Mars Volta, The - Desperate Graves Lyrics




With qualms that I speak
of the wrists I have cut
By flooding the tubs
where the warmth held below

The lockets believe
that the secret of love
Has caught its own tail
and it just won't give up

When I breathe
the heavens can't hold me
And I can't believe anymore

The light breathes
the highest execution
Show me the wings I must cut

In your left of days
these are desperate graves

Give me the alter
let me shine
The pendulum won't wait
[x2]

If I slay your spirits
with twin covent vaults
That weakened your knees
in the pit of my palms

Dressed in the slurs
of bovine engines
To feast upon the carcass
of your mother

When I breathe
the heavens can't hold me
And I can't believe anymore

The light breathes
the highest execution
Show me the wings I must cut

In your left of days
these are desperate graves

Give me the alter
let me shine
The pendulum won't wait
[x2]

When I turn the dial
and leave the gas on
I'm the matchstick
that you'll never lose

These are the splinters
made from a single blade
I'm the matchstick
that you'll never lose

I'm like the key
that locks you in
I'm the matchstick
that you'll never lose

When you wear the burning
of all my ferns
I'm the matchstick
that you'll never lose

In your left of days
these are desperate graves

Give me the alter
let me shine
The pendulum won't wait
[x4]





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Mars Volta, The Desperate Graves Comments
  1. James Seymour

    MAKING love isn't POSSIBLE!

  2. Pablo Baez

    pedazo de tema!! es perfecto

  3. Aberinkula aitzitik

    AMO DEMAIS DA CONTA!

  4. Timothy Murray

    definitely a highly underrated album. the bass on this song is hot sex.

  5. Tiempo Negro

    1:30 💕💕💕💕

  6. MalleyaBull

    Bovine engines
    Huh?

  7. Doctor Sueño

    El puente de esta canción te lleva a la estratosfera...

  8. Arvelle Whitaker

    People sleep on this album so hard. it sneaks up on you...

  9. Jimmy Harmony-Eleven

    Who's clinging on to white Jesus? This is their sing.

  10. Jimmy Harmony-Eleven

    I have a riddle. Why do people fear the number 13?

    RedEyedJedi

    Why do they, kind sir?

  11. Jimmy Harmony-Eleven

    Here's my only agreement.

  12. Insederec

    How can anybody listen to this album and call it a disappointment?

    Voltán Cesar

    it isn't its just that it didn't reach into the astral realms the same way the 1st 4 TMV albums. This is still a very good album, i love every song on it.

    John Ryan

    Insederec bands like kings of leon are selling out stadiums so you tell me

    Ian h

    Basically anything woukd be a disappointment if you compare it to De-Loused

    Barnibus Wizardcock

    Voltán Cesar Amen

    Tiempo Negro

    @Ian h nah

  13. Lee Ara

    I'm no stranger to The Mars Volta but for some reason I've never really listened to this song. It's incredibly beautiful, I can't put into words what and how it makes me feel. Then again, that's what TMV is always doing to me. And although those artists couldn't be more different this song somehow reminds me of Hydes Cape of Storms.

    AI Brainlet

    its crazy how even years and years after being exposed to the band there are still new things to find with these guys

  14. gamhacked

    This song cannot get fucking loud enough for me. Pure, channeled desperation and surrender. Ecstasy and bliss.

  15. OddGonzo

    that little staccato singing Cedric does during the verses annoys the fuck outta me. Otherwise, fantastic song.

  16. California Kings

    Desperate Graves is one of my favorite songs. Ever.

    Erik Wild

    4 years later... I still agree.

  17. Master Of Puppets

    screeching girlie men

    weasel3k

    @bangem andleavem Hue?

    Walter Slaughter

    +bangem andleavem so you admit you have 2 dads?

    Master Of Puppets

    no , but I hope u enjoyed your stay at the mens prison for the last 9 months.  Hear you were a fave of the other inmates.

    Walter Slaughter

    bangem andleavem whatever two dads

    crystalinnoel instagram

    @weasel3k Lmao

  18. Leonardo Duarte

    Amazing song. So powerfull

  19. john garcia

    Every song I've listen to from them is just perfect.

  20. Brettski87

    Fretless bass just going crazy real good

  21. Mike Polonsky

    awesome!

  22. Fox Mulder

    Boy, That escalated quickly...

  23. crypticgambit

    fuck I love this song

  24. frank reynolds

    IN YOUR LANDFILL DAYS THESE ARE DESPERATE GRAVES

  25. Joy Ortega

    que rola... quiero gritar por todas partes cuando la escucho!!

  26. FranLesPaul

    WAIT, HE DOESN'T SAY MASTIFF?!?

    hahahaha that's what I ALWAYS hear, I never looked the lyrics up until now. You're definitely not the only one!

  27. carlos bonilla

    ....smash my brains!!!

  28. Triangular Merkel

    what a fucking beat. beautiful

  29. yoshimoto shuhei

    damn this song gives me a shake

  30. Boris Gucovski

    My new fav TMV song. So good, goddamnit!

  31. Joseph Dido

    It's been my ringtone for years.

  32. MrRinzlr

    Thank you for posting.

  33. Cygnus Gray

    2:59 is probably my favorite moment on the whole album.

  34. Stackpole13

    God this is such a good song.