Who Sang The Whip Hand? 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: 4:49
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
When you leave the nights on
Contagions bind your doublespeak

Malice tends to choke my father's grip
But his hands are always clean

Walk towards the light
Karmaless, your fetish in me

You make me older
Swatting flies in the vaseline

And I'm not getting any better
In this plot of dormant wakes

Thorns decipher speak serrated
From the figure of an eight

That's when I disconnect from you
That's when I disconnect from you

That's when I disconnect from you
That's when I disconnect

No turning back now
Too many shovels past the rubicon

Must I desecrate it?
Why can't you tell me where you've gone?

Christened to die
Paranoia has hoax and device

Just when I find out
Moira draws the moth to fire

When the moon has burned the spirits
Across the stem of higher self

You will hardly ever hear it
Because the moon will always fail

That's when I disconnect from you
That's when I disconnect from you

That's when I disconnect from you
That's when I disconnect

I am a landmine, I am a landmine
So don't just step on me, so don't just step on me

Cause I'm a landmine, cause I'm a landmine
And I can blossom in the petals of an ECT

That's when I disconnect from you
That's when I disconnect, disconnect from

That's when I disconnect from you
That's when I disconnect, disconnect from

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