"Crystal Skull" as written by and Troy Jayson Sanders Brent Hinds....
A truth
Prevail and ride

Into the black hole
Searching for crystal
Making the veins bleed
The source of consciousness
Crystalline resonance
Into the black hole
Searching for crystal
Making the veins bleed

A deep breath before the plunge
One million voices
A thousand faces
Running through the darkness
Holding hearts in my eyes
Falling short of gauntlet
Covered in bloodsucking flies
The touch is cold
I tore a path screaming through wind and blood
I will it all
Burning deep
In my skull

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"Crystal Skull" as written by Troy Jayson Sanders Brent Hinds


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  • +2
    General Commentwhy do people sit here and have scrannies over the fact that they hear something different in the song, SO WHAT! The lyrics are in the booklet, right there for you to look at, just cos you hear something else, doesn't mean that's what they're saying.

    I'm actually gonna use this website properly and suggest what i think the song means, possibly about the start of the journey up the mountain, or else to actually find the crystal skull first, like he has to find it, THEN set off up the mountain.
    serge fabrizioon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRighto 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).
    supergump88on September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe narrator person of Blood Mountain is searching for the Crystal Skull to place on the top of the mountain (no joke, the band actually said this)
    Ddaduttaon September 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow Ddadutta i didn't really realize that... i think the gods they're referring to are actually the cysquatch or some other force on the mountain controlling him. Also i don't think the guy (or girl) even knows that he was chosen i think things were set up for him to get there (like getting the map and journal?) anyway i think he gets in the cave, sees it and there might be a bunch of bats screaming and shrieking and biting him and he runs out of the cave.

    ps. that parts so sick (covered in blood-sucking-flies!!!!)
    poopsmcgee567on November 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno dude i wasn't being sarcastic at all. now i feel hell of stupid... I also didn't think of the main character as a werewolf but i guess that makes perfect sense too. I mean he doesn't have to be a werewolf, he could just be someone whos kind of hypocrytical or bi polarish and this is his punishment. I don't think there is much more to explain in this song except i think that the wolf is loose video is very accurate to the story and sets up how the guy becomes tied to this journey. Maybe hes curious to get the crystal skull as treasure but when performing that ritual at the end he becomes cursed with the task of taking it to the top.
    The sickest part is the verse with "the touch is cold" verse where it sounds like mortal kombat souls screaming past your eardrums... SO AWESOME!
    poopsmcgee567on December 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly me getting confused by mastodon lyrics, just from hearing them. I for example head. "The torch is Gone" And I read the booklet and it says: " The touch is cold" Am I only being stupid or is it hard to hear what they really are saying, and you here something else instead. Also. I heard: " Making the blades bleed" I was thinking. I know blades can't bleed, but more like someone cut themselves on blades. But then again I read the lyrics and it says "veins" Only? Please.. Getting confused. And that isn't only this song. But hey. Im beginning to get a hardcore mastodon fan, and Ive read almost all lyrics from them. Or ive read all, just can't remember the weirdest ones. Also I bought Blood Mountain today, and it kicks ass! Dammit! Hope they'll make a new dvd soon...

    Also agree with this dude, the skull is sort of a red line through the album and its more like the "earth" element. From what ive heard. And it looks so. Like Remission is fire and leviathan is water.
    Melfynon September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoand you hear something else instead*
    Only me*

    Im sorry for not checking my message before posting it.
    Melfynon September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not only hard to hear what they're saying, but their lyrics are hardly accurate. 'Least they weren't for Lifesblood or Remission. Leviathan had pretty accurate lyrics.
    LordRetardon September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo what if you cant make out what they're saying
    Ddaduttaon September 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are more important parts to music than the lyrics
    Ddaduttaon September 20, 2006   Link

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