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Songs for the Dumb | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/11/09
So what you are saying is that not agreeing with every person that preaches gospel is going against the word of jesus himself. I feel more stupid for reading your comment Atheist, and i shouldn't be wasting my time replying to it. God in the book of proverbs wouldn't want me wasting my time on a fool such as yourself-- that is if i was a believer, which i'm not. This song repetedly remarks on the "loud" nature of such martyrs, and not all martyrs are divine. Just think of all the dictators who stand at a podium and yell, playing of peoples emotions... basically preaching. I don't think any one has ever thought of jesus as loud. Look up the word demagogue, you fool.
Hmmn | Reviewer: Swa | 5/8/09
Standing above the crowd,
He had a voice that was strong and loud and I
I am continually impressed with Tool's lyrics. This paragraph does say so much. I feel like a lot of people feel this way about Jesus, and Christianity. They all profess to know so much, and yet are so quick to judge. It is an attack on Christianity, but don't they judge us first? How quick we all are to judge, and yet never judge ourselves....
Swallowed his facade cuz I'm so
Eager to identify with
Someone above the ground,
Someone who seemed to feel the same,
Someone prepared to lead the way, with
Someone who would die for me.
I also love this paragraph...
get off your fuckin cross.
We need the fuckin space to nail the next fool martyr.
The Last Supper | Reviewer: Atheist | 5/6/09
First, to the previous poster I have thought about what "ranting and pointing his finger, at everything but his heart", for much more than a second, and I don't see universal love in there anywhere. I do see preaching though. I think he is pointing out the judgmental attitude and hypocrisy of Christian preachers and Jesus in this case.
I think the whole song is the eulogy that Maynard would have read to Jesus at the last summer.
rant in e-minor | Reviewer: josh | 4/23/09
Wolverhampton, thanks for being open minded and actually understanding.
It isn't an attack on jesus. If he was attacking jesus do you really think the lyrics would read
"ranting and pointing his finger, at everything but his heart"
Seriously think about THAT for a second. The message these prophets and buddhas have always spread was unconditional love and understanding. Like the song Aenema says, "Try and read between the lines".
reply to previous comment | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/17/09
Suicide bombers kill people that have a different religion. U.S. soldiers are protecting innocent lives by killing extremists. It is not morally the same... but this is straying from the point of the song
Uy Vey!!! | Reviewer: bleh | 4/6/09
i think this is a pretty clear attack on christianity as a whole. if your not getting this then quit being a closed minded idiot. maynard is a guy whos not afraid to talk trash. what do the words "come down, get off your f---ing cross" mean to you? this a blatant atack on christianity. Is it even possible to see it any other way. This is the most clear explaination. And hes a hypocrite. Is it not better to strive for excellence than to point YOUR OWN FINGER? "it is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The Credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whos faith is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who errs and comes short again." Teddy Roosavelt. Maynard is sitting here pointing his finger at GD, arrogantly about how he thinks GD is a finger pointer. This is pure hypocricy. Also, maybe GD is real and maybe he's not, but either way, better safe than sorry i would think. Its pretty clear that his goal in this song is too attack GD, christians, beleivers, and to offend. These lyrics are disgusting and anyone who dares justify them, I am equally disgusted with. What kind of idiot would write a song for the sole purpose of attacking and offending something that millions of people care deeply about. Evil, disgusting hypocricy.
Wolverhampton lad listens to mysterious TOOL | Reviewer: Wayne Gordon | 4/2/09
Fair-do's, I haven't done much research. I am after all from England in the Black country (amongst many simple folk). But i am a Tool fan and i do prefer to come to my own conclusions, Tool would wish for us to think for ourselves anyway. 'The music is a tool, a powerful influence'. Eulogy strongly reminds me of a certain Adolf Hitler, you know, spitting and shouting pointing violently, and all for what? The man talked some shit! But can anyone remember what he said? NO because he's come and gone, like every other self-righteous leader that has ever graced the planet. In with the new and out with the old, so the system of shit can carry on churning. Sheepism. To me this song is all about the shepard. With reference to 'come down, get off your fucking cross', it's like saying "come on then you fucking prick, you've had your time, it's some other prick's turn to talk bollocks". Does anyone get my drift? Clinton.. Bush.. Obama.. etc.
Do any of these people make a difference, do they only give a fuck for themselves? Think about it, people get reeled in like makeral, AND THEY ACTUALLY TAKE ON BOARD WHAT'S BEING SAID BECAUSE LIKE FOOLS THEY THINK EVERYTHING IS HUNKY DORY AND THE SUN SHINES OUT OF THEIR LEADERS ARSE AND THEY WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING BAD ETC ETC... When I say leader, this could be religious or political. Often religion has been in league with the government to keep people under the thumb.
For me the song is multipurpose, and as with a lot of Tool songs there's definitely an air of sarcasm, singing through a megaphone is sarcy enough, and fits with the context of the song.
I love the lyric, pointing his finger at everything but his heart. That says a lot to me. Think about it, think George W Bush!
BILL HICKS. BILL HICKS. BILL HICKS. MARTYR. | Reviewer: Insight | 1/25/09
THIS SONG IS ABOUT BILL HICKS : ANOTHER DEAD HERO.
LOOK AT THE ALBUM ART INSIDE OF TOOL'S AENEMA.
BILL HICKS : ANOTHER DEAD HERO.
THE WHOLE SONG TALKS ABOUT BILL HICK'S COMEDY ACT OVER A FIFTEEN YEAR PERIOD.
HE'S NOT AFRAID TO DIE : "It's just a ride, Man."
"A young man today discovered that matter is just..."
Screw ALL of you. This is about MY relationship with GOD.
THANK YOU, TOOL. I'M JUST THE NEXT FOOL. WILL I DIE FOR YOU?
Jezebus Rosenfartz | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/9/09
I have it on uniquely reliable authority that this song was written specifically about my deceased cat, Capt. Winky. I don't know how Tool knew so much about my cat, but then again, I don't know where Capt. Winky went at night, or how he spent his evenings. Oh well.
So long, Capt. Winky.
We're gonna miss him.
stupid | Reviewer: Aenima | 1/6/09
I agree with reviewer H. so many of these interpretations are just stupid, if any of you knew what tool was all about then the overall meaning would become clear and you could just put it simply, instead of finding all these relatable things.
I suggest you listen to more of tools songs.
Meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/4/09
I've been told Maynard wrote this song about L. Ron Hubbard, the retard who came up with Scientology.
Either way, it's obviously about people thinking of themselves as martyrs when they really aren't
drama queens | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/7/08
I personally feel (that means you most likely will disagree)that this song is about how martyrs big and small, from jesus to jihadist, are almost laughably melodramatic. if you expect attention and praise for you death, than you are not even a true martyr.
Wow | Reviewer: H. | 10/8/08
Some of you people are just stupid. Like the guy who thinks its a political song about jihadists (it was released in 95') Its not for anyone to analyze in a public forum although the band has pointed this particular song at L.RON. They (tool) almost never give an explanation for a song and never will so just think about it on your own.
Jesus is dead | Reviewer: Joe | 9/17/08
I'm sorry, but this song is open for several interpretations. In my opinion, Maynard is presenting himself as a representative for humanity with this eulogy. This eulogy is undoubtedly for Jesus Christ, however, it appears to represent the destructive nature in society. Everything that Jesus stood for is exactly why he was crucified. Society sucks. Most Tool music references this.
beware the long comment | Reviewer: MacBig | 9/13/08
well it is a fact that maynard is uncomfortable with religion, especially christianity. although his main focus, i think, is on attitudes, the literature he refers to is vast, which should not be simplified to some "he has god complex" cliche. a man raised in a society respecting the christian doctrines will inescapably refer to these in one way or another, and a man raised in a society respecting the jewish doctrines will refer to them and so on. do not mistake knowing something with agreeing with it. if there is a mythology you want to criticize, you can't do that without referring to the mythology itself. seeing that as the victory of the mythology is plain foolish.
besides, you don't have to have god complex to either question or even challenge god. doubt will suffice.
it is also quite primitive to argue that any single one of the major religions are causing more deaths. for example, it can be argued that christian missionaries are, in part, responsible for the many thousands enslaved by diamond giants today. or maybe the feud in the middle east wouldn't have been half as bad if there was no interference by non-muslim faiths (which makes them bad if we stick to the theory). it is not the specific religion that's the problem, it is the concept of religion, belief in things that we are most willing to kill for although we have absolutely no proof as to validate our righteousness.
one last thing, we should keep in mind coalition soldiers going to iraq with quasi-religious or some blindly patriotic motives (i'm talking about individual soldiers) are no different from any suicide bomber at a moral level. they are simply better equipped, trained and thus less likely to die for their cause, which hardly gives them any moral high ground. it just makes them more efficient killers. so basically, if this song gives you the vision of a suicide bomber, it should also give you the vision of a b-52 bomber. they look pretty much the same from the victims' point of view.
all in all, great song. full points just for igniting such a discussion in the first place. in my opinion tool always battles against the general hierarchy of authorities at every instance, and this is no exception.
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