Dan Mangan - Mouthpiece Lyrics




The disengagement of the bubble is hypnotizing
Some say below the doughy crust the beast is rising
We like to talk about the past
We like to talk about the past

Well we talk about the past like it's the strangest dream
Then we repeat the things we never dreamed we'd do
I understand that sometimes we all must dance with fuckery
But everybody's pissing in the well of our suffering
I want to breathe in all the ashes of the books they tried to burn
I want to feel the pages in my skin and understand the words
Castrate fiction. Call it circumstance

They say her wanderings are dangerous
All she wants to do is dance
Question period's over
Don't you feel it? I do

You'll be pummeled by the certainty of minions
It's a puppet show, a theater of opinions
A chorus of flack
Feeder of the pack

You can hear the shaky timbre of the voices most alone
Yeah, it's easier to sing within the crowd
Those who pretend to believe hardest might actually begin to
The nature of the bliss the warmth of ignorance gives into

I want to breathe in all the ashes of the books they tried to burn
I want to taste resilience on my tongue and love beyond concern
Mass-grave subtlety, leave it for the birds
They say the world, it might be dangerous, but all it seems to do is turn
Bitten by the hand that feeds you
Holding to what you're beholden to

Question period's over. Don't you feel it? I do





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  1. Overlord

    This might be the closest thing to a prophesy in the modern age. I listen to this as much as possible. Thanks Dan and Blacksmith! Among my favorite songs.

  2. TRipPiN BAIIS

    Cool lyrics..

  3. Vuko le Sage

    Amazing song!

  4. Donovan Jones

    Had a chance to chill and watch some vids on tv while the family slept, by the end of this song there was a storm inside me. Thanks for this gift Dan. I knew there was a reason for this fight. Love the band too. Peace

  5. Brendan Kergin

    Saw him at a live show recently, and this song was even better live, tbh.

  6. HamiltonRb

    I had never heard of this guy until I heard Troubled Mind on the radio about a month ago, and thought I would check out his other stuff, and it is really deep. I love it. Gets in your head in a good way.

  7. Jhony Cari

    La mejor música, el mundo necesita más de éste estilo :o ... saludos desde Perú!

  8. Dawn Evans

    I heard it on the radio, spent 2 hours trying to find it! LOVE IT!!!

  9. David Hand

    This is a fucking masterpiece.

  10. ChrisCrash FPV

    Wish one day a picture production manager would get drum fills in correct sequence wit the audio... Nothing against the music. Dan and the guys are about as raw as they come. This album has grown exponentially on me.

  11. Jim Huinink

    Heard this on 88.3 Conestoga College Radio, yeah!

  12. Bohnestiel M

    Reasonably badass

  13. MrXinnerx

    Absolutely beautiful.

  14. Sally Sassterton

    i listen to this on repeat everyday! thank you dan!

    Andrew C

    legend has it she's still got this song on repeat

    Frigg

    Hope you still do

  15. se7ensleeve

    Heard him on Comedy Bang Bang ep.427, goddamn awesome. Great lyrics.

    Shmalbert Fleinstein

    The CBB bump lol!

  16. Dominik Scholz

    Great song, great lyrics, thanx a lot!

  17. Mc Dazzer

    He's got a hefty set of bollocks on him.

  18. afrozenpeach

    Saw this performed live in St. Louis this weekend. They're amazing live, and after the show I had the pleasure of speaking with Dan Mangan briefly.

    Kevin Barnes

    @frozensolidone i saw this in Banff AB. these guys are amazing!!! unfortunately, i didnt get to speak to any of the guys. that must have been so cool!!!!!!

    Mims

    @frozensolidone i met him in Calgary @ Xfest- cool dude- you should watch his docu series on  youtube, he's pretty deep.

  19. kyle collins

    The disengagement of the bubble is hypnotizing. Some say below the doughy crust the beast is rising. We like to talk about the past. We like to TALK about the past. Well we talk about the past like it’s the strangest dream then we REPEAT the things we never dreamed we’d do. I understand that sometimes we all must dance with fuckery, but everybody’s pissing in the well of our suffering. I want to breathe in all the ashes of the books they tried to burn. I want to feel the pages in my skin and understand the words. Castrate fiction. Call it circumstance. They say her wanderings are dangerous – all she wants to do is DANCE. Question period’s over. Don’t you feel it? I do. You’ll be pummeled by the certainty of minions. It’s a puppet show, a theatre of opinions. A chorus of flack. Feeder of the pack. You can hear the shaky timbre of the voices most alone. Yeah, it’s easier to sing within the crowd. Those who PRETEND to believe hardest might actually BEGIN TO; the nature of the bliss the warmth of ignorance gives into. I want to breathe in all the ashes of the books they tried to burn. I want to taste resilience on my tongue and love beyond concern. Mass-grave subtlety, leave it for the birds. They say the world, it might be dangerous, but all it seems to do is TURN. Bitten by the hand that feeds you. Holding to what you’re beholden to. Question period’s over. Don’t you feel it? I do.

    Dawn Evans

    GREAT! Now explain it to me!!!! LOL

  20. Connor McLeod

    cool video

  21. matt mc

    This song is all the feels

  22. Tiffany Daniels

    Dan Mangan + Blacksmith share video for “Mouthpiece”: http://www.drunkenwerewolf.com/blog/dan-mangan-video-mouthpiece/

  23. Dethdemarco

    Amazing album!! So glad to have seen it live in VANCOUVER!

  24. BillyBong420

    Awesomely done!

  25. iesus68

    so powerful and tense

    Good Guy

    iesus68 olf songs

  26. MrMonkeyslick

    great song to an amazing album...

  27. rghers

    such a great song