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Something calls to me... | Reviewer: bailey | 2/8/11
"Think for yourself. Question authority. Throughout history as our species has faced the frightening, terrorising reality that we do not know who we are or where we are in this ocean of chaos".
That was the beginning of the quote they used in the live performance of this so many times over (which is amazing by the way).
I agree that the lyrics invite you on a journey of thought, importantly on critical reflection but something in the song's lyrics draws me to it: "So glad it's over, I've missed you so much, Came out to watch you play, Why are you running away?". This speaks to me of what fear and anger and subsequent segregation might feel like. I wonder where that comes from? I don't wonder from MJKs perspective as I have no idea what he has experienced, but where the feeling comes from when I see those lyrics.
It's a good thing to think about. Not too much though 'cause I have to get some work done...
@ mike | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/15/11
"For me, it was like I was inside my body and at the same time I was out of it. I was out of it in the sense I was part of a universal consciousness."
Ive experienced this myself when my second time on shrooms. It does sound crazy but when it was happening It felt.. amazing, it felt as if I had dug up the true nature of being human. Completely separated from my body, but yet still inside. I find a lot of tools songs relate to this phenomenon. Or at least that is my perception of it.
oneness | Reviewer: Mike | 12/31/10
For me this song is about the oneness we finally experience if we take the path towards discovering it. When we were young we experienced reality directly, without the blinders of conditioning. We slowly move away from this direct perception into a conditioned and programmed state of being. The direct perception of reality startles us. It's usually pure bliss. We perceive a state of oneness. For me, it was like I was inside my body and at the same time I was out of it. I was out of it in the sense I was part of a universal consciousness. This sounds like weird shit and it WAS. Language is rational. The experience of oneness isn't. There is no way to rationally define it. Opening the third eye is a metaphor for this experience of oneness. I don't see how it could be anything else.
make up your own minds | Reviewer: cameron | 9/20/10
the third eye, as well as the pineal gland, is also the third sahkra, referred to as the third eye.
however, if you apply this as a metaphorical third eye, as does mr hicks, and then you take into account the whole album, aenima, you are just being asked to view the world around you from your own point of view. just relax and be comfortable with your own space, and what ever you do, don't rely on the mainstream media's opinion. make up your own minds. pry it, squeegee it, take drugs or pray, just make up your own damn minds. :)
LSD does not come from plants! | Reviewer: Ashley Parks | 8/23/10
LSD mainly is a type of fungus that mainly grows in rye; it is mainly synthesized from the acid known as lysergic acid that was derived from ergot. Fungi differs from plants because fungi doesn't have leaves or roots, its not photosynthetic, its cell walls made of chitin, and it doesn't produce its own food.
This is hilarious. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/22/10
It's kinda funny how you all think you KNOW what the song is about. I'm not saying you can't THINK you know what it's about, just don't claim it's fact (unless you all are trolls, then go away.)
All you need to know is MJK is a genius lyricist and this is pure poetry.
all of you are jobless F***ks | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/17/10
Maynard writes for us to interpret the song in our own way. its not a part of his experiences. that was what tool sought to look for. and that's also how the name came to be. get a life you retards. not all is found in words of gold.
Not the pineal gland | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/14/10
Yes the pineal gland is called the third eye but I don't think this song is referring to that since the pineal gland regulates waking and sleeping patterns depending on the amount of (or lack of) light outside the reason it is called the third eye is because it can sense light just like your eyes.
Agreement | Reviewer: Innominatus | 7/14/10
I agree with everyone here. I just wanted to comment on Will's post that surgery to a vital organ within the center of our brains is NOT a good idea. I see drugs as a means of expanding our locus of perception. Certain drugs interacting with our genetics may enhance or decrease our abilities to perceive the world in it's infinite magnitude. Remember, everything we consume ultimately affects how we see. That's all. Tool is great, peace.
Third Eye Subject Meaning | Reviewer: brian | 6/30/10
...Do some research... the song, and the "third eye" is regarding a DMT trip and the Pineal Gland being the Third Eye. Bill Hicks is an avid DMT "enthusiast" for the lack of a better term... as is Alex Grey (lots of TOOL art done by him) and also Terence McKenna. Peyote is totally understandable as an inspiration for this song but im nearly 1000% sure it's DMT and the Pineal Gland he's referencing.
miow | Reviewer: Amanda | 6/30/10
Maynard is talking about how he healed himself after taking LSD and opening his mind, his third eye, finally.
Tool's albums chronicle his journey into his shadow, down the bottom and out the other side. They are literally a Tool for you to heal yourself.. you just have to find them and open your mind.
By the way, LSD is from a plant. And they have used it to treat mental illnesses (which is just a soul wound). Everything is spiritual if you look properly.
Third Eye can help inspire you to be you | Reviewer: Hoop | 6/11/10
Maynard is one of the best lyricist alive, despite the flawed website and its portrayal. Though the song is about a Peyote trip. I feel he is trying to portray what he learned from it. Hes helping you open your perspective.
Try and realize everything is made out of the same thing. Everything and everyone is really just 1 thing. Essentially, you reading this is everything and everyone telling you to do so. Every moment of your life as you've known it has gone and will go exactly how its supposed to. The human body is really just a glorified tuner. With a very flawed means of displaying its data. That's why there are more understanding people than people who try to get others to understand... So yea, cool song! =D
lol | Reviewer: c. Jacobson | 5/10/10
Hoping the post about Maynard being a dumb ass and lil Wayne being what real music is about is a joke. Just saying. I mean no ones wrong to say they don't like something, but that is the definition of a false opinion.
thought i was the only one | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/28/10
This is my favorite song from any artist. Its complex and its an under appreciated work of art. I see a few references here to Wonderland but they are pretty bleak. Personally its hard for me too make any sense of most tool songs because Maynard is a lyrical genius. After Bill Hicks' intro you can feel the guitar sliding up and down while the bass and percussion pound away....like 20 minutes after you drop....the guitar is your brain telling you "hang on. this is going to be a new experience" The percussion is your former self. The bass is the next dimension youre treading into and the guitar is your brain...again trying to grasp what is going on.
"Shrouding all the ground around me"....that guitar....and the bass....ok at this point im thinking "The Doors" when everyone is out in the desert tripping. ok Im rambling here but this song is a ride. I believe its an LSD trip fine tuning your subconcious. But then the lyrics "prying open my third eye" says to me that he had help. Suddenly becoming aware of so many things. Again Im thinking LSD and if you ever read the AENIMA album art inside it mentions "The psychadelic experience" by Dr. Timothy Leary. It prompted me to buy the book because i was a crazy Tool fan. Again....LSD. It is what you make of it my friends. Whatever anybody says it is a work of art.
Trippy | Reviewer: MH | 4/27/10
This is trippy song, but thinking about it, yeah drugs have inspired a lot, like LSD for Floyd. BUT I think it's sad once you get to the point where you seem to worship drugs, where it seems like drugs are the center. I'm not some inexperienced person who doesn't know what they're talking about. I've done my fair share of drugs. Even with pot, it just gets to the center of your life if you aren't careful and not watching your priorities. It's just a fucking plant that you smoke. Being high is fun, but there's been plenty of brilliant ideas thought up sober. I don't think drugs are to be made your best friend, or even a friend. I think they're something to do with friends, but your friends should be what you find responsible for your good time, not the drugs.
State your opinion on this, but drugs aren't humans. Drugs don't even give a shit about you. Much less, as much of a shit as you give about them.
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