Mars Volta, The - Ouroborous Lyrics




It appears to me
Quoting alarms
The guillotine smirks
In your house I smothered
Sight unseen
Sworn to harm
Ground to a powder
And soaked through the board

[Chorus 1]
Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy
Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy
When will you flirt with all that's burning?
Keep them safe and by your side

Of all that's left
A lucid home
Anecdote settles in the smear of this corpse
If the larvae speaks ask where to go
They mount the maker with a sulphur in fume

[Chorus 1]

[Chorus 2]
Of all the warnings that you gave me
With all components in the fault
Have you ever heard me scraping?
It will be hard to hold

[Chorus]

[Chorus 2]

All I hear
Mending the gap
Fall in here
Might not make it back
Call that someone
May they hear you
Take me with you
It's not safe in here

And all you ask is why, why, why
And all you ask is why I'm certain you're holding on
Mirror floats to the surface
Holding on

[Chorus 2]
[x2]

They lost the presence they were holding
Looks like the tenants flickered off
If the cell that holds me breaks me
It will be hard to hold





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Mars Volta, The Ouroborous Comments
  1. The FrigginPizzaMan

    Song: Fakes you out, making you think the song is over multiple times

    Also Song: Ends abruptly

  2. Jhonathan Souza

    Essa banda é uma merda, vão tudo se fuder

  3. Ryan Smith

    Incredible track.

  4. Philippe Cirse

    Le pouvoir expressif de l'architecture sonore rompt avec toute forme de transcription du réel pour s'attacher à l'expression d'un univers explosif. Les couleurs et le rythme des compositions de cette galette sont un langage qui donne vie à l'exaltation !

  5. Aditya Dwarkesh

    4:45 though daaaaaamn

  6. Kamilo Gaete

    Trip to Ouroboros you'll never forget

  7. Lizard Jesus

    Im sure a lot of people probably realized this but the verses sounds a lot like the main them for Super Smash Bros Brawl.

    Dinner Blaster

    I was wondering why Brawl's theme sound so odd.

  8. Nicolas LG

    I'm gonna need a cigarette after this

    TheCivildecay

    I need something more heavy to recover from this (and day of the baphomeths that I listened before)...

  9. Charlie Muñoz

    ItGod called in sick today.board

  10. Naktumper

    5:14 fucking chills with that part

  11. trashteamracing

    4:22Perfection

  12. Orlando Gonzalez

    It appears to me
    Quoting alarms
    Guillotine smirks
    In your house I smothered

    Sight unseen
    Sworn to harm
    Ground to a powder
    And soaked through the board

    Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy
    Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy

    When will you flirt with all that's burning
    Keep them safe and by your side

    Of all that's left
    A lucid home
    Anecdote settles
    In the smear of this corpse

    If the larvae speaks
    Ask where to go
    They mount the maker
    With a sulfur in fume

    Don?t you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy
    Don?t you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy

    When will you flirt with all that's burning
    Keep them safe and by your side

    Of all the warnings that you gave me
    With all components in the fault

    Have you ever heard me scraping it will be hard to hold

    Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy
    Don't you ever, ever, ever trust my mercy

    When will you flirt with all that's burning
    Keep them safe and by your side

    Of all the warnings that you gave me
    With all components in the fault

    Have you ever heard me scraping it will be hard to hold

    All I hear mending the gap
    Fall in here might not make it back
    Call that someone may they hear you
    Take me with you It's not safe in here

    And all you ask is why, why, why
    And all you ask is why I'm certain
    You're holding on
    Mirror floats to the surface (holding on)

    Of all the warnings that you gave me
    With all components in the fault

    Have you ever heard me scraping it will be hard to hold

    Of all the warnings that you gave me
    With all components in the fault

    Have you ever heard me scraping it will be hard to hold

    They lost the presence they were holding
    Looks like the tenants flickered off
    If the cell that holds me breaks me
    It'll be hard to hold

    S S

    thank you <3

  13. Andrea Ssspo

    this fucking band

  14. TheLastROB 787

    wtf is this gay ass comment section

  15. Mordiez B

    Its crazy to scroll the comments and see all the absolutely moronic fandoms who tried to tie to this great song throughout the years

  16. AnteConfig

    Could you believe I only really listened to 2-3 min songs before I heard of The Mars Volta?

    David Vega

    AnteConfig long songs almost always tell a story

  17. Austin Ellis

    Thomas Fuckin Pridgen and his drum machine arms <3

  18. morgan c

    orchestrated insanity - I love it

  19. Astral Deity

    Whoever disliked this deserves a firm slap on the back of the head

  20. Rowsdower Mobile

    every song on this album is a Thomas Pridgen drum solo with things happening around them.

    Kaye PlagueDoc

    And that is perfectly OK.

    S S

    and thank the heavens for that <3

    Kevin Staninger

    Rowsdower Mobile they have a roster of some of the most impressive drummers I have ever heard. The sheer power and momentum behind every single song is amazing, and I imagine writing drum parts to Omar’s genius melodies and abstract bridges is a massive challenge in itself!

    Nutshell Peacock shartposting

    @Kevin Staninger IKR! srsly, sort of like ozzy osbourne with guitar players, every single one was at minimum a beast

  21. Christian Dave

    amazing band.

  22. Michael Parrone

    thanks for that 20 second gap at the beginning of the video

    Martín Loayza

    Is for avoid Youtube copyright license

    Andrew Kanninen

    You get what you pay for.

    Corey Williams

    @Andrew Kanninen but I didn't pay anything!!!!!!

    Xotwod

    Corey Williams WiFi ?

  23. CunningCondor

    Game Grumps is Terminal 7.

  24. Tavolts

    best song ever

  25. Tray gibby

    Man I was so picky in high school I missed out on this band and a lot others. I was such a douchey metal purist lol

    Neural Blossoms

    You were, weren't you, you scumbag. >:o

    Ben Rahadi

    Me too, lol.

    Hachiman Hikigaya

    You were never a metal fan then, just a poser like most people.

    Matron Malice

    I mean, why not both? :)

    Joe Yuzwa

    Jeremy Rowe if you think everything sounds the same and there’s no lyrical substance in metal you’ve obviously only listened to the moist surface level of bands. Listen to In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion by Agalloch, then listen to Thebes by Om, then listen to Hollow Roots by Worm Rot and tell me they all sound the same. I dare you

  26. Judge Dredd

    Great song off of the best album by Mars Volta.

  27. Maxo

    shoutouts to the smash bros brawl theme

    Ryan Renteria

    Maxo this song predates the smash bros theme

    Adam Wirdzek

    wow so glad someone else caught this

    Alvin Yakitori

    Ryan Renteria Yes by roughly a week

    DO NOT AIR

    What part of the song sounds like the smash bros brawl theme?

  28. MichaelD8393

    My favorite from the Volta right here, and I heard it by accident. I clicked on this video back in 2012 I think. And I've been hooked ever since.

  29. pablo rocha

    from 4:23 and on is just something else, especially that beat change at 4:45 just does it

    iroveashe

    it's fucking insane

  30. Jeff Nacho

    can someone PLEASE explain to me how this song has anything to do with whatever EQD is?

    amadeus birthingman

    EQD is Equestria Daily, which (get your pitchforks ready) is a news-fan-blog-thing for My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. One of the posts from nearly two years ago linked this video and how it is the type of music the author pictured one of the characters being into (which he was right on the mark, on the off-chance you give a shit)

  31. William Hamby

    This is smash bros

  32. TYV

    I love game grumps and the mars volta but do we really need 500 comments of "GAME GRUMPS SENT ME"

    The Primal Fuckhead

    Game Grumps is a let's play channel, it's enjoyable for what it is

    HotSauceBurritos

    I know that, but I want to know what VIDEO they played or talked about

    The Primal Fuckhead

    One of the Ocarina of Time videos, I just typed in Game Grumps The Mars Volta

    HotSauceBurritos

    Kenpachi Zaraki ok

    Yoda Zemunski

    Your fellow gamers should swallow a fucking crowbar

  33. EightyLlamas

    #grumpbump

  34. Confuzledish

    Game Grumps.

    HotSauceBurritos

    in what video?

    sprthhfk

    Hurrrr.

  35. Nayro theadventurer

    game grumps

  36. toobles

    fuckn love his voice

  37. tabundo001

    and Ced is singing on Zavalaz, though the album hasn't come out yet. MLP sucks sorry.

  38. Austin McCollum

    You have know Idea how much I couldn't find this song after once hearing it on pandora thank u whoever posted this

  39. SERGIO PEABLES

    Gracias.

  40. disabledcompleXXXes

    Wow, id never think id see MLP & The Mars Volta coalesce. Especially in a YouTube vid.

    For you new fans of Mars Volta, i suggest checking out Omar and Cedric's' old band, At The Drive In (1993-2001). Also, since TMV has split (sadface) Omar is now playing in a band called Bosnian Rainbows. Good shit.

    And for the Brony haters, well....you're listening to a band that wrote an entire album about a supernatural encounter on a Ouija board.....that's pretty fucking weird too if i say so myself. :3

  41. Yie YoHop

    La Jarol se la come atravesá

  42. Trent Holbert

    any of yall know a song in which something like live love,live love is screamed

    David Maris

    "Live, Love, Burn, Die"? if so, the song is called Lip Gloss and Black, by Atreyu

  43. Secret Guy

    Im a diehard Mars Volta fan since 2003 and i prefer the Goliath-Octaherdron era more.

  44. pingvins5

    Chill mate ponies are gud.

  45. tspechts

    Call that someone
    May they hear you
    Take me with you
    It's not safe in here

  46. Broseph Goodman

    How are we gonna ruin it? We're not gonna take it down, so chill.

  47. crestnohomo

    Dont you fucking ponyfags ruin mars volta for me.

  48. Kitana Kojima

    makes me want to play resident evil 5.
    heehee

    Rolodex Propaganda

    Kitana Kojima Fine

  49. theguywhoannoysme

    Oh good, for a moment there I thought my entire Youtube was broken.

  50. CombatPasty

    holy mother of.... I... I.. dont think I've ever got so many likes!

  51. ahz1993

    Very good music.

  52. Kaiskov

    Well, I can't blame you for not liking it, we all have different tastes, I just wanted to explain what was happening.

  53. Searos_Audio

    I care less than I did before but w/e. Probably cause I am not a grown man who likes a show for little girls but w/e floats your boat. Thanks for the explanation.

  54. Kaiskov

    Let me try to explain this. EQD stands for Equestria Daily and is known as the brony headquarters. In an episode followup that was released there, this song was linked, so that's why there are so many people from EQD here

  55. Searos_Audio

    Not really sure what an EQD is but this is my favorite Mars Volta album. It is the wildest and most chaotic album they have done. Frances the Mute is also dope.

  56. Rick Hoth

    *puts on hipster glasses* I liked The Mars Volta before the EQD flood.

    hipsterism aside, it's nice to see good music be brought to a new light of popularity due to a fandom. How many people from the EQD flood came to this song not knowing the band and are now a fan?

  57. Stag Dragon

    well i feel sorry for the poor guys who just came for the song (brony flood) ah well the song is still just for them so ya =D

  58. DMC4EVERUCCI

    Btw, I don't want to spam pony stuff but please don't be afraid or upset about adult male/female fans watching a cartoon that's supposedly for "little girls", give the show a try before judging. It's a very good and entertaining show with deep characterization, wonderful animation, thoughtful plot development and good comedy. ;)

  59. DMC4EVERUCCI

    Equestria Dayly is the major website regarding the fandom/community of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, they/we are more known as Bronies (bro+ponies).
    After the 10th episode of the 3rd season of MLP aired last saturday, the "reviewer" of EqD linked this song on the epidode's review article because it reminded him of a character, and here we are! All the EqD readers.

  60. Zenjah

    Who is EQD?

  61. Zenjah

    Lassen Sie sich nicht, nie, nie vertrauen meine Barmherzigkeit

  62. AtarahDerek

    162 now.

  63. runedragon1985

    +1 now!

  64. John Doe

    Well I got here from there, so make that 135.

  65. Aubrey Shaw

    Thanks for the tip; I'll go check it out.

  66. Jericho00003

    I don't understand, what's wrong with it, please fix it.

  67. Judge Jams

    Check out the time and the buffer bar. Discord was TOTALLY here.

  68. AtarahDerek

    At least 134 of them.

  69. supaakuru

    As a fellow mars volta fan, I am glad that brony blog is helping us extend the reach of their amazing music. There are never enough fans of the mars volta in this world.

  70. Alex Fotland

    Did Discord get into Youtube? It's showing me that this video is 0 seconds long and I have completed it while continuing to play.

  71. loahnuh

    Mine is and these guys are interesting.

  72. Kelpaz Nazhcow

    Eqd brought me here for some reason, maybe becasue this song is awesome XD

  73. Earl Grey

    It's a shame the statistics are disabled, It'd be great to see if the views jumped today XD

  74. John H

    Once again, ponies expand my horizons.

  75. ScumbagOkami

    How the fuck have I forgoten to lisiten to these guys for so many years, It's a shame casue they are briliant and listened to them for about 5-6 of years ago. Love them even more now.

  76. Rosyid Wahyudi

    Well, I surprised.

  77. ThePossiblyInsane

    Well its not that(I know full well how powerful EQD can be in regards to viewership)
    Its the fact that this video has been up for almost 2.5 years.
    A song this awesome can defienately rack up 39k views in that time without our help.

  78. Blastotron

    This... this is fucking awesome. How is it that it took EQD to show me this?

  79. Blastotron

    You underestimate EQD's power.

  80. Blastotron

    I am one more to add to that count.

  81. DrStrikeZero

    they are enjoying it, they are loving it.

  82. TucsonKhan

    It's why I'm here... >.>

  83. ThePossiblyInsane

    Probably not alot. The follow-up hasn't been up for very long.

  84. CombatPasty

    I wonder how many of those views are from EQD today...

  85. UncomfortableSilence

    I feel like Storm's art fits their style better than Jeff Jordan. I like Jordan's art, but it doesn't have the same disturbing tone.
    With that said, Jordan's willingness to create original paintings themed about the album is nice, giving the cover a more genuine feeling.
    And in all honesty, if anyone has seen Storms work for Amputechture, it's awesome and I think they should have picked it instead of the cover they did choose.

  86. Venturi01

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. Alfredo Carrillo

    Someone disliked this, whoever did that is going to hell.

  88. Loli Villanueva

    The way the song abruptely breaks its rythm at 4:45 is pure genious.

  89. Nick Conte

    No dislikes; There is faith in this world after all

  90. Iris Viola

    cioè, bellissima...!

  91. ihatethiswebsitesdif

    I love this album, I actually tie it with the first album for best. It's just so constantly catchy, there is absolutely no space between the catchy parts. I love it.

  92. STALKER

    I'm not a really fan of the prog music, but this guys are fucking talented!!!

  93. spwndlove

    OUR CRUISERS CAN'T REPEL ELECTRO-PROG-METAL OF THAT MAGNITUDE!

  94. RedHairDontCare1

    don't you ever EVER! ever EVER! ever trust my mercy!

  95. Ethan A

    The Mars Volta are very much progressive rock, and I get a modernized King Crimson feel with them as well as the original spin put on by the tag team of Omar and Cedric, because I don't think there's a vocalist quite like him anywhere. I wouldn't group Mars Volta in any other category; MAYBE slapping an experimental rock tag on them wouldn't hurt, but they are fundamentally a progressive rock band at heart, while Muse is vastly different - nowhere near prog.

  96. Ethan A

    NuProg is an absolutely terrible name for a genre as it is also useless. I don't mind a subgenre here or there that gets to the point, but it's safe to say that - wait a minute, Muse isn't even progressive at all! Muse is a blend of alternative rock with psychedelic/spacey influences.

  97. fjestis

    Świetne!

  98. MarcusAurelius

    That drumming is in da slot.