"Heliotrope" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
Beneath the residue of film
Beneath the chemicals
That the picture split
The ouija board had
Spelled its name
In tiki torches set aflame
Taking rations from the ballet box
Cursing like sweet tarts

Increase the dosage
Count back from 10

And it was written down
Touching earth in a capital faunt
Heat seeking gums bleeding
Fingers snapping
At the catacomb stabbings
Taking rations from the ballet box
Cursing like sweet tarts

Adhesive she said
Don't stick to me

Inseminating motives of lukewarm persistence
Let the thieves in
Through the front door
Let them take what they've been missing

It's as if
Someone raised the
Price of dying
To maximum vend again

Turn slowly for maximum vend.

Lyrics submitted by cbennett

"Heliotrope" as written by Jim Ward Cedric Bixler

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    General CommentMe thinks this is a song about our healthcare system.
    Maybe this song is about how this system is corrupt (taking rations from the ballet box), costly (someone raised the price of dying to maximum vend again") and futile ("inseminating motives of lukewarm persistance").
    Just an opinion
    nacho1on July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea so that sounds good to me...I love this song though, just thought everyone should know
    Benny-Xon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dunno if it connects with the lyrics in any way, but, Heliotrope literally means "to turn away from the sun"
    rieveon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentactually, it's any plant (like a sunflower) that turns toward the sun.
    kyasarinon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnacho, that makes sense to me, especially how we "let the thieves in through the front door" reminds of how when the nurse leaves she says the doctor will be in to see you shortly, and then I'm forced to pay 100 dollars for something as simple as a sideache
    Napoleon Soloon June 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti don't think at the drive-in would write a song about health care being they are not based on any specific political agenda
    rascuacheon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbut they do make lyrics about social issues, and the healthcare system would also be a social issue aswell as a political issue
    crimpon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about the death penalty. first of all theyre from texas, so it would be apt. second of all, think of lines like "increase the dosage/ count back from ten" and "its as if someone raised the price of dying to maximum vend again." also, "capital faunt" could refer to capital punishment. ballot box could refer to the political agenda behind the killing of criminals. a good example of this is mumia abu-jamal. check out his book all things censored. cataombs refer to death again. thieves could refer to re-taking of lives after death penalty was questioned in supreme court, ruled okay and started killing off people again. just my idea anyway.
    quadriplegicon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne time before they played it live cedric talked about how ' you always has a friend who jumps out and bits you in the ass, snake in the grass' and goes on to recite the lyrics the ouija board had spelled its name in tiki torches set aflame etc.....
    fifi_25on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm I could go with healthcare or death penalty on this one.. lemme reread. (purely literary motive) looking at it, it seems more towards healthcare, the theives quote doesn't seem to work so well with death penalty.

    "taking rations from the ballot box"
    probably a reference to the fact that the people pay for it.
    Avaranton January 05, 2005   Link

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