Who Sang Aegis? The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta Noctourniquet cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-3-26
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock
length: 5:11
vocal: Cedric Bixler‐Zavala
arranger: Omar Rodriguez‐Lopez and Cedric Bixler‐Zavala
electric bass guitar: Juan Alderete
drums (drum set): Deantoni Parks
keyboard & synthesizer & guitar family & electric bass guitar: Omar Rodriguez‐Lopez
Lyrics
The days are catching up to me
My unconscious fear unbound
Is it time to tailor fit the notion
That come Sunday I'm in the ground?

The obelisk fumes have occupied
Emphatically austere
A smelter pile made by the debt collector
Where the children should be seen, not heard

Even if there is no way back home

I'm not running away
I'm not running away
I'm not running away
I'm not running away

Can you hear him saber rattling
With bones I've left behind?
Obloquy is the bulwark of his implants
Am I your son or just a clone?

Dasehra, you were sworn to be
A window to my night
My subterfuge, just branches to the mandrake
Where the children should be seen, not heard

Even if there is no way back home

I'm not running away
I'm not running away
I'm not running away
I'm not running away

Under the aegis of cognition
I am dead, I will escape

Engrammic marks of ligature
I am dead, I will escape

Under the aegis of cognition
I am dead, I will escape

Engrammic marks of ligature
Am I dead, will I escape?

I'm not running away
I'm not running away
I'm not running away
I'm not running away

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Whip Hand
  • 2 Aegis
  • 3 Dyslexicon
  • 4 Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
  • 5 The Malkin Jewel
  • 6 Lapochka
  • 7 In Absentia
  • 8 Imago
  • 9 Molochwalker
  • 10 Trinkets Pale of Moon
  • 11 Vedamalady
  • 12 Noctourniquet
  • 13 Zed and Two Naughts

  • Release information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624951841
    script: Latin