"El Ciervo Vulnerado" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
I've been drinking black mirror again
The closer we part
I needed to touch your lips
With the nail in my heart
The night that you caught me
My coffin did walk
I feel at your mercy
I fell in your grave
Meccamputechture
That stands in my way
The younger I stay
An elderly child
The longer the mirror gives birth
To the death I file

If you consume me I will not let you go
If you walk right through me
My voice will taint your throat
Blessed be the wrong I've done

Someone is watching us
Someone has found
Fluorescent ligaments
On a black and white tile
Why do you call them
If your kingdom won't come
The younger I stay
Forever I rot

If you consume me I will not let you go
If you walk right through me
My voice will taint your throat
Blessed be the wrong I've done

Because the flies my mouth spill
Bare the children at play


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"El Ciervo Vulnerado" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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    General CommentEl Ciervo Vulnerado loosly translated means a Wounded Deer.


    (Also: "Myrrh was burned in ancient Roman funerals to mask the smell emanating from charring corpses."
    -Wikipedia)
    Non-Affiliatedon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAccording to the lyrics in the CD booklet it actually says mirror, not myrrh. Actually a lot of the lyrics are a bit off, but it's not a bad effort at all, considering the Mars Volta. Here are the ones straight from the CD:

    I've been drinking black mirror again
    The closer we part
    I needed to touch your lips
    With the nail in my heart
    The night that you caught me
    My coffin did walk
    I feel at your mercy
    I fell in your grave
    Meccamputechture
    That stands in my way
    The younger I stay
    An elderly child
    The longer the mirror gives birth
    To the death I file

    If you consume me I will not let you go
    If you walk right through me
    My voice will taint your throat
    Blessed be the wrong I've done

    Someone is watching us
    Someone has found
    Fluorescent ligaments
    On a black and white tile
    Why do you call them
    If your kingdom won't come
    The younger I stay
    Forever I rot

    If you consume me I will not let you go
    If you walk right through me
    My voice will taint your throat
    Blessed be the wrong i've done

    Because the flies my mouth spill
    Bare the children at play
    tehcowon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe more I read those lyrics and listen to the song, the more confused I get and the more my brain hurts. XD
    FeLKoNon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis was the easiest song to follow in the whole album
    mattmattmattmatton September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "I've been drinking black milk again"
    teh_lichon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAny idea what the jumbled sounding words at the end are?
    nemton September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAny idea what the jumbled sounding words at the end are?
    nemton September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's

    If you consume me I will not let you go
    If you walk right through me
    My voice will taint your throat
    Blessed be the wrong i've done

    played backwards. Well, not exactly. Every line is reversed seperatively. So it's more like:

    Blessed be
    Blessed be (oooh) the wrong I've done
    Blessed be
    Blessed be
    My voice will taint your throat
    If you walk right through me I will not let you go
    If you consume me
    InspectorMustacheon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat I want to know is why the song just abruptly ends

    I know TMV are known for random shake-ups, but I think the album could have ended much smoother

    ah well, what can you do...

    great album for the most part.
    lparkkid23on September 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmm actually, now that I think about it, it could just go with theme as stated on another forum, "cutting off before you have the chance to rebuild" as Omar said

    good stuff
    lparkkid23on September 24, 2006   Link

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