The Widow

Album: Frances The Mute (2005)
Charted: 20 95

Songfacts®:

  • According to Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta, this song is about having the fear of God instilled into you. He has spoken in interviews of how his mother raised him not to love God but fear him, which is why today he does not want to believe in a "God" but have his own beliefs. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nolyn - Lansing, MI
  • Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers plays the trumpet solo in this song. Long before he played bass, Flea was a trumpet prodigy. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Graham - North Bay, Canada

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  • Who Asked You from South Of HeavenWhat the hell is a trumpet prodigy anyways?
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