The Marble Shrine

Askepios (5:11)

Album: The Bedlam in Goliath (75:52)

Release Date: January 29, 2008

Produced By: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Recorded: 2006 - 2007 in Hollywood, CA & Brooklyn, NY

Label: Gold Standard Labs, Universal

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Askepios - Official Video

Live Notes

  • Has never been played live.

Other Notes

  • A video for the song features a birthday celebration gone awry with various psychedlic backgrounds, and concludes with the group destruction of a scarecrow likeness of George W. Bush.
  • According to some fans, this was heard being played during soundcheck during the Fall 2008 US tour dates.

Lyrics for Askepios

i'll be there waiting
with a hook in your neck
is the contact you've made
deficient
and your hand will break
if you touch this fence
please them till they're
blind with cleft lens

what have you brought for my appetite

i'll never perish
with the albino horns
of a thousand young born
will you drink from the depths of my sea
and your hand will break
if you touch this fence
please them till they're
blind with cleft lens

what have you brought for my appetite

i might not make it back again
the vervain is on the rise
got to open wide
you got to open wide
might of a serpent
swallowing tail
cycle recycled
and i'm next to nothing

help me come alive

place your ring finger
on this debt
am i living or am i dead
do what thou wilt
tell them what i've found
the steps of a ladder
from a diamondback mouth

help me come alive
i aint gonna hold my breath