Noir Music | “Asilos Magdalena” by The Mars Volta

Noir Music The Mars Volta Omar Rodríguez-López Cedric Bixler-Zavala

Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala (via antiquiet.com)

“Asilos Magdalena” by The Mars Volta is a haunting piece of noir music. I’ve included the original Spanish lyrics as well as a close English translation. Possibly my favorite song from them.

SPANISH:

Enfermo llegué
y para componerme ando de vago
No me des tu obediencia
por que te enseño mi cuerpo de lodo
de donde la piel estuvo debil
con una hambre que no me deje cantar

En mi vida
el oscuro me mantiene
cuando yo te vi
en la lluvia me prometistes tu sangre

Yo no me quedo en mi vida
el oscuro me mantiene
cuando yo te vi
en la lluvia me prometistes tu sangre
yo no me quedo

Y ya que caiste de este mundo
cargo una navaja
dios mio para ti
Cuantas veces me mordiste
y cuantas veces yo me fui

Y ya no estoy enamorado
con tus mentiras
el infierno me duermo
por que el infierno es la unica verdad

En mi vida
el oscuro me mantiene
cuando yo te vi
en la lluvia me prometistes tu sangre

Yo no me quedo en mi vida
el oscuro me mantine
cuando yo te vi
en la lluvia me prometistes tu sangre
yo no me quedo

(X5)
Estrella de la mañana
Samael te persigo a ti
y si me quema sin alas
ademas me muero por ti

ENGLISH:

I arrived sick
And to feel better, I’m always in the streets
Because I showed you my body of mud
Of where the skin was weak
With a hunger that won’t let me sing

In my life
The darkness mantains me
When I saw you
In the rain you promised me your blood
I don’t stay in my life

The darkness maintains me
When I saw you
In the rain you promised me your blodd
I don’t stay…

Now that you’ve fallen from this world
carried the blade, my God, for you
How many times did you bite me?
And how many times did I leave?
I am no longer in love
With your lies
In hell I sleep
Because hell is the only truth

In my life
The darkness mantains me
When I saw you
In the rain you promised me your blood
I don’t stay in my life

The darkness maintains me
When I saw you
In the rain you promised me your blodd
I don’t stay…

Morningstar
Samael, I follow you
And if I stay with nothing
I will die for you

Noir Music The Mars Volta

(via offthedial.ca)

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