The Marble Shrine

Copernicus (7:22)

Album: Octahedron (50:03)

Release Date: June 23, 2009

Produced By: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Recorded: August 2008 at 99 Sutton Street in Brooklyn, New York

Label: Rodriguez-Lopez Productions, Warner Bros., Mercury

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Live Notes

  • Has never been played live.

Other Notes

  • Only song that features exclusively electronic drumming.

Lyrics for Copernicus

close the doors
if you want to see her breathing again
blur the days
sleeping is just not an option
how come every time i walk you crawl
when you cut out all the letters
that make up this note
i won't give up
'til i find what happened to you

the solution inhaled from
the rag i hold
holds a maximum vacancy
as i held you in crippled bandages
don't you stay up and wait for me

left dangling in the wind

you're not there
i poke needles
in the neck of a doll
she pokes back
asking why can't
i just let her out
how come every time i walk you crawl
when you cut out all the letters
that make up this note
i won't give up
'til i find what happened to you

the solution inhaled from
the rag i hold
holds a maximum vacancy
as i hold you in crippled bandages
don't you stay up and wait for me

left dangling in the wind
don't let the days escape
what i did brings more of them
and we'll be waiting just for them
over my dead body
over the search they lead
and they won't find them anymore

now that i collect
from cells that we once shared
with multi-headed union
of multiple selves

the solution inhaled from
the rag i hold
holds a maximum vacancy
as i held you in crippled bandages
don't you stay up and wait for me

left dangling in the wind