At The Drive-In - Rolodex Propaganda Lyrics




Pinch history feel the pinch blistering
Pinch me in my dreams cause i'm still not listening
X marks the spot on your calendar days
A beard half eaten smiled crawling with legs

Temper temper temperature

Manuscript replica
(Cu-cu-cu-cu-cut it)

In infrared is how we saw the night that lit up scarecrow plots
The nerve that pinches crippled hobbled frolicked flat on its own face
In infrared is how we saw the night that lit up scarecrow plots
The nerve that pinches crippled hobbled frolicked flat on its own face

Jigsaw pattern dominoes left a trail
The whites of their eyes polaroids of the tale
For our amusement we bring stares to the defendants
Mechanical panaceas absolved by history
Phonetic paralysis inflicted through morality
The seed that it nurtured was a wilted bouquet

Temper temper temperature

Manuscript replica
(cu-cu-cu-cu-cut it)

Squirming through cuts in a throat cut it... cut it...





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At The Drive-In Rolodex Propaganda Comments
  1. Paul Cantrell

    atdi and Mars Volta are bands that musicians listen to, not for the general public

  2. Janus

    bitch history

  3. warefairsoda

    Fully sick bro.

  4. Myotic Tesseract

    TIL Iggy was in an ATDI song.

    That's awesome.

  5. egg

    WTAF??? they got iggy pop to sing backup vocals on this song, and then only 3 years later they got FLEA to play bass on deloused in the crematorium

  6. Brady Ward

    Easily one of my favorite choruses of all time

  7. Brady Ward

    Bitch history, feel the bitch blistering

  8. Hydro Gen

    Listen, I used to know this guy who had a rolex. I told him I'm gonna name a song after you. But this guy don't know what he's doing. Because he forgot that wristwatch meant campaign. He made a great video of why he hates rich people. But he could have even been one if he wanted to.

    Matthew F

    if only this song were called Rolex Propaganda

  9. Max Roy

    Chilling in my garage mid winter its -3 degrees cranking beer and cigs, contemplating how to get back in the good graces of my girlfriends father and somehow ATDI is really helping my mood

  10. Mummy Napkin

    A man who lives in a shed showed me this song.

    Royal Alchemist

    That man wise, just don't get raped

  11. ところてん

    Pinch history feel the pinch blistering
    Pinch me in my dreams cause i'm still not listening 
    X marks the spot on your calendar days
    A beard half eaten smiled crawling with legs

    Temper temper temperature

    Manuscript replica
    (Cu-cu-cu-cu-cut it)

    In infrared is how we saw the night that lit up scarecrow plots
    The nerve that pinches crippled hobbled frolicked flat on its own face
    In infrared is how we saw the night that lit up scarecrow plots
    The nerve that pinches crippled hobbled frolicked flat on its own face

    Jigsaw pattern dominoes left a trail
    The whites of their eyes polaroids of the tale
    For our amusement we bring stares to the defendants
    Mechanical panaceas absolved by history 
    Phonetic paralysis inflicted through morality
    The seed that it nurtured was a wilted bouquet

    Temper temper temperature 

    Manuscript replica
    (cu-cu-cu-cu-cut it)

    Squirming through cuts in a throat cut it... cut it...

  12. ARTHUR-O

    WOOOOW MANUSCRIPT REPLLLICAAAA !!!!!!

    Jenna Fraser

    wooooooooow

  13. ARTHUR-O

    True ninjas are always outnumbered, because they are individuals

  14. Jekyl Whispy

    favorite off this record still

  15. Ecatlatoa

    I'm fucking obsessed with this song.

    Kal El

    4evervids4u do you like the song mannequin republic?

    Ecatlatoa

    Kal El Yes. And the whole album.

    Kal El

    4evervids4u 8 years ago when i would listen to the mars volta i liked about 4 of their songs from this album. When i heard atdi was making music again i gave roc a second chance and been hooked on all their songs on the album. I saw them live last month in az its was pretty sick but felt like a swift dream.

    Ecatlatoa

    TEMPER TAMPERED TEMPERATURE

  16. Dragon Claw

    Manuscript r-r-re-pr-epre-prlrulrulpr-eplicaaaaaa

  17. Вячеслав Мизгирёв

    С-С-С-С-С-С-С-С-С-С-С-ССUT IT!!!!!!!!

  18. Daddy's Flipside

    The lyrics make no fucking sense lol, but I love this song anyway.

    Alejandro Hidalgo

    The lyrics have sense, wtf with you.
    MANUSCRIPT REPLICAAAAAA
    C-C-C-C-C-C-CUT IT

    Jeff Goldblumbergsteinman

    It's vaguely based on and written from the perspective of the Greeks during the Trojan horse invasion, IIRC.

    Jeff Goldblumbergsteinman

    But in the same vein it intersplices the thought of a serial killer (A theory at least, especially about the Polaroids and throat-cutting).

  19. Francisco Mazzini

    Phonetic paralysis inflicted through morality!!!!!!

  20. Nicholas Stiebs

    OHHHHH YA CUT IT!

  21. Ym3

    This album will always remind me of the copious amounts of acid I ate while listening to it... Never forget.

  22. Kai Brainard

    Iggy fucks this up, but that's ok honestly XD! He's a legend (from what I hear, never listened to his stuff)

  23. VoltaStuff

    for the longest time i thought omar did the backup vocals

    bigman1225

    Yeah, I just found that out today...

    Thetonzar uberman

    VoltaStuff its iggy fkn pop! Thats Huge that they iggy agreeded to come and sing with cedric ..thats two of my favority onstage lunatics its fkn epic duo.

    SomethingOhMy

    i've been listening to this album for over a decade and just found this shit out today. blown.

    Dustin Smith

    Thetonzar uberman he also played the kidnapper at the beginning of Enfilade

  24. capostatus937

    such a weird song,but i LOVE it

    priley218.

    1st time I've ever agreed with a buckeye fan. Great song

  25. fdevant

    AAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHH MANUSCRIPT REPLICAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

  26. Finem Temporis

    ...who honestly cares about the vox in Punk Rock again? Cedric's vocals are passionate, and that's honestly all that matters.

  27. Christian Davies

    His singing is fucking shite compared to Mars Volta albums haha. He obviously went to singing lessons at some point.

    Ian h

    Christian Davies omar yelled at him to do it again until it was right lol

    Gundham Tanaka

    I don't think it's really his lack of ability shown here as he sings really well on some other songs. I think it's just more manic to fit the song

    Gizza G

    the vocals in ATDI were awesome... pure energy and passion. he's not about being an american idol style on pitch vocalist, it's about the vibe

  28. John Humphreys

    Brilliant satirical truths. Persuasive & bold accuracy couched in sweet cynicism. He paints balance with a finely bristled brush of words of yesterday, today, tomorrow, soaring to an elliptical infinity cycle beginning and ending into the same timeless unbridled & boundless truths of human expressions of planning, manipulation, creation, disposal, execution, doing, undoing, stagnating and all dynamics of the individual & collective conscious mind of the ancient, modern and future human.

    Dragon Claw

    Could you be any more vague?

    Myotic Tesseract

    @Dragon Claw Can't be any vaguer than the song lmao

  29. steve young

    The seed I nurtured was a wilted bouquet

  30. Basta la Salut

    iggy fuckin pop !

  31. Brendan Royal

    manuscript rreeppplicaaaaa!!

  32. Rise65487

    You're autistic...
    -Your friend

  33. CompuGlobalHyperMeganet

    lol nice name

  34. liquidcactus

    Iggy pop is in this song what a mad cunt.. i would that end part where he screams what bout those cuts in her throat...

    old people so wouldnt get this.

  35. jake beanpole

    At The Drive-In should just do a reunion tour where they go EVERYWHERE! That would honestly be pretty fucking great if you ask me.

  36. DBulldog

    HAHAHAHAHA

  37. therealsoulproduct

    You're a fucking idiot if you dislike this song!

  38. MrTooboredtocare

    Iggy Pop almost ruins this song....so annoying

  39. prematurelybald

    Tampon Tampon TEMPERATURE! >:)

  40. kaweichan

    is that iggy pop in there?

  41. Anticitizen2501

    Enfilade! ;)

  42. Anticitizen2501

    Hahahahaha, that's awesome!

  43. kenta47

    I guess 8 people tried to download the song through the dislike button.

  44. Black Phillip

    "In infrared is how we saw the night that lit up scarecrow plots" !

  45. johnnyscifi

    Omar buddy...;)

  46. CzarYourselfBrett

    Deeeeeee

  47. JonnyGisMe

    Check out the band "Audiobakery". Don't resist the temptation of finding another band you might really enjoy! haha

  48. Ron Peter

    For those that say they sound like mars volta maybe that's because the singer and a few other band members of at the drive-in are the band members of mars volta but at the drive-in was before mars volta and a few other members formed the band Sparta

  49. Mathias Moen

    Class performance by Iggy on this one (y)

  50. Logan Rooney

    especially if you bbought it when it first came out!!

  51. Adrian Martin

    The mars volta sounds like atd

    Neb Uluos

    yeh maybe atdi on peyote...u do realize it's half atdi founded The Mars Volta.

  52. Karen Bravo

    wow
    this is legit
    gotta thank my friend for sending me here

  53. illeatyourfaceoff

    you're serious? Mars Volta resembles At The Drive In.. google is your friend!

  54. Brian Scott

    Iggy Pop is my favorite part of this song.

  55. Flex

    does anyone hear that the riff almost resembles take the veil by mars volta??

    Neb Uluos

    hmm total serendipity...they must have like a common musical inspiration or influence.

  56. Jackson Ulstrom

    Cedric sounds a little like Zack De La Rocha in this song... I must contemplate the significance of this.

    Neb Uluos

    I give u that they do sound similar..I think it's mostly the belting out lyrics at the top of the lungs enunciation.

  57. MCLemonyfresh

    it's funny to hear how Cedric's singing style has evolved. He does more like speak singing in these days, as opposed to his singing in Mars Volta as of late. I like them both though, and always awesome lyrics.

    the_arsenal

    It's true, heroin is fucking hilarious.

  58. trancedsailor

    temper temper temperatuuuuureeee

  59. Jason Webb

    Fuck me... I HAVE to purchase this album. Me likey likey lots :D

  60. shelbcobra666

    shut down

  61. Alex Beristain

    I can't get enough of this fucking song.

  62. Robin Taylor

    @CoffmanTron3000 Good call

  63. trademarktaz

    wtf this band is back? that's great this is one of my favorite albums

    leopheard

    They did a new album in 2016

  64. kix7711therealone

    @CoffmanTron3000 and refused ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  65. bratbastardhead

    I'm so happy they're back together... Honestly, one of the best bands in rock history.

  66. Daniel Naracci

    I'm so GAY for at the drive in

  67. xDexter'sFinestx

    Thank you, God. Now about that RATM reunion album...

  68. radiantnoir

    I can't believe their finally getting back for more shows...

  69. daniel magz

    COACHELLA 2012!!!!!!!!!

    TEMPER TEMPER TEMPERATURE!!!!

  70. mikeleigh123

    @Evilboy36 that's what it says

  71. museman007

    @MrJumentous This is Chuck Nurris favorite band!!

  72. Dragon Claw

    Rolodex Chodeslapper

  73. ri394

    haha it kind of sounds like rage against the machine if they played post-hardcore.

  74. ad1170

    @Evilboy36 Cu-cu-cu-cu-cut it

  75. Solvi27

    OMG the part from 0:50 is so fucking awesome ! Listen to it loud !!! One of my favorite songs right now

  76. Gustavo Lopez

    @tiemposdificiles fuck off belieber

  77. Lautaro Custom

    terrible cancion!

  78. TheTofer123

    god damn

  79. GALEfz

    @Bitboxx me too haha, but i have a live version at a tv show, jools holland show i think or something like that

  80. Euphonious Crunk

    Iggy Pop :)

  81. BMXorHOMICIDE

    HOBBLED FROLICK FLAT ON IT'S OWN FAAACCEEE!!!! "best chorus ever written"

  82. tourettes84

    TEMPAH TEMPAH TEMPAHTUUUUURE

  83. dlsNi

    @AContusionInside I always see people saying that. But in all the interviews I've seen/read with Omar and Cedric, they don't seem embarrassed or anything or like they want to forget about it.

  84. AContusionInside

    God I forgot how much I loved this album!! As much as the members of this band would like to forget about ATDI, I will never stop liking them. Most influential music I've ever heard

  85. critterclaws

    @Bitboxx ill be sure to try that

  86. ColoredPig

    i like to sing the manuscript replica part with myself... my friends think Im autistic. ):

  87. Bitboxx

    I have this song as my alarm in the mornings, you wake the fuck up if I may say so ^^

  88. Noble the Heathen

    Iggy Pop on backup <3

  89. DogMechanic

    @Evilboy36

    C-C-C-C-CUT IT!

  90. musiclover01ization

    @padrepulpo Yes it is

  91. musiclover01ization

    Awesome duet. This is an aweome song.

  92. phillramirez

    MA MA MANUSCRRRIIIIPT REPLICAAA

  93. Hannah Chapman

    Every At The Drive In song i hear is flawless.

  94. Evilboy36

    Manuscript Replicaaaaaaaaaaa!

  95. Stephen Nastasi

    @MrDeaders helll yeah bro, my shop teacher just turned me on to this shit today

  96. MFwar

    @MrDeaders your teacher? thats dope!

  97. Jennifer Schmidt

    I absolutely LOVE "deloused in the comatorium" but was really disappointed in its succssor.

  98. beauskiFTW25

    coolest...song and or band name... EVAR

  99. Mtayieb

    i wonder why this song reminds me of anime.Freaking awesome!!

  100. Josh350

    @PrimalHateGrind I don't see any where on the Youtube agreement that I am not allowed to respond to other users.