Who Sang Imago? 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: 3:58
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
My anguish told you
A persistent lie

The parasitic psychics that you push by wheel
Were spoken to me everytime

And like a charlatan
You counterfeit the vessels through flesh and time

These pacts we keep in secret
Drinking from a well that was cured by drought

My torment adores you
When my strings are tied

Out of compulsion I must decimate
The sapless embryonic miles

And like a charlatan
You counterfeit the vessels through flesh and time

These pacts we keep in secret
Drinking from a well that was cured by drought

My knives are burrowed voices
Glistened by the handles so they won't let go

These limbs are out of reaches
Extensions of a spirit that is not controlled

My heart is trapped inside
And I refuse to accept this throne

My night's unfolding
Reads like a page of test results

This sterile codex
Is missing all my last resolve

And like a charlatan
You counterfeit the vessels through flesh and time

These pacts we keep in secret
Drinking from a well that was cured by drought

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