"Albatross" as written by Pepper Keenan and Reed Mullin....
Well I'm feelin' left behind, Lord what a waste of time
They're coming to get you, run on
How can I respect your crime
When all you criminals whine
They bought and sold you, run on, run on

You can call me crazy
You can call me wrong
Cause I was born a liar
Albatross fly on, fly on

My home is kind, man it pays to be blind
I promise to forget you run on
No swallowed pride, no conspiracy lined
Broken promise of the virtue, run on, Lord run on

You can call me lazy
But I know where I belong
Cause I was born a liar
Albatross, fly on, fly on
With your trust in love from your God above

I believe the Albatross is me

You can call me lazy
You can call me wrong
Cause I was born a liar
Albatross, fly on, fly on

I should have seen the signs
Now the memories far behind
It was no big loss,
Fly on, Albatross yeah


Lyrics submitted by supernaut1978

"Albatross" as written by Reed Mullin Pepper Keenan

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    General Commentthis song to me sounds like it is about a free spirited person that doesn't let the conventions of society hold him down - fly on albatross
    gvsupimpon March 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentA great song, COC's best in my opnion.

    They have that unique southern rock style sound, the guitar is always loud. Love these guys.
    Muzzyon March 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit has more to do with drugs and alchohol. albatross was in old times a reference to a certain addiction. so gvsupimp has the right idea but more with getting messed up.
    KC8484on June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentApparently at one gig, Pepper introduced this song and said.."this song is dedicated to the fine art of smoking pot".

    I still can't figure it out. Beautiful tho. It does soar.
    one who waitson October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah he said that at a show i went to, hence "my home is KIND." The albatross is like KC said its a person's handicap or the one thing that keeps them back. So I think he's saying pot is the one thing that keeps holding him back.
    musicinmyheadon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentall i know is that my teacher(percussion) told me that an albatross is a big klumsy bird that looks like a cripple trying to walk when it trys to fly. it's just an all around ungraceful , klutz of a bird.
    fuckyourenemyon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlittlehugs is an ass.
    insane metal fanon February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPepper said: "This tour we're doing with disturbed is so fucking ridiculous man. The average Disturbed fan is a fucking kid that likes going to the mall..."

    Back to the song, now that you're saing thats about pot i can understand the sense of freedom that he is trying to imply in the music and lyrics///
    apenas_1_inaciaoon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti totally agrre with these opinion
    runfuson May 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSince nobody mentioned it, an albatross is a seabird with a huge wingspan. An albatross was always a symbol of bad luck, especially in nautical terms. I believe (but I'm not sure, so don't quote me) that they fly far, far away from land for fish, and sailors who were stranded at sea knew they were going to die when they saw the albatross, because they knew they were far from shore. So when people call something an albatross, it's just like a bad luck charm or a bad omen. So keep that in mind when interpreting this song.
    Muck Manon June 20, 2007   Link

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