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Mothership
Enter Shikari Lyrics


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Go tell all your friends that this is the end
Go tell all your friends that this is the end
Go tell all your friends that this is the end
This is the end

I don't understand a word you're saying
What are the clouds running from?
There's something in the air tonight
Something is wrong, spit it out!

I just fell from the mother ship
(they said that)
Your answers they're always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers they're always lying on the ocean bed

there's something in the air
There's something in the air
(in the air, in the air)
Tonight, I'm wide awake, I'm wide awake
(in the air, in the air, woah...)
Tonight, I'm wide awake, I'm wide awake

and I'll plead with a thousand voices

I am sane! I am sane!
My soul felt so save up there
No self centered natives destroying our earth

I just fell from the mother ship
(they said that)
Your answers, were always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers (your answers, your answers), were always lying on the ocean bed

walk the plank! walk the plank! walk the plank!
Walk the plank! walk the plank! walk the plank!
WALK THE PLANK!

your answers were always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers were always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers were always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers were always lying on the ocean bed

Overall Meaning

The song "Mothership" by Enter Shikari is a song with intriguing and thought-provoking lyrics with an energetic rock and electronic tune. The song is about feeling like a stranger and not understanding the world around oneself. The lyrics "I don't understand a word you're saying, what are the clouds running from?" show the confusion and frustration felt by the singer as they try to make sense of their surroundings. They also express a sense of urgency, with "something in the air tonight/ something is wrong, spit it out."


The chorus of the song, "I just fell from the mothership" is a metaphor for feeling like an outsider, someone who doesn't belong in the world they find themselves in. The singer feels like they were once part of something bigger and more important, but have been cast adrift on this earth. The lyrics "Your answers they're always lying on the ocean bed" highlights the fact that conventional wisdom and knowledge fail to answer the questions and queries of the singer, and they feel stranded without any support.


Overall, "Mothership" is a song about feeling lost and trying to find a place in this world, and how conventional knowledge fails to provide answers.


Line by Line Meaning

Go tell all your friends that this is the end
The message is to spread the word that something is coming to an imminent end.


I don't understand a word you're saying
The singer is confused and cannot comprehend the words of others.


What are the clouds running from?
The clouds seem to be in motion as if fleeing from something or someone.


There's something in the air tonight
The atmosphere is heavy, and there is an unnerving feeling in the environment that makes the artist uneasy.


Something is wrong, spit it out!
The artist is requesting that someone must voice out their concerns or whatever is troubling them.


I just fell from the mother ship
The singer feels like an outsider or someone who isn't entirely part of a particular situation, community, or group.


Your answers they're always lying on the ocean bed
The solutions to the problem are always hidden or elusive and nearly impossible to find, just like something lost at the bottom of the ocean bed.


There's something in the air, (in the air, in the air), Tonight, I'm wide awake, I'm wide awake (in the air, in the air, woah...)
The negative aura in the atmosphere is further reinforced as the artist senses something disturbing and is consciously attentive.


and I'll plead with a thousand voices, I am sane! I am sane! My soul felt so save up there
The artist asserts that they are in control of their sanity, and their consciousness provides peace of mind.


No self-centered natives destroying our earth
The artist laments at the level of destruction the earth has experienced due to human activities.


walk the plank! walk the plank! walk the plank!
The singer invites someone or a group to face the consequences of their actions without any escape route.


Your answers were always lying on the ocean bed
The lyric is repeated to emphasize that the solution to the problem seems elusive and impossible to reach.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CHRIS BATTEN, LIAM RORY CLEWLOW, ROBERT ROLFE, ROUGHTON REYNOLDS

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@slappythesquirrel4766

Go tell all your friends that this is the end
Go tell all your friends that this is the end
Go tell all your friends that this is the end
This is the end

I don't understand a word you're saying
What are the clouds running from?
There's something in the air tonight
Something is wrong, spit it out!

I just fell from the mother ship
(they said that)
Your answers they're always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers they're always lying on the ocean bed

there's something in the air
There's something in the air
(in the air, in the air)
Tonight, I'm wide awake, I'm wide awake
(in the air, in the air, woah...)
Tonight, I'm wide awake, I'm wide awake

and I'll plead with a thousand voices

I am sane! I am sane!
My soul felt so save up there
No self centered natives destroying our earth

I just fell from the mother ship
(they said that)
Your answers, were always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers (your answers, your answers), were always lying on the ocean bed

walk the plank! walk the plank! walk the plank!
Walk the plank! walk the plank! walk the plank!
WALK THE PLANK!

your answers were always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers were always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers were always lying on the ocean bed
Your answers were always lying on the ocean bed



@blackbox9337

There's something in the air tonight. Something is wrong. Spit it out. I just fell from the mothership. Your answers were always lying on the ocean bed.

I will scream in 1000 voices.

Theres something in the air.

I'm awake. I'm wide awake.

Walk the plank. Walk the plank. Walk the plank. Walk the plank.



All comments from YouTube:

@mrobbo0812

2023 and still listening, one of the best albums ever

@temporaryamusement3936

💥

@melissarozalia

🥳🥳🥳

@juanmaldonado5288

🎉

@8ON3STOLAK

Saw them live like a month ago, it was a blast.

@tearfromtheRed7

This song gives me goosebumps in the best way. 2007 was a good year.

@Harbringer13

2022 😂 just saw this song live 3 times and I can assure you IT NEVER GETS OLD.

@TheFernTreeleague

lol

@jorgesk8erdie

i love you

@hellaswaggy237

Was 10, when this came out, 25 now and still jammin!

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