All the Heavy Lifting
Mastodon Lyrics


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Lift you up again
Give you to the trees
All sound and visions are
What they ask of me

Let's run fast through the fields
Over mountaintops
Let's swim through ocean water
And we'll never stop

Just close your eyes
And pretend that everything's fine
Just close your eyes
I'll tell you when

Can you show me
Where to find the stream
I've been told before
That the water's clean

Will you come with me
Two of us can drink
Move quick we've got to hurry
There's no time to think

Just close your eyes
And pretend that everything's fine
Just close your eyes
I'll tell you when

We didn't come this far
Just to turn around
We didn't come this far
Just to run away

Just ahead
We will hear the sound
The sound that gives us
A brand new day

Just close your eyes
And pretend that everything's fine




Just close your eyes
I'll tell you when

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Mastodon's song All the Heavy Lifting evoke a sense of adventure and escape, as the singer promises to lift the listener up and take them on a journey through nature. The repetition of the lines "Just close your eyes and pretend that everything's fine" suggests a need for temporary escape from reality, while the lines "We didn't come this far just to turn around / We didn't come this far just to run away" imply a desire for more meaningful or fulfilling experiences.


The theme of nature is particularly prominent throughout the song, as the singer describes running through fields, climbing mountains, and swimming in the ocean. The lines "Can you show me where to find the stream / I've been told before that the water's clean" suggest a desire for purity and simplicity, while the urgency of "Move quick we've got to hurry / There's no time to think" suggests a need to escape quickly or seize the moment.


Overall, the lyrics to All the Heavy Lifting suggest a longing for freedom and connection with nature, as well as a need for temporary escape from reality. The repetition of the closing lines "Just close your eyes / I'll tell you when" allows the listener to feel a sense of trust and guidance from the singer, while also reinforcing the idea of temporary escape.


Line by Line Meaning

Lift you up again
I'll help you rise from a setback


Give you to the trees
I'll let nature take care of you


All sound and visions are
I'll create what people want to hear and see


What they ask of me
That's my job as an artist


Let's run fast through the fields
Let's experience life to the fullest


Over mountaintops
And explore the world's highest peaks


Let's swim through ocean water
And dive into the ocean's depths


And we'll never stop
We'll keep going without hesitation


Just close your eyes
Escape from any troubles


And pretend that everything's fine
For just a moment


I'll tell you when
I'll let you know when to open them


Can you show me
Do you know where


Where to find the stream
To locate the water's source


I've been told before
I've heard that it's there


That the water's clean
It's pure and untainted


Will you come with me
Will you accompany me on this exploration


Two of us can drink
We can share in the experience


Move quick we've got to hurry
Let's move fast and make the most of our time


There's no time to think
Just act and experience life


We didn't come this far
We've come too far


Just to turn around
To give up now


Just to run away
To run from our challenges


Just ahead
Our destination is close


We will hear the sound
We'll be rewarded with new experiences


The sound that gives us
The satisfaction we've been searching for


A brand new day
A fresh start to our journey




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: BRANN TIMOTHY DAILOR, TROY JAYSON SANDERS, WILLIAM BREEN KELLIHER, WILLIAM BRENT HINDS

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Comments from YouTube:

@TheSneezyP

The Hunter is deep and soulful. If you're ranking it low compared to their other albums you need to dig deeper. There is a lot to take in on the album - took me at least 5 full listens through to fully appreciate it. A lot of folks are saying there is no theme to this album but most of the songs seem to be written about death and grievance.

@mindofmatter071

Lol...11 yrs ago!
Very true though.

@DrBetz13

Now, am I the only one whose heart gets ripped out of their chest when Troy screams "Just close your eyes"? So full of emotion. So heavy. So great.

@Sauze123

I had no idea Brann Dailor sang for Mastadon besides drumming. And holy fuck, what a multi-talent. I was so excited for the concert because he is one of my favorite drummers. And when i saw the show live, he sang too? God, what a genious.

@TobyKBTY

First Devin Townsend's Deconstruction had me in a different musical place ever since it came out. Now here comes Mastodon's new album taking me to a new universe altogether. Dear God.

@thoughtheglass

That was a wonderful time to be alive and listening to metal

@ShapeShiftv2

This whole album showed such a different and melodic side of the band. I don’t care what anyone else says, The Hunter kicks ass.

@nqualmann

one of the best songs ever written.

@mindofmatter071

Just close your eyes!

@Feistycadaver

Caught them @ the Riviera in Chicago a few weeks ago and was really impressed. No monologues between songs, no "Haaaaaaaay CHICAGOOOOOOOO!", no bs. Just a straight ahead, charged rock show. Their gratitude was evident at the end. Great job fellas.

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