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Educate me on Tool (The Band, that is)
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RE: Educate me on Tool (The Band, that is)
(12-30-2019 06:43 PM)Vars Wrote:  Can someone write more about Tool's lyrics? what is their outlook?
I ve seen vocalist was involved in some anti-nazi band and social justice charity, how does it affect their lyrics?

While I would never claim there is anything necessarily noble or righteous about Tool.
You don't make it in Hollowood for 'righteous' reasons...

As for the song themes specifically.
Some are rather introspective. 'Invincible' for eg. -
"Beating tired bones,
Tripping through remember when,
Once invincible,
Now the armor's wearing thin

Some lyrics center on social commentary. 'Vicarious' -
"Eye on the TV, 'cause tragedy thrills me,"
"Vicariously, I live while the whole world dies,
You all need it too, don't lie

Right In Two -
"Angels on the sideline,
Baffled and confused,
Father blessed them all with reason,
And this is what they choose?

Some lyrics center on their own experience. Such as their disdain for Hollowood / LA in "Aenema" -
"Of freaks here in this hopeless fucking hole we call L.A.,
The only way to fix it is to flush it all away,
Any fucking time, any fucking day,
Learn to swim, see you down in Arizona Bay

Certain songs are more esoteric as it were. 'Parabola' -
"This body, this body holding me,
Be my reminder here that I am not alone in,
This body, this body holding me,
Feeling eternal, all this pain is an illusion

Forty Six & Two -
"Stepping through my shadow,
Coming out the other side,
Step into the shadow,
Forty six and two are just ahead of me

Some songs are very personal. Such as 10,000 Days & Wings Of Marie, which deals with the death of Maynard's mother post cancer -
"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

So a mix of esoteric, personal, social commentary & semi-religious lyrics.
All from a band that made it big via Hollowood. While never shunned by Hollowood either.
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