The Marble Shrine

Ouroborous (6:36)

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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Live Notes

  • Played very closely to studio version.

Lyrics for Ouroborous

it appears to me
quoting alarms
the guillotine smirks in
your house i smothered
sight unseen
sworn to harm
ground to a powder
and soaked through the board

don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy

when will you flirt with all that's burning
keep them safe and by your side

of all that's left
a lucid home
anecdote settles
in the smear
of this corpse
if the larvae speaks
ask where to go
they mount the maker
with a sulphur in fume

don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy

of all the warnings that you gave me
with all components in the fault
have you ever heard me scraping
it will be hard to hold

all i hear
mending the gap
fall in here
might not make it back
call that someone
may they hear you
take me with you
it's not safe in here

and all you ask is why
i'm certain you're holding on
mirror floats to the surface

of all the warnings that you gave me
with all components in the fault
have you ever heard me scraping
it'll be hard to hold

they lost the presence they were holding
looks like the tenants flickered off

if the cell that holds me breaks me
it will be hard to hold