"Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus" as written by Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler....
The ocean floor is hidden
From your viewing lens
A depth perception
Languished in the night
All my life,I've been
Sewing the wounds
But the seeds sprout
A lachrymal cloud

Nino preparate
Que vas sufrir
Nino preparate
Salte veneno
Nino preparate
Salte de aqui
Nino preparate
Labios temblando
Nino preparate
Salte veneno
Nino preparate
Salte de aqui
Nino preparate
Brincan los cuerpos
Vas a sufrir

My nails peel back
When the taxidermist ruined
Goose stepped the freckling impatience
All the brittle tombs
Five hundred little q's
I'm splitting hairs to
Match the faces

All night long I'll hunt for you
Let me show you what I mean
Sangre
Sonando
De rabia naci

Now this train don't lie
An abortion that survived
A lineage of
Bastard mastacation
All the severed proof
Talons scratch my suite
These are the feathers
That replace them

All night I'll hunt for you
Let me show you what I mean
Sangre
Sonando
De rabia nací

Who do you trust
Will they feed us the womb
Chrome the fetal mirage
Will they feed us the womb
I found the remnants
Of a crescent fang
It cleaned my wing
Down to the bone
Umbilical syllables
Left to decode
There was no cradle
I can taste it
Come on now

All night I'll hunt for you
Let me show you what I mean
Sangre
Sonando
De rabia naci

Who do you trust
Will they feed us the womb
Chrome the fetal mirage
Will they feed us the womb
Bring me this plague
She took a drink
Those nicotine stains
On his every word
My scavenger quilt
Will only hide the truth
Bring me
Bring me this plague
I count the days to find
What was left behind
Only these names I clutch
Will lead me to my home
Somehow this river marks
A wrinkle hand in mine
And everyday that parts
The water into two
Mothers and feathers start
To drown the living proof
I can't remember these lakes of blood
Wrapped in a blanket
There sweats a cut
Who do you trust
Will they feed us the womb
Chrome the fetal mirage
Will they feed us the womb


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"Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song, along with their whole new album, is absolutely amazing. Recently, the band had an interview that sort of explains this whole album.

    "The story is inspired by a diary that Jeremy found in the backseat of a car while working as a repo man," singer/lyricist Bixler-Zavala. "He discovered he had a lot in common with its author. He kept it and let us in on it. The diary told of the author being adopted and looking for his real parents. The names of each song are named after people in the diary. Each person he meets sort of points him in the direction of his biological parents.

    This definitely explains the last verse better, but otherwise, it is difficult to interpret these lyrics. Still, an amazing song.
    NuclearBlaston January 15, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNiño preparate
    Que vas sufrir
    Niño preparate
    Salte veneno
    Niño preparate
    Salte de aqui
    Niño preparate
    Labios temblando
    Niño preparate
    Salte veneno
    Niño preparate
    Salte de aqui
    Niño preparate
    Brincan los cuerpos
    Vas a sufrir

    Boy prepare yourself
    Cause youre going to suffer
    Boy prepare yourself
    Get out venom
    Boy prepare yourself
    Get out of here
    Boy prepare yourself
    Lips trembling
    Boy prepare yourself
    Get out venom
    Boy prepare yourself
    Get out of here
    Boy prepare yourself
    The bodies jump
    Youre going to suffer


    Sangre
    Sonando
    De rabia naci

    Blood
    Dreaming
    From rage I was born


    Hope that helps.
    led_linkon January 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn the end of the song, they have some sort of recording on the side of the road. You can hear cars passing by. And you can also hear kids playing. At one point, some female says "stop playing that game" and another point you hear, "you guys get out here right now"
    BenLeeon April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hear Omar Rodriguez (the band's guitarist/writer/producer) on some San Diego station almost a year ago and he explained what the band name meaning was. He said that he was very much into Roman mythology and Mars is the god of war, and some screen play writer or something (I forgot the name) used the word 'volta' as 'contridiction'.
    So he said, The Mars (roman god of war) Volta (a contridiction) had the meaning of "The Peace Bringers" So there you go :). Band meaning done.
    TremulentESPon July 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgoxdie: I believe it was stated earlier. Cygnus has hundreds of little questions unanswered.
    solarionon October 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOn the topic of the band name (just to throw another thought into the process), people should remember or learn that the "volta" is also the point in a poem (usually a sonnet) where the mood changes. For example, in many Shakespearian sonnets he'll talk about the love of a woman and then in the last two lines talk about how she leaves. Those lines are the Volta.

    I think that could be a factor in the name as well.
    lollercoasteron February 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so ridiculous. someone said before that listening to it was a 'privelege' and they were dead fucking on. i had listened to some tmv before, mostly when i was stoned, and it rocked my world, but i listened to cygnus for the first time when frances first came out, i flipped shit. the entire album is mind-blowing, the themes and the story behind it is epic, and cygnus is definitely my favorite track. listening to it takes me to these epic places. ive never been on acid, but i imagine its a lot like listening to this bad ass song
    mizzou08on April 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyo so i read more comments and ... alkaline asshole you rock my world

    heroin is totaly heroin and you are so right ... like a hundred percent im sorry the talons scratch my viens and these are the devils that replace them

    it can be interperated this way... the knowledge that will free me ... let me fly... is not answered and so i replace my pain with H... like hands fucken down im so certain you are right.... thank you ...goddamn...

    All the severed proof
    Talons scratch my suite
    These are the feathers
    That replace them

    All night I’ll hunt for you
    Let me show you what I mean
    Sangre
    Sonando
    De rabia nací



    I found the remnants
    Of a crescent fang
    It cleaned my wing
    Down to the bone
    Umbilical syllables
    Left to decode
    There was no cradle
    I can taste it
    Come on now


    duh now that makes sense ... the venom is fucken H ... yo i got to figure out the spanish parts of this verse now ... fuck i love you alkaline trio mother fucker... god damn this is a breakthrough


    but oh my god i havent given drugs anythought at all in this album till now and ive only studied this track and l'via l'viaquez god damn... okay

    yo maybe this shit is like way deeper than any of us thought and there isnt even like.....


    I count the days to find
    What was left behind
    Only these names I clutch
    Will lead me to my home
    Somehow this river marks
    A wrinkle hand in mine
    And everyday that parts
    The water into two
    Mothers and feathers start
    To drown the living proof
    I can’t remember these lakes of blood
    Wrapped in a blanket
    There sweats a cut


    okay i think i take back what i said about some stuff


    the mother and the feathers start to kill
    i say that bird is referance to drug everytime it comes up in any form egg talon what you ...for like shit and certain... my god im rambling ... i think im going to search on a new song now
    BillyThwarton October 31, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHuh, never noticed the slow jams part of this song before and leading into the verse "I count the days to find, what was left behind" is lifted directly from Drunkship of Lanterns as heard on the Live EP.

    Oh, and this song poops on my chest. In the good way.
    angelofsilenceson December 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off can anybody translate the spanish? I'm dumb and not bi-lingual.
    Second the only difference that I got was in the third verse and that was "Five Hundred Little Cumes" as in "Five Hundred People Watching" but maybe I'm wrong. Cause to me it sounds like an abortion is either being performed or has been by the end of the song, but something isn't right and it's still alive, hense "an abortion that survived" and "will they feed us the womb".
    And does anybody else have a opinion or answer to all the smoking references throughout the album? "Those nicotine stains" and "A wrinkle hand in mine" cause when people smoke they get that drawstring bag look around the mouth and what not. And as for nicotine stains obviously that's referring to the smoker's hands, clothes, teeth, hair, etc.
    I'd love to hear anybody else's opinion on all of this. Thanks
    voltafan101on January 11, 2005   Link

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