Out go the lights and she's so helpless, like an animal with all of its legs broke.
I'll give you everything that you want just once it's been done, you can't go back.
We're all torn apart about you now.
Wont' you let me have my way with you, cottonmouth?
It comes in waves like I'm in then I'm out, but she arches and I come to. She says if I take a look in your eyes, I'm a dear in headlights, I'm paralyzed.
We're all beside ourselves right now.
So lose yourself.
And let go.
Of all the world.
Hanging onto you.
An image of white light.
Dissolve in their hands.
And stare at the sun until you go blind


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Cottonmouth song meanings
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    General CommentAmazing song. Best off of the new album.
    unitedturtleson January 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that this song is about sex, possibly even rape. He calls the girl Cottonmouth.

    "Out go the lights and she's so helpless, like an animal with all of its legs broke. " -Maybe he tied the girl up, pinned her down or just robs her of the ability to struggle. He turns off the lights because...yeah...sex.

    "I'll give you everything that you want just once it's been done, you can't go back." -Pretty self-explanatory. He says that he'll give the girl anything for some sexytime, like most desperate men do.

    "Wont' you let me have my way with you, cottonmouth?" -Quite obvious.

    "It comes in waves like I'm in then I'm out, but she arches and I come to. She says if I take a look in your eyes, I'm a dear in headlights, I'm paralyzed." -He describes his "method" of sex and how the girl arches forward when he comes. For some reason, she jokingly says that he will get paralyzed when he looks into her eyes.

    I don't know how I can connect the rest of the song but I'm pretty sure that this song is about sex.
    k-rexon April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about him having sex with a chick that's so high that she isn't in reality. She's helpless and would let him do anything to her.
    Lyllenaon March 04, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is clearly about having sex when your high, hence "cottonmouth". And "She says if I take a look in your eyes, I'm a dear in headlights, I'm paralyzed.".... The person who wrote this obviously had relationship issues. When they looked in eachothers eyes it didn't really mean anything, they didn't see the same person they once saw. Amazing song, and nicely written.
    MicheleLeeon September 26, 2010   Link

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