"The Motherload" as written by and William Brent Hinds Troy Jayson Sanders....
I can see what the world has done to you
I can feel the weight
Feel the weight

I can see what this life has handed you
I can feel the weight
Feel the weight

This time, this time
Things'll work out just fine
We won't let you slip away
This time, this time
Things'll work out just fine
We won't let you leave this way
If you want you can will it
You can have it
I can put it right there in your hands

I can hear what the spirits are telling you
I can clear the weight
Clear the weight

I can see all the wolves as they circle you
I can crush the weight
Crush the weight

This time, this time
Things'll work out just fine
We won't let you slip away
This time, this time
Things'll work out just fine
We won't let you leave this way
If you want you can will it
You can have it
I can put it right there in your hands

This time, this time
Things'll work out just fine
We won't let you slip away
This time, this time
Things'll work out just fine
We won't let you leave this way
If you want you can will it
You can have it
I can put it right there in your hands


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"The Motherload" as written by Troy Jayson Sanders Brann Timothy Dailor

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  • +4
    My InterpretationI'd say that this song is about suicidal depression, pure and simple.

    Every like basically contributes to this, and the band are like a group of friends that can stop a person from taking their own life. The song is basically reassuring the listener that things will be okay, and that they will do their best to help.

    The spirits and wolves represent psychosis, hearing voices, and ones ability to hurt oneself. Slipping away indicates quietly offing oneself. Weight is the depression.

    Also, I'd say that the music video is somehow related - suggesting perhaps there are things to live for, such as dat booty twerkin.
    brickinasockon August 20, 2015   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this song may be the evolution of addict, starting at a first time user who is depressed and stressed.

    "I can see what the world has done to you
    I can feel the weight
    Feel the weight

    I can see what this life has handed you
    I can feel the weight
    Feel the weight"

    Is the drug talking to him, showing that he understands your problems and can help you deal with them by using whatever drug he is taking.

    "This time, this time
    Things'll work out just fine
    We won't let you slip away
    This time, this time
    Things'll work out just fine
    We won't let you leave this way
    If you want you can will it
    You can have it
    I can put it right there in your hands"

    I believe this line is from the addict saying to himself, just one more dose/hit and he will be okay, everything will work out and he has the will or power to beat the stress or depression down. The drug then says that it can grant his wishes, he only needs to do it.

    "I can hear what the spirits are telling you
    I can clear the weight
    Clear the weight

    I can see all the wolves as they circle you
    I can crush the weight
    Crush the weight"

    The drug is in his mind, saying that he hears what people say about his addiction and he can make it go away. The drug can also see his problems and he can deal with all of them for him.
    moonatsuon January 04, 2015   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningFrom what I can tell, without making any blatant assumptions, the song seems to be about helping someone you care about out of something of a tight jam, basically.

    I mean, it seems fairly straightforward, in that regard...

    "I can see what the world has done to you"
    Is recognizing that said friend/family member is a bit of a bind.

    "This time, this time
    Things'll work out just fine
    We won't let you slip away"
    Is basically saying "Look, we're gonna help you as best we can, we're not just gonna let you burn".

    Of course, that's just one man's opinion.
    creazilon April 14, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe fact that it's Brann Dailor saying "This time things will work out just fine" says it all.

    As you probably know, Crack The Skye was about Brann Dailor's younger sister's suicide. It seems to me that this song is obviously about a similar episode that Brann is now experiencing, with another woman in his life. He is telling himself that this time he recognizes what is happening and he won't let it get that bad, other wise what "time" in the past could he be referring to when he says "this time" ? he is reassuring himself "This time, this time, things will work out just fine." This is the connection that the rest of you seem to have missed.
    Witchfindr888on July 09, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a woman going through a midlife crisis.
    The motherload has gotten too much for her and shes questioning all that she has or never had.
    The grass is always greener and all that shit.
    A massive problem. Together these times can be beater and people can come out better WITHOUT leaving theyre partners. Together stronger!
    UKWoberon January 26, 2017   Link

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