"Give The Mule What He Wants" as written by and Josh/hernandez Homme....
The mule want it
The mule want it Sunday
He'll eat it
He'll eat it one day
How long, long
Do I wait
Be the mule that you gotta be, yeah

Underwater, underwater one day
Gonna sink it, make em think it's too late
For your love
For your love
Be the mule that you gotta be
Oh oh
Oh oh
Oh oh


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"Give the Mule What He Wants" as written by Alfredo Hernandez Josh Homme

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  • +8
    Song Meaningi was just at their concert in Munich and Josh Homme said when introducing the song that Give The Mule What He Wants is "about stupid fucking people"...
    kmonkeyon May 12, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General Commentmules are known to be stubborn, right? The mule wants it, determined to get it, and eat it. Whatever it is, I dunno. I think it's just about stubborn-ass people.

    At the end it says for your love, be the mule you gotta be. You need to be a mule and stubborn to get what you want, and in this case love.
    itsnenon April 01, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is about mules, lots of mules and how they eat and become human but still have their mule-esque charateristics intact. also how life changes rapidly and proving love for that one special mule-man or woman.
    SidXon March 05, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General Commentfirst off this definitely is a great jam..

    Second, the meaning. I think hes talking about the system or society in the united states. In the sense that you have to go along with certain aspects of life .. ie go with the flow.. not like some conspiracy or something.
    im not really sure it changes in the song from some aspect of life to a rebellious anthem.
    as to the lyrics confusion

    after he says

    "Gonna sink it, make em think it's too late"
    He definitely says "Fuck em uppppppppp x2" in his style of singing then says "for your lone lone love
    fuck your lone lone love" as someone stated earlier.
    david276on September 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDrug mules, definitely. Crazy ass drug mules are known to ingest drugs within something in order to shit them out. Gotta sink it, make em think its too late: So the Coast Guard catches said mule... sink the boat, make them think they're too late. And the iffy grammar of it all leads reminds me of somebody doing a hispanic impression. Yeah I went there. Besides, drug mules have been known to fasten shipments to buoys that stay underwater for a certain amount of time (one day?) and then rise to the surface for convenient pickup. Josh or whoever may be narrating is hoping the mule will accomplish his mission.
    VelvetEyeson March 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso think that it´s not really "for your love", it definitely is somethin with "fuck" in it.

    not only because of the second line,also because of its incredible cool vibe,this thing is my absolute favourite sunday afternoon song!

    maybe it isn´t necessary to find a meaning,maybe josh just wrote about a mule,and that was it...because it is an animal that needs more attention or something like that.
    who could look inside josh´s mind please?
    Misfit-Loveron October 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"for your lone lone love
    fuck your lone lone love"
    JAKEZEIGLERon December 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyour right man..truly right....good!!
    lanahuugson November 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my fav qosta songs.
    i think the mule is a metaphore for going back to instincts. to me it means that you gotta go out there and get what you want, even if it means you'll hurt other people - "be the mule that you gotta be".

    hmmph, just a thought
    silver_headed_monkon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is just about my fav QOTSA song, along with better living...how to handle a rope is nice too
    Zeppelinswimmeron February 12, 2006   Link

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