Who Sang Cassandra Gemini II? The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta Frances the Mute cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-2-7
Genre: Jazz Rock Latin Funk / Soul
Style: Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Avantgarde/Experimental/Art Rock
length: 6:41
conductor: David Campbell
vocal: Cedric Bixler‐Zavala
mixer: Rich Costey
engineer: Andrew Scheps, David Schiffman, Jonathan Debaun and Omar Rodriguez‐Lopez
electric bass guitar: Juan Alderete
guitar: Omar Rodriguez‐Lopez
keyboard: Marcel Rodriguez‐Lopez and Isaiah “Ikey” Owens
percussion: Marcel Rodriguez‐Lopez
additional guest percussion: Lenny Castro
synthesizer: Omar Rodriguez‐Lopez
drums (drum set): Jon Theodore
guest flute & tenor saxophone: Adrian Terrazas
assistant engineer: Claudius Mittendorfer and Paul Pilsneniks
guest piano & Clavinet: Larry Harlow
sampler: Omar Rodriguez‐Lopez
Lyrics
Brick by brick, the night eclipsed
p____ed by the cuticle thorns,
Dried the sleep on nursery slits
Into this life I'm born
Heavens just a scab away,
I'd like to see you after just one taste

Sink your teeth into the flesh of midnight
Night forever more,
Let them see it has begun
The others I've become

If you should see the dice, charmed with
It's snaked choked eyes
You'll wear the widows weeds
Because they're just your size

Behind the snail secretion, leaves a dry heave that absorbs
A limbless procreation, let the infant crawl deformed
A bag replaced the breath of these suffocating sheets
And now when the craving calls
I'll scratch my itchy teeth
Come on and sing it now

Sink your teeth
Into the flesh of midnight, night forever more
Sink your teeth
Into the flesh of midnight, night forever more

She fell for the whispers, sister flooded deaf tears
That night tore a river, in her barren womb mirror
And his multiple sons with their mandible tongues
Set crucified fires to petrified homes...let it burn

And the owls they were watching
And the owls didn't care
Then the owls came a knocking, placenta in their stares
They will feed on all the carnage, leftover from the flood
And in the corner of their eyes, fled sister L' Via

Now the pieces went floating, reflecting all at dusk
Conceived from the stabbing, was Vismund Cygnus

Twenty five wives in the lake tonight
Twenty five wives in the lake tonight
Twenty five wives in the lake tonight
Twenty five wives in the lake tonight
Twenty five wives in the lake tonight
Twenty five wives in the lake tonight

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Cygnus....Vismund Cygnus
  • 2 The Widow
  • 3 L’Via L’Viaquez
  • 4 Miranda That Ghost Just Isn’t Holy Anymore
  • 5 Cassandra Gemini I
  • 6 Cassandra Gemini II
  • 7 Cassandra Gemini III
  • 8 Cassandra Gemini IV
  • 9 Cassandra Gemini V
  • 10 Cassandra Gemini VI
  • 11 Cassandra Gemini VII
  • 12 Cassandra Gemini VIII
    DVD 2
  • 1 Frances the Mute

  • Release information
    label: Universal Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: DVD
    barcode: 4988005383174
    script: Latin