The Marble Shrine

Eriatarka (6:20)

Album: De-Loused in the Comatorium (60:59)

Release Date: June 2, 2003

Produced By: Rick Rubin, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Recorded: 2002 - 2003 at The Mansion, Los Angeles

Label: Gold Standard Labs, Universal, Strummer

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Version Information

  • Recorded as a demo version in the summer of 2002
  • Final version recorded with producer Rick Rubin for Deloused in the Comatorium.

Live Notes

  • Played extensively through 2003 and 2004 Deloused-supporting dates.
  • In 2003, the lyric was sometimes changed to "All of this time / Bedsore containment / Where am I now that the music has faded?"; a line from the Deloused in the Comatorium novella that would later become the chorus of Conjugal Burns.
  • On May 13, 2004, Saul Williams made a guest appearance in Los Angeles peforming parts of his slam poem "Coded Language" during a lengthy dub-like jam. This marked one of the only times the band has performed live with a guest musician and the only time they have performed with a guest vocalist.
  • Although cut from live sets from 2005 until early 2009, it made a brief reappearance during early 2006 supporting dates for the Frances the Mute tour. This jam included a guitar motif that would be seen on both Tetragrammaton and Boiling Death Request.
  • Made a reappearance in late 2009 with drummer Dave Elitch in Octahedron support dates.

Lyrics for Eriatarka

And there are those who hadn't found the speaking so wrong, is it wrong?
Of pavolov lore, they ran rampant through the floors, is this wrong ?
Feels so wrong...
happened on a respirator in the basements. Are they gone? Are they gone?...
Stung the slang of a gallows bird.. rationed a dead letter pure.
Trackmarked amoeba lands craft, cartwheel of scratches,dress the tapeworm as pets.
Tenticles smirk please, flinched the cocooned meat, infra-recon forgets.

Now there are those who find comfort in the breathing wrong, is it wrong ?
It houses the watchful eyes, they're panting in a pattern in droves, are they gone?
Happened on a respirator, in the basement is it gone ? Are they gone?
Stung the slang of a gallows bird. Sanctioned a dead letter pure.
Trackmarked amoeba lands craft. Cartwheel of scratches....dress the tape worm as pets.
Tentacles smirk please flinch the cocooned meat infra-recon forgets.

Evaporated the fur, because it covers them. If you only knew the plans they had for us.
Evaporated the fur, because it covers them. If you only knew the plans they had for us.

They used to have pulses in them, but impulse has made the strong.
They used to have pulses in them, but impulse has made them strong.
Evaporated the fur...because it covers them. If you only knew the plans they had for us.
Trackmarked amoeba lands craft, cartwheel of scratches dress the tapeworm as pets..
Tentacles smirk please, flinch the cocooned meat.. Infra-reco forgets.

Gotta be a way..of getting out. Are you just growing old?
Trackmarked amoeba lands craft, cartwheel of scratches, dress the tapeworm as pets.