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The Mars Volta – Teflon lyrics

I just don't know the layman's terms
To call the mess you breed
What thaws beneath this surface
Soils blood to your family tree
The dates they change
With each new phrase
I'm anxious bouts of nervous

What am I without the bruises
This switch it won't come on
What do I do to lose it
Beneath this distress call

Let the wheels burn
Let the wheels burn
Stack the tires to the neck
With the body inside

Let the wheels burn
Let the wheels burn
Stack the tires to the neck
With the body inside

Frames of infrared
Keep scrolling into focus
Scarab crank the busy signal
With habits that you notice
The dates they change
With each new phrase
I'm anxious bouts of nervous

What am I without the bruises
This switch it won't come on
What do I do to lose it
Beneath this distress call

Let the wheels burn
Let the wheels burn
Stack the tires to the neck
With the body inside

Let the wheels burn
Let the wheels burn
Stack the tires to the neck
With the body inside

Taking all the hostages
Into the oval office
Draw the curtains part their hair
And pull the trigger softly

If they have me committed
Then I'll just take you with me

One driver in your motorcade
Is all it takes... Is all it takes
Sandmen grains in Teflon veins
Is all it takes... Is all it takes

What am I without the bruises
This switch it won't come on
What do I do to lose it
Beneath this distress call

Let the wheels burn
Let the wheels burn
Stack the tires to the neck
With the body inside

Let the wheels burn
Let the wheels burn
Stack the tires to the neck
With the body inside



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    iiianydayiii
    Sure does look like he's referring to assinating the president of the United States. The mess mentioned in the first verse sure would line up with what's going on right now in our country on so many levels. Judging from the line about family tree, I'd say it's referring to the Bush family. The dates they change line could refer to the two Bushes in office at different times. The song mentions taking hostages in the oval office and basically shooting them in the head. Pretty self explanitory. Then the line about one driver in the motorcade. Which would indicate someone infiltrating, say the secret service then causing a hostage situration where various key people are "offed". Fun song.
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