"The Bible And The Breathalyzer" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
Among the tattered welding of the new found home
in the furthest cramped corner
sat the shell of a goat head
strangled in copper wire,
scraped of it's insides,
unwashed behind the ears,
fuming it's crooked names spoken on hinges.

To a thinning cowlick's fat his crippled limp,
dragging along the hump of the floor.
Sobbing from the smacking mouth of the demagogue wells,
making wisecracks,
spilling from the corners with their pink flinches,
second glancing their every move.
It ate pickled nose cartilage that fell from the ceilings,
a pork skin drizzle unnerving the humans,
while it read aloud from it's favorite books,
in glossylalia slang and haruspex truths,
following a slow and patient wait,
a mocking their hair as it was glued to their upper lip comb-over.

Under the wall,
the chips smeared by faithfully talking
the magnum fanatics and their bottles of scalp soup.

They cooked up the tardy smudge on their eyes,
a lunar antidote
powdered underneath the oncoming pestilence of their idling themes.
It wrote them a séance,
penetrated their every dependant desire.
it hacked off the central headpiece of the collective.

It wrote them a message in the marrow of the knife,
with the extension of baphomet transfusion.

Glued to the animals,
perversions of their former selves,
patiently biting their fingernails looking for a clue.
as soon as it failed to appear,
the faithful fell under the spell of public execution.

It had been an eternity of useless ritual,
all for nothing, promising salvation,
but only flags flew around for a better taste.

What was left were the scraps,
dressed in animal skin,
defiled servants holding their breath,
fatherless culprits blaming their kin,
waiting for an answer.

They thought a day would come,
or a giraffe might choke in midair squeal,
some sort of indication.
Only it was the hands of the followers
that had left their markings in neatly packed
dunes filled with the decapitated remains,
found sealed in sand.

It only stained the conscious for a brief moment,
then came disgust.
Realizing there was nothing to it,
people began collapsing in collective states of drought.
Palm-size vents heating in the chest,
cluttering the graph,
a bladder full of remains.

Nothing became of them because nothing was the reason,
an apathetic display dripping into vats of obesity.
The feud had been sucking teeth for some time now,
but the only baggage that paraded about
was the curtain epidermis unfolded in an inebriated suit.

The fit came suffocating,
feathering the boa-constricted paleness,
frostbitten, and shovel-faced.
It came before them in utter confidence,
flares of pink owls in the nest of albino eyelids
blinking out chemical impurities to the blind.

It bloomed into a hemorrhaged contraption
that unpopulated the disenchanted, one by one.
All the churches were converted into quarantine facilities,
inside them grew bacterial stubble
compacted by larvae, contracting and teething.

A newborn litter degradively sufficient,
running from the horse collarbone,
amongst the murmuring femurs whimpering in fractures.
"Are you the polaroid shot you thought you were?",
it said with a coy smirk.

With the position now vacant,
it waltzed right in and made itself at home.
Seduced by the empty nominations at the altar of broken ballot boxes,
closer to that nothingness that everyone seemed to embrace.
As it pissed all over them,
the sigh of relief steamed off the soaking depressants,
an impending sleep was on it's way.


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    General Commenthmmm
    this song actually SUCKS
    didn't think mars volta would make something like this
    SunshineBoyon January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit does not....its just different. its not really a song... more like a poem, its only spoken. no idea what it means tho.
    a strangeron January 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentis this song related to frances the mute? it's on the l'via single anyway...
    i don't think this song gives you a lotta answers

    some words show up actually:
    'haruspex', the 'comb', 'hemmoraged', the 'teeth', the owls, that certain 'sleep'
    Vars Moltaon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song or poem or as you wish to call it will be annoying at first but after a few time it is pretty weird but cool
    Zerovermarson February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this is about people who went fanatic about some kind of archaic religion(involving cannibalism and animal sacrifice and mutilation of sorts)then found out it wasn't true and lost all meaning in their lives.
    brain_stewon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmaybe this is like a kind of converasation that the killer of frances is having with himself
    Zerovermarson March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Omar squeezing in every SAT word he can find in his dictionary into an intentionally fucked up poem that goes nowhere and makes zero sense. Besides that, L'via is rockin!
    MulletPatroleon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmaking me think of Jim Morrison
    arapistsdaughteron April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmany people find this song comparable to 'ambuletz.' I find this song to be something for people to think about while they wait for Amputechture. Also, a lot of the words in this song are used as titles in Scab Dates
    RyanMurphyon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmulletpatrol are you serious even if you are suggesting CEDRIC is using lyrics to boast about his writing skills you cant even realize he writes them and not omar
    whap whapon July 10, 2006   Link

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