Tracks

01. Tread Lightly
02. The Motherload
03. High Road
04. Once More 'Round The Sun
05. Chimes At Midnight
06. Asleep In The Deep
07. Feast Your Eyes
08. Aunt Lisa
09. Ember City
10. Halloween
11. Diamond In The Witch House



01. Tread Lightly

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
Thru the ages
All the weary and the blind
Facing the unknown

Off the venom
Center our lives
Knowing not your own is unwise
And I will return for more
The light will lead you ashore

Paralyzed by thorn inside

To the angel
Breathing on me from the right
A guilt you'll never know

From the devil
Staring from the left hand side
Souls to animal

Recede your eyes
Sulk in disgust
When there is doubt look to the obvious
And I'll decide what you will pay
Changing your mind seals our fate

Paralyzed by thorn inside

Open your eyes
Take a deep breath and return to life
Wake up and fight
Fight for the love and the burning light


02. The Motherload

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
I can see what the world has done to you
I can feel the weight, feel the weight
I can see what this life has handed you
I can feel the weight, feel the weight

This time, this time, things'll work out just fine
We won't let you slip away
This time this time things'll work out just fine
We won't let you leave this way

If you want you can will it, you can have it
I can put it right there in your hands

I can hear what the spirits are telling you
I can clear the weight, clear the weight
I can see all the wolves as they circle you
I can crush the weight, crush the weight

This time, this time, things'll work out just fine
We won't let you slip away
This time, this time things'll work out just fine
We won't let you leave this way


03. High Road

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
You let the wind take us down
You let the storm come and wipe us out
I saw the fog snuff you out
I saw the ocean come take you under
I had my boot stuck in your mouth
I had you screaming for your last breath
I shoved a moth deep inside
Patiently waiting for deep devour

You take the high road down
I'll take the ground below you

You are the one nobody likes
You are the plague that was brought here by rats
I'd like to hunt you, that's a fact
Watching you fade out and never come back

You take the high road down
I'll take the ground below you


04. Once More 'Round The Sun

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
I'm a man and that's who I am
and I'll tell you that to your face
I'm from the clouds and I shine like the moon
And I'm here to fuck up the place
Make it last, make it count
Make it one more round and I'll see you outside
Heaven knows life can turn on a dime
So let's enjoy our time

They have got me hanging upside down again
Once more 'round the sun we go again

What's the meaning of this life that we leave when
we're caught up in the race
My heart is spinning like a merry-go-round and I want you to take a ride
I know it's rough and I know that you are weary but it's nice once you step inside
Roll me over and turn me around and let's make up on time

They have got me hanging upside down again
I just want to melt into the sun again
Once more 'round the sun we go again

They have got me hanging upside down again
I just want to melt into the sun again
They have got me hanging upside down again
Once more 'round the sun we go again


05. Chimes At Midnight

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
I saw the mountain crumble down
I saw colossus in flames
I heard the ocean draining
Nothing that I could ever tame

Off with my head
Come down the line
I have the right to decide

The brain is wide
As is the sky
Altered minds, they criticize

Unrest within your flesh
How can we stop this pollution

Causing trouble you cannot fix
Envy of others never makes me rich

All my heroes
They're all dead
As I remain here in my head

We have heard the chimes at midnight
Into the void I go
Will I ever see your face again
Or will black be all I know

Writhing inside
Our hearts alive

And the darkness here is grim
Running from the surrounded
Lead me deep into the canyon
You put your guidance in the wrong hands

Feet are grounded
Given your best
Now take your gold into silence

You take a stand
Bracing yourself
For this cold is never ending

We have heard the chimes at midnight
Into the void I go
Will I ever see your face again
Or will black be all I know

Writhing inside
Our hearts alive


06. Asleep In The Deep

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
The moment you walked in the room my friend
The demons, they all went away
Be careful, they're only asleep for a while
Pretending there's nothing to say
Throw salt in all the corners here
Make sure you watch him leave

Build up the walls around this house
And dig out the rot in the floor
Block out the entrance with brick and stone
And mortar that's made from coal
Crawl into this hole I've made
Transform these feelings of fear

I'm on fire
Say you'll remember her voice
And I can't get you out of my mind

Loose lips have fallen on deaf ears
Loose lips have fallen on blind eyes

An ocean of sorrow surrounds this home
I hope that we make it to shore
As time chips away at the fortress walls
It seems that we weathered the storm
The sun begins to show itself
Revealing victory

I'm on fire
Say you'll remember her voice
And I can't get you out of my mind


07. Feast Your Eyes

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
You call for reason
It turns me inside out
There's no direction
No ebb and flow

You call them rejects
They're all I have
The mills of life
They will grind you down

See the red
All I know is
See the red
Watch it flowing

I see a vision
Chew it with my teeth
Believe the dying
And minds that read

A change in season
Your mind crawls black
Turning neurotic
A self-attack

The beast is vicious
Turns your pale face green
And keep the search on for mystery

You told a secret
Confide into the trees
Thinking you know a man's history

Fall into pieces I swear we're done
You stick with me and prevail as one


08. Aunt Lisa

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
I don't see the fearsome fright
All I see is beauty shine
Not much time to say goodnight
I can hear you scream in the sky
Nephew do you feel all right
Always up in overdrive
They would try to smother you
Never let your feelings through

Live out loud

I'm sniffing your garden
I'm sniffing your rose
She's stuck in the middle
You know how that goes
They're crawling across now
They'll give him some blow
We'll do him a favor
We'll give him some gold

I remember your eyes came out
I can see you run and shout
Don't know where to place the blame
You knew how to hide your pain
We just want to see you alive
Taught me how to speak my mind
Release you in atmosphere
It was just too small in here

Live out load
Hey ho, let's fucking go
Hey ho, let's get up and rock n' roll


09. Ember City

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
You walk with boundless grace
Think old thoughts from yesterday
All being lost in the fire

You wandered and lost the way
Someone's always left behind
When the door of life closes

And you were slipping away
What do I say to you
And if I want you to stay
What do I say to you

This moment I take for you
Think of all we didn't do
All seeking answers from this

Hope to come out alive
Standing still my hands are tied
Our eyes open up to the sky


10. Halloween

Music & lyrics by Mastodon
Orange and black take me back to Halloween
I've given to the blind as you can see
Gasoline runs thru my veins, so don't you mess with me
I couldn't tame that beast with a handful of meat

Just wait till my robe falls at my feet
Cold and dilated like my memories
Strange voices in my head, who could they be
It's the master of disguise, and he's breaking me

You will find spirits never rise
Without warning
Feel your fate as you come alive
They're here to take you home

Crashing through the walls
You're the one I want to see
Bent all up on a moon-soaked night
Death is riding with me
Dripping blood with hell froze at my feet
Use a razor blade to cut some lines
Because now I'm going to speed

You will find spirits never rise
Without warning
Feel your fate as you come alive
They're here to take you


11. Diamond In The Witch House

Music by Mastodon
Lyrics by Mastodon, Scott kelly
Wide is the line
Separates the rivers from the dirt
All the while I wonder who's the one

Within the one and only eye
We all stood cut free
Self-blinded to see through the veil

Can you see there's a child
Standing idle by us in this mess
Who am I to cause this emptiness

Willing the sea
To cleanse my soul of all that've been
To bring me free to this clarity

Trouble rolls in
As the tides, they twist and make the turn
Pain subsides and sweeps across the earth again

Willing the sea
To cleanse my soul of all that I've been
To bring me free to this clarity

Within the one and only eye
We all stood cut free
Self-blinded to see through the veil

I'm standing deep in these waters
Bleeding free and bent to drag us onto the new visions
Only loss fills my void

Only the void connects me with these mountains
of dust, blood and soil
The stones born in the flames of truth
Demand a sacrifice
Don't just bleed us and leave us to ourselves
We will return so deeply harmed, and we will shatter you