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Porcupine Tree – Halo Lyrics 12 years ago
That is very true. Steven Wilson has said he based the album around a screenplay him and a friend wrote. Still, that doesn't mean that the only meaning for the song is how is it plays into the story.

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Mastodon – Cut You Up with a Linoleum Knife Lyrics 12 years ago
Oh, and as to the meaning of the song. I think its obvious it's about a long lost love. The singer is tormented byt the thought of this love. No question.

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Lamb of God – Beating On Death's Door Lyrics 12 years ago
So's your face!

Seriously though, I really wouldn't go as far to say Sacrament is a "tame and ball-less album." Sure, they've changed a lot since their Burn the Priest days, but is that necessarily a bad thing? Personally, I think they've grown a lot since then, and I seriously hope they continue to grow.

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Tool – H. Lyrics 12 years ago
Wow, good thinking phanarhythm. I never would have caught that. Might be analyzing a little too much, but it fits. I was also starting to think that this could be about a destructional love.

Also, fred99911, who are you to say this song is 100% about Heroin? What a song may mean to one may be completely different from what it means to another. That's the beauty of it.

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Mastodon – Cut You Up with a Linoleum Knife Lyrics 12 years ago
Yeah, definitely my favorite part of that movie. I heard a streaming version of this song about a week before the movie came out. I did my best understanding the lyrics then, and I thought they were hilarious then. However, when I watched it in theaters, the real lyrics were much funnier than I originally thought. I'm just glad they included subtitles.

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Porcupine Tree – Halo Lyrics 12 years ago
I never saw this song as being a denunciation of Christians specifically. I just thought the halo thing was interesting. Just something I learned in school.

This song really does seem to be more about people using religion to justify their own actions. Just like earthshine said, violence is one example.

I'm still trying to understand this stanza:
God is on the cell phone
God is on the net
God is in the warning
God is in the threat.

Any ideas anyone?

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Scar Symmetry – The Illusionist Lyrics 12 years ago
Great band, just started getting into them. Flagg, I also saw the references to Dark Tower. In fact, I saw the video first, and when you see the red rose agains the black and white of the rest of the video, I immediatelym thought of Stephen Kings' Dark Tower books.

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Porcupine Tree – Halo Lyrics 12 years ago
Just going to throw this out there. In medieval paintings, when the artist wanted to show the importance of a character they would put a halo around their head. It was a way of saying that character was the most important. That could go with the song's message of religious people thinking they are better.

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Mastodon – This Mortal Soil Lyrics 12 years ago
Not saying your wrong Capt. Ahab, but if your pollution theory is correct, how does it tie into the storyline of the album?

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Mastodon – The Wolf Is Loose Lyrics 12 years ago
Tamjam, I'm really going to hope your post was sarcastic because of all the caps, but for some reason I don't think it was. Thereforce, I'm going to treat it like an idiotic statement.

Seriously, why do the majority of people seem to jump to drugs as the meaning of songs? You were right about one thing, the story isn't just a tale of guy climbing a mountain. There is a metaphor, but it's a personel metaphor for the band. They've said most of it deals with the band's personel journey in the music industry. They did the same thing with the Leviathan album.

Also, you're even more idiotic if you think 10,000 Days was also about drugs. What does 10,000 Days refer to then, 10,000 days of being high? That album was very personel to Maynard, who wrote the title song and "Wings for Marie" about the death of his mother. See, metal bands can write about more things than just drugs.

THANX ;)

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Clutch – The Mob Goes Wild Lyrics 12 years ago
Pretty easy to figure out. Easy to see that the chorus is about the death of a soldier.Take a loo

21 guns = 21 gun salute
Box made of pine = The casket
Letter from the gov = Letter notifying parents of their childs death in the war
Delivered Federal Express = I think the Fed Ex refers to the governments lack of concern for the body, they just ship it with Fed Ex.

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Clutch – The Yeti Lyrics 12 years ago
The writer's block meaning makes sense if you compare the Yeti to inspiration. A lot of people search for the Yeti to discover if the creature truely exists, but authors search just as hard to find inspiration.

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Mastodon – Hunters of the Sky Lyrics 12 years ago
Yes...yes they are.

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Mastodon – Colony of Birchmen Lyrics 12 years ago
Anyone see the music video for this song yet? There it shows some of the supernatural beings of the mountain, particularly the ones with the white faces it talks about in this song. Though they look like cenataur which there is no mention of them in this song.

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Mastodon – The Wolf Is Loose Lyrics 12 years ago
Yeah, it's obvious that the music video has little to do with the actual story. But has anyone see the video for Colony of Birchmen? That actually fits with the story a little.

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Mastodon – Sleeping Giant Lyrics 13 years ago
Alright, I see you're point now, and I agree with some of it. Mastodon does do a good (actually, great's a much better word here) job with writing heavy music. That's what made Remission and Leviathan so good, along with Blood Mountain of course.

However, may just be me, but I think Mastodon is a much better of a band now that they're writing songs like these as well. Not many bands can handle being heavy and melodic like these guys can. And, personally, I love the lighter songs on this album (Sleeping Giant and This Mortoil Soil) compared to the others, and I love all kinds of metal.

I guess it's like comparing apples and oranges though.

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Mastodon – Sleeping Giant Lyrics 13 years ago
"Heavy" isn't synonymous with "good." There's more to music than just being heavy for the sake of being heavy. Personally, I find this to be one of the best songs on the album. The mood and atmosphere it creates is wonderful, and I love the breakdowns in it.

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Mastodon – Sleeping Giant Lyrics 13 years ago
"Heavy" isn't synonymous with "good." There's more to music than just being heavy for the sake of being heavy. Personally, I find this to be one of the best songs on the album. The mood and atmosphere it creates is wonderful, and I love the breakdowns in it.

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Mastodon – Colony of Birchmen Lyrics 13 years ago
Gotta disagree with you on that one jek. I really don't think Homme contributes much to this song. All he really does is sing a couple of words as backup. And to be honest, I couldn't really tell it was him until someone told me. Would of been cooler if he got a slightly bigger part though.

As for the meaning, everyone seems to be right saying that this song is about a bunch of tree people, but I'm more interested in the end. If you look at the lyrics in the first track, "The Wolf is Loose," it points out that the main protagonist is a werewolf, and that part of the reason he's climbing Blood Mountain is to rid himself of that curse. There's some references to that, especially the line:

"Carve my teeth out ripping through the sheep's head curse."

That could also explain the whole, "My heart's gone away," thing. I think he turns into the werewolf form again in this song. I don't really know, just trying to put the whole story together.

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Lamb of God – Beating On Death's Door Lyrics 13 years ago
Wow, seems like my first guess was completely off. Chris Ryff pretty much nailed it on the head. This song is about heroin abusers. I saw Randy talk about it in an interview on ultimate guitar.

If anyone wants to see the article, here it is.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/lamb_of_god_dont_fuck_with_us.html

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Mastodon – Circle of Cysquatch Lyrics 13 years ago
Yeah, pretty obvious that its about a one-eyed sasquatch, but another that is mentioned is the monsters ability to tell the future.

I think in this song, it makes a prediction about the future of the protagonist. That's the robot-like voice in the break of the song. If you look at the lyrics for that part, you see it syncs up perfectly with the lyrics for Colony of Birchmen, which takes place two songs later. Thats the premonition.

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Mastodon – Crystal Skull Lyrics 13 years ago
Righto there serge, lets try to put our heads together here and find some meaning to this song instead of talkling about if its the right lyrics or night.

This song seems to be about finding the Crystal Skull first before actually climbing the mountain. I think this because the following song is "Sleeping Giant" which seems to be about the mountain itself.

The thing I don't understand is the stuff about the blackholes. Is the Crystal Skull located in another dimension? Seems like the hero has to travel to a dark place in another dimension to obtain the skull. This new dimension is full of all these different horrors (blood-sucking flies, darkness everywhere, and millons of voices yelling and screaming).

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Mastodon – The Wolf Is Loose Lyrics 13 years ago
^^Makes the most sense to me. Also, I think the main hero is a werewolf or something cause the song makes several refrences to shapeshifting and howling. I think that the protagonist has been cursed by becoming a werewolf and he finds the only way to get rid of the curse is to place the Crystal Skull on Blood Mountain.

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Mastodon – Sleeping Giant Lyrics 13 years ago
The inactive volcano reference makes the most sense. Still, there's some lines that dont really make sense. For example the bit about a "father snake." Also, anyone catch that a few of the songs at the beginning of this album have some references to water? I think the protagonist had to sail out to Blood Mountain, so the mountain itself is on an uncharted island. Kinda cool since their last album had to deal with water, makes a nice transition. At least, that's why I think.

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Mastodon – Capillarian Crest Lyrics 13 years ago
The only reference to Capillarian I can find has to deal with caterpillars or a parasitic worm. But when you look at the lyrics it doesn't make sense at all.

I don't know, from the lyrics I kinda get the sense that this is about the main character of the story finally preparing himself for his journey, convincing himself this is what he needs to do. But that really doesn't make sense cause this song is the fourth. Would make more sense if it was the opening song of the album.

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Mastodon – Siberian Divide Lyrics 13 years ago
Yeah, that's what I always thought too, Ddadutta. Still, the band's said before that their albums all deal with certain elements (Remission=fire, Leviathan=water, and Blood Mountain=earth). Maybe in the sky cd that comes next they'll continue the story. From what I've seen, they enjoying writing concept albums.

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Mastodon – Siberian Divide Lyrics 13 years ago
Just so you know, the whole album is based on an original story made up by the band about a man's journey up Blood Mountain and the creatures and hardships he faces on the way.

As for the song, I found out that this is what Brann had to say.

The main character is caught in a blizzard where he becomes frostbitten and frozen and he's starving and starts to hallucinate. Then this snow queen appears before him and tells him it's OK to start eating his own flesh. And then he starts to do that. Then an aurora borealis appears, and he thinks it's God, and it starts affecting this crystal skull he's been toting up the mountain, and it starts to warm his body. That, coupled with the knowledge of the aurora borealis being God, gives him the strength to start to carry on again.

If you look at the lyrics again in that light, it all makes sense.

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Lamb of God – Redneck Lyrics 13 years ago
Well, if we go with the idea of him mocking an artist, the video helps support that idea too. As I'm sure most of you know, Lamb of God hasn't always been the band to have stippers dancing all around them in their videos. The whole video seems very tongue-in-cheek to me. I mean, the whole idea of a heavy metal band playing a little girl's birthday party is just ludicrous. So it's possible he's making fun of an artist in the song and with refrences in the video. For some reason, the stippers remind of Avenged Sevenfold, because I'm pretty sure the majority of their videos have strippers in them.

Most of that's probably nothing, but I'm just trying to come up with some ideas.

(by the way, I agree with you Perished God. It does seem like he's aiming the song at frontmen all togther, thus the line about not calling any names.)

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Lamb of God – Beating On Death's Door Lyrics 13 years ago
Great song. One of my personal favorites from the new CD. The lyrics are good, plenty of metaphors and refrences. I can't understand every line, but the general idea to me seems to be about marriage, or maybe it has to deal with the end of a marriage. I can't tell for sure.

Any ideas anyone?

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Opeth – Isolation Years Lyrics 13 years ago
I don’t think that is necessarily a suicide note. I have to agree with elstratomasta on this one. Her husband was gone, leaving her alone for many years, the Isolation Years. She’s come to the end of her life and she’s looking back at all the years she spent waiting for her husband or lover. The line, “…To rest on a lover's shore" seems to me like her husband was a sailor or went over seas and she’d wait for him on the shore. Just what I gathered.

Also, I think the “stain,” might be a tear since it’s next to his name.

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Lamb of God – Redneck Lyrics 13 years ago
Phil Anselmo huh? I guess that could make sense, but why would Randy attack Phil like that? I mean he calls him "a laughing stock of your fucking stage." What's his problem with Phil? But your comment made me think of it being about something else.

Maybe its not about Phil, but what Phil was: a frontman for a band. Maybe its about how the singers of bands let their egos get to big. That could explain the...

"Oh but I ain't going to call names
Or throw stones in a house of glass"

That line right there might be saying that he's a frontman too, so he can't be calling names and throwing stones because he'd be mocking himself too. The second line of that goes with a phrase I've heard before. I can't remember where I heard it, but it goes something along these lines.

"Those living in a glass house shouldn't throw stones, or else it may be reciprocated." Meaning those who are vurnerable shouldn't attack others.

By the way, I've listened to the song pletny of times, and I'm pretty sure he says, "This is a motherfuckin' invitation," both times. I could be hearing wrong though.

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Rebel Meets Rebel – Get Outta My Life Lyrics 13 years ago
Quick question, that isn't the normal singer in the chorus is it? I mean, it sounds a lot like Phil, but he doesn't get credited for it. In fact, no one does. It's obvious its a guest vocalist, but I have no idea who it is. Anyone know?

As for what its about, its obvious its about someone who used to give the singer shit and he took it. Now he's tired of it and he pretty much tells that person to "f**k off."

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Mudvayne – 12:97:24:99 Lyrics 13 years ago
Its been said before, but 12:97:24:99 someone simplifies to 11:11. I just it was interesting to note that they believers of the 11:11 religion, worshipers, whatever you want to call them believe that at the end of the world, 11:11 will appear in fire in the sky. Can't remember where I found that, but I specifically remember that piece of information.

That's why I think its placed where it is on the CD, right before "The End of All Things to Come." It just fits perfectly.

As for the translated lyrics, I think it ties into the song that follows it. They seem to be talking about destroying the world not to be destructive but to start over and create something mroe wonderful. To do this, you need to change the way you think and expand your boundaries, or something to that effect.

Sorry, a lot of this stuff goes over my head.

Also to add, I'm pretty sure its eleven seconds of silence and not twelve. I know its not that big of a deal (oooh! a second!) but it ties in better with being eleven.

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Lamb of God – Redneck Lyrics 13 years ago
Hmmm, interesting post Bloodhawk. I wasn't aware they were switching their focus. That's good though.

Still, if its not about Bush, it still reminds me of someone fooling themselves into thinking people respect themselves. Hence the, "Laughing stock of your own fucking stage." Especially the break too. Still don't know know who its about exactly, but maybe its not a specific person. Maybe its about the way some people act. Not sure.

Anyone understand the chorus? I'm still trying to figure out what it could mean.

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Tool – H. Lyrics 13 years ago
I know there are many meanings behind this song (which is what makes it so beautiful). It could be about a past love, Maynard's son, and it does point to heroin.

With the latter, I don't think it is about that because from what I've known, Maynard's never been addicted to drugs. When he wrote "Weak and Powerless" he said in an interview that it was difficult to write for him since he hasn't been addicted to drugs. He had to write that song using the experiences of people he knew. Not his own. Still, if that's what it means to you and it helps you with you own life, that's great.

I think the meaning about his son makes the most since, but I can't relate to it as easily as others. That's why I found a different meaning: temptation.

It's quite obvious that the snake is meant to symbolize temptation (a reference to Genesis, as been's stated before). The snake makes promises ("turning piss into wine") which sound good, but they are bad for you.

The blood before him could mean his family trying to help him out and steer him on the right path. It all kinda goes back to the thing about an angel on one side and a devil on the other.

Just my thoughts.

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Lamb of God – Redneck Lyrics 13 years ago
This song is awesome. I can definitely see the Pantera influence, but I doubt the whole album will be like that. Think, the song is called Redneck. With Pantera being from the south, the title and the style mesh perfectly.

Anyways, on to the meaning of the song. I'm not really sure exactly. The chorus confuses me the most since its so vague. Still, I think this has to do with someone (a leader of sorts) losing his power and the faith of his people. Personally, I think its pointing specifically to Bush (its never been a secret that Lamb of God doesn't really approve of him).

It's also interesting to note the name when thinking of this meaning. Since Bush came from Texas, the name could very well be calling Bush a "Redneck."

I kinda think this song came about from Bush's low approval rating. That might be what the break is about. Bush tries to pretend that the American citizens still believe in him, but he's only lying to himself and that doesn't make it anymore true.

Just my thoughts.

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