The Last Baron
Mastodon Lyrics


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I'd guess they would say we could set this world ablaze
Please, please take my hand
Please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around

It is hard to see
Through all the haze at the top of the trees
Hold my head on stable ground
Watch as the Earth falls all around

Please, please take my hand
Please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around

Faltering foot steps
Dead end path
All I that need is this wise mans staff
Encased in crystal he leads the way
I guess they'd say we could set the world ablaze

Please, please take my hand
Please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around

I guess they would say we can set this world ablaze
Hold my head on stable ground
Watch as the Earth falls all around

Take my black soul
Alive in the fires that burn my skin
Guide my eyes all through this maze
I guess they'd say we could set the world ablaze

All that I have seen
Standing on the edge
The foot of precipice
Floating in the sea
Past the king of swords
Quickly to the shore
The last baron
The last baron

Ghost of man surrounds me in my slumber
I have no fear as your wing is my shelter

Cyanide he craves
Coursing through his veins
Providing him with strength
To see this to the end
Afraid of psychic eyes
Faith in mystic power
The last baron
The last baron

Will he save me?
Will he save me?

I was standing staring at the world
And I can't see it





I was standing staring at the world
And I still can't see it

Overall Meaning

The song "The Last Baron" by Mastodon is a song that begs to be interpreted. The opening lines, "I'd guess they would say we could set this world ablaze. Please, please take my hand. Please take my soul to rest. So we can always be around," could be interpreted as a plea for someone to show them the way to levelling the world as it is, perhaps a metaphor for breaking down societal inequalities. The repeated lines "watch as the Earth falls all around" seems to underscore this idea, almost as if the singer is ready to watch the world burn in order to bring about change.


The singer's need for guidance comes up again with the line "All that I have seen. Standing on the edge. The foot of precipice. Floating in the sea. Past the king of swords. Quickly to the shore. The last baron. The last baron." This could be interpreted as describing the various obstacles the singer has faced and needs help overcoming. The "last baron" could be seen as a savior figure, someone who can lead the singer to safety and help them bring about the changes they seek.


The final lines, "I was standing staring at the world. And I can't see it. I was standing staring at the world. And I still can't see it," could be seen as a lament about the state of the world and the singer's inability to fully understand it. It could be interpreted as a call to action, an acknowledgement that despite the desire for change, there is still so much that is unseen or unknown.


Line by Line Meaning

I'd guess they would say we could set this world ablaze
People might suggest that we have the power to cause great destruction to the world


Please, please take my hand
A plea for someone to offer support or guidance in a difficult situation


Please take my soul to rest
A request for rest or relief from life's struggles


So we can always be around
An expression of desire for permanence or eternal life


It is hard to see
Things are unclear or difficult to understand


Through all the haze at the top of the trees
Obstacles or distractions make it hard to see the bigger picture


Hold my head on stable ground
A desire for stability and solid footing in life


Watch as the Earth falls all around
Witnessing or experiencing destruction or chaos in the world


Faltering foot steps
Uncertainty or hesitation in one's path or direction in life


Dead end path
A route that leads nowhere or offers no solutions


All I that need is this wise mans staff
A symbol of the guidance or wisdom needed to navigate life's challenges


Encased in crystal he leads the way
A representation of someone who offers clarity and direction in life


Faltering foot steps
Uncertainty or hesitation in one's path or direction in life


Dead end path
A route that leads nowhere or offers no solutions


All I that need is this wise mans staff
A symbol of the guidance or wisdom needed to navigate life's challenges


Encased in crystal he leads the way
A representation of someone who offers clarity and direction in life


I guess they'd say we could set the world ablaze
People might suggest that we have the power to cause great destruction to the world


Take my black soul
Offering one's soul or essence to a cause or belief


Alive in the fires that burn my skin
A metaphor for intense passion or dedication to a cause


Guide my eyes all through this maze
A request for clarity or guidance in navigating the complexities of life


All that I have seen
A reflection on past experiences and insights gained


Standing on the edge
Being on the brink of something significant or life-changing


The foot of precipice
A precarious or dangerous situation


Floating in the sea
Being adrift or lost in the uncertainties of life


Past the king of swords
Moving beyond the influence of conventional authority or power


Quickly to the shore
Seeking refuge or safety from danger or uncertainty


The last baron
A reference to someone with great power or influence


Ghost of man surrounds me in my slumber
A dream or fantasy about being haunted or influenced by the supernatural


I have no fear as your wing is my shelter
Feeling protected or safe under the guidance or influence of someone else


Cyanide he craves
Desire for something that is ultimately dangerous or harmful


Coursing through his veins
A metaphor for being consumed or controlled by something toxic


Providing him with strength
A false sense of empowerment or invincibility


To see this to the end
Determination to see a plan or project through to completion


Afraid of psychic eyes
Fear of the unknown or the mysterious


Faith in mystic power
Belief in the supernatural or spiritual realm


The last baron
A reference to someone with great power or influence


Will he save me?
Hope or doubt about someone's ability to help or rescue


I was standing staring at the world
A realization or epiphany about one's place in the world


And I can't see it
Feeling lost or disconnected from the world


I was standing staring at the world
A realization or epiphany about one's place in the world


And I still can't see it
Continuing to feel lost or disconnected from the world




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Written by: Brann Timothy Dailor, Troy Jayson Sanders, William Breen Kelliher, William Brent Hinds

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@martinj2814

LYRICS:

I'd guess they would say
We could set this world ablaze
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
It is hard to see
Through all the haze at the top of the trees
Hold my head on stable ground
Watch as the Earth falls all around
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
Faltering footsteps, dead end path
All that I need is this wise man's staff
Encased in crystal, he leads the way
I guess they'd say we could set the world ablaze
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
I guess they would say
We can set the world ablaze
Hold my head on stable ground
Watch as the Earth falls all around
Take my black soul
Alive in the fires that burn my skin
Guide my eyes all through this maze
I guess they'd say we could set the world ablaze
All that I have seen
Standing on the edge, the foot of precipice
Floating in the sea
Past the king of swords, quickly to the shore
The last baron
The last baron
Ghost of man
Surrounds me in my slumber
I have no fear
As your wing is my shelter
Cyanide he craves
Coursing through his veins, providing him with strength
To see this to the end
Afraid of psychic eyes, faith in mystic power
The last baron
The last baron
Will he save me?
Will he save me?
I was standing staring at the world
And I can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I still can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I still can't see it
All that I have seen
Standing on the edge, the foot of precipice
Floating in the sea
Past the king of swords, quickly to the shore
The last baron
The last baron
Ghost of man
Surrounds me in my slumber
I have no fear
As your wing is my shelter
Cyanide he craves
Coursing through his veins, providing him with strength
To see this to the end
Afraid of psychic eyes, faith in mystic power
The last baron
The last baron
Will he save me?
Will he save me?
Will he save me?
I'd guess they would say
We could set this world ablaze
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
It is hard to see
Through all the haze at the top of the trees
Hold my head on stable ground
Watch as the Earth falls all around
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
Faltering footsteps, dead end path
All that I need is this wise man's staff
Encased in crystal, he leads the way
I guess they'd say we could set the world ablaze



@bragiolag

Lyrics
The Last Baron
I'd guess they would say
We could set this world ablaze
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
It is hard to see
Through all the haze at the top of the trees
Hold my head on stable ground
Watch as the Earth falls all around
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
Faltering footsteps, dead end path
All that I need is this wise man's staff
Encased in crystal, he leads the way
I guess they'd say we could set the world ablaze
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
I guess they would say
We can set the world ablaze
Hold my head on stable ground
Watch as the Earth falls all around
Take my black soul
Alive in the fires that burn my skin
Guide my eyes all through this maze
I guess they'd say we could set the world ablaze
All that I have seen
Standing on the edge, the foot of precipice
Floating in the sea
Past the king of swords, quickly to the shore
The last baron
The last baron
Ghost of man
Surrounds me in my slumber
I have no fear
As your wing is my shelter
Cyanide he craves
Coursing through his veins, providing him with strength
To see this to the end
Afraid of psychic eyes, faith in mystic power
The last baron
The last baron
Will he save me?
Will he save me?
I was standing staring at the world
And I can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I still can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I can't see it
I was standing staring at the world
And I still can't see it
All that I have seen
Standing on the edge, the foot of precipice
Floating in the sea
Past the king of swords, quickly to the shore
The last baron
The last baron
Ghost of man
Surrounds me in my slumber
I have no fear
As your wing is my shelter
Cyanide he craves
Coursing through his veins, providing him with strength
To see this to the end
Afraid of psychic eyes, faith in mystic power
The last baron
The last baron
Will he save me?
Will he save me?
Will he save me?
I'd guess they would say
We could set this world ablaze
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
It is hard to see
Through all the haze at the top of the trees
Hold my head on stable ground
Watch as the Earth falls all around
Please, please take my hand, please take my soul to rest
So we can always be around
Faltering footsteps, dead end path
All that I need is this wise man's staff
Encased in crystal, he leads the way
I guess they'd say we could set the world ablaze



All comments from YouTube:

@DashCat9

Imagine listening to a 13 minute long song, and thinking to yourself. "Wish this was longer".

@chadhooker555

That’s every tool fan

@gregorgilbert6972

@@chadhooker555 thanks for making me laugh man haha

@chadhooker555

@@gregorgilbert6972 no problem that’s what I’m here for.

@subutaynoyan5372

It's not hard for me, I'm also a Dream Theater fan.

@DarkAngelEU

Siberian Breaks. I sometimes listen to that song for hours, imagining surfing on ice. Great thrills.

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@brentcrude8565

8:19 Absolutely fucking out-of-this-world extraterrestrial alien riff from a higher dimension.

@anonymousceleb1148

Funky syncopated polyrhythmic ostinato

@ronrubicon1593

Mastodon get all kinds of credit for being great songwriters, but lost in that is that they are fucking riffmasters.

@Dr3amDisturb3r

You would totally dig Toska and Rabea Massaad's work in general. Check them out, if you haven't already.

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