Verbatim
Mother Mother Lyrics


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Oh, oh, yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, oh
Oh, oh, yeah, yeah
Oh, oh

I wear women's underwear
And then I go to strike a pose in my full length mirror
I cross my legs just like a queer
But my libido is strong when a lady is near, yeah
What defines a straight man's straight?
Is it the boxer in the briefs or a twelve ounce steak? Nah
I tell you what a women loves most
It's a man who can slap but can also stroke

Goin' in the wind is an eddy of the truth and it's naked
It's verbatim and it's shakin'
No, no, no, no, no, no
No, no, no more gettin' elated
No more listless invitations

I live by a hospital
And every day, I go out walking past its sickly windows
I see people dying there
But my tender age makes it hard to care
The incinerator and a big smoke stack
It's a phallic symbol and it makes me laugh
All I need is a heart attack
Come on, humble my bones with a cardiac

Goin' in the wind is an eddy of the truth and it's naked
It's verbatim and it's shakin'
No, no, no, no, no, no
No, no, no more gettin' elated
No more listless invitations

For the love of fuck
For the sake of Pete
Oh, did you ever really think you'd love a guy like me?
I am the rooster in the morning
I'm the cock of the day
I'm the boxer in the briefs
I'm a twelve ounce steak

Ayy-oh
Ayy-oh
Ayy-oh
Hey-oh
Yeah-bo
Yeah-bo
Yeah-bo
Yeah-bo
Yeah-bo

It's verbatim
And yeah, and it's naked
And yeah, and it's shakin'
It shakes, shakes, shakes

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, oh
Oh, oh, yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, oh
Oh, oh, yeah, yeah




Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, oh
Oh, oh, yeah, yeah

Overall Meaning

The song Verbatim by Mother Mother opens with the lead singer acknowledging his unconventional preferences, stating that he wears women's underwear and strikes a pose in front of the mirror. However, he also acknowledges that he is sexually attracted to women. He ponders on what defines a straight man's masculinity, whether it is the type of underwear or the amount of meat he can consume. He claims that women love a man who can both dominate and caress them.


The chorus talks about the "truth" which is raw and undressed, and how it has shaken him. The singer then talks about how he passes by the hospital every day, seeing sickly people through its windows, but due to his young age, he finds it difficult to care. He takes note of the incinerator and the big smoke stack beside it which seems to be a phallic symbol and how it amuses him. He then invokes a heart attack hoping to humble himself.


The final lines of the chorus are repeated to emphasize the rawness of the truth the singer has come to understand about his identity, leading to a cathartic moment where he embraces his masculinity, his idiosyncrasies, and his sexual preferences.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah
Repetitive sounds used for the chorus


I wear women's underwear
I engage in cross-dressing and do things associated with feminine things


And then I go to strike a pose in my full length mirror
I strike a pose in my full-length mirror after wearing women's underwear


I cross my legs just like a queer
I sit with my legs crossed which is often associated with homosexual men


But my libido is strong when a lady is near, yeah
My sexual desire is aroused when I'm around a woman


What defines a straight man's straight?
What characteristics define a heterosexual man as straight


Is it the boxer in the briefs or a twelve ounce steak? Nah
Wearing boxers or briefs or eating a large steak does not determine a man's sexual orientation


I tell you what a women loves most
I am going to tell you what women love the most


It's a man who can slap but can also stroke
Women love a man who can be both rough and gentle


Goin' in the wind is an eddy of the truth and it's naked
In the wind is a raw, unfiltered version of the truth


It's verbatim and it's shakin'
The truth is exact and is causing unease


No, no, no, no, no, no
Repetitive sounds used in the chorus


No, no, no more gettin' elated
No more getting excited or aroused


No more listless invitations
No more meaningless or apathetic invitations


I live by a hospital
I reside next to a medical facility


And every day, I go out walking past its sickly windows
Every day, I walk past windows of the hospital that are associated with sickness and disease


I see people dying there
I witness individuals succumbing to death within the hospital


But my tender age makes it hard to care
My young age makes it difficult for me to show empathy or concern


The incinerator and a big smoke stack
The hospital has an incinerator and chimney which I find amusing due to their phallic shapes


It's a phallic symbol and it makes me laugh
The incinerator and smokestack are symbolic of male genitalia and I find them humorous


All I need is a heart attack
I only require a heart attack, an ironic statement as heart attacks are typically life-threatening


Come on, humble my bones with a cardiac
I invite a heart attack to humble or bring me down


For the love of fuck
An exclamation used to express strong emotion or annoyance


For the sake of Pete
An expression meaning 'for God's sake'


Oh, did you ever really think you'd love a guy like me?
A rhetorical question expressing disbelief that someone could love someone like the singer


I am the rooster in the morning
I am the dominant and confident one in the morning


I'm the cock of the day
An expression meaning 'I am the best'


I'm the boxer in the briefs
I am masculine and wear underwear that is often associated with men


I'm a twelve ounce steak
I am a large, hearty meal often associated with masculinity


Ayy-oh
Repetitive sounds used for the chorus


Hey-oh
Repetitive sounds used for the chorus


Yeah-bo
Repetitive sounds used for the chorus


It's verbatim
The truth is exact and accurate


And yeah, and it's naked
The truth is exposed and vulnerable


And yeah, and it's shakin'
The truth is causing unease and insecurity


It shakes, shakes, shakes
Repetitive sounds used for emphasis




Lyrics ยฉ Anthem Entertainment
Written by: Ryan Guldemond

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@toattoattoat

I wear women's underwear
And then I go to strike a pose in my full length mirror
I cross my legs just like a queer
But my libido is strong when a lady is near, yeah
What defines a straight man's straight?
Is it the boxer in the brief or a twelve ounce steak?
Nah, I'll tell you what a woman loves most
It's a man who can slap but can also stroke

Going in the wind is an eddy of the truth and it's naked
It's verbatim and it's shakin'
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
No more getting elated
No more listless invitations
AAAAAAAAAAAA
I live by a hospital
And every day I go out walking past its sickly windows
I see people dying there
But my tender age makes it hard to care
The incinerator and a big smoke stack
It's a phallic symbol and it makes me laugh
All I need is a heart attack, c'mon
Humble my bones with a cardiac

Going in the wind is an eddy of the truth and it's naked
It's verbatim and it's shakin'
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
No more getting elated
No more listless invitations

For the love of fuck
For the sake of Pete
Did you ever really think you'd love a guy like me?
I am the rooster in the morning
I'm the cock of the day
I'm the boxer in the briefs
I'm a twelve ounce steak

Eh-oh, eh-oh
Eh-oh, eh-oh
Yabo, yabo
Yabo, yabo
Yabo

It's verbatim
And yeah, and it's naked
And yeah, and it's shakin'
It shakes, shakes, shakes



All comments from YouTube:

@HodlinC

1:04.

That scream.. I don't even. "Oh, excuse me, let me just make sure my vocals are still working!"

@nakymaton

Maybe he tried to do a rooster scream))

@one-dead-god9597

"Oh idk i think my voice is dying lemmejustAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAITS STILL OKAY"

@erw2213

That one Crow lol

@skiakardia3966

Mussels Boiling in a Teapot They scream when you stab them...




Should I leave now?

@fool704

I didnโ€™t even notice it at first.......I guess Iโ€™m just used to all the bandโ€™s weirdness.

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@brat1106

WHERE THE HELL IS THE GUY IN THE COMMENTS WITH LYRICS

@venus9312

YEAH

@tricia2658

felt

@hollyshadedraws3070

@@tricia2658 i think all lyric comments get deleted, I commented them and now its gone๐Ÿ˜”โœŒ

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