"Meccamputechture" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
Amputechture came
Philistine praise
Bottomless pit of empty names
Incarcerated habits poured from the palms
Severing the breast
Dancing on his arms

Beneath those locks
Of dirty red hair
A necklace of follicles with sabertooth monocles
They want a bouquet of black rose gems
Cascading kisses stalactite stems
They went and built a capsule in the cyanide pond
Where the holiest of water would have you to drown

Tomorrow we forget
'Cause now has never left
You gotta find my body
In the mechacontext

You give me a corpse
You live in it now
You're stir from a camp nourishment plows

You give me a corpse
You live in it now
You're stir from a camp nourishment plows

Please dismantle all these phantom limbs
It's the evidence of humans as ornaments

Humans as ornaments
Humans as ornaments
Humans as ornaments

Everyone stabs all the time
Persuasion deflowers your sympathy
Everybody has choosen to help the shovels that bury me

This dirt is turning christ to make repent again
So I've heard
They're cutting all the youngest ones
Said this dirt is turning christ to make repent his lust
So I've heard that the puppet tugs its pull

Please dismantle all these phantom limbs
It's the evidence of humans as ornaments

Humans as ornaments
Humans as ornaments
Humans as ornaments

Everyone stabs all the time
Persuasion deflowers your sympathy
Everybody has choosen to help the shovels that bury me

Nova meat
The prude slit whispers of bovine heaps
Strapped to unearth of mantis flowers
Prunefingers who tug in a zealot's shroud

I will scald supreme truth as it touches this house
I will scald supreme truth

Please dismantle all these phantom limbs
It's the evidence of humans as ornaments

Humans as ornaments
Humans as ornaments
Humans as ornaments

I will scald supreme truth as it touches this house
I will scald supreme truth as it touches this house

Everyone stabs all the time
Persuasion deflowers your sympathy
Everybody has choosen to help the shovels that bury me

Everyone stabs all the time
Persuasion deflowers your sympathy
Everybody has choosen to help the shovels that bury me

It lacks a human pulse
It lacks a human pulse
It lacks a human pulse
It lacks a human pulse
It lacks a human pulse
It lacks a human pulse
It lacks a human pulse-- don't know for sure now
It lacks a human pulse-- don't know for sure now
It lacks a human pulse-- ah, ah, ah


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"Meccamputechture" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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    General CommentUhh, as another side note, I'm pretty sure that the Mars Volta website says to check wikipedia, so this entire discussion can be completely ignored. As for the song, people can have personal meanings if they really want to, but the only people that will ever completely and utterly understand the lyrics to any song the way they are intended to be understood are the writers themselves. Unless I hear a description from either Cedric himself, or someone who works with the band and knows what they're talking about, then I'm not very prone to care. This website shouldn't be used to argue about what something means when it means an entirely different thing to each person. As for the discussion of the other albums, it should already be a common known fact to any TRUE follower of The Mars Volta that Bedlam in Goliath, Frances the Mute, and De-loused in the Comatorium are all concept albums and do have very specific meanings, meanings that are simply clouded by the genius metaphors that Cedric employs. Amputechture is the first (and likely only) non-concept full-length album that The Mars Volta has or ever will make. To discuss the exact meaning of a song that everyone can perceive differently is a waste of time. On the other hand, discussing the meaning of songs like Goliath, Metatron, Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of), Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt, and such, is something worth doing , but only if you actually have a clue what you're talking about, and not making random guesses based on what a song means to you. That's not to say you shouldn't post what a song means to you, because doing so is a good way to express opinions and possibly open up a new understanding for someone else. The problem is when people attempt to disprove and opinion. "This is true. This is false. This is that way. This is not that way." Those arguments are a complete waste of time unless something really is that way, or something really is false.
    That said, everyone can hopefully shut up unless they've got something productive to the discussion.

    BTW, Johnny Goodness, I highly doubt you've ever even listened to Frances the Mute, or any other Mars Volta album in it's entirety. In other words, you're a fag.
    eyevan.vegaon October 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentso far the best song on the album. sounds like early MV. except for that little rap at the very beginning. but i still love it
    eggbeateron July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, fav TMV song ever so damn dancy!
    StrayCatStyle22on July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think what cedric repeats at the end is "it lacks a human pulse," nevertheless this song is damn awesome
    stonekirbyon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"It lacks a human pulse"****
    RyanMurphyon July 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmputechture is the effect of losing something. In this case, that something is Jesus. Because of it, churches rose, religious systems were built, and false ideas were inflicted upon people. For one, women lost much of their dignity because of the bible, a male-dominating story. Severing the breast. Any god or superior being is a philistine, a force against any other intelect or artistic abilities other than itself. Satan was the one who tempted the humans to learn, something so evil, something so creative. Wittiness is a bad thing nowadays. We are ornaments on God's arms, nimble and close to falling off, losing faith, as he amputates his own arm. Amputechture. Amputee. God amputates the arm we live on, leaving us humans behind. The holiest of water would destroy Satan, one who could offer the humans things they could only dream of.
    Lachrymal Cloudon July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhere do you people get these crazy fucking ideas about what these songs "really mean"

    The Mars Volta is great, but not every song they made was about abortion or some stupid shit you thought that it meant
    Johnny Goodnesson July 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey i know it's hard to understand what theyre are saying for some people but they are at least contributing their thoughts so other people have something to start with. and besides Cedric uses speculative fiction and verbosity so he uses a lot of unnecessary words to describe something.
    Rexcore1234321on July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJohnny, every song they write is about something. It's hard to understand is the problem, so there are tons of different things people think... The first cd is fairly explained with their book [which is hard as hell to sit down and read i might add] and the third is discussed on forums. So far every cd has a story, now we have a new one to find out about :D
    Sablepawson July 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjohnny: you're retarded

    the whole frances the mute album was about a girl who was born as a result of rape and lived her life as a prostitute, to ultimately get hung on the gallows while everybody watched(in a nutshell).

    there are plenty of fetal references as well as abortion/prostitution references on frances the mute.
    mastrrbasseron July 26, 2006   Link

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