"Askepios" as written by and Cedric/rodriguez Bixler....
I'll be there waiting with the hook in your neck is the contact you've made.
Deficient.
And your arms will break if you touch this fence,
Pleads them to lead blind with conflict.

What have you brought for my appetite?
What have you brought for my appetite?

I'll never perish with the albino horns of a thousand young born.
Will you drink to the depths of my seed?
And your arms will break
If you touch this fence
Praise them to this life comes to end.

What have you brought for my appetite?
What have you brought for my appetite?

I might not make it back again,
The burbane is on the rise
Maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe maybe they've got to open wide, got to open wide.
The night of a serpent swallow ring tail


Psycho recycled and I'm next to nothing

I said help me come alive
Help me come alive
Help me come alive
Help me come alive

Place your ring finger on this debt
Am I living or am I dead?
Do what thou will tell them what I found
The steps of a ladder from a diamondbacks mouth

I said help me come alive
Help me come alive
Help me come alive
Help me come alive
Help me come alive
Help me come alive

Ain't gonna hold my breath
Ain't gonna hold my breath


Lyrics submitted by The Goofy

"Askepios" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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    General Comment"Do What Thou Wilt tell them what I found"

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    laurelinwyntreon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen this song kicks in, holy shit.
    avengedsurviveon January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentp.s. -
    i put this song on for my sister, and she asks:
    "is this music for the apocalypse?"
    and i replied:
    "it may just well be." - as i thought about the soothsayer...
    avengedsurviveon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAHHHH! i love the part in this song that is like an answer to tetragrammaton!!! SO SICK!!!
    poopsmcgee567on January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"The mind of a serpent swallowing tail"
    Hello Ouroborous; the whole image of the dragon swallowing its own tail...the unity of the album, the lyrical mastery; I should get this thing. Of the 3.5 songs I've heard ("Goliath" is the 0.5, "RTF" took away the surprise of it...plus "Back Up Against the Wall"), the magic of the music has only come more alive since Amputechture.
    Lysexyon January 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely inspired from an ancient ouji board..theyve actually managed to make some songs creepier than before. haha.. if i never heard TMV and i heard this blast in my room in the middle of the night i would get so freaked out..
    E_Scapegoaton January 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are:

    "I'll be there waiting
    with a hook in your neck
    is the contact you've made deficient
    and your hand will break
    if you touch this fence
    please them till they're blind with cleft lens"

    "i'll never perish with the albino horns
    of a thousand young born
    will you drink from the depths of my sea

    and your hand will break
    if you touch this fence
    please them till they're blind with cleft lens"

    "i might not make it back again
    the vervain is on the rise
    got to open wide
    you got to open wide
    might of a serpent swallowing tail
    cycle recycled
    and i'm next to nothing"

    "place your ring finger on this debt
    am I living or am I dead
    do what thou wilt tell them what i've found
    the steps of a ladder from a diamondback mouth"



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    The first thing that came to mind for this song was when I heard the lyric "might of a serpent swallowing tail, cycle recycled and I'm next to nothing". It's an obvious reference to the ouroboros and perhaps how humanity seems very little in the scheme of the universe.

    Of course, this song can easily mean a million different things. But it's definitely a good precursor to Ouroboros and a great ending to Cavalettas and Agadez.
    amnislupuson February 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDo you think this is some clue as to where the Soothsayer is?
    I wouldn't think it would be in the lyrics if there was a clue because Cedric didn't want Omar to tell him where he buried it. But then again they like to collaborate together when writing lyrics. I think if it were anywhere it would be a carefully placed guitar lick heard only when Cedric sings a line about a location. The guitar lick could be likened to numbers and then translated through simple numerology into letters and then an actual location. Although, they may not have wanted the location to be disclosed. To anyone. Least of all us hungry un-trustworthy fans.
    JackIsBurningon November 24, 2008   Link

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