"Noctourniquet" as written by and Cedric/rodriguez Bixler....
Make my bed in droughts of beryl
I haven't shot this thing in years
Do you think I'll fold?

Calloused hands of detriment
From a crossbow flinch of gasping air
Do you think I'll

So long, don't fall apart
The words have made a perfect burden

Sewn along your hollow heart
We'll never hassle you

Remember at the hips where we once joined
Severed by the scalpel when we were young
Do you think I'll fold?

Held under the water in a blacklist trough
Buried in the plots of your front steps
Do you think I'll fold?

Incinerate the faith that you were taught
Incinerate your crown of useless flesh
Do you think I'll

So long, don't fall apart
The words have made a perfect burden

Sewn along your hollow heart
We'll never hassle you

And if this life belonged to me
You can stop the rain from falling

Tie it on in your mind
Its your noctourniquet

And in your fight to live and breathe
Then you keep it to the night

Tie it on in your mind
Its your noctourniquet

Made my bed in droughts of beryl
I haven't shot this thing in years
Do you think I'll fold?

Your color seems to flower from your hissing tongue
Your livery of siblings cut from saffron cloth
Do you think I'll fold?

I'll reach out through the pavement with the shortest straw
Lavera, don't play in your mother's drawer
Do you think I'll fold?

Come hasten to the first drop of endless flasks
Heretics and peasants with a quench forboding
Do you think I'll

So long, don't fall apart
The words have made a perfect burden

Sewn along your hollow heart
We'll never hassle you

So long, don't fall apart
The words have made a perfect burden

Sewn along your hollow heart
Whatever one takes, whatever one takes for you


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"Noctourniquet" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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    My InterpretationTo me this song seems to be about suicide. The opening lines (which are repeated several times) seem to lead to this theory, "I haven't shot this thing in years. Do you think I'll fold?" seems to be the narrator holding the gun to his head while looking back on his life before he pulls the trigger, asking himself or the person who led him to this if they think he's too weak to go through with it. There is a lot of regret, pain, and darkness shrouded in these lyrics. Although cryptic as they are, I feel they are very straightforward unlike a few entries in this beautiful album.
    AstroidAndyon July 17, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationHe says "and in this life you'll long to flee. Its about someone close to him (likely siamese twin sister Lavera separated at birth) her losing faith and calling it quits on life. He won't give up though on her or his own life...won't fold. Saffron, Faith and Useless Crown of Flesh bother me because I'm afraid Cedric is may be a faithful Christian which I would be very disappointed seeing as god is an invention of human psychology and religion a cash gimmick. I personally interpret the song as a man cutting lose of his former young self that 'believed' and him saying he won't fold means, he let fantasy dissuade him from reason and scrutiny, that his sister is the faithful one who has lost sanity.
    Nuptunutationon May 08, 2014   Link
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    General CommentNevermind. These lyris are way off. God damn Bixler needs to write a book explaining his fucking albums 1st to last, every syllable!
    I knew he was saying Solomon bc the album is about that poem (wikipedia) . I live this song and many many others by them
    Nuptunutationon May 08, 2014   Link

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