"Motherfucker" as written by and Patton Bottum....
Force-fed more than we’d eat in the wild
Grazed on a mash that could suffocate a child
Bloated, promoted in an ode to pomp and style
Moistening the feed while we choke upon the bile
Cornering the market on the geese without their bones
Hushing out the public in a strike without a drone
The cage became collapsible, our sticks equipped with stones
Get the motherfucker on the phone, the phone (repeat)

Hello motherfucker, my lover, you saw it coming.

Set aside the scruples in a stratagem of strain
A smallpox-laden blanket, invisible with stains
Inoculating bastards, bloody peck at pain
Distemper has a hold, distemper has a hold
We took the second sip from a cup we made of bones
The first it was a ruse, a trick so aptly thrown
The truth is that our youth was a carpet laid of stones
Get the motherfucker on the phone, the phone

Get the motherfucker on the phone, the phone (Repeat)

Hello motherfucker, my lover, you saw it coming
Goodbye motherfucker, my lover, you had it coming

Get the motherfucker on the phone (Repeat)


Lyrics submitted by RedHotPearlJammer

Motherfucker song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI wanna say this is about consumerism and the cage it's created and the cattle it has turned society into.
    However Roddy Bottum stated the following:
    "It feels apt that the first track we're releasing is "Motherfucker," a song about accountability. Basically we've created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we're releasing it on our own label. It's a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage. . .y'know, stuff like that."

    So maybe my theory on the meaning could be included into that.
    WEyesOwlon June 24, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionBest lyric ever for fnm to make a return with...massive fuck you to an industry that had a negative influence on them
    bolloxon March 08, 2017   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain