The Marble Shrine

Viscera Eyes (9:23)

Album: Amputechture (76:04)

Release Date: September 12, 2006

Produced By: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Recorded: November 2005 - May 2006 in Los Angeles, El Paso, & Melbourne

Label: Gold Standard Labs, Universal, Strummer

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Version Information

  • A curtailed version with down-mixed rhythm guitars, a new guitar solo, and no vocals was used in the scoring of El Bufalo De La Noche in one of the opening sequences. The studio version can also be heard playing in the tattoo parlor in the same sequence.
  • In the radio edit, the electronic intro is cut while the rhythm guitar intro is extended for another measure. The second movement is cut altogether, and the guitar solo in the first bridge is cut and down-mixed with ambient noise, including Cedric's spoken vocals from El Ciervo Vulnerado and the electronic beat from the end of Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus. The ending of the song is slightly different from the end of the first movement of the studio version.

Live Notes

  • Title of the song was ad-libbed in some performances of Eriatarka, Drunkship of Lanterns and Cassandra Gemini, as far back as 2003.
  • The intro of the song is extended another bar like the radio edit.
  • The first guitar solo from the studio version is nixed and replaced with a faster, bluesier and extended solo in 2006 dates.
  • The second solo is extended in 2006 dates.
  • Juan's bass bridge between the first and second movements is cut for a more sudden entry into the second movement.
  • From 2007 on, Omar's second guitar solo is typically curtailed, being introduced by a drum solo instead of the bass bridge.
  • In some performances, Omar's first guitar solo extends into the final chorus, wherein the instrumentation remains the same as the chorus but cedric doesn't sing for another measure.

Other Notes

  • Remains the only song that every TMV drummer has played, either live or in the studio.

Lyrics for Viscera Eyes

por quando te vi enfermo con mentiras
este ladron cuenta se dio
trapa mal hecho de trampas
te lo juro que yo si te mato
y con cada dia que se pase requerdate
quien era el mas poderoso
don't let me, don't let me go
there is a venom in numerical lies
your convalescent thorns
are but a crown of magnets
they fold the shakes inside that third glass eye
come on and give it to me
come on and die

in your viscera eyes
cateracts close the blinds
let me let comfort come drown by your side

hay mi hija no me llores
porque yo te quito de esta cruz
a noche te vi caminando
sin la alma de tu cuerpo
en los brasos
sin luz
stains fall into the brick wall severed
four of them were watching
while the other three did hide
the culprit spat the seed
from a podium of glass
shattering the sigil
that you thought was deitized

don't let me, don't let me go
there is a venom in numerical lies
your convalescent thorns
are but a crown of maggots
they rot the shakes
inside that third glass eye
come on and give it to me
come on and die

in your viscera eyes
cateracts close the blinds
let me let comfort come drown by your side

wait
i've seen the arc shake
from your mnemonic tongue
but the braille
that you weave
of itself, it shall read aloud
yes it will
i said she's falling, she's still falling
but no one wants to come
she's crawling she's still crawling
on your burial ground