now you see all this time
work nine to five
monday thru friday i'm singing
i sing the blues for you
now i'm standing in the pouring rain
my feet are cold but i cant complain
and i wonder how you have been
i need you love i miss you so
i know it's right but it's always strange
how i scream
all this life's worth all the while
heartache and slave driving pain
i sing the blues for you
now im standing in the pouring rain
my feet are cold but i can't complain
and i wonder how you have been
i need you love i miss you so
i know it's right but it's always strange

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    General CommentGood song =)

    "Some experiments gave men such pressure- in their heads that they would go mad and pull out their
    hair in an effort to relieve the pressure. They would tear their heads and faces with their fingers
    and nails in an attempt to maim themselves in their madness. They would beat the walls with their
    hands and heads and scream in an effort to relieve pressure on their eardrums." -Quoted from the trail of German Major War Criminals. I didn't read the whole thing since it's about 11 pages long, but the quote is about some experiments that the germans did.
    Melfynon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMelfyn... what the fuck man
    Ddaduttaon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHehe, its the beginning of the song. I'm not insane:)
    Melfynon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOf course the lyrics don't make any sense, Eric Saner sang 'em originally and none of the original lyrics appear to have been saved or something like that. If you listen to the original 9-Song Demo, the lyrics don't line up with 'em at all. Anyway, these ones are just about how much working full-time sucks, which lines up with Mastodon's sentiments in the later piece, Workhorse.
    LordRetardon October 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI urge everyone to ignore all of Mastodons pre-Leviathan lyrics since most of them dont make sense.
    Listen to the guitarwork, the frantic drumming and the evil vocals instead.
    Ddaduttaon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnyway this is a great song, I think its the first Mastodon song to feature melodic vocals.
    One weakness:
    Way too short.
    Ddaduttaon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDdadutta? all? i dont think thats cool. there are some good lyrics on remission and the demo. most of it sucks but some of the stuff is gold:

    anger precedes my footsteps
    haunting past comes into head
    horizon seems so far away
    this life close to end of days
    kill and i will be damned
    forgive and i will be free

    i love that verse
    poopsmcgee567on January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell ok they're nice and heavy, but there's little use in trying to analyze them in my opinon.
    Most the pre-Leviathan lyrics are simply stream-of-consciousness rantings about inner strength and revenge, which is of course hard as nails, but nothing more, like, say, cannibal corpse lyrics.
    Ddaduttaon March 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDdadutta, I'll agree that the lyrics on the demo/Call of Mastodon are harder to make out, but the lyrics on Remission make a hell of a lot more sense.

    Anyways, I think that this song is about how much work is a pain, and no one likes to do it. But, society kind of built itself around hard work and labor (look at the title and it makes sense).
    Abaddonon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHoly shit, I love this song...

    One of my favourites of the older Mastodon songs. :)
    BludgeonedExistenceon November 08, 2007   Link

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