Octopus Has No Friends
Mastodon Lyrics


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To tempt the fool into the mine
Let loose the snake with antidote

Take the hand
Guide the way
Far away
Find the truth
Always
Always

I'm on my way back home
I'm on my way back home

I see your face inside the smoke
It's hard to scream and nice to choke

Take the hand
Guide the way
Far away
Find the truth
Always
Always

I'm on my way back home
I'm on my way back home

Let's rest awhile inside the cave
Don't cry you'll see that we'll be safe

Take the hand
Guide the way
Far away
Find the truth
Always
Always

Take your heart into your hand
Always
Take your heart into your hand
Always





I'm on my way back home
I'm on my way back home

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Mastodon's song "Octopus Has No Friends" are intriguing and open to interpretation. At first glance, it seems to be about someone's journey through a mine or cave, guided by a sympathetic voice. The chorus sings of a guiding hand, leading the way to find the truth. The lyrics also depict a hazy dream-like state, where the singer sees a face through the smoke and feels both choked and relieved.


Perhaps, the song is about confronting one's inner demons and facing the truth about oneself. The lyrics may suggest that the journey through the mine or cave is a metaphor for the singer's journey through their psyche. The guidance by a sympathetic voice could represent the voice of reason or conscience within oneself, showing them the way through their confusion and doubts. The antidote to the snake could be the metaphor for the solution to the singer's psychological ailment.


In the end, the lyrics may suggest that one needs to take control of their life and not be afraid to confront their fears and be true to oneself. The powerful chorus that repeats the words "Take your heart into your hand, always" seems to urge listeners to take ownership of their lives, and not be controlled by outside forces.


Line by Line Meaning

To tempt the fool into the mine
Encourage somebody who is easily fooled to come into a dangerous place with a hidden agenda


Let loose the snake with antidote
Release a dangerous creature with the intention of healing its venomous bite


Take the hand
Someone offers help or guidance and reaches out their hand to provide it


Guide the way
Provide direction and leadership for someone else to follow


Far away
Travel to a distant place


Find the truth
Discover the real facts or underlying reality of a situation


Always
Consistently or continuously


I'm on my way back home
Returning to a familiar or comfortable place of safety after a difficult journey


I see your face inside the smoke
Difficulty seeing or communicating in a hazy or unclear environment


It's hard to scream and nice to choke
Feeling trapped or suffocated in a situation with no clear way to express oneself


Let's rest awhile inside the cave
Take a break and find shelter in a dark, enclosed space


Don't cry you'll see that we'll be safe
Provide comfort and reassurance to someone who is afraid or upset that everything will be okay


Take your heart into your hand
Be courageous and take control of your own fate or emotions




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Written by: BRANN TIMOTHY DAILOR, TROY JAYSON SANDERS, WILLIAM BREEN KELLIHER, WILLIAM BRENT HINDS

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Comments from YouTube:

@fritzyberger

Finally a song about me, an octopus with no friends

@newflesh666

from one octopus to another, take care of yourself 🐙

@AliDogacKose

i am your friend, bro

@metashdw

you can be my friend, octopus

@ShapeShiftv2

Absolutely love the guitar melodies during the chorus. The Hunter doesn’t get nearly enough respect.

@jacobv8447

Agreed agree 👍

@mgkpraesi

doesnt it? sais who? you?

@V77710

This drummer is fucking amazing

@christophercombs7561

Bran Daylor is one of the best drummers of all time check out the song Caparillian Crest from this same band and take note Bran Daylor sings on many tracks while drumming especially on the album Crack the Skye

@bigred3336

that main riff is insane...a country lick on pcp

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