"Sleeping Giant" as written by and Troy Sanders Brent Hinds....
Earth has burst
Mountain flames
Moon beheld
Father snake
Mind control
Has left its nest
Shame on
Bulls roar loud
The fearless fall
Wooden vessel
Broken wings
Caught my killer
In my grave
Shame on

Eyes of grace
Kill again
Trapped in maze
Trembling fear
Head scorched brow
Perish the land
Shame on

A vast calm wilderness
The call to adventure comes
Lead and land atop this rock
Infinite path carved with unrivaled skill


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"Sleeping Giant" as written by Troy Sanders Brent Hinds

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  • +4
    General Commentbest track on blood mountain
    Ddaduttaon September 17, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWhile I can't analyze everything about this song, I think it's a part of the story where the adventurer is climbing Blood Mountain, and the mountain is a volcano.

    "Earth has Burst, Mountain Flames", and the rest of the song is his feelings going up the side of this dangerous mountain. The Mountain is a sleeping giant (inactive volcano), that is starting to stir. It can also be a metaphor for their jump to a major label.

    Anyways, that's what I see, but it is a great, great song. One of my all-time faves.
    Cloudconnectedon September 19, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of the best songs I've ever heard in my life. Absolutely brilliant. No idea what it means though, or what any song on this album means.
    Drachenflighton September 12, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthere are few things that annoy me more than people who cant find nothing else to comment on here than how they wish a band catered to their one dimensional musical tastes,if you think he sounds too much like a cowboy and that one minor aspect is going to throw you off go listen to other music,hell better yet,make your own band and your own music,whats that? youre not musically talented enough to do either? no surprise there.

    seems even the stupid sperm can win sometimes.
    Psychonauton June 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Heavy" isn't synonymous with "good." There's more to music than just being heavy for the sake of being heavy. Personally, I find this to be one of the best songs on the album. The mood and atmosphere it creates is wonderful, and I love the breakdowns in it.
    supergump88on October 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Heavy" isn't synonymous with "good." There's more to music than just being heavy for the sake of being heavy. Personally, I find this to be one of the best songs on the album. The mood and atmosphere it creates is wonderful, and I love the breakdowns in it.
    supergump88on October 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcouldn't agree more "supergump88", spot on.
    christalboton October 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the inactive volcano thing but i think its also describing the (werewolfs?) first night after aquiring the skull where it starts to control him and hes having nightmares. Also i think he regrets his decision to pursue the skull and his thinking to him self "SHAME ON ME FOR BEING SO GREEDY"
    poopsmcgee567on December 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow can anyone say that Mastodon's slower songs suck? Even though they're slower paced they still retain some heaviness. I've loved all of their slower stuff on the other albums too, Naked Burn, Ole Nessie. They all add to the effectiveness of the album as a whole too. They understand dynamics, and to me having the slower paced atmospherics on an album just enhance the heavier stuff. Seriously, how much more ass does Capillarian Crest kick as a pickup after Sleeping Giant? I think this album is phenomenal. It leads the listener on so many peaks and valleys. These guys get it.
    Cloudconnectedon February 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite Mastodon song ATM.

    No idea what the song means though.
    Sessh0umaru01on October 27, 2007   Link

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