"Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound" as written by and Cedric/rodriguez Bixler....
If I trust in the wind she will pave me a different road
I will try and start over but I think I must choose someone else
I am pulled from the pages where the letters lack the pigment of trust

Must be on my way, I’ve got to get home
Won’t be back someday, so let it unfold

I’ve abandoned the outcome in search of the rest I deserve
You can do what you will with my body but I won’t ring the bell
I’ve omitted the chapters that bow and admit defeat

Must be on my way, I’ve got to get home
Won’t be back someday, so let it unfold

I am a mountain
Of cavernous people
Searching for a lighthouse in the fog

Of the flowers that grew from the cracks in the ground you paved
Didn’t you think he would warn me through the thorns of my waking dreams
When the riddles connected the dots of this constellation

Must be on my way, I’ve got to get home
Won’t be back someday, so let it unfold

I am a mountain
Of cavernous people
Searching for a lighthouse in the fog

I found a reason to leave you with this load
All I can do is forgive your broken heart
Trapped in this tower made of amber for too long
All I can do is forgive your broken heart


Lyrics submitted by relaxeder, edited by holopaine

"Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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    General CommentThis is definitely my favorite song off this record.

    I have to think that this song refers to someone who has taken their own life. "I’ve abandoned the outcome in search of the rest I deserve".

    "You can do what you will with my body but I won’t ring the bell". I believe this is in reference to the days when they would tie a string to bodies before they were buried and attached it to a bell above ground so that if the person wasn't really dead they could ring the bell to alert someone.

    I would love to hear other opinions.
    Slevenon May 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI seems to me like it's someone who's giving up their dreams and desires because of the weight on them to do something else.
    voice.of.reason?on June 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is SUCH an amazing song. It's beyond the words. Yesm easily my favorite song. Because of the deep meaning it provides.
    MozePrayon December 13, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI know this was written before the breakup, but it almost sounds like Cedric's attempt to say goodbye to the band. Lines like "If I trust in the wind..." show that he is wondering if he has to go in a different direction. Similarly, "the rest I deserve" could mean that after 11 or so years of TMV work he wanted to take a rest, which was seen by the band's hiatus. Then, another line like, " Of the flowers that grew" shows the good things that have sprouted up, even if he was sort of playing second fiddle to Omar for most of the time the band was around (it is well known that Omar was controlling and wanted to write all the music and let Cedric write lyrics).

    Just a thought.
    OctaVariuM8on March 10, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI know this was written before the breakup, but it almost sounds like Cedric's attempt to say goodbye to the band. Lines like "If I trust in the wind..." show that he is wondering if he has to go in a different direction. Similarly, "the rest I deserve" could mean that after 11 or so years of TMV work he wanted to take a rest, which was seen by the band's hiatus. Then, another line like, " Of the flowers that grew" shows the good things that have sprouted up, even if he was sort of playing second fiddle to Omar for most of the time the band was around (it is well known that Omar was controlling and wanted to write all the music and let Cedric write lyrics).

    Just a thought.
    OctaVariuM8on March 10, 2013   Link

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