"The Casket of Roderic Usher" as written by Marc Edwin Allen, Nathan Barcalow, Derek Doherty, Alejandro M. Linares and Randy Strohmeyer....
Human flesh, open earth
Prepare your burial, burial, burial
Prepare your burial, burial, burial

This body, cold, contagious
This body, cold, contagious
This body, cold, contagious

This body, cold, contagious
This body, cold, contagious
This body, cold, contagious
This body, cold, contagious

Buried with your face down
You scream without sound
Broken bones won't heal you
Sympathy turns to laughter
Laughter, laughter, laughter

Unearthed hands of solitude
All over me
Torn apart by this cold self incision
So let it bleed, beware

Open earth, prepare your burial
Prepare your burial, burial, burial
Prepare your burial, burial, burial

This body, cold, contagious
This body, cold, contagious
This body, cold, contagious
This body, cold, contagious




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"The Casket of Roderick Usher" as written by Alejandro Martinez Linares Alejandro M. Linares

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    General CommentBEST SONG ON THE ALBUM! HANDS DOWN MANG!
    SuperFrog311on June 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTHE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF UHSER

    Exterior self has been lost in the interior world of the imagination...

    cold self incision...

    I think that touches on how he bears two personalities in one being.

    Broken bones won't heal you...my favorite line...I think it's comparable to pinching yourself, unsure of whether you're dreaming or not.

    MADNESS...dementia...

    Separation of self, then projecting and locking yourself inside some fantastic region about your mind where it's dark, demented, and secluded. Killing your physical self, as depicted by the origin of this song (Edgar Allan Poe). Paranoia stabs and sinks into you. Bound to the point of no return. Suppression of REALITY.

    BEWARE! THE HUMAN MIND!
    pariah919on June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeware Pariah919 you mean :-)

    ...and very intense song, as to WTF is going on...that beats me, still cool and this new album is growing on me daily
    Sniddyon July 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalso, if it helps at all, psilocybin is a chemical found in magic mushrooms, which is a hallucinagenic drug. so that ties in with the paranoia and dementia
    xoilleaturhrtouton July 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnever mind, i posted that in the wrong song section. my bad.
    xoilleaturhrtouton July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou should all go read "The Fall Of The House Of Usher", because it is this song in a nutshell...

    It's a psychotic story too, by...you know who...
    pariah919on July 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOr rather, this song is that book in a nutshell, which most people sadly prefer these days...

    Oh well, at least I tried...
    pariah919on July 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHmmm yeah I read that the other day, fits right in with this song.

    A lot of the new Finch stuff uses dark imagery like this, probably metaphorically. Although I can't see this Poe story being used in that way
    coup__d_etaton July 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most hard-core song on the album in my opinion. It's too bad that it's only like...a minute and 44 seconds or somethin like that...
    f1nch_chickon August 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentf1nch, I think that's because Mike Patton wouldn't allow Nate Barcalow to completely and wholly channel him for two whole minutes. :)

    If you don't know who Mike Patton is, you need to listen to Faith No More.
    pretorbenon December 31, 2005   Link

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