Mudshovel

Album: Tormented (1996)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a relationship in which the significant other has hurt the victim in some way. Filled with anguish, it's a theme lead singer Aaron Lewis would revisit many times in his lyrics.
  • This is one of the tracks on Staind's first album, Tormented, which they recorded in a month with a budget of $12,000 and released independently. They were thrilled when it sold 200 copies at a record release party.
  • When Staind signed a major-label deal with Elektra records, they re-recorded this song for their first album with the label, Dysfunction, released in 1999. The song is titled "Mudshuvel" on the original Tormented release, but was changed to Mudshovel for Dysfunction.
  • The 1999 version got a music video that depicts a man being cheated on with his girlfriend or wife. It was directed by Gregory Dark, who also did Sublime's "Wrong Way."

Comments: 3

  • Scott from Las Vegas, NvThis is a very good song to listen to when you are feeling hurt and angry at the same time.
  • Jesse from San Jose, CaThis is such a good song
  • Sarah from Niagara Falls, CanadaThe name for the song has nothing to do with the meaning, its actually a slang term for anal sex that someone told Aaron Lewis way back, he said then that he was going to use it as a song name because he found it amusing, obviously he stayed true to his word.
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