The Marble Shrine

El Ciervo Vulnerado (8:50)

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

  • The ending to the final release is slightly different than the ending of the version that leaked beforehand.

Live Notes

  • One of two songs yet to be debuted from Amputechture.

Other Notes

  • Rooted in the same origins as Vicarious Atonement.
  • The spoken lyrics at the end of the song are used in the radio edit of Viscera Eyes.

Lyrics for El Ciervo Vulnerado

i've been drinking black mirror again
the closer we part
i needed to touch your lips
with the nail in my heart
the night that you caught me
my coffin did walk
i fell at your mercy
i fell in your grave
meccamputechture
that stands in my way
the younger i stay
an elderly child
the longer the mirror gives birth
to the death i file

if you consume me i will not let you go
if you walk right through me
my voice will taint your throat
blessed be the wrong i've done

someone is watching us
someone has found
fluorescent ligaments
on a black and white tile
why do you call them
if your kingdom won't come
the younger i stay
forever i rot

if you consume me i will not let you go
if you walk right through me
my voice will taint your throat
blessed be the wrong i've done

because the flies my mouth spill
bare the children at play