"Triphallus, to Punctuate!" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
She's saying we wear the party all over our bodies and faces
What allows me to speak in wild abstractions
The senseless killings gifts God gives us have no one to love them

It's the kind of thought that kills you twice on the way down
You might forget them but you're not nice they don't forget about you
How they claw me in my false or foster reflection
Is that my reflection in the Damascus play?
How they claw me in my foster or false reflection

You should call me sometime.
I won't answer but, at least I'll know you care.
(How will you know it was me?)
You think I got caller ID?

I guess I should be happy for you, for your success and all that
But your fame ain't got nothing for us
I supported you kid, back when no one else did (oh yeah, oh yeah)
You know I waved your flag, back when no one else did
I just want things to be the way they used to be,
When you only set a place for me

The great chorus of my skull is choking on their dulcer tones
Ten lashes on the ass of anyone who even tries and
Heaven's patience glaring down at us filling your room with black butterflies

You don't have to try to steal no nothing from my heart
Because for you anything you want is always free
Send your freaky fantasies to my phone
Black Converse on and an ice cream cone
Now that I'm not a virgin to you you'll never walk alone
Far beyond the several years of shame
I live to make you call my name
(Call my name)

Guess I should be happy for you, for your success and all that
But your fame ain't got nothing for us
I was your booster babe, back when no one else cared (oh yeah, oh yeah)
You know I celebrated you (I'm hard for you girl),
Back when no one else even thought to
I just want things to be the way they used to be
When you only saved a seat for me
Come back! Come back!

I feel so at peace
Why is the sky karma
I think I'm the one I got from


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  • +1
    General CommentOfficial lyrics are here: ofmontreal.net/discography/skeletal-lamping/
    Someone should put them up here.
    Th0rnon December 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh I love the caller ID dialog

    he's like: duh!
    penelope8on February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like this is the catchiest song off the new album

    not quite sure what the title means though
    it may relate to the herb triphala which is in india is said act to the organs as a mother to her children
    (of course i got that off of wikipedia)
    squiiiiidon October 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentphallus means penis. so the song title means
    three penises, to end a sentence!
    Kevin said that he "had fun" making all of the titles, so it might not be that important.
    but he is definitely referring to the penis meaning of the word phallus, because he does it in id engager and maybe other songs.
    jacobboon October 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"black condoms on vanilla ice cream cones"
    Sounds like.
    tuxedoballeron October 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"texting your freaky fantasies to my phone"
    tuxedoballeron October 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, and

    "I've been so abused by this black carma
    I think I know where I got it from"
    tuxedoballeron October 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Far beyond this self abuse and shame"
    boohskeyon October 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'you know i celebrated you'
    as opposed to 'you know i celebrate'

    =]
    lizzzzzzzzzon October 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter a few listens to some live versions of this and that acoustic BBC version where the lyrics sound so much clearer, I'd like to make some corrections.

    "...gifts God gives us have no one to LOVE them"

    "IT'S the kind of thought..."

    It's definitely NOT 'With my eye to the sky, my wicked mustang'. I can't really make out what he says there, I just know that there's an F thrown in there and that the end is "my wicked master". He says master in a really weird way. If you listen to the BBC version, it's clearer in that one.

    "The creat CHORUS (cuirass? What the hell?) of my skull is choking on their DULCITONES" A dulcitone is a musical instrument. Another variation could be 'dulcer tones', but I think that's less likely.

    I second that 'Far beyond this self abuse and shame'.

    And finally I think 'I heart for you girl' is flat out wrong. Hell, the syllable arrangement is not even right. I think it's 'I hollered for you girl'.

    Again, listen to other versions, especially that BBC acoustic one to hear the words more clearly.
    Thisnameistakenon October 30, 2008   Link

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