"Cassandra Geminni: Sarcophagi" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
The ocean floor is hidden from your viewing lens
A depth perception languished in the night
All my life I've been sowing the wounds
But the seeds spread a lachrymal cloud

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Cassandra Geminni: Sarcophagi song meanings
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    General CommentEverything is blinded and covered. You can't see the bottom.. there is too much in the way.
    The "night" means is like a drug induced feeling. Like "sink your teeth of midnight" on Cassandra meaning injecting the Herion.
    Vismund Cygnu has been trying to find his mother (Frances) but his life is filled with tears and he cant make his way through the fog.
    antialleson January 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow great interpretation antialles... exept its less of an interpretation, more of a translating the metaphors into more simple words. still good job though.
    aceindaholeon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like how Cedric sings it here better than when he sings it at the beginning of "Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus." Great guitar, too.

    Like the interpretation, antialles.
    Harusameon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI never actually bothered to decipher the entire story on this album, so I just tried to treat it like any other song.

    "All my life I've been sowing the wounds
    But the seeds spread a lachrymal cloud"

    I think here is the Biblical allusion of "you reap what you sow". I think that the person speaking has been trying all his life to make a good living and trying to get over a bad past, but the more he tries to be successful and get over his bad past, his attempts just make things worse. Memories come back to him and it obscures his vision on the real world.
    THe_Atomic_Punkon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@antialles I'm pretty sure Frances is the protagonist, Vismund Cygnus is the father, Miranda is the mother, and L'Via is the sister.

    Basically, he states that his life and his voyage to find his biological family are both meaningless which is basically what antialles said. Also, "Lachrymal cloud" is an uber-fancy way of saying "rain".

    Sarcophagi is my favorite part of FTM, partly musically, but also because of how it bookends the album and what it means in terms of the story. I'm pretty sure it's a way of stating how the story is cyclical and has no true end. However, sometimes I think that the story does end, albeit a sad ending and that the opening Sarcophagi is a foreshadowing of the end. After all, it's played so quietly and abruptly transitions into the major part of Cygnus.
    samjyfon December 18, 2014   Link

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