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what he says | Reviewer: Ivan | 2/7/13
If you look at the cycles of the moon, it starts as a thin
crescent and then gradually waxes and becomes full; then i
gradually wanes back into another crescent and then is gone.
The moon reflects sunlight like humans reflect information.
We wax and wane and when we become full moons, are ego's
are full. We think we have this knowledge when in fact, the
information we have his pure. And it reflects or shines off of
us, is something we take credit for as though the moon could
take credit for the light it reflects from the sun. We have to
understand that we are ego-less just as the moon is without
light. It and we, are simply reflectors. The ego is not
respondsible for the information."
@Mark 77 about Bill Hicks/Tool | Reviewer: Alisa | 12/28/12
TOOL has close ties to Hicks. He opened for them several times, and he was friends with the band. TOOL was planning on doing a full tour with him, but he died before they could ever fulfill their plans. Aenima was partially in honor of Hicks (hence the use of his soundbite at the beginning of Third Eye and numerus references to his material during the song Aenima).
Alright, enough of my nerdy music trivia for the day. Bye bye, folks :)
The meaning of the words "before we PINE away" | Reviewer: govinda | 9/27/12
Maynard is singing about banishing the ego then he sings"before we pine away" He is relating to the pine comb that grows in a perfect Fibonacci sequential spiral. So basically he is saying "so crucify the ego" before we spiral away(aka evolve into higher planes of consciousness through the experiences we have in what we call life)
connections to bill hick | Reviewer: Mark77 | 9/15/12
Finding a lot of similarities in Maynards work and Bill hicks work.Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Heres Tom with the Weather. ― Bill Hicks... And you will come to find that we are all one mind Capable of all that's imagined and all conceivable.-Maynard.
Another take | Reviewer: RD | 9/11/12
It's about how we're all one being yet find ourselves separated and disconnected from each other. Before any of us can realize this, we must destroy the ego, our shadow. Take cookies for example. You make them and it's all one big wad of dough. But then we separate them. Some may come out burnt, some smaller, some larger but then those that are perfect and golden brown. But although they take on new shape, they all came from the same wad of dough. This song and many others that MJK writes about is very along the lines of Buddhism, at least it sure seems that way. Just my opinion though. Great posts my the vast majority and love seeing the different views.
each to their own | Reviewer: BentheTOOL | 7/16/12
It's good to see the feeling invoked by this piece of music.I believe that TOOL have reached the goal with this song by getting us to think.To me the song means something different to others and that's the beauty of TOOL music.Regardless of what the song or any of TOOL's music means to MJK or the rest of the band i don't believe they want us to try to interperet it that way.The music has it's own appeal to each of us,It gives us the ability to make our own connection with it,To make our own interperetations.For me though this song talks to my soul,Brings fourth feelings of wanting to change my own hard earned persona.
Years of fighting myself and others to become what i thought they wanted(Turns out they don't really want an aggressive,violent,borderline psychotic ego maniac).Sheesh who would have thought hey.For me this song has a calming effect on my soul aswell as ego.
Encounter With the Shadow | Reviewer: Carla Jung | 7/6/12
This song is a lot like encountering one's animus/anima: what you hear in it is yourself. When I listened to this song earlier the lyrics gathered and put into perspective all of the little details of my life that have been very active, yet hidden. It was like an invitation to view my life through the blurry lens of my counterpart. I've been self-reflecting for awhile now, and that reflection has threatened to drown me at times, in all of its "deviant", self-defeating muck. What I saw was everything I have struggled so long not to be, right down to my very gender. But over the past while I've learned to embrace it and, as it turns out, we're not so bad when were together. In fact we're beautiful together. It's only when we're apart that we're ugly, fragmented, and maybe even evil, and that goes for both sides of the reflection.
Kinda difficult to explain. Also, for all of the women listening to it, it makes so much more sense if you replace all of the male pronouns with female ones, and maybe replace "moon" with "sun."
agree with love song interpretation | Reviewer: Rick | 4/27/12
I actually agree with both Jen, being that this song has a spiritually enlightening message, and the anonymous who said this is a love song. Lateralus without a doubt is a spiritual album front to back. I'm sure by now everyone knows the Fibonacci sequence is used on the title track. What some people don't yet know is the theory of "The Holy Gift" this is using the Fibonacci sequence with the tracks on the album. Thus restructuring Lateralus with an alternate message and being Tools greatest gift. What I got from the new lateralus or "holy gift" is the tale of a love lost and reclaimed. Now who knows if said love is human or musical or a craft even? Caduceus Cellars? But what I do know is restructuring Lateralus definitely blew my mind. Try it.
I agree with Jen | Reviewer: Schumeit | 4/10/12
Jen's right. We shouldn't consider ourselves as a body. We're from the spiritual soul. We're the part of the ultimate soul. Our ultimate transcendence depends on the realization of our real self. Maynard's concept is awesome. And there's nothing to say about danny's drumming. Tool \m/
Ascension | Reviewer: Jen | 3/20/12
The whole album is pretty much the bhagvad gita - some lines of songs almost word for word, and the progression of the soul as you as a person come to the realization that you are not just your body. It is totally up to you what the song means to you. But for me, its about ascension, and becoming one with the energy that created you.
Lol @ over analyzing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/18/12
True that everyone can pull what they want from the lyrics and tone, but simplicity is often evident. I would definitely say this is a love song. Read/Listen to it again, and relate it to love, self loathing, forgiveness and realization.
"Before we pine away" | Reviewer: Spencer | 2/13/12
This song is about the third eye, in my interpetation. Ego calcifies the third eye, or pineal gland(hence the pine away, the symbol of the third eye is the pinecone), as does flouride, and other substances. This third eye emits DMT, or dimethyltryptamine(spelling?), which creates dreaming. Like Ryan, another one who commented said, we are all one being, and ego is what seperates us from intelligent infinity. If you'd like to learn more about this sort of topic, I highly recommend The Law of One. You can check it out at lawofone.info. It is a few people's experiences speaking through a mediator to a collective conciousness by the name of Ra, who answers all questions they ask. I don't think it is a hoax, they quite specifically hint they do not want attention of any kind, and the text is so complicated and vast it would take a hell of an imagination and years of work to make it. Either way, it definitely changed my life and look on everything.
Sean | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/31/12
Ryan, didn't think anyone understood this song until I read your review. Everyones entitled to their own interpretation but I have read some really dumb ones. I'm glad there are ppl that truly understand the message
What i think its all about | Reviewer: Ryan | 1/28/12
Alot of people argue about the meaning of this song, but i feel like everyone is over-analyzing it.
The lyrics cleary say "and you will come to find that we are all one mind, capable of all that's imagined and all conceivable."
He is saying we are all one mind, one conciousness experiencing itself subjectivly. your ego is your individuality and its what makes you think you are unique and different from everyone else. he says crucify the ego before its far too late, because people need to wake up from this dream of individuality and realize we are all one mind capable of anything that is imaginable, because our world is a manifestation of our subconciouses. I feel like this is what maynard is saying cause if you look at the album Aenima, its based off of bill hicks, who had the exact same ideals. In the song Third Eye, they have several sound clips of bill hicks, one saying
"...We are all one conciousness experiencing itself subjectivly, there is no such thing as death, life is a dream, and we are the imaginations of ourselves."
Also if you look at the song Aenima, he talks about how everyone is so concernced with all this shit that doesnt matter and they are wasting their lives,
"fret for your figure and
fret for your latte
and fret for your lawsuit..."
No one ever stops to ask why are we here and all those other questions they just go on with their daily lives, working for the system and getting nowhere, absolutely no spiritual advancement.
That's just my opinion of this song because i feel that the message in Reflection is sort of a constant theme in Maynard's writing.
Please look up the meaning, They have released it! | Reviewer: MJW | 12/18/11
Please, everyone look up the real meaning of the song and stop trying to be Tool scholars, It's just a waste of time. There is alot of songs`which are vague and aren't really about one subject or are quite mysterious and/or they haven't the released. This song is really Manyard brilliant take on the Greek myth Narcissus, who to sum in the story as quickly as possible,he saw his own reflection in the waters and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus died. hence the end bit about crucifying ego, before pining away, Really one of tools easiest songs to work out. A truely brilliant take on a fantastic story
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