Rosetta Stoned Lyrics - Tool

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All righty then. Picture this if you will.
10 to 2 AM, X, Yogi DMT, and a box of Krispy Kremes,
in my need-to-know post just outside Area 51
Contemplating the whole chosen people thingy when
just then a flaming stealth banana split the sky like one would hope but
never really expect to see in a place like this
Cutting right angle doughnuts on a dime and stopping right at my Birkenstocks
and me yelping... HOLY FUCKING SHIT
Holy fucking shit
Fucking shit
Holy fucking shit
Holy fucking shit
Holy fucking shit...fucking shit...fucking shit

Then the X-Files being, looking
like some kinda blue-green Jackie Chan
With Isabella Rossellini lips and breath that reeked of vanilla chig champa
Did a slow-mo Matrix decent outta the butt end of the banana vessel
and hovered above my bug-eyes,
My gaping jaw,
And my sweaty L. Ron Hubbard upper lip,
And all I could think was,
I hope Uncle Martin here doesn't notice
That I pissed my fucking pants.

So light in his way
Like an apparition,
He had me crying out,
Fuck me!
It's gotta be
the Deadhead chemistry!
The blotter got right on top of me
Got me seeing E motherfucking T!

And after calming me down with some orange slices and some fetal spooning
E.T. revealed to me his singular purpose,
He said you are the chosen one.
The one who will deliver the message.
A message of hope for those who choose to hear it
And a warning for those who do not.
Me, the chosen one
They chose me
And I didn't graduate from fucking high school!

You had better
You had better
You had better
You had better listen

Then he looked right through me
With somniferous almond eyes
Don't even know what that means
Must remember to write it down,
This is so real
Like the time Dave floated away
See my heart is pounding
'Cause this shit never happens to me!

Can't breathe right now

It was so real
Like I woke up in Wonderland
Also a bit terrifying
I don't wanna be all alone
When I tell this story
And can anyone tell me why
ya'll sound like Peanuts parents
Will I ever be coming down?
This is so real
Finally it's my lucky day
See my heart is racing
'Cause this shit never happens to me

I can't breathe right now

You believe me don't you
Please believe what I just said
See the dead ain't tourin'
And this wasn't all in my head.
See they took me by the hand
And invited me right in
Then they showed me something
I don't even know where to begin

Strapped down to my bed
Feet cold and eyes red
I'm out of my head
Am I alive am I dead
Can't remember what they said
God damn shit the bed
High eye (repeated)

I believe you (repeated, heard faintly in background)

Overwhelmed as one would be
Placed in my position
Such a heavy burden now to be the one
Born to bear and bring to all
The details of our ending
To write it down for all the world to see.
But I forgot my pen
Shit the bed again

Strapped down to my bed
Feet cold and eyes red
I'm out of my head
Am I alive am I dead?
Sunkist and sudafed
Gyroscopes and infrared
Won't help the brain-dead
Can't remember what they said
God damn shit the bed
IIIIIII can't remember what they said to me
Can't remember what they said
to make me out to be a hero
Can't remember what he said

Bob help me!
Can't remember what he said

Don't know, won't know (repeated)
God damn shit the bed!

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You believe me dont you | Reviewer: TURTLE | 7/12/13

Okay Tool is all about the psychdelics cuz they want u to use them as tools and not be a tool " see the dead aint touring and this wasent all in my head" but FURTHUR is touring

don't be so quick to dismiss someones experiences | Reviewer: Someone who knows | 6/20/12

Not everyone who says they have seen something is lying. Some of them actually have seen what they claim. The rest just need a hug or a kick in the ass. Some people will never tell their story, the smart ones. See it only matters to that person, the individual's experience teaches that person. No one else ever needs to know what you need to know.

DMT | Reviewer: James Varty | 12/5/11

If anyone has read anything about the psychedelic DMT, then it is clear that this song about I believe is about Maynards DMT trip experience. He speaks of Aliens and ET's which is a common hallucination that people experience when they are on DMT. End of story, he just has documented allot of details from the trip. .

The REAL meaning, I GOT IT ! I'm sorry, but you never will! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/3/11

This is about a post-trip situation some people may put themselves in (as I did). You constantly cling to your inner dialog, as a hero. Masturbating to your own coolness. Just that. Putting people in a position where you can feed the "delusion" off from.

You'll just say you got it, then "goddamn", for you've shit the bed, and then "oh of course of course", "typical". When/how does it end? Well, there ain't nothing happening folks.

lilykejt | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/18/11

he is talking about dmt trip. Deadhead chemistry- he chose those words because when someones dying then their brain "splits" the DMT and we are kinda high before death. DMT is the strongest psychedelic ever known

Teh Hallucinogens | Reviewer: Obv psychedelics | 10/4/11

This songs obviously about psychedelics.
X =ecstasy
DMT = well, DMT.
blotter/deadhead chemistry = LSD.
So he's talking about a ridiculous trip he had on the combination, or he's mocking drug users psuedo-religious "powerful, mind opening experiences", which are really just chemicals fucking with you.
Probably one of the two. Oh, and red eyes = weed. So that's probably in the mix too

So this is a pretty cool song... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/1/11

So what I get from this song right, is that the character in the song is chillin out gettin stoned, at like 2am in the morning or whatever, when a light comes out of the sky. BUT BEFORE ALL THAT HES DRIVING AROUND BEING STONED AND IS OBVIOUS STONED GUY.

so then like it turns out he got abducted by this fucking alien right? and while it was feeding him orange slices and its own shit he was telling this guy he was the chosen one. And he was like: holy shit.


True Story Hofmann | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/20/11

The line that gives this song away is, "It's gotta be
the Deadhead chemistry!
The blotter got right on top of me
Got me seeing E motherfucking T!"

Blotters are what LSD is taken on, and Deadhead, the affectionate name for Grateful Dead followers were renowned for their use of Acid.

My take on this | Reviewer: Jack | 7/26/11

The entire album did seem less ambiguous in it's lyrics than previous albums. Might be the point. This song, I believe, is a parody of the UFO chasers that either reside in, or go to New Mexico, and search for aliens. The imagery of the lyrics really make me picture this unfortunate fat kid in birkenstock sandals with socks out in the desert, tripping bawls off too much of a hallucinogenic drug, and winds up in a mental institution, forever hung up and damaged by this grand illusion. Could be a message inside a message, lol.

listen to your mother | Reviewer: mitch | 5/7/11

the songs faaip de oiad, lost keys and rosetta stoned are all from the same original story just diferent aspects of the story. the story itself was a radio call in on a misterio show about weird/ conspiracy topics. the call was the voice heard franticly trying to explain himself and what had happend as he was trying to get to the details the power to the radio station was shut off which is the end sound on the lateralus album obv find the call in here

The end | Reviewer: theodore j hastreiter 3 | 4/28/11

hes talking about the one who knows the details of our ending the one fortold that will tell people who need to get right with God or else this band knows alot of details that scare the shit out of me they are heavy into praticing the enochian keys blame hoffman talking about hofmann made lsd but didnt make the missing keys keys to the universe this all has to do with the backbone of what crowley started this guy makes anton lavey look like a school girl the sign that is at there concerts is the star of babalyon just look up enochian magic once danny carey is very deep into it if not the whole band

stoned | Reviewer: Nate | 4/15/11

In my opinion, this song is kinda Maynard's take on a parody of drug use. I think he's kinda making fun of all the shit that people think happens while they're on drugs. Could also be a commentary about religious visions. That's just my opinion though, and since he never explains his lyrics, it's up to us all to interpret them for ourselves. But at least we can all agree Tool is one of (if not the) best bands ever.

Todos | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/17/11

Just recently started listening to tool because my older brother gave me all of their albums. I was particularly interested in the three songs faaip de oiad, lost keys and obviously this song. Since my gift of tool, Ive been trying to figure out the meaning of their deep, confusing lyrics (for me at least). This one is oddly out of context because it's too easy to "decode" per say, but that's just me. I don't know about anyone else, but if I was delivered a message from an alien telling me to send it to the rest of the world, I would shit my pants as well as MJK.

just fooling around.... | Reviewer: xander | 1/8/11

I'm a big fan of tool and I always try to understand the lyrics by getting deeper in the philosophy of the band... For this song I think that maynard is just fooling around with the people who were "abducted" by aliens... "Strapped down to my bed
Feet cold and eyes red
I'm out of my head
Am I alive am I dead?
Sunkist and sudafed
Gyroscopes and infrared
Won't help the brain-dead
Can't remember what they said
God damn shit the bed
IIIIIII can't remember what they said to me
Can't remember what they said
to make me out to be a hero
Can't remember what he said"... Typical &quot about abductions.
ANd I really don't belive that this is about just drugs

DMT | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/6/10

i have tripped on DMT three times in my life and i can't even come close to describe what its like. one second you are here then your are shot like from a gun to a place you can't even dream about. and the "spirits" are referred to as machine elves. to me i remember them looking like a uniform shape with no eyes no mouth just bodies of energy filled with love. when you are in this other dimension you will lose all track of time who you are what its like to be a human. maynard describes a DMT experience very well. i can only remember bits and pieces of my trips but it was the most spiritual and meaning full experience of my life. this drugs is something to be taken very seriously do not take it unless you are ready to change the way you think and yes it will make you shit your self. not literally but after its like a big fat wtf!

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