The Marble Shrine

Conjugal Burns (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

  • First of the Bedlam in Goliath songs to be cut from the setlist of that tour.
  • A brief jam replaced the noise-bridge of the song in mid January 2008.
  • The backing guitar riff during the chorus is streamlined/abbreviated and played by Adrian.
  • On January 18th, 2008, Cedric hit his record highest note, two octaves above a middle C.

Other Notes

  • The chorus of the song is from the Deloused in the Comatorium storybook, and was also ad-libbed into some performances of Eriatarka in 2003 and 2004.

Lyrics for Conjugal Burns

the horsemen you have brought deserve me
some how they've made it through the floor
the clocks you set are they reversing
before this visit turns conjugal
ever more
maybe tonight

so my half is waiting
filed to a pulp
used insomnia's been cleansing with floods
i got a pain inside that'll rip through the very fabric of time
cause i've been with you before god gave me sin
i've got to get born
just so you know
there's too many reasons

you set the silver down
to guard me from the weak
you check the spelling for nothing
you sent yourself the flood

all of this time
bedsore containment
where am i now
that the music has faded

and i'm nowhere near the place
you sent me here to breathe
but i'm drawing closer to the present
and i'll find a space with no memories
i've got a second chance to inhabit the living

if goliath won't speak
i'm blinded by heaven
when will your eden come die
if the liars that blink
are bound by the sender
trinkets you gave have all rusted down

all of this time
bedsore containment
where am i now
that the music has faded
you better steal this chance to give birth to more
you'll wear those healing damns
down to the plug