"This Mortal Soil" as written by and Troy Sanders Brent Hinds....
Floating in red again
A deepened soil
Empty cup
Trade not known
Showing promise of a perfect land
No regrets for a fallen ground
The omen passed
Woman possessed
Reflect on the duties held
Oceans morph to dust
Chasing the timeline
Bolts of light flash
Original storm god
The atmosphere that floats above the earth
Is corrupt for man
This we know
What has dwelt within the early dawn has gone away
That's okay
Ancient elm
Ride the vine of father ground our carving
The atmosphere that floats above the earth is corrupt for man
This we know
Made of ash
Betray her presence
Gentle breath
Listen to the poison rose

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"This Mortal Soil" as written by Troy Sanders Brent Hinds


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    General CommentA posessed woman is telling of what will happen when the Crystal Skull is placed at the top of the mountain. When the protaganist reaches the top all these bad things will happen. Shes telling the future not the past.
    tigerfang33on March 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso the main character doesn't care what will happen, saying "That's okay" He is so consumed by his mission that he doesn't care about the consequences.
    tigerfang33on March 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the coolest songs on Blood Mountain...Not sure what it means, but I do know that the intro to it is so awesome...
    str1ngcheeseon September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe intro to this song rules. I kinda wish they would have reprised it at the end of the une...
    jek21on October 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexcellent song
    Ddaduttaon November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find this piece hard to understand:
    The omen passed
    Woman posessed

    what woman, and what omen?
    Or: what does the omen have to do with the woman?
    Ddaduttaon November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs for the rest of the song:
    It seems to be a reflection/contemplation on several cosmic themes and existential truths, inspired by the epic sights and views offered by the mountain.
    Ddaduttaon November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song shows why Mastodon are so fantastic. In a similar way Naked Burn, this is hauntingly beautiful for a band who then have songs like The Wolf Is Loose and Blood And Thunder. Whatever anyone says about Mastodon, good or bad, you cannot deny that they are unique!

    This song is prob my fave on the new album. Until I hear the next one.... what a band haha sorry getting a bit obsessed...
    FuckingSLAYERon December 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA really kick ass vocal effect.

    As for the meaning it seems to be some sort of omen or revelation. Really weird lyrics. The lyrics remind me of In Flames that they both are very close to poetry.
    The Matterhornon December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot saying your wrong Capt. Ahab, but if your pollution theory is correct, how does it tie into the storyline of the album?
    supergump88on February 20, 2007   Link

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