"Day Of The Baphomets" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
Sawing off the pavement
Repenting their past lives
Might I be the only pain that's left to be left behind?
Clay and pygmy footsteps
Rusted, boil it clean
A bullet in linguistics
That only we can breathe

Now, I got a prayer that'll make you theirs now
Beneath sepulchres
Raise your entrails as an offer
Now, I got a prayer that'll make you theirs now
Beneath sepulchres
Raise your entrails as an offer

Following with pitchforks
In a cattle prodded theme
Signaling the sedative
To emaciate the queen
Bowing in constriction
Any time you leave
We've slipped ourselves in angels
In catabata leaves

Now, I got a prayer that'll make you theirs now
Beneath sepulchres
Raise your entrails as an offer
Now, I got a prayer that'll make you theirs now
Beneath sepulchres
Raise your entrails as an offer

In my sign I was born
To bring death at the footsteps of your home
Tonight I have sown
All the hair and crooked nails
That you all have worn
While your white sense of hope
I plant the vermin
Just who makes it so?

How long must we fold our hands?
Our guts are burning wheels again
Get a match that will make you thin
Come clean with the antidote
After all we came undone
A pair of sluts with hosts that fall
One day we will pay your debt
Our centipedes will pick the dead

Poachers in your home

How long must we fold our hands?
Our guts are burning wheels again
Get a match that will make you thin
Come clean with the antidote
After all we came undone
A pair of sluts with hosts that fall
One day we will pay your debt
Our centipedes will pick the dead

Follow every bottle out
And the cruelest smut, smut you know
It's the gash that autumn knows
Daughters lying at the door
Raise the body
Breathe your clear air
Everybody will call aloud
Everybody calls aloud
Everybody sing aloud

My hands secrete a monument

I am the reason
For your missing child
He might be home
But there's no trace
Under your pillow
I have left a spine
All the things we do
When you're away
I saw the message
That you wrote in the sand
Dismembered heads that come away
The anaesthetic of your gospel sin
Put a muzzle on the lamb
Put a muzzle on the lamb

Give me one page
Give me one page
Make it blank
Mix it, a leak will rain
Give me one page
Give me one page
Make it blank
We shall inflict your way

Maybe one day you'll stop and realize
All that you serveis dead
Give me your plate
Give me your plate
Make it break
Nothing you hold is safe

How long must we fold our hands?
Our guts are burning wheels again
Get a match that will make you thin
Come clean with the antidote
After all we came undone
A pair of sluts with hosts that fall
One day we will pay your debt
Our centipedes will pick the dead

Poachers in your home


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"Day of the Baphomets" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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  • +2
    General CommentIt doesn't seem all that satanic to me. Rather it seems as is about the contamination of the river Ganges. Allow me to reiterate:

    The River Ganges (or the ganga river in the hindu language) flows from the Hymalayan mountains between India, Nepal and Bangledsh and out into the Indian ocean. For Centuries this river has been a life source for food, and water for the countless villages surrounding the the Ganges and its tributaries.. However scince the industrial revolution, noumerous factories (mostly leather-making plants which pruduce large amounts of Chromium and other chemicals) and sheer waste estimated at nearly 1 billion litres per day have polluted this river so bad the it has become unsanitary. Not only that but also, inadequate cremation procedures contributes to a large number of partially burnt or unburnt corpses floating down the Ganga, not to mention livestock corpses nearby ['In a cattle prodded theme
    Signaling the sedative"], a holy site where Sita was supposed to have lived for a period during the Vanaprastha, and site of much of the Indian savagery during the Civil War of 1857. Despie all of this thousand upon thousands of hindus gather at the ganges to worship, give the river offerings of flowers or food, throwing handfulls of grain or garlands of marigolds and such["While your white sense of hope']. many drink the water to help het pure (see the irony yet), many even bathe in this water. The 'poachers in your house' are these factories and plant whom have appeared and desacrated what these people consider sacred. "I saw the message
    That you wrote in the sand" is refering to the remenants of corpses and dead fish beeched out on the bank of the river.

    NOTE: This is my interpitation of the song. It may not necerally be what this song is about. So I am open to CONSTRUCTIVE critisism.
    Non-Affiliatedon July 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti believe that the line "beneath some poachers" is actually "beaneath sepulchers"

    it makes more sense with the song as sepulchers (but i could be wrong)
    ThisGhostIsntHolyon July 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe lyrics are so horribly bad ! sorry i got the album the other day and nearly cried cause i was so excited i love the mars volta, i read that the album is about imigrant marches and about reglion and one song cedric was quoted as saying was about a nun who was killed because she believed a higher voice was talking to her (dnt bag me i cant really remember)... or something like that and i believe maybe could be this song, there is mention of nuns the line, the nuns are burning wheels again ... yeah otherwise the musical arrangement within this is wonderful, so originial and reminds me of old pyschedelic rock!
    Brookilishon September 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhoever said it is not "poachers in your home" but "poach us anyhow" is wrong. It IS poachers in your home...
    PeteBaldwinon September 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCedric sings the song with caps lock on.
    The Mooon April 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't exactly know how people got the idea this song is about immigrant marches... Cedric and Omar both stated that this album is about religion. It's harder to interpret the meaning of songs on Amputechture because the album isn't set up in a story format. However, I do have some personal interpretations of verses in this song. "How long must we fold by hand? The nuns are burning wheels again." It sounds like Cedric is saying that religion is hindering the progress of our society, the wheel is often used as a symbol of invention. Nuns burning it would be saying that religion or Christianity in particular is trying to stop humanity from advancing. That's just my personal opinion on it...
    Kintyoon January 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk maybe looking at the revised lyrics it says Pigment, and not Pygmy, but STILL... Also, does anyone notice fragments of the bass solo in Cassandra Gemini?
    jonobombon July 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really don't think this has any ideas on christianity and how it is "shit". Well I think it is more of just a story of spirituality and how it's hard to stay on the right path. Obviously it's a satanic ritual. Baphomet is usually a satan or satan-like demon. The Baphomet Sigil is the symbol of satanism. I think this is the turning point in the CD where the character ventures down a darker road, thus the musical tone changes to a very scary tone. It's very different from the rest of the CD. So maybe if this is a story I think it is advocating everything spiritual besides Satan.
    andersontlaon April 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentum bass solo.

    yes please
    StrayCatStyle22on July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsmall detail
    it's "raise your entrails as an offer" not "an offering"
    theotherivanon July 14, 2006   Link

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