Transdermal celebration
Caused a slight mutation
In the rift
It toppled down a nation
And left the people running for the hills
But the mutants that I see
Shine their beauty unto me
I wish you could see them

Tectonic tribulation
Formed a crust of green beyond the reef
Waves fell in formation
Cause the plants to bend with spi-ked leaves
I'm growing with the land
Time has taken my hands and let me touch them

Hey, hey,
A billion miles to Mark A
Lay on the lawn, he's already home
When the morning ray hits his face

Transdermal celebration
Jets flew in formation
I could see them
Dropping the crustaceans
Leaving trails of flames in their wake
But where is the mutation
Who once told me it was safe, I can't find him

Lyrics submitted by Chronobrain, edited by stevieboy97

Transdermal Celebration Lyrics as written by Michael Melchiondo Aaron Freeman

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  • +7
    General CommentToo many Ween fans instantly assume every song is about drugs. Most aren't and I don't think this one is.

    I think it's about the continuation of life after death and evolution, and just being a small part of it.

    The whole song the lyrics are about the changing of skin, transdermal in the sense of taking a new form, not a "through skin" kinda way like a nicotine patch. And he keeps talking about mutants, mutation being key to the evolution of species. As they evolve over time.

    I think it's about how our lives are so short but we're a part of a larger cycle of life, death, rebirth, and evolution. The video nails it.
    rufonzon August 02, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt could be anything, I just think its funny that it sounds exactly like a Stone Temple Pilots song.
    BazookaToothon October 05, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI really, really believe this song is about the continuation of life. I know its a little abstract, but the video captures the song almost perfectly. Its about the immortality of how life just continues on, takes new forms, but still does continue. Transdermal in this song doesn't mean through skin...but more literally a changing of skin. So its a celebration of life and death, the turnover of life, but also its continuation. Hence the references to "mutants", as mutations are how species evolve and change. I suppose more accurately its about fathoming the infinite nature of life and how we're all apart of it.
    rufonz38on October 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's a reference to God. All the stuff about being protected, growing with the land, the fact that the track becomes so powerful towards the jet part, and he seems happy about it. Safe. Meh, that's my opinion.
    Snuffyon March 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentClick this link to see the animated music video for the song:… animated.wmv
    OR go to and look for it. It's really cool and completely depicts what the song is about. This video made me really like ween.
    Optimus Primeon March 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with chronobrain. It is obviously about the end of the world.. It seriously pisses me off when people think every ween song is about an "acid trip". I dont see any references to drugs in this one and skiguski is the biggest dumbass I have ever witnessed on this stupid website.
    boognish_risingon January 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've never really focused on the lyrics, but from the title alone I've always liked to believe it was about sex (remember, take into account I didn't listen to the lyrics) It seems most everyone that's commented has taking the "trans" part in transdermal in the transcending, existential, progression of shit and what not. I took it in the merging of the 'dermals', like epidermal. You know, like in fucking. :) And fucking is definitely a reason to celebrate and even a celebration in itself. Shit, one of the best celebrations in my opinion. So great that if i must, i'll by myself :D
    Phothermuckeron March 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAcid trip?
    ghotistixon November 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe end of the world on acid. That's gotta be pretty mind-blowing.
    skiguskion December 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think Snuffy is right..but im not sure. This song has a cool guitar solo
    Giant_Penguinon June 10, 2005   Link

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