At The Drive-In - Non-Zero Possibility Lyrics




I'm just tired of counting bodies
is this mausoleum tardy
let's just paint you a pretty face
flies dip tongues into tear ducts
in toothpicks fought unborn

contusion is hungry
they still eat their young
proto-culture null and void

all veins in highway laps
this breath collapsed again
this hex was delivered spent
orchestra influenza
drawn and quartered pets
it dwells and grows

this is the pocket-sized edition
rapid sleep through benediction
let's just paint you a pretty face
museums mark their bodies down
all the tenants found
all the distance in their prefix

contusion is hungry
they still eat their young
proto-culture null and void

all veins in highway laps
this breath collapsed again
this hex was delivered spent
orchestra influenza
drawn and quartered pets
it dwells and grows

fever bliss into central nervousness
bitten on the entrance
I was bitten on the entrance
fever bliss into central nervousness
bitten on the entrance
I was bitten on the entrance

bitten on the entrance
I was bitten on the entrance
bitten on the entrance
bitten...





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  1. leopheard

    I'm just tired of counting bodies
    is this mausoleum tardy
    let's just paint you a pretty face
    flies dip tongues into tear ducts
    in toothpicks fought unborn

    contusion is hungry
    they still eat their young
    proto-culture null and void

    all veins in highway laps
    this breath collapsed again
    this hex was delivered spent
    orchestra influenza
    drawn and quartered pets
    it dwells and grows

    this is the pocket-sized edition
    rapid sleep through benediction
    let's just paint you a pretty face
    museums mark their bodies down
    all the tenants found
    all the distance in their prefix

    contusion is hungry
    they still eat their young
    proto-culture null and void

    all veins in highway laps
    this breath collapsed again
    this hex was delivered spent
    orchestra influenza
    drawn and quartered pets
    it dwells and grows

    fever bliss into central nervousness
    bitten on the entrance
    I was bitten on the entrance
    fever bliss into central nervousness
    bitten on the entrance
    I was bitten on the entrance

    bitten on the entrance
    I was bitten on the entrance
    bitten on the entrance
    bitten...

    Joseph Rudowicz

    Goosebumps

  2. SERN

    Suddenly remembered this song.
    Love this so much. ♥️

  3. The Ruby Boobie Show

    The first time I ever heard this song I was struck my the complexity of the instruments, patterning, so atmospheric, does such an amazing job of conveying how that feeling would sound if you could do it with music... Discord present but done pleasingly to the ears. Brilliant.

  4. Jim Fisher

    Gosh, I went through some dark times when I used to listen to this song in my car as a teenager 10 years ago... Listening to it now is almost surreal.

  5. David Muñoz

    Underrated

  6. Justin Main

    Creepy, haunting, depressing and yet beautiful. Something very hard to achieve in my opinion. This song is a treasure.

  7. inphanta

    This song makes me think of the moon.

  8. Spooks

    Are there any other at the drive in songs that sound similar to this?

    Alien fuck

    Hourglass by at the drive in

  9. burt reynolds

    I love this whole album. and I can't believe it's been so long since someone has commented on it. fucking great band.

  10. Joshua Snyder

    Seeing this performed live was easily one of the best moments of my life!

  11. Vinícius Dalmaschio

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9D06E0D61E30E333A25756C0A9629C946295D6CF&legacy=true

  12. JFJHJPmusicLove

    The beggining/very end reminds me of ghost music

  13. Man de Gaturiss

    My top ten favorite albums of all times:
    - A Rush Of Blood To The Head By Coldplay
    - Lonerism By Tame Impala
    - Chocolate Starfish By Limp Bizkit
    - Relationship Of Command By At The Drive In
    - Mezzanine By Massive Attack -
    Garbage By Garbage
    My Bloody Valentine By MBV
    - Campfire Phase By Boards Of Canada-
    - The Long Distance By Ivy -
    - Diamond Eyes By Deftones
    - Coral Fang By The Distillers
    - Payble On Death By P.O.D.

  14. Step

    hadrian would listen to this

  15. Andrés Cancino

    Someone knows similar genres to this song?.
    ¿Alguién conoce géneros parecidos a la canción?.

    Kevin Prettyman

    Omars other bands, like "The Mars Volta" is a good place to look. Quite a few just group this into "Prog Rock"

    Riven311

    Mars volta IS at the drive in just not the full band lol

    almostideal

    Well, TMV were Relationship of Command, the band.

    Rayeloy Piano

    this sounds to me a bit similar to Radiohead tbh

    Moh Afzal

    Rayeloy Piano which Radiohead era?

  16. Nathan Cornwell

    to think I almost let some dirty dirty whore ruin this song and this band for me...whew

    Ette-Akamba Udo

    Gary Laser eyes bitches be trippin, my friend.

  17. Illavick

    Let's just paint you a pretty face. A damn good line for giving up, every bit as empty as the act itself.

  18. Fox Kenji

    A song of madness as the singer surveys a landscape touched by Armageddon.

  19. George Kaplan

    Worst track by a large margin on an otherwise almost flawless album.

    VilleGardian

    Love love love this song as much as the others :))))))))

    john wrath

    This song + invalid litter department are the two more experimental less ferocious tracks but i fucking love the idea of a post hardcore band doing a ballad. Add in some drugs and brilliant musicians and this is what you get. An amazing track on an otherwise flawless album.

    Ian h

    George Kaplan naaaah this whole album is 💯

    swamp thing

    According to Rodriguez-Lopez, "Miranda..." was influenced by the music from western movies: "I'm a big fan of spaghetti-western and I think it shows on "Miranda". Our Morricone-influence has always been there, but on "Miranda" we let it all out. The last song ["Non-Zero Possibility"] on the last At the Drive-In album, the best thing we ever did by the way, had touches of spaghetti-western.". right from the man himself. but this is far from my favorite atdi song

    Hamish

    Are you tonal retarded?

  20. Gr1mm4ss

    that piano or keyboard is just dancing around in the back of the song.... my favorite part.

  21. ZedK49

    Perfect song to bridge from ATDI to Mars Volta!! :O

    badman jones

    oh man now i have to hear the transition from this song to son et lumier

    Ym3

    I can agree with that.

  22. FunkDrSpok

    I haven't been able to find a good live version of this. Cedric's vocals are always kind of shitty on this live. Any recommendations?

    FunkDrSpok

    It's one of my favorites, but all I can find are videos from the most recent reunion and they're less than stellar.

  23. Cody Brown

    jims vocals on this track are chilling. "this hex was delivered spent"

    RX Queen

    +Cody Brown so chilling. thats why Im sad he wont be touring with them. Still sounds good but I hope they work it out by the time they reach my city. doubtful. his voice adds so much to the songs.

    ADGO

    Indeed his voice and also his whole creative input in creating the songs. Unfortunately that'll be missing in the new album.

  24. aya

    Anyone know the chord progression

  25. Ged Sparrow

    Yesterday at least 700 hundred people died on a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea. Poor men, women and children who were simply looking for a better life in a different land. Even if i know this song was not written about that, i just couldn't help but singing its lyrics. So sad...

  26. S Carattini

    Never forget ATDI

    Ben Wherlock

    How can I? They're back! :)

  27. Matt Jarvie

    Such a good song.  So depressing, but beautifully so -- one of my favorite songs off this amazing album.

  28. johnnyscifi

    This album reminds me of doing shit tons of drugs and partying. Younger days...

    first last

    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    johnnyscifi

    Still does

    Fizza T

    @johnnyscifi you clean now dude?

  29. David Renfro

    It's actually about cults and communal living and the effect it has on your growth as a child.

    Chantelle Tibbs

    cults and communal living aren't the same thing

    Fox Kenji

    explain

  30. Ricky Ibarra

    Suicide song. I had a great life. 

    Ricky Ibarra

    Kind of... Im still breathing.

    RX Queen

    +Ricky Ibarra Yay! Talk to a counsellor or therapist can help.

    Ricky Ibarra

    Oh no, I have not problems (I believe), its only that I like suicides. Ok ok I do have a problem.

    RX Queen

    +Ricky Ibarra so i assume you are young if you say that. Suicide is not romantic. Maybe I read your post too seriously lol

    RX Queen

    +sara gaste cause this song can be very depressing for sure. You can also try and distance yourself from any sad thoughts, not attach the thoughts to yourself and just enjoy the melancholic beauty.

  31. DieselBudgie

    Dear God, of course. Forgive me :( They both had curly afros, though :D

  32. DieselBudgie

    This is the best song on the album to me. Cedric said he was very disappointed in the way the album was mixed, and that the final version was nothing compared with what it was when they wrote it. I think on this last track he just decided enough is enough and took over or something. It's like it belongs on a different album.

    johnnyscifi

    DieselBudgie

    Either that, or its a primary example of how the songs were significantly altered on the recording floor

    johnnyscifi

    PS: i dont give a fuck what Cedric says, or thinks. This record turned out fantastic!!!

  33. tigerlilly2012

    One of the best ATDI songs.. a must in any ATDI playlist and is like a glimpse into TMV to come so that makes it one of my top favorite ATDI songs

  34. woobiehastelly

    "And on that day, the Sentinel fell."

  35. DieselBudgie

    Or a real gritty western movie. I thought exactly the same when I first heard it :)

  36. TheFuckOffMe

    Damn this makes me think of me and my family and good friends and all the times we had that are stuck in my soul for ever on this planet and will never die even if my brain doesn't function after I die...why I say this because I believe in Reincarnation

  37. MoonsofASMR

    Im on the fence about buying this song...

  38. Joshua Henry

    No, The mars volta had a ATDI feel. He was in ATDI before TMV..

  39. CandaEH

    youtube it... you didn't miss out on much. They sounded nothing like original ATDI.

  40. CandaEH

    too bad they sound like the mars volta, not ATDI.

  41. P MCG

    reunited or not, these genuises are with me til i die

  42. Tom Queen

    Awesome song, but the quality has a bit to be desired..

  43. matthewk183

    I've spoken recently to a friend of mine from Alpha Centauri and he said the same.

  44. Lamar Fresquez

    feel your pain bro i feel the exact same way it fuckin sucks

  45. Robert Eisenhardt

    Just saw this performed in Chicago at Lollapalooza. Incredible.

  46. Google+can go fuck itself

    I'd totally use this song as an opening trailer to a Silent Hill game

  47. Jesus Christ

    I missed the Atdi reunion/Mars Volta/Sparta show in LA and at coachella because i didn't hear about it until a month after it happened. I am now seriously considering suicide (not really, but I am still bummed).

  48. NoviusTheGreat

    nvm found it

  49. NoviusTheGreat

    I just had my water and it dissappeared?

    Dig Boss

    NoviusTheGreat I'm sorry that I am 5 years late but glad you found your water

  50. Lucy Ortiz

    If you look this song up on Pandora it has the lyrics, unfortunately you can't copy paste.

  51. maosaytounge49

    You can really hear the Fugazi/Rites of Spring influence in this band. Amazing.

  52. Vako Aglyc

    THis is like having a sex !

  53. ConRay

    i love this piano part

  54. tonyAJ420

    I always though the intro and outro to this song bear a strong resemblance to the intro of Damage Inc. Not surprising as Cedric is a huge Metallica fan.

  55. Elijah Brown

    ATDI + BVS REUINION AWW SHIT!

  56. trancedsailor

    contusion is hungry, they still eat their young. PROOOOTOOOOCUUUULTUUURE NUUULL AND VOOOOIIID.

    My favorite fucking song on this album. One of the best albums in the entire universe.

  57. ghostfacekilla11

    @Redeemedsinner17 This is the comment I post when I'm melodramatic

  58. James Estrada

    @dillsapldorf 90's? Damn this sounds like it was made not few years ago.

  59. Heidy Villanueva

    I love this song! ♥ at makes me FEEL what they sing!

  60. SuperTrancend

    @airstation828 well said.

  61. mel hernandez

    Campos

  62. Reese Dietrich

    ITS A TRAP

  63. Fiction_x_

    I WILL FOREVER LOVE THIS ALBUM!!!!

  64. rcrellen1980

    @dillsapldorf 2000.....but it's timeless....

  65. dillsapldorf

    @critterclaws ummm...sometime in the 90's...yes...it's incredible!

  66. critterclaws

    when was this album released? i just found this band; its incredible :)

  67. Napoleon Solo

    cedrics lyrics in this song are insanely awesome...like all of their
    other songs

  68. muvyscnes

    @limpboy3 true man. Catacombs the last track.

  69. gawn fall

    i love poop and i love this song,wiat i had that the wrong way...

  70. musiclover01ization

    * a peek at the future

  71. musiclover01ization

    @themarsvoltafan1215 Maybe this was peek at the future.

  72. Robert Rodriguez

    u can kinda hear the volta in this song

  73. Nordlys

    @limpboy3 Catacombs wasn't included on the original American release. This is the last song on that edition. You probably have the European edition, seeing that you're from Italy. If it's published by Fearless Records, it's the re-release which also included Catacombs and Extracurricular.

  74. Laura Uribe Ramirez

    @lashmiri t osio

  75. TheDukeofVitaminC

    All good things come to an end

  76. james mcnamara

    at ze drive in forever and ever and ever and ever and ever

  77. Robyn Nybor

    Weird. Last song on the last album. It seems like a slight glimpse of The Mars Volta too. O_O

  78. vod64

    @tripping00769 My bad, My mouse was acting up. Just kidding, WASN'T ME!

  79. Noid

    This song makes me cry: it was the last song made by the best group in the history of music :`(

  80. Phillik Rall

    @deathflys44 same here, thier live clips are amazing. omar is my hero (i play guitar and he is amazing)

  81. R1k0Ch3T

    O_O
    This hex was delivered spent!! >:/

  82. shihadrocks

    @Wladzole "Your an idiot"

    I fucking laughed my arse off

  83. Lucas Runyon

    awesome song!!!!1

  84. darkdaxterVersionZ

    the beginning and the end make me feel like playing an rpg.... :)

  85. SickSugar

    let's just paint you a pretty face

  86. Ian Webster

    Just sorta realized the song is really about heroin addiction.

  87. Nicholas Joannides

    i looked at the likes and dislikes
    and i saw there was a little bit of dislike and was ready to rage but it says 0 likes
    <3

  88. xcaluhbration

    @snobunny1993 Hey better late than never! Welcome to the fold

  89. Wladzole

    @xXDeadlyReaperXx Dont mean to be an ass back, but incase you're not a fuckwit, I mis-spelt the word paint, and if you read you may have picked that up, "Lets just pain you a pretty face" Yeah where as what I meant, PAINTING a pretty face, means painting a pretty face over the problem, covering it up, WHICH I MENTIONED, dumbcunt.

  90. Wm Redmond

    @Wladzole is that ur interpretation or did cedric actually say thats what its about?

  91. Wladzole

    @Tukhtukhturbo
    See my comments, :P
    Though it can display different meanings to different people, that is what its getting out.

  92. Wladzole

    Also, Fever Bliss, into central nervousness. Aids attacks the nervous system, and the fever being sickness without knowledge or care.
    Basically about the world covering up babies being born with aids and dying because it is something that happens a lot, and people dont tend to care about it whatsoever.
    Its a very sad song and very deep, but this is the most accurate possible meaning that lyrics can relate to it.

  93. Wladzole

    This song, for any arguments people are having, are about babies being born with aids, and it being covered up (Lets just pain you a pretty face).
    And aids being an un-showing disease, except in physical health, (contusion is hungry) being our un-noticed illness eating our young.
    This hex was delivered spent, self explanitory and if it isnt, your an idiot.
    the line "Bitten on the entrance, I was bitten on the entrance", on repeat explaining they were cursed on their entrance to the world.

  94. ixnxiablefulable

    Anyone ever read Diary by Chuck Palahniuk?

  95. gafuget01

    @canthinkverywell it may be a concept album but the lyrics can be interpreted differently in order to get the concept across, but in all still going to that one concept, but getting there in many ways, and they probably know that

  96. ixnxiablefulable

    How about, "That's beautiful,"?

  97. Trent Simonsen

    haha yeah ur right it is pretty shit; I just try to big up it lol