"Frances The Mute" as written by Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler....
A. In thirteen seconds
B. Nineteen sank, while six would swim
C. Five would grow and one was dead

It's been thirteen seconds
Since you all last said
I've become the apparition
You predicted for my death
You said that flirting brings you
Closer to the end
You can bait into the water
But you'll never get the hint
And like a stain of bricks goes
Dancing by your head
Plucked from an icebox
Grafted on my skin
My coat has hid the marks
Mink hits the shovel fix
Near the sway of pendulums
Boar abrasions and a kiss'
She said, 'I'll never let them hurt you
I'll never let them in
What you took from me is mine
What is mine I'll never give'
Mascara glass in the molar weeds
Herash,a serpent infancy
His eye patch pushed a gap of sand
Into his shine a sedative
More and more the dirt collects
You'll never find her body now
Her closet festered in a secret air
Blonde underneath a blackened hair
He never knew the colony
Gestated in his bed
Mingle with the carnivores you've something both in common now
Till one day his wasted breath
Swollen throat and karma debt
Set foot inside a parlor, to find her drunken by receipts
He held her by the ankles
Gutted at the nave, yes gutted and depraves
He tied a rope around her legs
And let her hang for seven days

[Chorus] This never happened, but I saw you leave,
And crawl into a bed of broken windows


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"Frances the Mute" as written by Omar Rodriguez Cedric Bixler

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  • +3
    General CommentFirst of all, thanks for the site z ro!

    Second, People...
    STOP COMPLANING ABOUT "random noises"
    They are NOT random. With TMV, everything has a meaning or is part of the story (example: at the end of Cgynus... those noises might be the freeway that the character is riding on as he goes looking for his parents).

    The sounds at the beginning of this song almost drive you insane, causing you to tense up and be a little angry, which is what they probably wanted to do. Then it relizes the pressure by jumping into a freakin' awesome song. It IS AMAZING. It lives up to Cassandra, and i like how it is almost an extension of that song...truly, TMV is the Best Band Ever.
    ConcertinaDuskon August 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always thought that Frances was the widow. Cygnus' mom. L'via is the prostitute: just look at L'Via L'Viaquez.
    manuscriptreplicaon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's the decoder single
    Corymachineon February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch an amazing song. when is it being officially released? like on cd or something?
    poopmastr7on March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin japan its on a dvd that came with the album, in uk the decoder is on the widow single. Id like to know if you can sumhow unlock so that it plays on the album, or if the song is on the single.
    If you notice on the back of the cd theres a ring of data that is seperated from the actual music so maybe thats it.

    I really like how the whole album has been put together as this song is the begining and the end so play the album on a loop(with this song at the begining or the end) and its will continually play with no breaks.
    elinsonarioton March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGREAT GREAT song, the acoustic guitar in the interlude sounds exciting. This song would be the last one on the album but in UK would be released as single, not as a 6th track on Frances The Mute.

    This Never Happened....!
    Typeofthinkingon March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment....I don't understand....Is this song on the album "Frances The Mute"?? If so, where?? And if not, thats a dirty trick, but where can I find it??
    shivashanon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a single, but the lyrics are behind the CD. It's a fucking great song. The guitars are amazing and after the middle, the way he says the lyrics are just plain creepy.
    emojuiceon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's supposed to be the first track in frances the mute
    Gasoon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyea its on frances the mute...i was reading a message board one day and a bunch of people were saying it was the worst song they have ever heard..ha no way. the mars volta is one of the most unique bands out there..those people dont appreciate good music.
    snake charmeron March 13, 2005   Link

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