"Ebroglio" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
I had a friend who died
For something he really loved
I had a friend who stood
For none of the above
I had a friend whose experience
Was riddled with scars
Who got drunk one night
In the trunk of Louie P.'s car
I had a friend who'd love to scare you
As was his affections
And tremble you did
Cause you weren't worthy of his friendship
I had a friend, but now
He's stranded on the Mesa st. exit
And sometimes I'm jealous
Cause I'm still at the intersection
I had a friend whose heart was too heavy to hold
Yes there's blood on the median
Like a boat without oars

Duct tape the cross on the brown colored box
Single file line on the unpaved road
They tipped their hats, respect for the dead
In Juarez, Mexico, where they buried my friend

There are no words to express
The loss I feel since you've been away
You made this typical sad song
A physical classroom
Where I learned nothing
Just flashes of your face [Repeat x2]
and my solution is

It's all a facade [Repeat x3]
And nothing really matters now [Repeat x4]
He's stranded somewhere on the Mesa St. exit
And sometimes I'm jealous waiting at the intersection

His heart was too heavy to hold
Yes there's blood on the median
Like a boat without oars
I had a friend who's heart was too heavy to hold
Too heavy to hold.
And it's so heavy to hold,
Yes there's blood on median
Like a boat without oars
Like a boat, without oars

It's all a facade [Repeat x3]
And nothing really matters now [Repeat x4]
He's stranded somewhere on the Mesa St. exit
And sometimes I'm jealous waiting at the intersection


Lyrics submitted by cbennett

"Ebroglio" as written by Cedric Bixler Adam Amperan

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General Commentwow, i love this song
    jawezeron May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall i know is on the back of the cd it says "Ebroglio" but in the cd booklet insert it says "Embroglio", not sure if this was a mistake or not, but i can't see how a mistake such as this could've gone unnoticed all the way until the cds release.. but yes, great fucking song.
    prodon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit says ebroglio on the cd itself too - oh well the song rocks anyways. ATDI mention or talk about Juarez in lots of their songs, like Invalid Litter Dept.
    inlieuon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI believe the man he is talking about is the same person he talks about in The Mars Volta song "Concertina". A former member of At The Drive-in had pushed a freind of Cedrics to killing himself. I believe he jumped off a bridge maybe the Mesa Street Exit bridge. And I think Cedric being stuck at the intersection may mean that he is still alive while his freind is dead, or my other thinking is that Cedric is stuck and he can't get to his freind to stop him.
    yacantfademeon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is by far 1 of the best ATDI songs ever, it is overflowing with depth. It is nice to see that some bands still know how to make real music!
    nerverunneron March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is incredible. like every other atd-i song, it has endless meaning to it. cedric was defenitley upset by whatever triggered him to write this song..
    druqxon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome and the way its written tells just about what it says, and it is about julio venegas when he had killed himself while at the drive-in was rehearsing and now cedric has had to deal with the loss of his friend and no matter what he does he is constantly thinking of julio
    bixler13dareson July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is about julio venegas, the same guy the intire mars volta album is about.
    reviewon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentim from juarez :( still a really good song. you'd think they'd like comming back to el paso or the area? but no, they were pretty arrogent at the show.
    punk_gurlon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe spoken word intro of this song is just one of the best intros to a song ever, the way he says them just kills me.
    forEsmeon April 17, 2004   Link

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