Came back to doubt yourself but broke in two...
Came back to tell yourself I broke in twos,
Define the puncture, when will I know to,
I found something to shake by the roots,
I come along to see what's in your room,
The Coma's spending time to answer you,
I need something laid out for him,

Am I waiting now,
Does my waiting howl,
Am I waiting now?
Does my waiting howl.

I bring an avalanche of taunted bones,
Contaminate your cravings if you choose,


To pray something then extra will spill
Whom after me form out a content high,
Inhale the vapors that will heal your smile,
Hope for something to shake by the roots.

Am I waiting now,
Does my waiting howl,
Am I waiting now,
Does my waiting howl.

Bring me the tame,
Witness germinating the child,
The word of mouth stutters,
Blink at the lonely guise


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"Wax Simulacra" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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    My InterpretationSimulacra is the plural form of simulacrum, which is basically a copy or representation of something, like a statue of a person, etc. It is "SIMilar" to what it represents, but doesn't hold all of its inherent qualities. It can also refer to a false vagina, like those ones you see in the porn shops in Manhattan. Those are apparently called simulacra as well.

    I originally assumed that wax simulacra is referring to a wax mannequin, like at those wax museums you see. Particularly since the opening statement refers to an individual whom "came back to doubt (themself) but broke in two". Perhaps the individual splitting in two and becoming separate but similar objects is a metaphor for self reflection. It almost seems like their are two conflicting components of an individual's psyche which are inflicting pain on one another, and perhaps even causing suicidal issues (hangman)?

    A few more things that support that theory that I just realized:

    Lonely dice? How can dice be lone if there are two of them by definition? It means the two represents the same being, see "Persona" by Ingred Bergman and "Mulholland Drive" by David Lynch for more on this concept.

    These guys must be into Lynch. If I'm not mistaken, the ending of this song is an instrumental "fugue" like the saxophone solo in Lynch's "Lost Highway" which is supposedly metaphorical for the psychological fugue that the main character is about to experience, when he himself splits into a different person.

    Come to think of it the whole structure of this song is made up of a sequence of parts that imitate the previous part, especially at the end. These guys are pretty solid when it comes to making the structure of their music relevant to the content of the work.




    DMCyclothymicon December 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow these cats are crazy!!! who else but the mars volta could write some insane shit like this. That cat Thomas P is the fastest drummer i have ever heard hands down.
    mikeyhelikesiton November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJust heard this song, it's pretty messed up...I love it.
    liintuon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm loving this song, especially the end with the "bring me the chain".

    I'm gonna wait to hear the entire album before I decide what its about though, since the album is supposed to be a concept album
    LostLevelon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe last minute of this song is pretty damn amazing
    hamfohon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe last minute of this song is pretty damn amazing
    hamfohon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, so is the whole Album 8) Cedric Zavalas voice MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm :)
    Space_junkieon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJan 29th can't friggin wait
    then before that on Jan 19th in C-bus, oh. so excited.
    StrayCatStyle22on December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone wants to find out a bit about the concept of the new album, they've got some stuff written on their website: thebedlam.net/…
    I'm not sure if it's true, or hype, but it's interesting nonetheless.
    I can't wait to hear the rest of the album.
    Kizmeton December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI... love it. So much. This is their best single since... since. I'm excited.
    Theoogabearon December 31, 2007   Link

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