"Catamaran" as written by and Josh/lalli Homme....
Smooth stones beneath me
Cool air surrounds
Soft and savory
Take me to God, you can take me to God

No it doesn't take your
Will to set your brace on me
I never doubt your possibilities
Please let go of my sleeve

Smooth stones behind me
Cold air surrounds
Soft and savory
You can take me to God, you take me to God

No it doesn't take your
Will to set your brace on me
I never doubt your possibilities
Please let go of my sleeve


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"Catamaran" as written by Mario Lalli Josh Homme

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    General CommentBasically it about a guy who's happy and willing, but some is being overly insistent. If they simply stopped and let go, he'd go with what they want.
    Delicious Soyon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's the narrator's lack of fear of being taken off in death. He doesn't see the need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the afterlife he's willing to go. From the other theme's of Kyuss I can deduce it's basically his acceptance og the cycle of life and death and that death isn't something to fear but to accept. He's lived life on earth, wherever he goes next he will go, there is no use worrying.
    Eskimo_8on July 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant. I concur.
    Randon83on October 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou can't really talk about kyuss' other themes for this one. It's a cover of a Yawning Man song. Though I agree with the interpretation.
    Nebunauton May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe second time around it's cold air not cool air
    michaeldoyleon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome!
    Qotsa-in-my-bloodon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy Fav Kyuss song. Gotta love the contrast between the relaxed verses and explosive chouses.

    No idea what its about though.
    Dressed2Depresson August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also heard that this was a Yawning Man song, I haven't had the pleasure of hearing their work unfortunately, but they were described by Kyuss as the greatest band they'd ever seen, as well as most inspirational... thats a pretty positive review from one of the greatest and most inspirational bands that I know.

    I love the guitar in the verse and the contrast of the chorus.

    Alkomon, what the hell.

    I think, maybe, just maybe, hes saying he has his own spirituality in nature, the smooth stones, the cool air... thats how he feels God. He doesn't need the trappings of religion to "brace" him or impose God's "will" on him, he doesn't doubt the power of God or the universe, so leave him the hell alone.

    Also or some reason the version i got was tagged "Catanarav". is that just typos? "catamaran"... i dont understand the connection with the title at all.
    SFy65B2G5rKbzps5acdHwQe6on August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLife is good as it is.
    Why change it?

    And yeah, I agree, the contrast between the mellow and heavy parts is really nice, one of my fav songs, especially the mellow part.
    Gooston November 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEverything I've heard from Yawning Man has been instrumental, Kyuss may have just coverdd the instrumental and stuck words to it. But idk. Does anyone know if there's any Yawning Man songs with vocals?
    BigCheeseon August 13, 2011   Link

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