Amanita

Album: Centipede Hz (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Speaking with AUX Magazine about Dave 'Avey Tare' Portner's lyrics for this track, Josh "Deakin" Dibb said: "I wonder whether Dave would disagree, because we definitely don't always discuss like, 'what do you mean, man? What does this line mean?' But I know that in 'Amanita,' he definitely talked, and we've all thought a lot about it over the years, about the potential for good connection in more natural or traditional wisdom."

    "For me, not knowing what goes in to every lyric," he continued, "I can step out of it and just be a fan. I can trip out on the lyrics in the same way I do with a band that I don't know."
  • The song's title doesn't appear in the lyrics. However some reviewers have speculated that the opening lines, "What will happen to the stories from the bogs? The trails of the Vikings?" are a reference to the legend that the Vikings used Amanita Muscaria mushrooms to produce their berserker rages before battle.

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