Thickening
Mastodon Lyrics


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With the lights down low
Wrapped up like a baby
And your hair hangs long
Surrounding my face

Straight out of nowhere
Buried deep inside my past
Straight out of nowhere
Hoping you'll be the last

Love your warm embrace
Hold me close don't let me go
Nipple pink and cold
Filled up with mother's milk

Straight out of nowhere
Buried deep inside my past
Straight out of nowhere
Hoping you'll be the last

With the lights down low
Wrapped up like a baby
And your hair hangs long
Surrounding my face

Straight out of nowhere
Buried deep inside my past




Straight out of nowhere
Hoping you'll be the last

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Mastodon's song "Thickening" evoke a sense of vulnerability and intimacy, with lines like "Wrapped up like a baby" and "Love your warm embrace, hold me close don't let me go." The singer seems to be seeking comfort and connection with another person, while also acknowledging the darker parts of their own past ("Buried deep inside my past" repeated twice in the chorus). The imagery of the hair hanging long and surrounding the face creates a sense of entanglement and closeness, while the line "Nipple pink and cold, filled up with mother's milk" suggests a longing for nurturing and sustenance.


Overall, the lyrics to "Thickening" paint a complex picture of emotional need and past trauma, wrapped up in symbols of comfort and closeness. The repetition of the chorus ("Straight out of nowhere / Hoping you'll be the last") adds a haunting quality to the song, as if the singer is both desperate for connection and unsure whether they can find it.


Line by Line Meaning

With the lights down low
In a dimly lit space


Wrapped up like a baby
Embracing like a newborn


And your hair hangs long
Your lengthy hair enfolding me


Surrounding my face
Enclosing my visage


Straight out of nowhere
Without warning


Buried deep inside my past
From the depths of my history


Hoping you'll be the last
Wishing for a lasting connection


Love your warm embrace
Adore your cozy hug


Hold me close don't let me go
Cling to me tightly, do not drift apart


Nipple pink and cold
Breasts pale and chilled


Filled up with mother's milk
Nurtured with maternal nourishment




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

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@avid2112

I just picture Brent Hinds breastfeeding with a beard and a tattooed face at 6 months old.

@enclavecomms.officer5219

Congratulations, that's objectively horrifying

@lordundhimself1310

This intro is by far one of the most beautiful things I've heard. The drums and that bass riff are absolute perfection

@josephsantus881

Totally agree...

@DamageInc1991

Too bad all of these sooks can't appreciate a decent album as a result of their narrow minded heavy metal bullshit. These kinda people give the heavy metal crowd a bad name. This album produced some of the most beautiful and heartfelt music I have heard in the past decade and yet because it's not played at 1000 M/h or with distortion to 10 they cant accept it's musical merit. Heavy does not mean good. Giving your heart and soul into a song and daring to explore is good. Mastodon are thus good.

@christophercombs7561

This album is pleanty heavy with enough gain and distortion and especially songs like dry bone valley, curl of the burl, spectrlight, and yes this track too

@Demention94

When this album first dropped I wasn't super crazy about this album. However I always find myself returning to it with a greater appreciation. Seems to get better everytime I revisit it. The melodies, the classic riffs, the contrast of heavy and psychedelia. Overall it's very cohesive and a vast album. Lots of sonic landscapes. Mountains, trees, and oceans of sounds.

@user-ns9vl5tx4b

People dont understand that bands need to progress and evolve, most of these folks likely don't play so if your a musician you might help to understand a bit more, I laugh at the internet though...everybody thinks they are some expert critic

@WeShallAttack

@@christophercombs7561 Stargasm.

@Tdrummer888

Every time I listen to this song, I wonder why I ever stopped playing it daily. Such an underrated track

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