Oblivion
Mastodon Lyrics


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I flew beyond the sun before it was time
Burning all the gold that held me inside my shell
Waiting for you to pull me back in
I almost sat the world in my sights

Close, low bright eyes fading
Faster than stars falling
How can I tell you I failed?
Tell you I failed

Fallen from grace cause I been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I'm lost in oblivion

I tried to bore a hole into the ground
Breaking all the fingers and the nails from my hand
The eyes of the child see no wrong
Ignorant bliss in

Close, low bright eyes fading
Faster than stars falling
How can I tell you I failed?
Tell you I failed

Fallen from grace cause I been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I'm lost
Fallen from grace cause I been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I'm lost in oblivion

Fallen from grace cause I been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
Now I'm lost
Fallen from grace cause I been away too long
Leaving you behind with my lonesome song




Now I'm lost in oblivion
In oblivion, in oblivion

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Mastodon's song Oblivion are emotional and powerful, telling the story of an astronaut who has left Earth and traveled beyond the sun before it was time to go. The astronaut has burned all the gold that was holding them inside their shell and is waiting for someone to pull them back in. But as they fly closer to Earth, their eyes start to fade, and they realize that they have failed in some way that they cannot express.


The astronaut's failure has caused them to be fallen from grace, and they feel lost and alone. They have been away from their loved ones for too long, leaving them behind with their lonesome song. In an attempt to return, the astronaut tries to bore a hole into the ground, breaking all their fingers and nails in the process. They see no wrong in their actions and are ignorant of the consequences of their failure. The astronaut is lost in oblivion, a state of being completely unknown, forgotten, and uncared for.


Mastodon's Oblivion is a song that deals with the themes of isolation, loss, and regret. The lyrics narrate a story of an astronaut who has been away from their loved ones for too long, causing them to feel forgotten and alone. The powerful vocals and the heavy instrumentals create an intense and emotional atmosphere that makes the listener fully immerse themselves in the story of the astronaut.


Line by Line Meaning

I flew beyond the sun before it was time
I achieved too much too soon and wasn't ready for it


Burning all the gold that held me inside my shell
I had to let go of my fears and insecurities to reach my potential


Waiting for you to pull me back in
I needed someone to ground me and keep me from losing myself


I almost sat the world in my sights
I came close to achieving everything I wanted


Close, low bright eyes fading
My hope and motivation are giving way to despair and defeat


Faster than stars falling
Everything is slipping away more quickly than I can hold onto it


How can I tell you I failed?
I am struggling to admit my own shortcomings to others


Tell you I failed
I want to confess my mistakes to you


Fallen from grace cause I been away too long
I have lost the respect and admiration I once had because I haven't been present


Leaving you behind with my lonesome song
My absence has left you feeling lonely and forgotten


Now I'm lost in oblivion
I am completely adrift and without direction


I tried to bore a hole into the ground
I attempted to escape my problems by digging myself into a hole


Breaking all the fingers and the nails from my hand
I self-destructed and caused myself pain to cope with my problems


The eyes of the child see no wrong
Children are innocent and do not yet understand the harsh realities of the world


Ignorant bliss in
They are happy in their ignorance


In oblivion, in oblivion
I am completely consumed by my despair and hopelessness




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

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@jackbrown4697

A straight up masterpiece, always will be, Mastodon struck gold with this one

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but the proper full version is much better tho :)

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