"Circle of Cysquatch" as written by and Troy Sanders Brent Hinds....
Elephant spirits
Tower of ivory
Story of ancient deities
Seizure of the fleece
Protector of its place
Fly through dreamscapes
Of valleys gullies and spires
Herd across suicidal slopes
Changeless moonshines
Circle cyclops image

A race of one-eyed beings
All feared and shunned
Rakshasa demon
Seizure of the fleece
Protector of its place

Eyes all around you
Enter the labyrinth
Visions of the hunted
Beware of the birchmen

Thought to be
Skulls of us
Our release

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"Circle of Cysquatch" as written by Troy Sanders Brent Hinds


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    General CommentYeah, pretty obvious that its about a one-eyed sasquatch, but another that is mentioned is the monsters ability to tell the future.

    I think in this song, it makes a prediction about the future of the protagonist. That's the robot-like voice in the break of the song. If you look at the lyrics for that part, you see it syncs up perfectly with the lyrics for Colony of Birchmen, which takes place two songs later. Thats the premonition.
    supergump88on September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe that the Cysquatch is, as everyone has stated, a mythical one eyed Sasquatch that can see into the future, and I believe he might be the protector, or Guardian Angel, of sorts of Blood Mountain, his ability to see into the future his super natural way of being able to watch out for the mountain and prevent utter death and destruction. Protector of it's place on blood mountain

    Fly through dreamscapes refers to the Protagonist astral traveling in the soul of the Capillarian, and in his travels he sees the race of Cysquatch and meets the one who warns him of his premonition.

    The robot voice, meant to signify the telling of the future, in my opinion, as it is very reminiscent of the vocal effects in Black Sabbath's Iron Man, the tale of a person who could also see into the future, is the voice of the Cysquatch who warns the Protagonist of the dangers that lie ahead in the labyrinth, either a literal labyrinth of sorts, or a metaphor for the journey the Protagonist will have to fight through in his own mind in the form of hallucinations, as well as physically in the form of the benevolent "Birchmen" The eyes all around you, meaning that the Gods, as well as the cysquatch will be watching him on his journey. Visions of the hunted, obviously being the Protagonist who will be hunted, and the cysquatch gives the warning the beware the birchmen

    The final stanza, referencing incisors, indicated to me that perhaps the Cysquatch are trapped on Blood Mountain by the mystical forces of the Crystal Skull. Incisors are a type of tooth inherent to Primates, and non existant in dogs, as dogs mouths ensist entirely of canines, and if the Gods are to return the Protagonist to human form, he will regain his incisors, and if the incisors represent the "skulls" or lives of the cysquatch, as I have taken it to mean, then perhaps the placement of the Crystal Skull atop the mountain will release the Cysquatch from a curse as well that is keeping them trapped on Blood Mountain
    BigDaddy42on April 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAbsolute genius - I'd never even stop to consider that!
    Ddaduttaon November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso, brent and troy have some great vocal lines here
    Ddaduttaon December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know. I love Mastodon, they're basically Metal for Nerds, because I don't like your typical Slayer, etc sort of metal, but I listened to Blood Mountain and was just like, "Holy crap. Lots of thrasy goodness and yet there's masterminding too! EEE!"

    Also, nobody gives Brann Dailor enough credit. He's basically Jesus to me, since I only do school-band-type drums with written music and strict rhythm patterns. His style is kept so carefully in check, and that restraint makes it beautiful. It's not fudgy, he's got perfect rhythm.
    s0ck_ninjaon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe breakdown in this song makes me wanna break things
    v2kvon July 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHaha, yeah, this song rocks in a MAJOR way. This is one of my favourites to sing along with, and I love the "Cysquatch" warning.

    I looked at my playlist, and this is my most-played song among the Blood Mountain album. I think I was addicted to that breakdown at the end. 8D
    BludgeonedExistenceon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis kinda complements finding the meaning of capilarian crest that the guy got sucked into a river that flowed through a gorge and he got out near the cysquatch,
    HexOmegaon October 10, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThe cysquatch is a mixture between a Sasquatch and a Cyclops.

    The circle is a labyrinth that the main character must go through, that inhabits the Cysquatch.
    Baphomet-Lordon March 30, 2010   Link

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