10,000 Days (Pt. 2) Lyrics - Tool



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Listen to the tales and romanticize
How we follow the path of the hero
Boast about the day when the rivers overrun
How we'll rise to the height of our halo

Listen to the tales as we all rationalize
Our way into the arms of the savior
Feigning all the trials and the tribulations
None of us have actually been there
Not like you

Ignorant flippants in the congregation
Gather around spewing sympathy
Spare me
None of them can even hold a candle up to you
Blinded by choice, hypocrites won't see

But enough about the collective Judas
Who could deny you were the one who illuminated
Your little piece of the divine

this little light of mine
a gift you passed unto me
i'm gonna let it shine
To guide you safely on your way
Your way home

What are they gonna' do when the lights go down
Without you guide them all to Zion
What are they gonna' do when the rivers overrun
Other than tremble incessantly

High is the way but our eyes are upon the ground
You are the light and the way that they will only read about
I only pray, heaven knows when to lift you out
Ten thousand days in the fire is long enough
You're going home

You're the only one who can hold your head up high
Shake your fist at the gates saying:

I've come home now
Fetch me the spirit
The son, and the father
Tell them their pillar of faith has ascended
It's time now, my time now
Give me my, give me my wings

Give me my (x7)
Give me my wings

You are the light and the way
That they will only read about

Set as I am in my ways and my arrogance
Burden of proof tossed upon the believers
You were my witness
My eyes, my evidence
Judith Marie, unconditional one

Daylight dims
Leaving cold fluorescents
Difficult to see you in this light
Please forgive this bold suggestion
Should you see your maker's face tonight
Look him in the eye
Look him in the eye, and tell him
i never lived a lie, never took a life
But surely saved one, hallelujah
it's time for you to bring me home





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explanation | Reviewer: dotan | 9/23/13

this song is a religious song. a song/prey, written to a specific individual that yet to come. the messiah.
"You are the light and the way that they will only read about"

10,000 days meaning in the jewish tora and maybe cristian to, that god made us approximately 8000-9000 + - days ago... not our days.. god days.. :)
one day of god is something like 1400 years.. do the math if u want.
we are getting close to 10,000. in 10,000 days, if we won't let the messiah to revile himself and accept him, we are doomed to start all mankind again from scratch .

"What are they gonna' do when the lights go down
Without you guide them all to Zion
What are they gonna' do when the rivers overrun
Other than tremble incessantly

High is the way but our eyes are upon the ground
You are the light and the way that they will only read about
I only pray, heaven knows when to lift you out
Ten thousand days in the fire is long enough
You're going home"

his the only one that can save this planet from a certain death.

tanx for reading :)


10,000 Days (Wings Part.2) | Reviewer: Adam | 1/25/13

This is more of a prog style Tool song. But so much emotion in it. Probably the best song on the album. I would reall classify Wings For Marie (Wings Part.1) and 10,000 Days (Wings Part.2) as one song.
One of their best songs, in my opinion.

I agree with Jayson, but theres more | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/8/09

Jayson I agree with you, a large portion of this song is about how his mother should deserve to go to heaven because of what she had been through. But Maynard is saying something more in this song. I believe he is saying that other people do not deserve to go to heaven but she does. "None of them can even hold a candle up to you" He is saying all of these other people have not earned what she has earned. He is saying that the majority of these church going people haven't earned their wings like she has.

Stresstest | Reviewer: Stresstest | 9/19/09

I never saw hatred to god in maynard songs, and i don't think his christian now (Puscifer - Sour Grapes), he fells bad for the people who build a faith, a religion, to take away the responsability of their lives, to excuse their ingnorance (our limitations as humans), to have someone to blame for all the tragedies and angst, to have something to fear and fell weak.
It's so sad, when we are going trought so many problems in the world, and the church ask u to pray. It's so sad when a disaster happens and u go pray... if u want to help GET UP AND DO SOMETHING.

freaking amazing, yet melodic and meaningful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/2/07

This song, along with wings for marie, are not like most popular tool songs. Most Popular tool songs are like normal songs only better, but this song is completely awesome compared to their more famous songs. I really like the rain effect in the background, the lyrics, and the bass-guitar intro.


I am a metalhead, yet this is one of my favorite songs.

About 10000 days. | Reviewer: Andrew | 9/27/07

Alot can be said about this song and its comparison to the Judith by APC. The song Judith, the lyrics "Fuck Your God Your Lord Your Christ" is directed to those in the church who would sympathasize, but behind his mothers back would talk down on her. This song is basically IMO a thank you letter, thanking her for being so strong, helping him heal. Im sure she knew he was an angry person, but even she stood by him keeping faith. Thus, thanking her saying "You were my witness, my eyes, my evidence" and also "Look him in the eye and tell him, you never lived a lie, never took a life, but surely saved one." Watching her go through this, and her will and faith in God helped him heal his own person demons and hatred to God.

The Feel | Reviewer: Tyler | 8/1/07

This song is very good, not only because it is unique in its own way, because it can strike the hearts of a whole new crowd for Tool. The feeling is very Melancholy, but metal heads everywhere should respect the meaning and the feel of this song. It is much different than from what I normaly hear from tool, and I must say, it is a good difference.

Meaning | Reviewer: Jayson | 4/1/07

The song is about his mother Judith Marie who was a deep Christian. Even after succumbing to a paralyzing disease and then death. She kept her faith throughout the whole ordeal. Judith was about Maynard not knowing what she did to God to deserve the hell she was put through. Wings For Marie (Part 1) and 10,000 Day (Wings Part 2) are about Maynards belief that after being in that hell for years on end, Judith Marie should get her wings and go to heaven.

Judith | Reviewer: Ben | 8/15/06

This track is great in its own right, tho it makes me think of A Perfect Circle's track Judith, could it be the lines, "my eyes, my evidence, Judith Marie, unconditional one".
I have a few views on the meaning of the song, some not so obvious, but I will leave it to the dedicated fans to translate it.
The track itself is quite moody and very artistic, I can see the metal heads out there being disapointed, but I think that alot of the regular fans will enjoy the feeling of this track. I personally like the sound scape of the track over the lyrics, the detail is just right.



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