One Armed Scissor

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"One Armed Scissor" is a song by the American rock band At the Drive-In. It was the first single from their album Relationship of Command, and was the first At the Drive-In song to be played regularly on a number of radio stations. This is one of the most well-known At the Drive-In songs, and was their only charting single, reaching #26 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. It is also the encore song of their 2016 reunion tour.


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Yes this is the campaign
Slithered entrails
In the cargo bay
Neutered is the vastness
Hallow vacuum check the
Oxygen tanks
They hibernate
But have they kissed the ground
Pucker up and kiss the asphalt now
Tease this amputation
Splintered larynx
It has access now

Send transmission from
The one armed scissor
Cut away, cut away

Banked on memory
Mummified circuitry
Skin graft machinery
Sputnik sickles found in the seats

Self-destruct sequence
This station is non-operational
Species growing
Bubbles in an IV loitering

Unknown origin
Is this the comfort of being afraid
Solar eclipsed
Black out the vultures
As they wait

Dissect a trillion sighs away
Will you get this letter
Jagged pulp sliced in my veins
I write to remember
'cause I'm a million miles away
Will you get this letter
Jagged pulp sliced in my veins
I write to remember

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At the Drive-In

At the Drive-In is an American post-hardcore band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 1993. Consisting of singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarists Jim Ward and Omar Rodríguez-López, bassist Paul Hinojos, and drummer Tony Hajjar, the band released three studio albums and five EPs before breaking up in 2001. Their final album, 2000's Relationship of Command, received a number of accolades and is cited as a landmark of the post-hardcore genre. Following the breakup, Bixler-Zavala and Rodríguez-López formed The Mars Volta while Ward, Hinojos, and Hajjar formed Sparta. At the Drive-In reunited in January 2012 and played the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as well as the 2012 Lollapalooza Festival, but have no plans to record any new material in the future. more »

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