Setting sun deals hands of gold
There's velvet eyes in Mexico
Just a fall away
And all she said was true

Speak in tongues, speak in lies
Drooling livers, born to die
It's a wonder that those guns don't point at you

Oh oh oh oh

Keep sayin', go on,
Keep sayin', go on,
Keep sayin',
You won't live forever

Keep sayin', go on,
Keep sayin', go on,
Keep sayin',
You won't live forever

Point and shoot, I know just what you mean
In a world that's full of shit and gasoline, baby
One dog's dead one's on the phone
Just leave a lung or leave it alone
It's that same on song again
I hate it 'cause it's true

Oh oh oo oo

Keep sayin', go on,
Keep sayin', go on,
Keep sayin',
You won't live forever

Keep sayin', go on,
Keep sayin', go on,
Keep sayin',
You won't live forever


Lyrics submitted by OwnPersonalDemon, edited by OneMoreAstronaut, TheBronze, JesperLocher

"Mexicola" as written by Josh Homme

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  • +8
    General Commentjosh - "This is a song about being stuck in a Mexican jail for two weeks"

    sometimes has these extra lyrics at the end when they play it live -

    It's you that's around me
    And it's all you, ohh

    by the way - check out thefade.net
    uncletommyon March 31, 2003   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretation"Setting sun deals hands of gold"
    *- sounds like someone got a goooood deal on some cocaine.


    "There's velvet eyes in Mexico"
    *- ever seen someone's eyes after a week long coke bender?


    "Just a fall away
    And all she said was true"
    *- must have been told it was good shi..stuff.


    "Speak in tongues, speak in lies"
    *- ever talked to someone after they have been on a week long coke bender? They talk gibberish and will tell you the most unreal stories.


    "Drooling livers, born to die"
    *- The liver processes toxins and chemicals out of the body... excessive usage will "pickle" your liver to death. Sounds like he is implying his liver is jonesing too.


    "It's a wonder that those guns don't point at you"
    *- Sounds like it is referring to either a cartel or police organization... or possibly 'guns' refers to I.V. syringes.

    [chorus:]
    "Keep sayin, go on, keep sayin, go on, keep sayin, you will live forever"
    *- Sounds like he is trying to convince himself that the junk won't kill him eventually.


    "Point and shoot, I know just what you mean"
    *- Possibly I.V. use?


    "In a world that's full of shit and gasoline, baby"
    *- Shit could refer to the slang term for drugs in general... gasoline is the solvent used when extracting chemicals from coca leaf.


    "One dog's dead one's on the phone"
    *- I always thought 'dog' was slang for someone's friend. Sounds like one of his friends had a not so good time and the other is wondering where the shit is...


    "Just leave a lung or leave it alone"
    *- There is a high cost when strung out on something like coke... mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically... this likely means that the cost will be too high.


    "It's that same on song again
    I hate it cause it's true"
    *- Regardless of how much you dislike being dependent upon something, when the monkey is on your back it is hard to keep that little bastard fed.



    [repeat chorus]



    Just my take on things, but again, who really knows what the hell the artists are talking about when they write songs.

    take care,
    piggy pig.
    napoleonpiggon February 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment....makes you wonder what the hell he did to get arrested in mexico and held for two weeks....
    RedRavenon November 14, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's annoying how this is one of their best songs and it's still only got 4 posts, when their new singles have got loads. I agree with Nick Oliveri, the new album's not as good as any of their old stuff. Anyway, I think the line "It's that same on song again" is wrong and it's "It's that same old song again."
    Leif_Eriksonon August 08, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't have a clue what the lyrics mean but this song is fucking incredible. One of my all time favorites for sure.
    Goboon June 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou're a dumbfuck, negative. In the DVD, he talks about a lady selling crucifix's that told him that he was gonna be in for trouble. He told her something like you only live once. he got arrested later and he was in the back of the cop car while the cops were beating up some other schmucks. He felt sick and gave them fake gold chains for freedom.
    SFPon December 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmmm...well I don't know but Mexicola..someone beat me by saying about the coke thing and well I heard that speaking in tongues could mean orgasm..(go to Eagles of death metal-speaking in tongues *look at comments*)

    Who knows, but ace song!
    Qotsa-in-my-bloodon July 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIsn't mexicola a drink? Like tequila and coke?

    Anyway, knowing Josh Homme's lyrics it's probably about a lot of things. It could be about being in a jail for two weeks, but then again, they could just be saying that because it sounds cool. Anyway, it's a brilliant song.
    SMCon August 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis "you only live once" stuff is very Josh...

    I just wonder what trouble he was getting into.
    I still don't get most of the song, like the dogs
    and livers. Fuck! The songs are all so ambiguous,
    makes you think of lots of things. Thats what I
    like the most about their music.
    frost37on July 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about mortality and excess and the rock'n roll lifestyle.

    "Setting sun deals hands of gold"
    Gambling reference. Or refernce to the role of chance in life.

    "Speak in tongues, speak in lies"
    The music industry is not the most honest.

    "Drooling livers, born to die"
    Alcohol damages your liver. Josh and Nick don't mind a drop.

    "Keep sayin, go on, keep sayin, go on, keep sayin, you will live forever"
    Delude yourself that you can survive the excess of the lifestyle.

    "One dog's dead one's on the phone"
    His doctor or a record company exec?

    "Just leave a lung or leave it alone"
    Smoking damages lungs and they smoke.

    "It's that same on song again
    I hate it cause it's true"

    He hates hearing about the damage he is doing to himself.
    Zizzleon January 08, 2008   Link

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