever said that they would scatter
Separating the mother from child
She can bat a broken eyelid
Raining maggots from it’s sty
And with the traces that she leaves
She will skin you out alive

All the children go grinding their jaws
The sweet smell of their toothless canals
And the damn she will break
Make an ocean from this lake
As they siphon off all of our blood

And when Miranda sang
Everyone turned away
Used to the noose
They obey

And when Miranda sang
Everyone turned away
Used to the noose
They obey
And when Miranda sang
Everyone turned away
Used to the noose
They obey


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  • +2
    General CommentAt the very beginning of the song, when he's singing over the chorus of frogs chirping, I don't know why, but it reminded me vaguely of Malon (the horse Epona's keeper) from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The manner in which he's singing sounds EXACTLY like her.

    That being said....this song is epic.
    birddancebeaton April 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentha ha ha
    diferent strokes for different folks
    the mars volta + kush buds + 900mg DXM
    c'mon wiether youre fucking wasted of completly sober the mars volta is the way to go
    aaron_grahamon May 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat we see here is exactly what happens when well read people take drugs and make concept albums
    the whole album is like a tree every word or line can spawn off a hundred explanations for one concept

    i think in order to understand the album we need to be informed what time period the album is set in because the music and some of the words remind us of all the different time periods the world hs incurred yet some have very futuristic vibes
    however i am pretty certaing the location is mexico
    cassandragemini5on January 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod I love the horns! And I love the opening lines it sounds like he's just saying I always wanted to have a cigarette with you, but he can't just come right out and say it. Which is what makes the volta great. Cause if you give it some thought, cigarettes use to have fiberglass filters, so eat glass makes sense with all the other smoking references throughout the album.

    Ok this song seems to be the death of the main character, as she's been convicted of her crime and now sentenced to death. I'm not quite sure if Miranda is her or a daughter. But obviously no one has come to the main character's aid.

    "And when Miranda sang Everyone turned away" as in nobody dared to help. And "Used to the noose they obey" I think just signifies that they all know what would happen to them in society if they stood up for her killing her husband. Which is what I believe is going on in this album, along with some other story I haven't totally figured out yet.

    Does anybody else feel this way or am I crazy?
    voltafan101on January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea there seems 2 be a lot of smoking refrences in this album but man this album is so fucking sweet!!! omg!! it truely awesome!
    cheesepuff2001on January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea there seems 2 be a lot of smoking refrences in this album but man this album is so fucking sweet!!! omg!! it truely awesome!
    cheesepuff2001on January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthorns never sounded so horny
    red_chordson January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfrom what i heard, a lot of the story on this album is based on some strange diary that Jeremy Ward found a while ago...i dont know if thats true or not
    Johnnyfender43on January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea what is up with all the ciggerate refrences with mars volta/atdi
    soloinsecton January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea that is true he found it in the back of a car that he repod when he was a repo man
    soloinsecton January 23, 2005   Link

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