Tool Lyrics

Danny grew up in Paola, KS. Relatively normal, an element
of mystery was added to Danny's childhood when one day he
spied his father with a large sword conducting a Masonic
ritual. Danny would later notice himself performing similar
movements when he began playing drums at the age of
thirteen. As Danny progressed through high school and then
college at the University of Missouri in Kansas City he
began supplementing his studies in percussion with
speculation into the principles of geometry, science, and
metaphysics. A commitment to More...

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weird interpretation | Reviewer: sadegh
    ------ About the song Bottom performed by Tool

I can't stop thinking about a man who wants to overcome his fear of using public toilet when listening to this song. I know it's silly but it adds up.
"Compassion is broken now,
my will is eroded now,
desire it is broken now,
and it makes me feel ugly.
I'm on my knees and burnin'
my piss and moans are the fuel that sets my head on fire
so smell my soul is burnin'"
he got a lot of shit inside of him that his will to hold it inside is eroded and thinking of using public toilet make him feel ugly. his head is on fire because he has piss inside of him and he thinks he smells..
"and i have swallowed the poisons you feed me,
but I've survived on the poison you feed me,"
I think he has some sort of food poisoning or something
"shit adds up, shit adds up, shit adds up, shit adds up at the bottom"
the meaning is obvious!
"there's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to erase you."
he needs to confront his fear and engage in the act of shiting and then clean himself up
"I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain
I will use my mistakes against you, there's no other choice"
he had some sort of constipation before or he had shit himself before and he doesn't want that to happen again.
"im naked and fearless
and my fear is naked"
he's naked now and he's afraid but he's keeping on
and so on
I don't know but I feel on some level maynard knew about this interpretation and put this side meaning in this song as a joke..

Feeling | Reviewer: AnericanXD
    ------ About the song Swamp Song performed by Tool

Like each one of us in this page know, tool's songs change of meaning depending on who listens the song and the moment in each person's life. So, for me, it's about a person who's giving he's opinion in a mess where no one asks for it.
For other person may be about a person who doesn't listens the warning about drugs... Am I wrong?

infinite exsistence | Reviewer: glen
    ------ About the song Third Eye performed by Tool

there music is extremely expansive my common interest is life after death I have no religion origin so I open to new and different thought. although Ive had a few spiritual experances previous to tool and a couple since listening anything possible

one more opinion | Reviewer: Zheydhan
    ------ About the song Jambi performed by Tool

about interpretation: you can`t come with an idea for a meaning of somethig that does not appear in the lyrics "benebolent sun -> benebolent son -> Jesus!!" (i read this in another review by the way), the Tool`s lyrics aro so awesome because they are a riddle, everyone tha wants to understand them has to experience a lot of thing and not speculate, quite your mind and silence its an art, all those who try to give a meaning that differs from what is textual and the meaning of other people it like a thief, wanting to keep for his own something that does not belong to him, wanting to satisfy themselves for finding the truth, the truth does not belong to anyone in special, its for everyone the same

Regard to everyone that come so far in the comments and rewiews...

not actually that deep | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Cold and Ugly performed by Tool

this song is clearly about a prostitute, and some sort of altercation where the speaker is identifying with the prostitute as he uses her services. It's not so philosophically deep as it is emotionally deep.

My interpretation | Reviewer: Gage Wells
    ------ About the song Right in Two performed by Tool

This song says "why did father give these humans free will?"
It talks about angels on the sidline watching us "Monkeys" fight and kill each other watching it all go downhill.
Gotta divide it all right in two basically means keeping these monkeys away from each other so they will not fight over pieces of ground no longer.
That is a simple interpretation.

Cmon | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Grudge performed by Tool

Saturn is the goddess of love. He is talking about his first wifes affair and how he cant let go of it. He holds the grudge and wears it like a crown, making him feel like he can be in control of who he lets in to that point again, and he wont let anyone go beyond a certain point. Saturn being the goddess of love coming around are opportunities in which he can continue to hold on to his grude or let it go and grow.

I know this isn't it | Reviewer: DreCube
    ------ About the song H. performed by Tool

I know that this isn't what Maynard was writing about, but to me this song has always captured perfectly my struggle with manic depression and the state of mind before the dive to depression

Could happen to you | Reviewer: Calos
    ------ About the song Sober performed by Tool

I do not think there is an univoque interpretation for a real work of art. What art really does is to point toward the immensity of reallity. But giving a concrete interpretation, closed in itself (as the one about alcoholism) misses the whole point. I suggest to read the first chapter of Chesterton's Orthodoxy, or to look to a whatever piece of art that is worth.
I find this song as an authentic work of art. It suggests with great images what we find, sometimes in life. On the one hand, I myself have been called somehow as a worthless liar, and my students warned not to listen to me, because "I would only complicate them" and if they would trust in me, they would fall as well. This is what happens in every place where a brainwash is going on.
On the otherhand, I have felt the temptation "There is a shadow just behind me, shrawding every step I take", and because of the difficulties of life "making every promisse empty".
What must I do? Trust him? It seems that there is this shadow, and some times in life, It seems very real. One must realize it, to get over it.

see for yourself | Reviewer: Chris
    ------ About the song Forty-Six & 2 performed by Tool

The human desire to be correct in the things that speak to us goes far beyond the interpretation of these lyrics or any lyrics or writings. This is undoubtedly a creation of the ego present in our minds. Most of these people don't get it but the real reason these songs are written the way they are is so that you can use them to help you find more of you. The name Tool says it all, a tool that is meant to be used in the hands of those who care to. They are true artists to the pinnacle sense of the word. That being said none of you are wrong for having your own individual interpretations of these lyrics. in my opinion at the risk of sounding contradictory the only ones who are wrong are the ones who say that someone else is. Don't take my word for it read it for yourself in Maynard's own words at: "" this forum has been around since 2002 and for any of you who don't know about it already, its undoubtably the best site for anything that is "Tool"

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