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Duh | Reviewer: Ryan | 6/10/09
Tool shows how horrible and brutal these things are, and in my opinion does the exact opposite of encourage these deeds. The real reason for music-enduced violence is making it seem as if these acts are praised and justifiable. This song is still pretty f**cking scary! 8P
Tool f**king rokks the socks!!!
Jaynne | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/12/09
i have only just discovered this song, but just from a brief look, it seems to be saying that once groomed that a person would come to rely on the contact. It also seems to go into the victim and abusers mind at the same time. Can anyone interpret better? I certainly have interpretation gaps.
RE: Oh my God! | Reviewer: scared mom | 10/6/08 | Reviewer: Seira | 4/25/09
Ever thought to think latterly instead of linearly?
Do you take everything by face value?
The fact that you had a child at the age of 17 tells me that you lack a higher education. Or, Perhaps your badly constructed sentence structure tells me that you are ill educated. May I hypothsise the fact that you dropped out of high school at the age of 16/17 because you got “knocked up” by your high school sweet heart, or quite possibly at a drunken party. Do you know who your sons father is? Thus concluding to the fact it is dimwitted people such as your self will only ever be the proletarians of this society. If ever you decide to start self-educating your self Karl Marx is an excellent place to start. Perhaps I shouldn’t have taken your comment at face value.
<_< | Reviewer: Becky | 4/13/09
Whether Maynard was molested by his Dad/step-dad/anybody or whether he is using metaphor for religious brainwashing we will never know. The oppresive and brutal force of these lyrics is impressive. We often shut out the really dark stuff - the perverse stuff we pretend doesn't exist - the stuff too horrible to think about. But us humans can do some truly horrific acts and we shouldn't deny that.
To write these lyrics requires a brutal honesty which is scary only if haven't truly looked inside yourself to find out what f#cked up sh*t is in your closet. Or if you are too sheltered to want to think what it must be like for victims.
So I can see how the that mother would be concerned, and seem rather ignorant. But I would never think these lyrics could be influential or encouraging to child abuse. I imagine the lyrics are more therapeutic to victims of child abuse coming to terms with it and trying to understand the perpetrator, and realizing they are not alone.
I would argue that it is much healthier to get this stuff out rather than pretend it doesn't exist and deny it, and that is what Maynard is doing through his lyrics. Meh he may be slightly screwed up but he is very creative person. This song wouldn't work with feel good cliche lyrics.
Duh. | Reviewer: Jane | 4/13/09
I have several points:
This isnt about having sex in a prison. It's about the cycles of abuse, maynard said this himself. If you dont look deep enough you're gonna miss a lot. I think maynard was right when he said that some people "just dont get it"
So it is NOT music that is going to influence people to do anything. Just don't abuse your children and they will be less inclined to do so to others.
"Prison Sex" brings to mind Hidden Transcripts of Domination (James C. Scott) Think: The story of someone who has been abused and has come "full circle" to abuse another, but not only that- he violates this transcript by bringing things that belong in the private life and his private mind into the public spectrum. This song is a serious statement about the public sphere of domination.
This song brings fear, rape, and abuse and what they may represent to others to the foreground of the Public mind. It's a delicate topic brought up with a feel of honesty and emotion.
Don't bother | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/28/09
I agree with what most of you are saying about concerned mother's ideas, you do realize that you might as well stop writing about her and to her. With her being one of those nose in the air type people, she probably thinks she is too good for us and won't be coming back. In other words, she'll probably never read your comments. But yeah, to all those who raged against her post, I salute you.
Concerned Mom? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/29/09
Wow. I was just reading a few comments and wanted to figure out who this "Concerned Mother" was. And I did. And I got pissed. First of all: you can't blame music for kids shooting each other in the playground. If someone kills someone else either they are mentally unstable and need serious help, they are sick and twisted (mentally unstable), or they do it for some sort of revenge. If you're going to pin Tool for people getting murdered, you are.... just stupid.
Second of all: The whole 40+ people don't listen to Tool, may I please smack you? Most of my 40+ family listen to Tool.
And my last thing: Why in hell would you stop your kid from listening to Tool? What's wrong with you? My mom RAISED me on Tool, Nirvana, the Pixies, and Third Eye Blind. Do I want to kill anyone? Nope. She taught me what all the lyrics meant and how deep they were, and i was only a little kid when I learned this stuff. The music that makes me want to kill people is by Lil Wayne and 50 Cent. Tool opened my eyes. They don't encourage this stuff, the recognize it.
Oh by the way, I love this song ^_^
come on now | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/13/09
ok first off when have you ever turned on the news and seen a person say that the reason why they killed some1 was because of the music they listened to? thats the carziest thing i've ever haerd! I totally agree with the person that said crazy poeple kill people not people that listen to truthfull lyrics.
Shame! on this woman for being a judge of others | Reviewer: D yogurt | 2/24/09
Pain is coped with in many ways. The best method is to share your emotions. Any medium is accepted (Especially Music). The problem with America is we are encouraged to suppress our emotions. Be cool, be calm.... crying is for the weak. What have we done to ourselves? We force ourselves to play by the rules of a game never meant to be played. How will this woman react to her pain? Emotionally destroy her son's soul, identity, and life? People who judge others are not happy with who they are.
One love ... One life ... One Lord
Asi es la vida.
to all you stupid fucks..... | Reviewer: *~BITTERNESS IS A BEAUTIFUL THING~* | 2/2/09
music doesn't make people kill people.....stupid fucking people make people kill people! i listen to tool just about everyday & i haven't killed anyone...yet. if i do it sure as fuck isn't gonna be because of what music i listened to that day. so get a life & quit blaming music for the world's problems!!
never too old | Reviewer: Al_Mudhill | 1/3/09
I've been a fan of Maynard and TOOL since way back in the early 90's when "Undertow" was first released..I was a young man in my 40's!
I'm 58 now and still think Tool produces some of the most intelligent, thought provoking lyrics/music of their generation!
The words set the tone for the music, and the music makes the words come to life.
time to kill | Reviewer: mentalasanythin | 1/2/09
Well now ive listened to this i am definently a twisted unit.Time to go commit some crime and blame it on music instead of LAZY PARENTING.Fuck you do gooders(Concerned mother)People like you are why things such as molestation get hidden away.People like you protect the antogoniser and victimise the victim.Your husband prob fiddles with your kids but you being blind to the wide world wouldnt even see it.Go back to praying to the empty skies
oh come on "concerned mother" | Reviewer: anonymous | 12/31/08
this song, nor is tool, at all the reason that kids are supposedly "going crazy and killing eachother." like most tool songs, this song touches on a harsh reality that happens in life, though not necessarily to everybody. But for real, if you heard about this sort of thing on the news, would you never let your kid listen to the news again because they talked about this kind of thing? really, how overprotective can you be? its probably better for your son to learn about this kind of thing now, so that he isnt ignorant of it for most of his life.
Concerned mother? | Reviewer: Marie | 12/30/08
Just skimming over some of the reviews I heard alot about this "Concerned Mother" and well I read her comment, being intrigued. Listen, hun. I am of the ripe young age of 15, and have listened to Tool since I was, oh, say about 7 or 8. My father, who happenes to be in his 40's(You'd be surprised what kind of stuff he and I listen to), was the one to introduce me to Tool's music. And well, so far, I haven't gone out and killed/raped anyone. I'll let you know when that happens. Yes, some music contains lyrics that speak of inhumane things, but Tool sings of what actually happens in this world, and they don't say to actually do it. They are informative.
Anyway, stop your complaining, and maybe /ASK/ your son if he knows what the lyrics are and if he understands what they mean. Because the majority of my age group have no bloody clue what their music means.
On a side note, TV is more dangerous then music. There are so many young childrens shows that are subjecting kids to non-stop violence and consumerism. Concerned mother, maybe you should take a look at what your son is watching and compare it to Tool. Which is worse?
R U KIDDING | Reviewer: DAWN | 12/19/08
when i first saw the title to this song i too thought it was literal. but it's not. it was very emotional to read the lyrics and realize it happened to him. the video totally makes sense now. but you CANNOT blame this band for kids killing eachother or going out to do horrible things. and how could you after reading the lyrics develop a self righteous kind of attitude. dont ever listen to the song again. its people like you who get so offended by things like that that r part of the problem not the solution. if your son came to you and told you something like that would you not want to hear it either. may god watch over him so nothing like that happens. i have 3 kids myself and im 30 years old and love tool.
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