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people_do_like_me
04-18-2006, 06:04 PM
Who are you to wave your finger
You must have been out your head
Eye-balls deep in muddy water
You practically raised the dead
Rob the grave to ? the cradle
And burn the evidence down
Soap box house of cause and glass????? Oh,
Donít be tossiní your stones around.

You musta been high
You musta been high
You musta been

Foot in mouth and head up ass, oh
What you talkiní boutí
Difficult to dance Ďround this one
ĎTil you pull it out, boy

You musta been so high
You musta been so high

Steel?????
Kangaroo?????
???????


Any help is appreciated.

Foamy
04-18-2006, 06:09 PM
House of cards.

Jesus Knievel
04-18-2006, 06:10 PM
I HOLD DEEP IN MUDDY WATER

people_do_like_me
04-18-2006, 06:12 PM
House of cards.
That makes much more sense

FistFck
04-18-2006, 06:13 PM
rob the cradle to slow the grave

MentalSanityOff
04-18-2006, 06:15 PM
shady inference
kangaroo..... with the innocent
now your..........
....high
piss all over my back hill?
you musta been high. high. high
You musta been high. Highhhhh

Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it
Eye balls deep in muddy waters, fucking hypocrite
Liar, laywer, mirror show me, whats the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty...... with the innocence
......are chosen in......... sadfasghdhsdgh........ High, high!
Piss all over my back hill
You musta been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your many fingers at me? You must ...........?

...............?
Checkpoint and......?
We can.......?

(insert sweet fuckin drum fill)

........mirror for you whats the difference
Kangaroo.....guilty as the government?
......are chosen......
High, high!
Piss all over my back hill
Must have been
High, high, high, high,

Eye-ball deep in muddy water
patched up with lies?
You must......mind?

insaner
04-18-2006, 06:18 PM
this song is about the fabricated evidence used to start the war in iraq.

my evidence is the joni mitchell war protest song that starts it out

people_do_like_me
04-18-2006, 06:19 PM
rob the cradle to slow the grave
It kinda sounds like rob the grave to snuff the cradle. now that i think about it.

Citizen Erased
04-18-2006, 06:21 PM
Kangaroo. Amazing, haha.

insaner
04-18-2006, 06:25 PM
steal borrow refer save your shady inference
kangaroo done hung the jury with the innocent

Alex in Chains
04-18-2006, 06:31 PM
this song is about the fabricated evidence used to start the war in iraq.

Fabricated evidence? Okay, Michael Moore . . .

MentalSanityOff
04-18-2006, 06:32 PM
^Seriously. Everybody knows it was made up, not fabricated. Get with it.

insaner
04-18-2006, 06:33 PM
Fabricated evidence? Okay, Michael Moore . . .

okay ann coulter.


2,378 of our kids dead. high and rising.

insaner
04-18-2006, 06:34 PM
snow the cradle

insaner
04-18-2006, 06:35 PM
Best...song...ever.


ever.

The Corinthian
04-18-2006, 07:28 PM
I didn't get too far before I gave up but heres what i got/tried to get

Who are you to wave your finger
You musta been out your head
I hold deep in muddy waters
you practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
dont go tossing your stones around

You musta been high
You musta been high
You musta been

Foot in mouth and head up ass
so whatcha talking bout
difficult to dance round this one
till you pull it out boy

You musta been so high
You musta been so high

Steel ?????
save your shady inference
kangaroo ??? hung the ??
with the innocent

now your ??? are chosen
???
high

when you pissed all over my black kettle
you musta been high, high
you musta been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger
??
eyeballs deep in muddy waters
fuckin hypocrite

Liar, lawyer, mirror show me
whats the difference
kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

now your ??? are chosen
???
high

when you pissed all over my black kettle
you musta been

So who are you to wave your finger
who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me
you look ???

mike tyson
04-18-2006, 08:07 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but he DEFINITELY says "You musta been out your hair".

Ertai
04-18-2006, 09:05 PM
HIGH!!!

Scrunzset
04-18-2006, 09:23 PM
Maybe this is about his friend who took some ecstasy and tried to marry everyone in the room.....

thautis
04-18-2006, 09:25 PM
"who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me"

i think it may be "bloody fingers"

Fulcan
04-18-2006, 09:36 PM
You must have been out of your HAIR .... you know...wiggin?

auto-de-fe
04-18-2006, 10:03 PM
Who are you to wave your finger
You musta been out your head
I hold deep in muddy waters
you practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
donít go tossing your stones around

You musta been high
You musta been high
You musta been

Foot in mouth and head up ass
so whatcha talking bout
difficult to dance round this one
till you pull it out boy

You musta been so high
You musta been so high

Steel ?????
save your shady inference
kangaroo done hung the juror
with the innocent

now your ??? are chosen
??? golden images ???
high

when you pissed all over my black kettle
you musta been high, high
you musta been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger
so full of it
eyeballs deep in muddy waters
fuckin hypocrite

Liar, lawyer, mirror show me
whatís the difference
kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

now your ??? are chosen
??? golden images up ???
high

when you pissed all over my black kettle
you musta been

So who are you to wave your finger
who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me
you look ???

tempathy
04-18-2006, 10:51 PM
last line >>>>
you are clearly out your mind

Physt
04-18-2006, 10:56 PM
now your witnesses are chosen

Vegama
04-19-2006, 03:09 AM
Am I the only person on this forum who can understand the lyrics?


PISS ALL OVER MY BLACK KETTLE

(Edit: I notice someone posted it before, but JESUS, I got that first listen.)

UrQuattro
04-19-2006, 04:48 AM
^Seriously. Everybody knows it was made up, not fabricated. Get with it.


most definitely... iraq had no lathes... it is tough to fabricate without a functional, modern machine shop...

mike tyson
04-19-2006, 04:55 AM
IT'S OUT YOUR HAIR.. HAIR!!!

otb
04-19-2006, 06:14 AM
Who are you to wave your finger? You must have been out your head.
I hold deep in muddy waters, you practically raised the dead
Rob the grave to snow the cradle, then burn the evidence down.
Soapbox house of cards and glass, so don’t go tossing your stones around.

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been…

Foot in mouth and head up ass, so whatcha talking ‘bout?
Difficult to dance round this one, till you pull it out, boy.

You must have been so high
You must have been so high

Steal, borrow, reap and save your shady inference.
Kangaroo done, hung the juror with the innocent.

Now your withered seeds are chosen
And the golden images up in your eye.

When you pissed all over my black kettle, you must have been high, high.
You must have been high, high.

Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters, fucking hypocrite
Liar, lawyer, mirror show me, what’s the difference?
Kangaroo done, hung the guilty with the innocent

Now your withered seeds are chosen
And the golden images up in your…
High, high.

When you pissed all over my black kettle, you must have been…

So who are you to wave your finger? Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You are clearly out of your mind.

Leaving things out in the ground, trapped without a reason, leaving things out in the ground…

Liar, lawyer, mirror, foil, what’s the difference?
Kangaroo, beast, don’t needs guilt in every government.

Now your withered seeds are chosen
And the golden images up in your eye, eye.

When you pissed all over my black kettle, you must have been high, high, high, high.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters. Eyeballs deep in muddy waters.
Catch up with lies.
You must happen.
Hurts on mine.

----------

Still very unsure on some of the words, but this is as close as I could get for now.

FistFck
04-19-2006, 06:36 AM
Hurts on mine; hurt your mind?


definately the closest so far. fantastic job everyone.

Andorion
04-19-2006, 06:41 AM
"Now your withered seeds are chosen
And the golden images up in your eye, eye."

I'm pretty sure that line's wrong, but don't know the correct one.

∆mitis
04-19-2006, 06:46 AM
Another updated version:

Who are you to wave your finger?
You must've been out your head.
I hold deep in muddy waters.
You practically raised the dead.

Rob the grave to snow the cradle,
Then burn the evidence down.
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Don’t go tossing your stones around

You must've been high.
You must've been high.
You must've been.

Foot in mouth and head up ass
So what ya talking ‘bout?
Difficult to dance round this one
'Till you pull it out, boy.

You must've been so high.
You must've been so high.

Steal, borrow, reap and save your shady inference.
Kangaroo done, hung the juror with the innocent.


Now your withered seeds are chosen
And the golden images set and you’re high.

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been high, high. (x2)

Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters, fucking hypocrite.
Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me, what’s the difference?
Kangaroo done, hung the guilty with the innocent.

Now your withered seeds are chosen
And the golden images set and you’re...
High, high.
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been…

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind.

Leaving things out in the ground,
Trapped without a reason.
Leaving things out in the ground…

Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you,
What’s the difference?
Kangaroo, beast, don’t needs guilt in every government.

Now your withered seeds are chosen
And the golden images up in you’re
High, high.

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been high.
High. (x3)

Eyeballs deep in muddy waters.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters,
Catch up with lies.
You must have been out your mind.

FistFck
04-19-2006, 06:49 AM
awesome. even better. anyone (aussies in particular? lol) know why he uses the word kangaroo?

Gajarigon
04-19-2006, 06:59 AM
awesome. even better. anyone (aussies in particular? lol) know why he uses the word kangaroo?

That's what I was thinking as well... What's with this animal thing man... Kangaroos, monkeys...

Priapus
04-19-2006, 07:11 AM
Another updated version:


Now your withered seeds are chosen
And the golden images up in youíre
High, high.
.

Definitely eye, not high

crimble
04-19-2006, 07:32 AM
"Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me, whatís the difference?
Kangaroo done, hung the guilty with the innocent."

A Kangaroo Court

tangent
04-19-2006, 07:36 AM
AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA kangaroos AND monkeys! class!

FistFck
04-19-2006, 08:11 AM
were all manimals

Alcawhorlick
04-19-2006, 08:47 AM
awesome. even better. anyone (aussies in particular? lol) know why he uses the word kangaroo?


Pretty sure he's referring to "kangaroo court"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court

FindtheTruth
04-19-2006, 10:25 AM
Another updated version

Great job, I think that all looks really good and close.

Atrophy Annie
04-19-2006, 10:41 AM
Pretty sure he's referring to "kangaroo court"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court


i'd bet dollars to doughnuts that he's saying "kangaroo dung"

bogsnarth
04-19-2006, 04:10 PM
edited because i didn't read the most recent updated lyrics

bogsnarth
04-19-2006, 04:11 PM
and the first instance of the "deep in muddy waters" line:

eye-hole deep in muddy waters


fits with the "eyeball-deep" in the later line

bogsnarth
04-19-2006, 04:14 PM
"golden images in your eye"

Alcawhorlick
04-19-2006, 04:18 PM
I think it's:
foot in mouth and head up asshole
whatcha talkin bout?

bogsnarth
04-19-2006, 04:18 PM
Kangaroo, beast, donít needs guilt in every government.


i think this is "kangaroo, be stoned, he's guilty" and then it sounds like "how's it goin'" but i know that's not right. :P

Jayar
04-19-2006, 04:31 PM
I hear 'hair' instead of 'head'.

orange.juice
04-19-2006, 05:47 PM
I hear 'hair' instead of 'head'.
.

The Corinthian
04-19-2006, 06:04 PM
I put head instead of hair because it made more sense but it does sound like hair so =/
considering how warped in general the lyrics of this song are it could well be hair.

also i believe the last kangaroo line is "kangaroo be stoned, he's guilty in every government"

I don't think "your withered seeds are chosen" is right but I can't figure out what it is

KFJ
04-19-2006, 07:09 PM
I swear that one part nobody has figured out yet sounds like "now/well you're weepin' shades of chosen indigo, got lemon juice up in your... eye, eye"

maynerd
04-19-2006, 08:57 PM
I think he says....

Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you,
Whatís the difference?
Kangaroo, be stoned, he's guilty, F the government

L.D.
04-19-2006, 09:11 PM
"who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me"

i think it may be "bloody fingers"


It's "petty"

chalk_line
04-19-2006, 09:16 PM
"Eye balls deep in muddy waters"

he's saying he's full of shit in so many words
(maybe im just staing the obvious, sorry if i am)

megazach
04-19-2006, 09:34 PM
I think the eyeballs deep in muddy waters is a direct reference to bush and the whole new orleans debacle. Think about it, muddy waters? Dirty flood waters?

praefector
04-19-2006, 09:52 PM
I swear that one part nobody has figured out yet sounds like "now/well you're weepin' shades of chosen indigo, got lemon juice up in your... eye, eye"

"lemon juice" is what i hear as well

chalk_line
04-19-2006, 11:44 PM
I think the eyeballs deep in muddy waters is a direct reference to bush and the whole new orleans debacle. Think about it, muddy waters? Dirty flood waters?

i hadn't thought of that, good insight, this is very possible

megazach
04-19-2006, 11:56 PM
i hadn't thought of that, good insight, this is very possibleThanks, and I really like how, despite being significantly more political on this album, Maynard made every attempt at keeping the shots subtle. I like that.

Openly politically-charged bands, and this includes those who do it well, get boring after awhile.

This album definitely takes more time to absorb than most Tool albums, but that's definitely not a bad thing. It's not better or worse than any of the previous albums, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable.

Oprah
04-19-2006, 11:59 PM
I think he says....

Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you,
Whatís the difference?
Kangaroo, be stoned, he's guilty, F the government




I think its "kangaroo be stoned he's guilty as the goverment" fo shizzle

toolebukk
04-20-2006, 12:00 AM
can someone here PM me a link to an mp3 version of this song?
yousendit.com or something?

Scrunzset
04-20-2006, 12:34 AM
I think its "kangaroo be stoned he's guilty as the goverment" fo shizzle

Hehehehe..... Minge and Gary.

Looque
04-20-2006, 12:43 AM
The second time around, it's either

"Liar, lawyer, mirror, voyeur, whatís the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent."

or

"Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you, whatís the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent."

Contextually, either makes sense, but I can't aurally distinguish which it would be. In the first instance, it would be begging the difference in two separate comparisons: liar/lawyer and mirror/voyeur. The latter would be only one comparison (liar/lawyer), and upon reflection wondering what the difference between the two would be. I'm leaning more toward "voyeur."

Andorion
04-20-2006, 09:33 AM
At the very end:


Eyeballs deep in muddy waters.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters,
Catch up with lies.
You must have been out your mind.

The first one is definitely "bloody waters", and I think the second one is "Elbows".

Eyeballs deep in bloody water
Elbows deep in muddy waters

or maybe even "Eyeballs dripping bloody water" for the first line... these two are difficult.

The second time around, it's either

"Liar, lawyer, mirror, voyeur, whatís the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent."

or

"Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you, whatís the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent."

Contextually, either makes sense, but I can't aurally distinguish which it would be. In the first instance, it would be begging the difference in two separate comparisons: liar/lawyer and mirror/voyeur. The latter would be only one comparison (liar/lawyer), and upon reflection wondering what the difference between the two would be. I'm leaning more toward "voyeur."

I'm hearing "Liar, lawyer, mirror, foil" - the last word is definitely with an F.

visionary
04-20-2006, 09:42 AM
After listening to the song MANY times over, I believe he is saying at this part:

Kangaroo be stoned, he's guilty, ask the government

Now your witnesses are chosen, then/there/and you go
Delivered yourself in your eye

visionary
04-20-2006, 09:44 AM
Also, I think it's:

"Rob the grave to slow the cradle"

KFJ
04-20-2006, 09:51 AM
I only hear "snow the cradle"... the background music is minimal and the vocals are up front.
What snowing a cradle means, I haven't a clue.

KingSigy
04-20-2006, 09:55 AM
I think he says piss over my black halo, but I'm not sure.

KFJ
04-20-2006, 09:59 AM
Piss all over my black kettle (reference to the pot calling the kettle black)

KingSigy
04-20-2006, 10:10 AM
Yeah, I hear kettle now when I listen deeper. ANd he absolutely is saying "Weeping chosen shades of indigo, Got lemon juice up in your..."

EssPea
04-20-2006, 10:17 AM
"Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you,
Whatís the difference?
Kangaroo, beast, donít needs guilt in every government."

Kangaroo be stoned, hes guilty as the government.

KFJ
04-20-2006, 10:28 AM
THe bridge sounds like "weepin shades of indigo, shed without a reason"

EssPea
04-20-2006, 10:33 AM
THe bridge sounds like "weepin shades of indigo, shed without a reason"

Weepin' and Lemon Juice in your eye go much better together. Plus I don't here what you say it says.

Skatterd
04-20-2006, 10:48 AM
Who are you to wave your finger?
You must've been out your hair
Eye-hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Dont go tossing your stones around

You must've been high
You must've been high
You must've been

Foot in mouth and head up ass
So what ya talking bout?
Difficult to dance round this one
'Till you pull it out, boy

You must've been so high
You must've been so high

Steal, borrow, reap and save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung the jury with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been high, high
You must've been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters, fucking hypocrite
Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me, whats the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

Weeping shades of indigo
Trapped without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you, whats the difference?
Kangaroo be stoned, he's guilty as the government

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye, eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been high, high, high, high

Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Elbows deep in muddy waters
Catch up with lies
You must have been out your mind

KFJ
04-20-2006, 10:48 AM
"weepin shades of indigo, shed without a reason" is at 4:12

KFJ
04-20-2006, 10:59 AM
"Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you, whatís the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent."



I think this one sounds right. You could say it like "liar, lawyer, mirror for ya, what's the difference"

As if handing the person a mirror and asking the difference between him and the liar/lawyer

otb
04-20-2006, 11:55 AM
(lyrics)

And that, I believe, is 100% correct.

∆mitis
04-20-2006, 12:32 PM
Could it be: "Weeping shades of indigo. Shot without a reason." ?

aenematron
04-20-2006, 03:02 PM
Uh, why? Shed makes a big bowl o' sense.

ljasonl
04-20-2006, 05:55 PM
Piss all over my black kettle (reference to the pot calling the kettle black)

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...

Rubb.
04-20-2006, 07:52 PM
"kangaroo be stoned, he still said I forgot my line"

fo shizz...

CalfMan
04-20-2006, 09:31 PM
I think it's:
foot in mouth and head up asshole
whatcha talkin bout?

truth, oh, and fuckin awesome the way it is delivered by the 'nard

drumtool
04-20-2006, 10:42 PM
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Elbows deep in muddy waters



i hear eyeballs deep in muddy waters
YOUR balls deep in muddy waters

i think the rest is very very very good(you just never know with maynard)

KFJ
04-20-2006, 11:52 PM
It's "petty"

Sounds to me like "who are you to wave your many fingers at me"

jedi_head
04-21-2006, 03:15 AM
Pretty sure he's referring to "kangaroo court"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court

im from aus, and was thinkin he was jsut referrin to australia in general, our leader is a little brown nose after george dubyas love, so maybe a reference there perchance?

just goin out on a whim..

L.D.
04-21-2006, 05:10 AM
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Elbows deep in muddy waters



Great! Now all we need is "Shoulder deep in muddy waters" and it's final! ;)

scaredsquirrel
04-21-2006, 06:40 AM
I thought it was black halo

sounds fitting to me

6:00..Bhaal
04-21-2006, 07:03 AM
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Elbows deep in muddy waters



i hear eyeballs deep in muddy waters
YOUR balls deep in muddy waters

i think the rest is very very very good(you just never know with maynard)


i hear MY balls deep in muddy waters

6:00..Bhaal
04-21-2006, 07:37 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Kettle
^^black kettle

"What Black Kettle may have trusted were his own traditions. As a Peace Chief following pipe tradition, he would have been taught the four central tenets of faith, truth, humility and respect. Black Kettle is remembered as much for how he lived as how he died."



if the song is about lawyers and the court system[see kangaroo court: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court]

then this would make sense.

OG-Whoop
04-21-2006, 08:09 AM
Some thoughts:

"That's like the pot calling the kettle black" is an american saying regarding someone being a hypocrite.

The song is not about the war in Iraq.

It is more a diatribe against the courts/lawyers/police for trumped up charges in a marijuana case where the cops, lawyers and/or judges are known to also smoke a little reefer. The last line of the song tells me the arresting officer is the one hitting the bong. (at least on the surface - needs more listens to go deeper to be sure just how many people/bands/celebrities/institutions this song is really telling to go fuck themselves...)

Along those lines:

the "Rob the grave to snow the cradle" line makes sense because a "Snow Job" is when you set someone up.

"High eye" is saying the person has a "holier-than-thou" attitude.

"Fatty fingers" is inferring that the person waving the finger has also held his fair share of blunts.

With "Liar, lawyer..." he's saying that one is a mirror image of the other. As in - they're the same thing.

A lot of of people have suggested "out of your hair," but that doesn't rhyme with "raise the dead" now does it?

No one should have to be told the stuff about "muddy waters" refers to bullshit. If that's not clear to you I'd suggest checking out a reading comprehension class or two.

Now... all that said, here's my take (with big thanks to the guy who said he heard "lemon juice" because that makes sense with the inference that the indigo tears are fake tears.):

____________

Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been out your head
Eye hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Don't go tossin' your stones around

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been

Foot in mouth and head up asshole
What ya talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
'til you pull it out, boy

You must have been so high
You must have been so high

Steal, borrrow -- reefer save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung no juror with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high
You must have been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger?
So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin' hypocrite

Liar, lawyer -- mirror show me
What's the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your high eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

Weeping shades of indigo
Shed without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer
Mirror for you what's the difference
Kangaroo be stoned
He's guilty -- ask the government

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
EYE

Now when you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in bloody waters
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters

Ganja police you must have been out your mind

_____________

That should be 99.9% right. There can be discrepancies on things like "asshole" or "ass, so..." We'll never know unless the man types them up for us.

ryan

megadan
04-21-2006, 09:47 AM
I love this song, but I HATE how he says "out your head"


...


"out OF your head," Maynard!!

praefector
04-21-2006, 09:56 AM
i like "outchyo"

its more sassy, i like sassy maynard

ProdigyDub
04-21-2006, 10:10 AM
Some thoughts:

"That's like the pot calling the kettle black" is an american saying regarding someone being a hypocrite.

The song is not about the war in Iraq.

It is more a diatribe against the courts/lawyers/police for trumped up charges in a marijuana case where the cops, lawyers and/or judges are known to also smoke a little reefer. The last line of the song tells me the arresting officer is the one hitting the bong. (at least on the surface - needs more listens to go deeper to be sure just how many people/bands/celebrities/institutions this song is really telling to go fuck themselves...)

Along those lines:

the "Rob the grave to snow the cradle" line makes sense because a "Snow Job" is when you set someone up.

"High eye" is saying the person has a "holier-than-thou" attitude.

"Fatty fingers" is inferring that the person waving the finger has also held his fair share of blunts.

With "Liar, lawyer..." he's saying that one is a mirror image of the other. As in - they're the same thing.

A lot of of people have suggested "out of your hair," but that doesn't rhyme with "raise the dead" now does it?

No one should have to be told the stuff about "muddy waters" refers to bullshit. If that's not clear to you I'd suggest checking out a reading comprehension class or two.

Now... all that said, here's my take (with big thanks to the guy who said he heard "lemon juice" because that makes sense with the inference that the indigo tears are fake tears.):

____________

Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been out your head
Eye hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Don't go tossin' your stones around

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been

Foot in mouth and head up asshole
What ya talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
'til you pull it out, boy

You must have been so high
You must have been so high

Steal, borrrow -- reefer save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung no juror with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high
You must have been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger?
So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin' hypocrite

Liar, lawyer -- mirror show me
What's the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your high eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

Weeping shades of indigo
Shed without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer
Mirror for you what's the difference
Kangaroo be stoned
He's guilty -- ask the government

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
EYE

Now when you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in bloody waters
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters

Ganja police you must have been out your mind

_____________

That should be 99.9% right. There can be discrepancies on things like "asshole" or "ass, so..." We'll never know unless the man types them up for us.

ryan

The first half of your post is very well-stated and accurate...but I don't think your interpretation of the lyrics is anywhere near "99.9%" accurate.

svet-am
04-21-2006, 11:46 AM
Kangaroo?????


The first time this comes up, it's


Kangaroo'ed and hung the jury


Later, it comes up again and is


Kangaroo'ed among the guilty


finally, it is used a third time

Kangaroo'ed and stoned the guilty


it's a reference to a Kangaroo Court

DEFINITION: A kangaroo court (also known as a kangaroo trial or a Drumhead trial) is a sham legal proceeding or court, often judged subjectively through the speaker's perspective. It may be a court that has had its integrity compromised, i.e., the impartiality of the judge who refuses to be recused, or an elaborately scripted event intended to appear fair while having the outcome predetermined from the start.


edit: just saw someone got to fixing it before me. good work.

OG-Whoop
04-21-2006, 11:50 AM
I love this song, but I HATE how he says "out your head"


...


"out OF your head," Maynard!!


The more I hear this song, the more I hear IN this song.

Not only is it a condemnation of hypocrisy in the legal system or the hypocrisy of the whole war on drugs, it's also a condemnation of America's "War on Terror" and can tie into a lot of current U.S. policy. Maynard very delicately weaves a dense tapestry of hate here, and I'm sure there's even more to it than I can see now.

Something that struck me when I first heard the intro, however, slipped to the back of my mind but has come back to my attention with some of the other posts here.

The song starts out with just Maynard - and yeah, he sounds funny, like he's sped up or has lots of effects, but that's only taking it at face value like a lot of folks posting here are doing.

I don't think there are any real "effects" on the vocal there other than the backwards echo. The vocal track actually seems to have been comped together from different takes -- lots of different takes. Every word sounds edited with bad splices, which is why the beginnings and ends of words are all fucked up.

This, coupled with Maynard's phrasing -- leaving the "g" of of words which end in "ing," slamming syllables together like "outchyer" instead of "out of your" -- all of that turns this song into a condemnation of the current trends in pop and rock music. He's condemning educated people who talk like street punks and assume a fake personality to sell records. He's saying to all of the bands out there to play it for real and don't fucking assemble it in Pro Tools. I feel he's directing this at the bands who autotune and manipulate every beat of every song in Pro Tools until it lines up perfectly along a grid - yet they claim to their fans that they just went in and recorded it live but anyone with a pair of ears can hear it's just not true.

I love this song. I love how much hate -- intelligent, well thought out hate -- is packed into just this one track. It completely blows me away.

______________

As for the accuracy of my transcription, I stand by what I posted. I was pretty accurate when I posted my transcription for "Message to Harry Manback" back in the day, and I don't even speak Italian. This one is much easier to make out.

I doubt they'll give us the lyrics in the CD but they're bound to come around in some official form sooner or later.

ryan

buggrit
04-21-2006, 11:57 AM
I also think that it is:
MIGHTY fingers

FistFck
04-21-2006, 12:06 PM
I also think that it is:
MIGHTY fingers


u beat me to it. i meant to post this the other day but i forgot. its definately "mighty" fingers.

Ancalagon
04-21-2006, 12:18 PM
This song is so sarcastic, and the lyrics are intentionally ridiculously written. I LOVE IT; this song kicks about as much ass as any Tool song ever (though there are certainly more epic masterpieces in their past catalogue).

sound.out.light
04-21-2006, 12:30 PM
u beat me to it. i meant to post this the other day but i forgot. its definately "mighty" fingers.
i totally hear fatty. and i like that much better

buggrit
04-21-2006, 12:35 PM
u beat me to it. i meant to post this the other day but i forgot. its definately "mighty" fingers.

I listened to "The Pot" on repeat for about an hour this morning, and it kept bugging me :)

KFJ
04-21-2006, 02:27 PM
Meh, I still think it's 'many' fingers... indicating several people pointing fingers or one person pointing more than one.
Here is *my* final version with minor changes to the above version.
*************



Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been out your head
Eye hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Don't go tossin' your stones around

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been

Foot in mouth and head up ass
so what ya talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
'til you pull it out, boy

You must have been so high
You must have been so high

Steal, borrrow reefer save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung the jury with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high
You must have been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger?
So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin' hypocrite

Liar, lawyer -- mirror show me
What's the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your high eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your many fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

Weeping shades of indigo
Shed without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer
Mirror for you what's the difference
Kangaroo be stoned
He's guilty -- ask the government

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
EYE

Now when you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in bloody waters
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters

Ganja police you must have been out your mind

U4ia
04-21-2006, 02:46 PM
The lyrics "muddy waters" makes me think of Hunter S. Thompson every time I hear it.

"Order some golf shoes. Otherwise, we'll never get out of this place alive. It's impossible to walk in this muck...."

"PLEASE tell me about the fucking golf shoes!!!!!!"
-'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' by HST

Does anyone else think about that scene when you hear those lyrics??

Supergroup
04-21-2006, 06:01 PM
The sassy Maynard bothers me as well.

Ratt
04-21-2006, 08:24 PM
"Got lemon juice up in your eye" >> "But it might just have been your eye" ??

HalfASandwidch
04-21-2006, 08:35 PM
It's..
You must have been out of your hair

Because if it's not then maynard makes his d's sound like r's therefore he needs some help with pro-noun-see-ation. And maynard doesn't always rhyme. He doesn't rhyme a lot of the time. But it doesn't have to rhyme...

abrack29
04-21-2006, 08:55 PM
If you pronounce pronunciation "pro-noun-see-ation," YOU need some help with pronunciation.

bogsnarth
04-21-2006, 10:38 PM
the shape of the mouth when making "r" and "d" sounds is very similar.. and although maynard has an incredible range, this is right near the top, which any singer can tell you sometimes requires some weird maxillofacial contortions to acheive with good timbre..
i just don't think the line is "out your hair.." it does sound similar, but my reason won't let me accept that..

but that's not why i'm posting, i just wanted to point that out..

the real reason for my post, and i apologize if someone has made this correction already, is that i see this line transcribed mistakenly in the past 2 or 3 versions:
it's not "reefer save your" or anything to that effect.. it's "steal/borrow, reaper/savior, shady inference".. goes along with the "liar/lawyer...what's the difference" lines

Opiate_Mass
04-22-2006, 02:53 AM
I HOLD DEEP IN MUDDY WATER
that's what it sounds like to me

KFJ
04-22-2006, 05:09 AM
the real reason for my post, and i apologize if someone has made this correction already, is that i see this line transcribed mistakenly in the past 2 or 3 versions:
it's not "reefer save your" or anything to that effect.. it's "steal/borrow, reaper/savior, shady inference".. goes along with the "liar/lawyer...what's the difference" lines

Nice... I like it.
These words (on the whole album) are like those drawings of the old lady/young lady depending on how you look at it.

Mr C
04-22-2006, 05:21 AM
Liar, lawyer
Mirror for you what's the difference
Kangaroo be stoned
He's guilty -- ask the government




I thought it sounded like...

Liar, Lawyer
Mirror, Voyeur
What's the difference
Kangaroo bestowed "He's guilty"
Ask the government

Have a listen, see what you think.

MrDiggler
04-22-2006, 08:55 AM
There is absolutely no way it's "GANJA POLICE." That literlally makes no sense to the rest of the song.

How about "caught you up in lies?" That's what I'm hearing.

aarondick
04-22-2006, 12:31 PM
this song is about the fabricated evidence used to start the war in iraq.

my evidence is the joni mitchell war protest song that starts it out

A Kangaroo Court is one which has no real authority and just comes up with decisions regardless of evidence or justice. A hung jury can't decide either way.

I haven't heard this song, but I figured Vicarious was about watching war on TV. so that fit a little...

poolshark021
04-22-2006, 01:06 PM
I thought it was black halo

sounds fitting to me
Thats what I thought too

panocha21
04-22-2006, 01:14 PM
I thought it sounded like...

Liar, Lawyer
Mirror, Voyeur
What's the difference
Kangaroo bestowed "He's guilty"
Ask the government

Have a listen, see what you think.

It's definitely "bestowed", I actually came here to post it. Good find because I couldnt think what came after that and "He's guilty" makes a lot of sense. But I don't like voyeur in there. I always hear "for you". Probably trying to show that the lawyer is a hypocrite because he's incriminating someone for lying when there's a kangaroo court in place. So, I propose:

"Liar lawyer, mirror for you
What's the difference?
Kangaroo bestowed "He's guilty"
Ask the government"

His_Royal_Dudeness
04-22-2006, 02:50 PM
Although this song is absolutely top notch, it's a bit sad the last scream (after the Ganja Police-line) has been mixed too much behind the instruments.

bogsnarth
04-22-2006, 03:15 PM
It's definitely "bestowed", I actually came here to post it. Good find because I couldnt think what came after that and "He's guilty" makes a lot of sense. But I don't like voyeur in there. I always hear "for you". Probably trying to show that the lawyer is a hypocrite because he's incriminating someone for lying when there's a kangaroo court in place. So, I propose:

"Liar lawyer, mirror for you
What's the difference?
Kangaroo bestowed "He's guilty"
Ask the government"
it's "be stoned" as was stated earlier..

kangaroo: be stoned, he's guilty.

Untamed
04-23-2006, 06:13 AM
The lyrics "muddy waters" makes me think of Hunter S. Thompson every time I hear it.

"Order some golf shoes. Otherwise, we'll never get out of this place alive. It's impossible to walk in this muck...."

"PLEASE tell me about the fucking golf shoes!!!!!!"
-'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' by HST

Does anyone else think about that scene when you hear those lyrics??


Reminds me of Floyd, the Trial. ....yep..stab me in the head, I said it.

Cept it's his Mom prosecuting.

drumtool
04-23-2006, 07:08 AM
its "your balls" the last time he says it................................................ .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ................................................

xerd
04-23-2006, 09:07 AM
Sorry for interrupting :)
Some about 5:16 I hear something like Came? your rubbish stony? africa moments.

bogsnarth
04-23-2006, 09:17 AM
that line has already been figured out for the most part, and you're pretty much entirely off the mark..

it's "Kangaroo" (as in kangaroo court) "be stoned, he's guilty" (as in stoning someone to death, casting the first stone, etc) and the last part sounds like "ask the government".. that's the best guess so far, anyway imo.

xerd
04-23-2006, 09:25 AM
Probably kangaroo, but last part of this line sounds for me like africa moment :p

eksyte
04-23-2006, 09:26 AM
Sounds more like "based on".

Sagacious Foetu
04-23-2006, 09:51 AM
i'm not sure where, but i hear "hung the juror".

i'll find it when i'm done listening to it, which i am right now, just to listen to it.

Brason
04-23-2006, 06:43 PM
That should be 99.9% right.
ryan


I would agree with you 100%. Good job.

jhnygsh
04-23-2006, 06:49 PM
i hear this:

kangaroo bestow these guilty in the government

mogley
04-23-2006, 10:38 PM
I hear "UP THE GOVERNAMENT" as in the current administration making a homeland security dept. , the patriot act, ect. ect.

K In Yo Mouf
04-24-2006, 07:49 AM
Anybody Care 2 Explain Wat the "and u Piss All over My Black Kettle" Part Could b About?

bogsnarth
04-24-2006, 12:31 PM
somebody already did.


"when you pissed all over my black kettle" - the pot calling the kettle black - hypocrisy - etc.

monkeythumbs
04-24-2006, 12:39 PM
derka hakka sherpa muhammad jihad.

undertow39
04-24-2006, 02:53 PM
i hear this:

kangaroo bestow these guilty in the government

I think it's : kangaroo be stoned these guilty AS the government

Also, I think it's "eyeballs deep in bloody water"

"your balls deep in muddy water"

Sacred_Nipple
04-24-2006, 04:34 PM
isn't it "mighty" finger???

lateral_circle
04-24-2006, 04:49 PM
most definitely... iraq had no lathes... it is tough to fabricate without a functional, modern machine shop...


Thats why you buy weapons from other people. And then ship them out when the U.S. comes in..........which they did. I'm not a Bush lover but damn, these kids weren't drafted.

randomhero8823
04-24-2006, 04:50 PM
i cant wait to see the video for this song!!!!!!

KingSigy
04-24-2006, 06:14 PM
I believe its "Kangaroo Be Stoned, He's guilty, Ask the government." Not sure though.

bogsnarth
04-24-2006, 06:21 PM
that's what it sounds like to me, too.. the last part is a little muddled, but it sounds close.

visionary
04-24-2006, 07:49 PM
Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been out your head
Eye hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Don't go tossin' your stones around

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been

Foot in mouth and head up ass so
What ya talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
'til you pull it out, boy

You must have been so high
You must have been so high

Steal/barrow, reaper save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung no jury with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high
You must have been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger?
So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin' hypocrite

Liar, lawyer
Mirror, show me
What's the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye, eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your many fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

Weeping shades of indigo
Shed without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer, mirror
For you, what's the difference
Kangaroo be stoned
He's guilty as the government

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye, eye

Now when you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in bloody waters
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters

Catch up with lies!
You must have been out your mind


Okay, after listening to it through a bunch of times, this is what I feel to be correct. My first observation being that he DEFINITELY says:

"Steal/barrow, REAPER SAVE YOUR shady inference."

I thought it was almost too obvious. I think most of you are hanging too much on his references to pot. When listeing, I tried not to become lost in the idea of it being primarily about smoking pot or being high. The line also makes sense if interpreted as I have done. Also, I'm not positive but the line:

"Foot in mouth and head up ass SO,"

is also correct based on:

"Soapbox house of cards and glass SO
Don't go tossin' your stones around."

It just seems to follow suit. Uniformity among what seems like chaos and characteristic of Maynard's writing style.

Ganja police...It does actually sound like he says that. I'll give you that, BUT there is no way he's actually saying that...again, a forced assumption based references to being high and the title of the song. Moving on.

"Kangaroo be stoned
He's guilty as the government."

A very bold statement from Maynard. Again, right down his alley. The kangaroo court is as full of shit as our government. I don't buy it. He doesn't buy it either.

Another argument I have with popular belief is that he does not say, "fatty fingers." I am fairly sure he says either "mighty" or "many." If I didn't all-of-a-sudden have an overbearing urge to listen to "10,000 Days," I would have continued listening to that part until I have a diffinitive answer, but I don't even know if I would have obtained one. Until Maynard decided to let us in on his many secrets, I'll probably use both, depending on my mood.

I think that the only other thing, if I haven't missed anything along the way, that I still debate is "eyeballs," "eyeholes," "elbows," "your balls," and any other variation of the lyric that is currently circulating. There is a good posibility that he may use any combination of these throughout the song, possibly even, in pairs.

For instance:
Eye holes ->>> eyeballs.

If there are eye holes and you are looking through them, you are a fuckin' hypocrit as he, I believe, states in the first few minutes of the song. But, like I stated above, I am not sure that there is any truth to the other variations. Our imagination and desire to make sense of the madness that is Maynard leads us down many avenues where we lose sight of the point, which we replace with our own, one more suiting of our own needs (I guess).

I will not claim that my lyrics are 99.99% correct. I truly have no idea how accurate my interpretation is. I'll let you guys decide.

The only thing I DO KNOW for sure is that it is incredibly well writen as is everything else on this record.

bogsnarth
04-24-2006, 08:52 PM
Okay, after listening to it through a bunch of times, this is what I feel to be correct. My first observation being that he DEFINITELY says:

"Steal/barrow, REAPER SAVE YOUR shady inference."

I thought it was almost too obvious. I think most of you are hanging too much on his references to pot. When listeing, I tried not to become lost in the idea of it being primarily about smoking pot or being high. The line also makes sense if interpreted as I have done.
i think it makes more sense (of course since it was my interpretation) as "steal/borrow, reaper/savior, shady inference"

they sound exactly the same, but i think contextually reaper/savior makes more sense.

eksyte
04-24-2006, 10:55 PM
It's "reaper/savior".

Bush presents (infers) himself to be the savior of America, but the lies he spews are killing (reaping) our freedoms.

LiLponyAddiction
04-25-2006, 05:22 AM
Who are you to wave your finger?
You must've been out your hair
Eye-hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Dont go tossing your stones around

You must've been high
You must've been high
You must've been

Foot in mouth and head up ass
So what ya talking bout?
Difficult to dance round this one
'Till you pull it out, boy

You must've been so high
You must've been so high

Steal, borrow, reap and save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung the jury with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been high, high
You must've been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters, fucking hypocrite
Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me, whats the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

Weeping shades of indigo
Trapped without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you, whats the difference?
Kangaroo be stoned, he's guilty as the government

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye, eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been high, high, high, high

Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Elbows deep in muddy waters
Catch up with lies
You must have been out your mind


This is it! I was having a hard time deciphering "Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo Got lemon juice up in your eye, eye".....

visionary
04-25-2006, 07:58 AM
i think it makes more sense (of course since it was my interpretation) as "steal/borrow, reaper/savior, shady inference"

they sound exactly the same, but i think contextually reaper/savior makes more sense.

I agree that it does sound like he says reaper/savior, and there is a good chance he does. But, I still stand by original statement which makes as much sense as yours. He's telling the reaper, the government to call it what he wishes (steal or borrow) and that either way, it's a shady inference.

Wingedson
04-25-2006, 01:06 PM
Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been out your head
Eye hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Don't go tossin' your stones around

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been

Foot in mouth and head up asshole
What ya talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
'til you pull it out, boy

You must have been so high
You must have been so high

Steal, borrrow -- reaper save your shady inference ( this part could be, reaper/saviour, shady inference, inference relating to the gathering of information and drawing a conclusion based on said information. I feel that save your shady inference fits more closely)
Kangaroo done hung no juror with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high
You must have been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger?
So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin' hypocrite

Liar, lawyer -- mirror show me
What's the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your high eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

Weeping shades of indigo
Shed without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer
Mirror for you what's the difference
Kangaroo be stoned
He's guilty -- ask the government

NOW
You're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
EYE

Now when you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in bloody waters
Your balls deep in muddy waters

Ganja police you must have been out your mind ( I think Maynard is refering to hypocrism in the judicial system by calling out the Ganja police...police that break all the same laws as "normal" citizens and even steal from the citizens to feed their habit, and this can be taken to many layers of meaning)

As far as my ears can tell this is 100 %. It is composed of everyones ideas on here, I just listened with each idea in mind and found the ones that fit best. Maynard coul d have purposely spoken certain phrases oddly so that people would fill in the blanks for themselves and make their own meanings

Mark-Star
04-25-2006, 01:58 PM
HE SAYS HAIR NOT HEAD!!

dygytylace
04-25-2006, 03:44 PM
Sounds to me like "who are you to wave your many fingers at me"
i thought so too, but i have since listened many times, i switchin to fatty

visionary
04-25-2006, 06:52 PM
HE SAYS HAIR NOT HEAD!!

I'm starting to think so too...

Oprah
04-25-2006, 07:45 PM
05. ďThe PotĒ Lyrics

0:01 Who are you to wave your finger?
0:05 Ya musta been out your [*(1)*head/hair**]
0:10 [*(2)*I hold/Eye hole**] deep in muddy waters,
0:14 You practically raised the dead.
0:20 Rob the grave to [*(3)*slow/snow/stow**] the cradle
0:22 Then burn the evidence down.
0:29 Soap box house of cards and glass so
0:31 So donít go tossiní your stones around.
0:37 Ya musta been, high.
0:41 Ya musta been, high.
0:46 Ya musta beenÖ
1:05 Foot in mouth and head up ass [*(4)*so/hole**],
1:09 whatcha talkiní bout?
1:14 Difficult to dance 'round this one
1:18 Ďtil ya pull it out, boy.
1:23 Ya musta been soo high.
1:26 Ya musta been soo high!
1:32 Steal, borrow reaper [*(5)*save your/savior**] shady inference.
1:41 Kangaroo done hung the juror with the innocent.
1:50 Now youíre [*(6)*weeping shades of chosen indigo,**]
1:53 [*(7)*got lemon juice up in your eye**]
1:59 When ya piss all over my black kettle,
2:03 Ya musta been high, high!
2:07 Ya musta been high, high!!
2:22 Who are you to wave your finger?
2:25 [*(8)*so full of it**]
2:30 Eye balls deep in muddy waters fuckiní hypocrite.
2:40 Liar, lawyer, mirror show me whatís the difference?
2:49 Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent.
2:56 Now youíre [*(6)*weeping shades of chosen indigo,**]
3:00 [*(7)*got lemon juice**] up in your eye, eye!
3:06 When ya piss all over my black kettle,
3:10 Ya musta beenÖ
3:24 So who are you to wave your finger?
3:31 Who are you to wave your [*(9)*fatty/bloody/petty/mighty/many**]
3:35 fingers at me?
3:36 You must have been out your mind.
4:11 [*(6)*Weeping shades of indigo,**]
4:15 Shed without a reason.
4:18 [*(6)*Weeping shades of indigo.**]
5:06 Liar, lawyer mirror [*(10)*for ya/voyeur**] whatís the difference?
5:15 Kangaroo be stoned heís guilty as the government.
5:23 Now your [*(6)*weeping shades of chosen indigo**]
5:27 [*(6)*got lemon juice**] up in your eye, eye!
5:33 When ya piss all over my black kettle,
5:36 Ya musta been high! High! High! High!
5:44 Eye balls deep in muddy waters,
5:51 Eye balls deep in muddy waters,
5:54 [*(11)*Catch up with lies!/Ganga police!**]
5:56 You must have been out your miiiiiiiiiiind!!


I had originally tried to figure out the lyrics by myself using the time as a way to help me know where Iím at in the song. Of course, at first my lyrics were way off, but I kept up to date on this thread and tried to incorporate all previous thoughts and debatable parts into this set of lyrics. I think there are only eleven parts that people are still disagreeing on and Iíve pointed them out and numbered them above.

My interpretation of these iffy parts is as follows:
1. Head
2. Eye Hole
3. Snow
4. So
5. Save your
6,7,&8 (I havenít found any other parts that sound like they fit but Iím still not 100% sure on what I have)
9. Mighty
10. For ya
11. Catch up with lies

So we should focus on these parts until we agree on them (or until the official lyrics are released).

tainted_lush
04-25-2006, 08:57 PM
ARGH!!!!! I feel like I am going nuts. YOU MUSTA BEEN OUT YOUR HAIR!!!!!

Kovach
04-25-2006, 09:43 PM
Yeah, I bough a home theater for this album, and when I used to listen to my crappy 2.0 (no sub) system I too thought it was "head"... but with the new system, it really DOES sound like "hair"... which I thought it was a bit weird, but hell... it sounds like hair

Oprah
04-25-2006, 10:41 PM
ARGH!!!!! I feel like I am going nuts. YOU MUSTA BEEN OUT YOUR HAIR!!!!!

Yeah, I hear "hair" also. However, I'm not sure enough to say that it isn't intended to be "head" which is suggested by the lyrics in the rest of the song. When I first heard it, I thought it said "head" and I had to listen carefully to notice that the "d" sound is left off. So I'm undecided on this technicality until the official lyrics are released.

But what about the other iffy parts that I listed three posts up?

tiryth
04-26-2006, 04:53 AM
the way the meleody is sung in parts reminds me of led zepelin - 'high' bits

also, theres no WAY he says" weeping shades of indigo" at any stage as it makes no logical sense whatsoever :) and the lemon juice bit too - makes no sense to me unless i'm missing something - and it sounds like word that people think is 'chosen' CANT be because its a Kicking K sound, not a soft Ch sound when he sings it - EVERY TIME!
----

this is my honest attempt
theres only a small part i cant decipher and its that "weeping shades of indigo...... and lemon juice" bit - it makes no sense, i will honestly eat all my words if they're the right lyrics!

____

who are you to wave your finger
you musta been out your head
I hold deep in muddy waters
you practically raised the dead

rob the grave to stow the cradle
then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Don't go tossin' your stones around

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been

Foot in mouth and head up asshole
What ya talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
'til you pull it out, boy

You must have been so high
You must have been so high

Steal, borrow, reefer save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung the juror with the innocent

now your weak machines of (indecipherable)
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high
You must have been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger?
So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin' hypocrite

Liar, lawyer?, mirror show me
What's the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

NOW
You're weak machines of (the bit i cant decipher again)
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

now your weak machines of

Liar, lawyer
Mirror for ya what's the difference
Kangaroo be stoned
He's guilty, ask the government

[indecipherable]
Now when you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in bloody waters
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters

Ganja? PUHLEASE! you must have been out your mind

visionary
04-26-2006, 07:01 AM
Starting eating, bud. They make complete sense. First, let us take a look at the word 'indigo':

"Indigo is the color of the deep midnight sky. It can have a negative effect when used during a depressed state, because it will deepen the mood. Indigo symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward, to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings. While blue can be fast, Indigo is almost instantaneous. Inventors use indigo skills for inspirations that seem to 'come out of the blue." - http://www.crystal-cure.com/indigo.html

A color that isn't chosen for the sake of flow or from a hat.

So, if we then tack on the line, "Go lemon juice up in your eye," it all comes together. Very basic and fits with the song, contextually, quite nicely. Mystery solved (unlike that which plagues us monkeys). Now I'm off to beat down my roommate with a club. :)

Spiralman
04-26-2006, 08:02 AM
"Kangaroo bestow these guilty as the government"

.

Bush putting completely unqualified people in positions of power because they are his "buddies" or even his daddy's "buddies" comes to mind when I hear this line.

tiryth
04-26-2006, 11:12 AM
Starting eating, bud. They make complete sense. First, let us take a look at the word 'indigo':

"Indigo is the color of the deep midnight sky. It can have a negative effect when used during a depressed state, because it will deepen the mood. Indigo symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward, to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings. While blue can be fast, Indigo is almost instantaneous. Inventors use indigo skills for inspirations that seem to 'come out of the blue." - http://www.crystal-cure.com/indigo.html

A color that isn't chosen for the sake of flow or from a hat.

So, if we then tack on the line, "Go lemon juice up in your eye," it all comes together. Very basic and fits with the song, contextually, quite nicely. Mystery solved (unlike that which plagues us monkeys). Now I'm off to beat down my roommate with a club. :)

I love that explanation- i hope you're right then, if the lyrics are released with the album (hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm) then we dont have to wait too long to find out -

so, i'll eat my words gladly when something official is set out :)

dygytylace
04-26-2006, 11:40 AM
after spending the last three days deciphering the lyrics, with A LOT of help from the posts here, here are my humble opinions.

1. I dont see any drug references in this song, so reefer and ganja police, really dont make sense. reefer = reaper; ganja police = caught up in lies
2. kangaroo be stoned and guilty as the government
3. taking into account the other references of a savior on this album, i think its... savior, though of course it could be a double meaning with save your, that never happens in tool songs.
4. weeping shades of chosen indigo
got lemon juice up in yer eye
5. head makes sense boys and girls, but he says hair, i dont know why, ask him.
6. ketchup with fries lmao... catch up with lies.
7. last but certainly not least, i here cause, not cards, which makes sense... to me

please dont all jump at once

i already posted about the fatty fingers

OG-Whoop
04-26-2006, 11:45 AM
HE SAYS HAIR NOT HEAD!!

If you're right, then he also says, "You practically raised the dare" at the end of that stanza because:

1. The rhyming pattern is very well established.
2. The ends of the words on those lines are the same.

To use your tactics:

THE "D" AT THE END OF HEAD IS SOFT!!

Kinda like the D in the middle of "de nada."

He's holding out the vowel (which is the only part you can sing of ANY word) and the D is barely there. Just like on almost all of the other words in that intro section.

But it is there. Trust me. If you don't hear it you need to get a better way to monitor your music.

ryan

Alexander
04-26-2006, 12:27 PM
It's
Kangaroo bestowed he's guilty, Ask the Government.

Q'ayin
04-26-2006, 12:32 PM
Three things:

He varies many small nearly repeating parts of the song, what is right at one point is often being shot down by someone else who hears a similiar section of the song.

I advise paying attention to the cadence of his Words, sometimes more than the phonetics on this song. Blame the recording, the nature of singing (falsetto) or blame Maynard for singing falsely. Certainly I care more about the energy/quality of his singing than whether his recorded sung enunciation is perfectly audible.

--Meanwhile why not brainstorm what we think wheepin 'shades of indigo' part might be during the the verses -- It fits believably, and better than other suggestions, at 4:12, and possibly on some verses.
However:
5:22 NOW your witnesses have chosen not to fold
5:27 leaving your self and your eye, eye.
does anyone hear this/ something close? (I hear this Exclusively in this instance.)


close to posting my own take of the whole thing.

Howard
04-26-2006, 07:41 PM
I've slowed down the track, and I'm pretty sure that he says:
Kangaroo be stoned (you can hear a N)

and 100% sure that it's Ganja Police.

thepatient_10k
04-26-2006, 09:28 PM
i think he says "head"
i think he says "ganja please/police"

Blyker
04-27-2006, 12:52 AM
To me this is a song about Hypocrisy

The complete title of this song is:
"The Pot" calling the kettle black. (ie hypocrisy) (this is a saying in the Netherlands, i dont know if it is one in the US as well)

To me its about the justifications used to wage war in the middle east.

In movies if you want to create tears dont they use some lemon juice drops to make teh eyes water?

Oh and doesnt he say Kangeroo dung? If you want to erase traces you snow a lot of shit over it so that the dogs wont be able to follow you anymore.

3:31 Who are you to wave your [*(9)*fatty/bloody/petty/mighty/many**]
3:35 fingers at me?
Could this be fattass fingers ?

Metlamaniac
04-27-2006, 03:07 AM
HAIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Alexander
04-27-2006, 05:53 AM
I hear
Liar/Lawyer "Leerer/Voyer" what's the difference

I think that fits better than mirror for ya.

Mark-Star
04-27-2006, 05:59 AM
If you're right, then he also says, "You practically raised the dare" at the end of that stanza because:

1. The rhyming pattern is very well established.
2. The ends of the words on those lines are the same.

To use your tactics:

THE "D" AT THE END OF HEAD IS SOFT!!

Kinda like the D in the middle of "de nada."

He's holding out the vowel (which is the only part you can sing of ANY word) and the D is barely there. Just like on almost all of the other words in that intro section.

But it is there. Trust me. If you don't hear it you need to get a better way to monitor your music.

ryan

Dude im listening to it right now and theres no one here that can convince me that he says head....its clear as day maynard says hair

Zeus
04-27-2006, 07:19 AM
I can't get past the "what you talkin bout" (Willis) line.

tiryth
04-27-2006, 08:11 AM
Three things:

He varies many small nearly repeating parts of the song, what is right at one point is often being shot down by someone else who hears a similiar section of the song.

I advise paying attention to the cadence of his Words, sometimes more than the phonetics on this song. Blame the recording, the nature of singing (falsetto) or blame Maynard for singing falsely. Certainly I care more about the energy/quality of his singing than whether his recorded sung enunciation is perfectly audible.

--Meanwhile why not brainstorm what we think wheepin 'shades of indigo' part might be during the the verses -- It fits believably, and better than other suggestions, at 4:12, and possibly on some verses.
However:
5:22 NOW your witnesses have chosen not to fold
5:27 leaving your self and your eye, eye.
does anyone hear this/ something close? (I hear this Exclusively in this instance.)


close to posting my own take of the whole thing.

i hear 'weak machines' rather than witnesses - i still dont reckon it has anything to do with weeping shades of indigo tho

ThatIndividual
04-27-2006, 12:49 PM
Context clues... CONTEXT CLUES!!!!!!! "Musta been out your hair!?!?!"

That's absolutely ridiculous. If it sounds a little like hair, SO WHAT!?!?!?

CLEARLY he is saying "you musta been out your head!!!

I don't even think that you people believe that shit.. you're just being rabble rousers and having fun arguing such a flippant point.

Oprah
04-27-2006, 01:33 PM
Alright, so it has to be "weeping shades of chosen indigo" simply because later on, Maynard says "weeping shades of indigo, shed without a reason." The shed without a reason part is pretty clear and so what else could he be talking about besides tears?

dygytylace
04-27-2006, 01:57 PM
there is no long e sound as in tea or weed. its a long i sound, i.e. lie, tie, rye, my, die, sigh and so forth. It's not ganja police or please, ganja please, its ketchup with lies, or fries if your high and have the munchies...

CATCH UP WITH LIES

Howard
04-27-2006, 03:45 PM
What the fuck, I'll say it again: SLOW DOWN THE END OF THE SONG AND PLAY IT, IT'S CLEARLY GANJA POLICE.

dygytylace
04-27-2006, 04:39 PM
What the fuck, I'll say it again: SLOW DOWN THE END OF THE SONG AND PLAY IT, IT'S CLEARLY GANJA POLICE.

you're clearly deaf, and high

on another note, the lines

weeping shades of indigo
shed with out a reason
weeping shades of indigo

im not sure what the first and last are but the middle seems to be

shackled in a reason

im definately hearing that 'k' sound in there

and does any one else here

soapbox house of CAUSE and glass

OG-Whoop
04-27-2006, 07:17 PM
you're clearly deaf, and high

on another note, the lines

weeping shades of indigo
shed with out a reason
weeping shades of indigo

im not sure what the first and last are but the middle seems to be

shackled in a reason

im definately hearing that 'k' sound in there

and does any one else here

soapbox house of CAUSE and glass


Do yourself a favor. Go search for the following word combinations (most of which are common sayings):

1. Blue tears
2. House of cards
3. People who throw stones should not live in glass houses.
4. Standing on a soapbox

There are lines on this album which can easily be disputed - like the one people think says "So they took me by the hand" in Rosetta Stoned, but the ones you are pointing out here are just so blatantly obvious I can't understand how you could be unsure of them.

And that includes the last line of the song. There is most certainly a long "e" sound on the 4th syllable. My take on that was initially "Ganja Police" and it still is after many repeated listenings. Nothing else which has been suggested even comes close. Not "Ganja? Puh-lease" and most certainly not "Catch up with lies."

Use your head - which you first have to allow to be open and not marred by what you first heard there - then think about how the words fit the context of the song.

But then again, you could be one of the people who think Jimi Hendrix says,

" 'scuse me, while I kiss this guy."


ryan

Howard
04-27-2006, 07:27 PM
Oh c'mon, I won't discuss with a guy registered since 2002 with 5 posts, deaf and blind and dumb... =D

And again, definately there's a "without a reason".
And again, listen to it slowed down, sucker.

Howard
04-27-2006, 07:29 PM
"" 'scuse me, while I kiss this guy."


ryan"

LOL, I love you OG

bogsnarth
04-27-2006, 09:10 PM
care to offer a little etymology on the phrase "blue tears"? i've never heard it, myself.. i mean i sort of understand it from context, but google isn't helping me out much.. i just keep finding sites about some band from the 90s and emo poetry on livejournal.. nothing about where the phrase comes from..

dygytylace
04-28-2006, 11:04 AM
Do yourself a favor. Go search for the following word combinations (most of which are common sayings):

1. Blue tears
2. House of cards
3. People who throw stones should not live in glass houses.
4. Standing on a soapbox

There are lines on this album which can easily be disputed - like the one people think says "So they took me by the hand" in Rosetta Stoned, but the ones you are pointing out here are just so blatantly obvious I can't understand how you could be unsure of them.

And that includes the last line of the song. There is most certainly a long "e" sound on the 4th syllable. My take on that was initially "Ganja Police" and it still is after many repeated listenings. Nothing else which has been suggested even comes close. Not "Ganja? Puh-lease" and most certainly not "Catch up with lies."

Use your head - which you first have to allow to be open and not marred by what you first heard there - then think about how the words fit the context of the song.

But then again, you could be one of the people who think Jimi Hendrix says,

" 'scuse me, while I kiss this guy."


ryan

hello pot, have you met kettle.

hendrix was a god, so he can kiss whoever, or whatever he wants, and thats a long e sound not i, and yes cards makes sense, since everyone know what a waste a house of cards is, but i dont here a d. and how often are these guys predictable?

doesn't GW have a cause, not that i am saying this song is about GW, but that seems to be the collective opinion, or at least somewhat so...

soap box house of cause and glass

...would made sense, im just not hearing the d. dont tell me to go get a better stereo. ive listened to it on many different formats

and pot, its

people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

that means you shouldn't judge cuz your just as much of a moron as every one else

Pughwe
04-28-2006, 11:07 AM
At the 3min markish, where he is talking about the lemon juice I think the lyric goes

"You are weaping shades of indigo, got lemon juice up in your HIGH!!! EYE!!!!"

There is a definite H sound before the first one....not lemon juice up in your eye eye...

dygytylace
04-28-2006, 11:14 AM
Oh c'mon, I won't discuss with a guy registered since 2002 with 5 posts, deaf and blind and dumb... =D

And again, definately there's a "without a reason".
And again, listen to it slowed down, sucker.


yes, you were born to follow, like following everyone here, and not thinking for yourself. im offering OPINIONS, just like you, and again, i here a hard K sound in your, 'shed without a reason' opinion. so, listen again , i did slow it down, and listenened, open your mind and shut your mouth, its easier to hear that way.

youve been here for 2 months, and have almost 80 posts, not gettin your needs met at home bud?

grady
04-28-2006, 12:26 PM
Are you people retarded. We've had this album long enough to have a better idea. I think I'm pretty damn close on all the lyrics, but checked in here figuring you guys woulda had it a week ago.

1: "...house of cards and glass so don't go tosssin'..." (House of cause!? What is a House of Cause?)

2: "...Liar, Lawyer Mirror show me/for you, what's the difference..."

3: "...ya must've been out your head..." And this one....You gotta be kidding. Hair?

Not trying to be some dickhead no-it-all...but some of you are making up word and swearing that's what he is saying.

Flame on...

Howard
04-28-2006, 04:52 PM
yes, you were born to follow, like following everyone here, and not thinking for yourself. im offering OPINIONS, just like you, and again, i here a hard K sound in your, 'shed without a reason' opinion. so, listen again , i did slow it down, and listenened, open your mind and shut your mouth, its easier to hear that way.

youve been here for 2 months, and have almost 80 posts, not gettin your needs met at home bud?

Yes, we're here to discuss opinions, but the same way you felt in the right to say that I was high, and deaf, I think I could say whatever I want about your deaf opinion, now go wash your ears, calm down, then admit that "house of cause theory" is bullshit.

JoeyVWEA
04-29-2006, 01:31 AM
Gosh this song kicks ass!

emf
04-29-2006, 04:15 AM
definitely kangaroo court

MacFoley
04-29-2006, 06:55 AM
Who are you to wave your finger?
Ya' must have been out your head
EYE HOLE deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave, to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox,house of cards,and glass
So don't go tossin' your stones around

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been

Foot in mouth, and head up ASS
SO WHATCHA talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
'til you pull it out, boy!

You must have been, so high
You must have been, so high

Steal, borrow, refer, save your shady inference
KING GURU done hung the juror with the innocent

Now will you weep or, CHANGE THE CHOSEN INTO GOLD
GOT LEMON JUICE UP IN YOUR EYE

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high
You must have been high, high
Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin' hypocrite

Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me
What's the difference?
KING GURU done hung the guilty with the innocent

NOW!!
Will you weep or CHANGE THE CHOSEN INTO GOLD
GOT LEMON JUICE UP IN YOUR EYE
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been!

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your MIGHTY fingers at me?
You must, have been, out your, mind!

Reefer chased off indigo
Trapped without a reason
Reefer chased off indigo

Liar, lawyer,
Mirror for ya,
What's the difference?
King Guru be stoned
He's guilty as the government

NOW
Will you weep or CHANGE THE CHOSEN INTO GOLD
GOT LEMON JUICE UP IN YOUR EYE
EYE

Now when you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
YOU'RE balls deep in muddy waters
Ganja Police, you must, have been, out your mind!!!!

drumtool
04-29-2006, 07:17 AM
it is hair at the beginning im not listening to a leak and i have a fair enough sound system,
and the song is about deception it makes perfect sense.........

Howard
04-29-2006, 01:55 PM
Who are you to wave your finger?
Ya' must have been out your head
EYE HOLE deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave, to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox,house of cards,and glass
So don't go tossin' your stones around

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been

Foot in mouth, and head up ASS
SO WHATCHA talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
'til you pull it out, boy!

You must have been, so high
You must have been, so high

Steal, borrow, refer, save your shady inference
KING GURU done hung the juror with the innocent

Now will you weep or, CHANGE THE CHOSEN INTO GOLD
GOT LEMON JUICE UP IN YOUR EYE

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high
You must have been high, high
Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin' hypocrite

Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me
What's the difference?
KING GURU done hung the guilty with the innocent

NOW!!
Will you weep or CHANGE THE CHOSEN INTO GOLD
GOT LEMON JUICE UP IN YOUR EYE
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been!

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your MIGHTY fingers at me?
You must, have been, out your, mind!

Reefer chased off indigo
Trapped without a reason
Reefer chased off indigo

Liar, lawyer,
Mirror for ya,
What's the difference?
King Guru be stoned
He's guilty as the government

NOW
Will you weep or CHANGE THE CHOSEN INTO GOLD
GOT LEMON JUICE UP IN YOUR EYE
EYE

Now when you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
YOU'RE balls deep in muddy waters
Ganja Police, you must, have been, out your mind!!!!

Your version seems to fit, except for the King Guru.
But I don't know if it's correct.

flipmojo
04-29-2006, 07:35 PM
I combined the last two sets of complete lyrics that were posted. Hopefully this brings them together and makes the lyrics even more accurate.


THE POT

Who are you to wave your finger
You mustíve been out your head
Eyehole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Donít go tossiní your stones around

You mustíve been high
You mustíve been high
You mustíve been

Foot in mouth and head up ass
So whatcha talkin Ďbout
Difficult to dance Ďround this one
íTill you pull it out, boy

You mustíve been so high
You mustíve been so high

Steal, borrow reefer
Save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung the juror
With the innocent
Now, youíre weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got a lemon juice up in your eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You mustíve been high, high
You mustíve been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger
So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin hypocrite
Liar, lawyer, mirror show me
Whatís the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty
With the innocent
Now, youíre weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got a lemon juice up in your high eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You mustíve beenÖ

So who are you to wave your finger
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me
You must have been out of your mind

Weeping shades of indigo
Trapped without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer, mirror for ya
What's the difference?
Kangaroo, heís stoned
Heís guilty, ask the government
Now, youíre weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got a lemon juice up in your eye, eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You mustíve been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Your balls deep in muddy waters
Ganja Police! You must have been out your mind!!

Pughwe
04-29-2006, 09:52 PM
I think that last post is the closest so far definitely, the only parts that i am still not 100% on is the ganja police.... "Can't drop all lies!" or something like that. I really don't know what he is saying but ganja police just, in my mind doesn't fit. Just based on the message of the song. I know i am mentally retarded though. It could be somthing else or ganja police could be right, but as i stated i really don't think so.

MacFoley
04-30-2006, 01:28 AM
flipmojo,yeah i think both our set of yrics are the closest yet.

but it is head, you can clearly hear him say very slightly.

kangaroo? i dont know, that doesnt really make sense for me, but then again it could be.

king guru does make more sense.

reefer chased off indigo? haha ill have to listen to that part again............

Hanover_Fist
04-30-2006, 05:01 AM
I agree with "You're balls deep in muddy waters" but think you all should consider "Gotcha wit' lies" for the next line. Seems to fit better than "Ganja police" trying to rhyme with lice.

tiryth
04-30-2006, 06:23 AM
Weeping shades of indigo
Trapped without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

that makes no sense buddy? - sorry.

also its guilty AS the government, not ASK

fatty fingers is muddy fingers (aka OILY fingers)


mud=oil

and it IS kangaroo, not King guru -

kangaroo court - google it

MacFoley
04-30-2006, 07:45 AM
Weeping shades of indigo
Trapped without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

that makes no sense buddy? - sorry.

also its guilty AS the government, not ASK

fatty fingers is muddy fingers (aka OILY fingers)


mud=oil

and it IS kangaroo, not King guru -

kangaroo court - google it

Reefer chased off indigo - i think this is the line because reefer takes away the feeling of feeling "blue" which is indigo, so smoke the reefer you wont feel down.

and thanks for the kangaroo court tip!

funny though, it does sound like both-king guru and kangaroo.

14thDosage
04-30-2006, 10:10 AM
Who are you to wave your finger?
You must've been out your hair
Eye-hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Dont go tossing your stones around

You must've been high
You must've been high
You must've been

Foot in mouth and head up ass
So what ya talking bout?
Difficult to dance round this one
'Till you pull it out, boy

You must've been so high
You must've been so high

Steal, borrow, reap and save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung the jury with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been high, high
You must've been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters, fucking hypocrite
Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me, whats the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

Weeping shades of indigo
Trapped without a reason
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you, whats the difference?
Kangaroo be stoned, he's guilty as the government

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye, eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must've been high, high, high, high

Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Elbows deep in muddy waters
Catch up with lies
You must have been out your mind

I think this is the most accurate interpretation here, except that "Catch up with lies" sounds to me more like "Ganja Please!" or "Ganja Police!"

EDIT: Also after alot of listens I'm almost 100% sure it's "Steal, borrow, reefer save your shady inference"

Boston Crab
04-30-2006, 03:38 PM
I second:
"Foot in mouth and head up AssHOLE;
What you talkin' 'bout."

"Who are you to wave your flabby finger at me."

That's what I heard. Nice work whoever deciphered the "Piss on my black kettle" line, I was way off...

flipmojo
04-30-2006, 03:55 PM
I really liked the idea of "Ganja Police" because it made me laugh my ass off. LOL.

But the more I listen to it, the more it sounds like "Ganja? Please!" It sounds like he is saying "Puh-lease" - in a way that means "You must be joking." You can definitely hear the 'G' in Ganja. I'm pretty sure it is Ganja something. Ganja Police seems a bit too off the wall. But it is hilarious.

I'm going with "Ganja? Puh-lease! You must have been out your mind!"

Triangular_Vision
04-30-2006, 06:45 PM
2.00 in

who are you to wave your finger, so full of it
eye balls deep in muddy waters
fucking hippocrite
liar lawer mirror show me
whats the difference?


king of rome hung the guilty with the innocent?

[theres an extra syllable that sounds like "king of rome done hung" or something... im probably waay off...]

NoVestal
04-30-2006, 09:03 PM
It's hair. Whether he means head or hair, it is in fact hair. He may have meant head, it does ryhme with dead, but it is hair. The D does not exist. It makes sense as someone has already said, you get high and you wig out. I wanted it to be head. I wanted it to ryhme, but it just is not head.

Who here pronounces police - Pole-eyes? It's not police, and it's not ganja police. I think it's a matter of you putting something in which simply is not there just because you smoke the ganja.

I'm still not convinced its "catch up with lies" but that's what it sounds like. It does not sound like ganja police.

Rob the grave to snow the cradle - I believe this is referring to using dead voters to win the presidency so this admin can then bullshit the younger generation who was not yet indoctrinated into the lies. There are actually people who think global warming is a lie. Jeez.

You're balls/both deep in muddy waters - (both could refer to Bush and Saddam, cause face it, Saddam is a fuckhead. Bush is too, but Saddam is as well, hence the pot calling the kettle black)

I just wish we weren't lied to all the time by our government. It makes it impossible to trust them without just throwing reason out the window. "I believe Bush cause he's a born again christian like me." Oh the rationale. Or worse but understandable, "I believe because to not believe is to face a reality to complicated and dark for me to deal with." I hate what politics is, but I try to find it amusing. </soapbox>

outoolcoe
04-30-2006, 09:03 PM
at 5:53 i think he is saying "you're balls deep in muddy waters".
anyone else hear this?

smeefsmeef
04-30-2006, 10:19 PM
flipmojo,yeah i think both our set of yrics are the closest yet.

but it is head, you can clearly hear him say very slightly.

kangaroo? i dont know, that doesnt really make sense for me, but then again it could be.

king guru does make more sense.

reefer chased off indigo? haha ill have to listen to that part again............

I think Kangaroo makes perfect sense. The term "Kangaroo Court" means, mock justice see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court

smeefsmeef
04-30-2006, 10:21 PM
He says "Head"... it might not sound like it, but that's what he says.

mikepfinnegan
04-30-2006, 10:27 PM
I HOLD DEEP IN MUDDY WATER

At first I thought it was "elbow-deep," but now I'm pretty sure it's "EYE-HOLE deep in muddy . . .

smeefsmeef
04-30-2006, 10:51 PM
This is my take:

Who are you to wave your finger?
You musta been out your head.
Eye-hole deep in muddy waters,
you practically raised the dead.

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
then burn the evidence down.
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
don't go tossing your stones around.

You musta been high.
You musta been high.
You musta been ...

Foot in mouth and head up ass,
so, what ya talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
till you pull it out, boy.

You musta been so high.
You musta been so high.

Steal, borrow, reefer. Save your shady inference.
Kangaroo done hung the jury with the innocent.

Now your reefer, in shades of chosen indigo,
got lemon juice up in your eye.
Oh, when you pissed all over my black kettle,
you musta been high, high.
You musta been high, high.

Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters, fucking hypocrite.
Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me, whats the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent.

Your reefer, in shades of chosen indigo,
got lemon juice up in your eye, eye.
When you pissed all over my black kettle
you musta been ...

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your many fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind.

Reefer in shades of indigo,
trapped without a reason.
Reefer in shades of indigo ...

Liar, lawyer, mirror, for ya, whats the difference?
Kangaroo be stoned, he's guilty, ask the government.

Now, while your reefer, in shades of chosen indigo,
got lemon juice up in your eye, eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
you musta been high, high, high, high.

Eyeballs deep in muddy waters.
Your balls deep in muddy waters.
Ganga police.
You must have been out your mind.

I think we're almost there. Hopefully 'Nard will post the real lyrics, eventually.

Muladhara
05-01-2006, 07:48 AM
Of course it's head, good grief, just because he doesn't pronounce it "hedd" doesn't mean it's anything but 'head'.
The phrase "get out of my hair" is saying "go away, you're annoying me", the phrase "get out of my head" means "I am going to be not thinking rationally".

"You must have been out of your hair" would mean "you must have stopped annoying yourself", which whilst it would make sense, doesn't when you think of the context of the song.
"You must have been out of your head" would mean "You must have stopped thinking rationally". In other words, "For you to be accusing me of something that you yourself have done, you must have stopped thinking rationally."

There are some other lines I might have a different interpretation to compared to the ones posted but I went past The Pot, am listening to Rosetta Stoned and am loathe to stop and go back :D.

undertow39
05-01-2006, 08:21 AM
This is my take:

Who are you to wave your finger?
You musta been out your head.
Eye-hole deep in muddy waters,
you practically raised the dead.

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
then burn the evidence down.
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
don't go tossing your stones around.

You musta been high.
You musta been high.
You musta been ...

Foot in mouth and head up ass,
so, what ya talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
till you pull it out, boy.

You musta been so high.
You musta been so high.

Steal, borrow, reefer. Save your shady inference.
Kangaroo done hung the jury with the innocent.

Now your reefer, in shades of chosen indigo,
got lemon juice up in your eye.
Oh, when you pissed all over my black kettle,
you musta been high, high.
You musta been high, high.

Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters, fucking hypocrite.
Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me, whats the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent.

Your reefer, in shades of chosen indigo,
got lemon juice up in your eye, eye.
When you pissed all over my black kettle
you musta been ...

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your many fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind.

Reefer in shades of indigo,
trapped without a reason.
Reefer in shades of indigo ...

Liar, lawyer, mirror, for ya, whats the difference?
Kangaroo be stoned, he's guilty, ask the government.

Now, while your reefer, in shades of chosen indigo,
got lemon juice up in your eye, eye
When you pissed all over my black kettle
you musta been high, high, high, high.

Eyeballs deep in muddy waters.
Your balls deep in muddy waters.
Ganga police.
You must have been out your mind.

I think we're almost there. Hopefully 'Nard will post the real lyrics, eventually.

Instead of "Ganja Police" I believe it's "Brand ya with lies"....

smeefsmeef
05-01-2006, 10:17 AM
Instead of "Ganja Police" I believe it's "Brand ya with lies"....

I don't hear that at all. It makes sense, but I hear a "G" instead of a "Br"

fish_bait
05-01-2006, 01:52 PM
i dont know why, but im still not sold on the "kangaroo" parts

TheI3rokenSpiral
05-01-2006, 02:53 PM
Who are you to wave your finger
You musta been out your head
I hold deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
And burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass
So donít be tossiní your stones around

You musta been, high
You musta been, high
You musta been

Foot in mouth and head of facile
So whatcha talking bout
Difficult to dance Ďround this one
Till you pull it out boy

You musta been so high
You musta been so high

Steal borrow rape your savior shady inference
Kangaroo done hung the juror with the innocent
Now your weakness is the chosen interval
????

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high
You musta been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger so full of it
I boast deep in muddy waters fuckin hypocrite
Liar, lawyer mirror shows me whatís the difference
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent
Now, your weakness is the chosen interval
?????
High, high

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta beenÖ
So who are you to wave your finger
Who are you to wave your bat (3:37)

That's as far as I can understand. I'm not too happy with the Kangaroo thing but I'm sure it's a metaphor for something, unless i'm totally wrong about the sound of Kangaroo.

smeefsmeef
05-01-2006, 03:24 PM
"Kangaroo court" in terms of our legal system, means mock justice. It makes perfect sense. It's almost the same as the pot calling the kettle black. It's about mockery.

smeefsmeef
05-01-2006, 03:26 PM
That's as far as I can understand. I'm not too happy with the Kangaroo thing but I'm sure it's a metaphor for something, unless i'm totally wrong about the sound of Kangaroo.

You're totally wrong about "rape your saviour." Nard clearly says, reefer, savior. There is no "p" sound.

TheI3rokenSpiral
05-01-2006, 03:39 PM
I agree with the mock court because I can clearly see the other mockeries used. Such as "Foot in mouth" and " fuckin' hypocrite". But I'm not sure if he's saying reefer in any part of the song. And for future reference, telling someone you're wrong when you can't be sure of being right isn't the best way to sway someone's opinion.

elburritobandito
05-01-2006, 03:39 PM
You're totally wrong about "rape your saviour." Nard clearly says, reefer, savior. There is no "p" sound.


I am not convinced that he says "reefer" at all.

The line sounds to me like:

"Now you WEEP in shades of chosen indigo"

Which makes "got lemon juice up in your eye" make a lot more sense.

Besides the fact that "reefer" is a pretty hokey reference, does anyone here buy blue pot?

Cheers.

smeefsmeef
05-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Besides the fact that "reefer" is a pretty hokey reference, does anyone here buy blue pot?

Cheers.

No, I buy pot with indigo hairs. (I think indigo is closer to purple than blue. Ever hear of Purple Haze?)

black_rose
05-01-2006, 04:46 PM
It sounded like reefer when i listened earlier but i'm not sure and it don't make too much sense.

black_rose
05-01-2006, 04:50 PM
First part sounds like this too me

Who are you to wave your finger
You musta been out your head
Eyeball deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

and i know this is wrong but i hear this next part like this and it makes me laugh.

Steal borrow rape your savior shady inference
Kangaroo dung hung the juror with the innocent....

smeefsmeef
05-01-2006, 05:57 PM
There are no saviors being raped in this song.

14thDosage
05-01-2006, 06:26 PM
I know it doesn't make much sense, but I've listened to the first part loud as hell, many times, on speakers and on headphones...it's definetely "hair". There's no D, and there is clearly an R...

I suggest anyone who believes otherwise does the same, definetely "hair". I know that contextually though it makes no sense and its driving me frigging insane.

Speaking of context, I think the end is "Ganja Puh-leeze!" Just cuz it flows with the next line.

smeefsmeef
05-01-2006, 07:24 PM
It sounded like reefer when i listened earlier but i'm not sure and it don't make too much sense.

"it don't make too much sense" doesn't make sense.

smeefsmeef
05-01-2006, 07:34 PM
You musta been out your head

You practically raised the dead

Head ryhmes with dead. I think Maynard rhymes these verses... "hair" is incorrect. accept it.

moneyisevil
05-01-2006, 08:40 PM
after listening to the coachella bootleg, mjk deffinatley says head not hair

NoVestal
05-01-2006, 09:42 PM
It doesn't matter if it ryhmes. What matters is what the actual lyric on the album is.

I understand that it makes sense as "head" and he may say it in concert but I've listened closely to the album and cannot hear a "d" sound, but CAN hear an "r" sound. I don't care if he meant "head", the word that is communicated through the pronunciation on the album is "Hair."

He clearly could have said "head" if he wanted to because in the next line he says "dead" as you guys have pointed out. He's not having difficulty with pronunciation, he is simply saying "hair." This is so obvious that I cannot believe you guys do not see.

This has become a kangaroo court. You've decided what to believe without evidence to support it.

moneyisevil has the best argument (if he's right about the bootleg) but it still does not apply to what was said on the album. I've heard Maynard say many times that some of the songs change from performance to performance.

Foot in mouth and head up asshole, whatcha talkin bout?
You won't hear the truth in my words till you pull it out. </corny paraphrase>

moneyisevil
05-01-2006, 10:03 PM
by the way pm me if u want the mp3 to the pot live

ōpiate
05-01-2006, 11:11 PM
Yeah..I know...not many posts...because I generally don't even like offering an opinion in forums...Mostly due to the fact that I get slammed by childish zen-wannabes who believe *in their existence* anyways that I am below them and needs be taught in their ways.
First off...wanna comment on the Coachella bootleg..which..by the way..I haven't even heard. But I saw someone up there say something like "after this bootleg" it's definately head. I dunno how long you've been a tool fan....but Maynard sings similar yet different lyrics during performances. On the CD though..it's Hair..at the beginning anyways.
As for the main reason I decided to post. The last kangaroo reference.. I got beat to it earlier. But what I'm hearing...and what is most likely the line there...is "Kangaroo Bestow THESE Guilty AS The Government". As in the Kangaroo court is Bestowing a verdict of Guilty on the Defendant AS though it were the government...though in reality it is not...it is a mere mockery of a Government..EH?!?!?! EH?!?!?! As in OUR CURRENT government...being a mockery of what a gov. should be. Just my two cents...go 'head (or hair) rip me a new asshole...I really don't care...I probably won't be back to see the replies...because it's just gonna be someone telling me how I'm wrong about "bestow" and "as". But listen. No...again. Nope..one more time...Now...spiral out....

P.S.-I find it Fucking HILARIOUS that Maynard still manages to provoke so much trivial debate over his lyrics...just by singing in a way that can be interpreted many many different ways...just like their songs. We all draw our own personal attachment to them. And NONE of them are right...not even mine. Therein lies the point all along....
Now..run along and seperate your bodies from your minds...

NoVestal
05-01-2006, 11:33 PM
P.S.-I find it Fucking HILARIOUS that Maynard still manages to provoke so much trivial debate over his lyrics...just by singing in a way that can be interpreted many many different ways...just like their songs. We all draw our own personal attachment to them. And NONE of them are right...not even mine. Therein lies the point all along....
Now..run along and seperate your bodies from your minds...

Trivial or not, this is the "Lyrics" thread, so bloody flaming arguments about "hair" or "head" are exactly what should be in this thread.

ōpiate
05-01-2006, 11:43 PM
Like I said....

"I generally don't even like offering an opinion in forums...Mostly due to the fact that I get slammed by childish zen-wannabes who believe *in their existence* anyways that I am below them and needs be taught in their ways"

since150
05-01-2006, 11:48 PM
IMHO...

It's a heavily aspirated 'head'.

1st one is eyeHOLE deep in muddy water = head so far up your ass it's in shit (can we swear in here?)

'Now you're weepin' chosen shades of iindigo' sounds good, and if it's right, I think there'll be more than one meaning to the sentence (cf. the whole '11' thing in jimmy: 11's the age of a small boy (James of MJK = jimmy), 1+1=1, 11:11 and lightwaters/workers and storing as much light as you can, etc)

But, I ask you ladies and gentlemen, what is the meaning of that sentence?

'Weepin' chosen shades' might mean choosing the tears shown (you cry when you're blue/indigo), but because they're chosen they're fake tears (like crocodile tears)?

Working on the premise that there's often more than one level of meaning to lyrics, I googled 'gold and indigo' and stumbled on an article called "When music turns from rapt gold and indigo to blood red", and it talks about music having colours. the last line of the article is:

"Crucially, Jansons maintained concentration across all four movements' the third of which was shaded in rapt gold and indigo, the fourth blood red."

Unlikely that we have our missing metaphor, however, does this ring bells with anyone?

Like I said, grist for the mill, and I'm sure eventually either someone will stumble upon a decent set of lyrics or meaning, or the lyrics will be released to TDN and our HEADaches will all be over.







Sorry.

tiryth
05-02-2006, 01:50 AM
I know it doesn't make much sense, but I've listened to the first part loud as hell, many times, on speakers and on headphones...it's definetely "hair". There's no D, and there is clearly an R...

I suggest anyone who believes otherwise does the same, definetely "hair". I know that contextually though it makes no sense and its driving me frigging insane.

Speaking of context, I think the end is "Ganja Puh-leeze!" Just cuz it flows with the next line.


MATE - think about it, "you musta been out your hair" just makes no sense in context - or in fact EVER!

if it really is that, what do you think being "out ya HAIR" actually means cuz i'm DYING to know!

Muladhara
05-02-2006, 02:33 AM
It's head, for the reasons I gave above.

He doesn't pronounce the last d on dead either but nobody seems to be screaming about him singing "You practically raised the dare!"

tiryth
05-02-2006, 03:04 AM
the chosen indigo bit is driving me NUTS!

something tells me the pronuncuation is wrong

surely, an american accent such as Maynards would pronounce it

In-di-go or In-DuH-go

rather than

in-deee-gyoh

just a thought!

that then got me onto thinking, what on earth ELSE sounds like that pronuncation!!!??

............ i have no idea other than i swear its not Weeping Chosen Shades of Indigo! (the Ch sound on Chosen sounds too much like a Kicking K, Kuh sound or even an Tuh sound)

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr - someone give me maynard's number, i'll just call him and ask!

tiryth
05-02-2006, 03:22 AM
{side note} there's a lot of talk of 'head' on this forum!

Mark-Star
05-02-2006, 06:28 AM
It's head, for the reasons I gave above.

He doesn't pronounce the last d on dead either but nobody seems to be screaming about him singing "You practically raised the dare!"

Why do you think maynard HAS TO rhyme here?!

heres a verse off track 4


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

yea hero and halo rhyme---but romanticize and overrun dont really rhyme too much...

Muladhara
05-02-2006, 06:42 AM
I didn't say he had to, but he does, it's head and dead.

He doesn't pronounce the last d on dead, go listen, does that mean he's saying dare?

I can't fucking wait for the lyrics to come out so this is settled.

Muladhara
05-02-2006, 07:00 AM
It sounds like "Steal, borrow reefer for your shady friends," to me, I'm probably wrong though, this is one I can't get.


Oh and, I'm sure it's "chosen interval."

januscomplex
05-02-2006, 08:50 AM
"Steal, borrow, reap, or save your shady inference."

tiryth
05-02-2006, 09:27 AM
"Steal, borrow, reap, or save your shady inference."

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that fits (altho it sounds likes and F not a P when he sings, hence the reeffer thingbut still, i like)

WOW

dont suppose you know what the whole indigo lemon in yor eye bit really is do you! - i thought i had it earlier

tiryth
05-02-2006, 09:34 AM
Ive noticed with the weird

now your weeping shades of indigo
got lemon juice up in your eye


bits actually change each time he sings it - i think he sings it 3 times within the song, each time it sounds different, especially the last time round, near the end of the song

it sounds like he says

now you wait and change your chosen interval!
(blahdy blahdy eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)hehe

MADNESS I TELL YOU

MADNESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

ratmtool1269
05-02-2006, 10:41 AM
I am positive it is "Foot in mouth head up asshole/ what you talkin' bout?"

bhast2
05-02-2006, 12:25 PM
maybe its just me but on this part i hear Who are you to wave your violent fingers at me?
instead of fatty or many or mighty

just my thought

elburritobandito
05-02-2006, 12:39 PM
No, I buy pot with indigo hairs. (I think indigo is closer to purple than blue. Ever hear of Purple Haze?)


Fair enough, but I still don't think it says "reefer" anywhere in this song.

I totally agree with "Steal, borrow, reap, or save your shady inference" and "weep in shades of ______ indigo"

bhast2
05-02-2006, 12:54 PM
Ok i didn't do this, i found this on another site and they say these are the lyrics for the song i don't know if i believe it or not


Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been out your head
Eye hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

Rob the grave to snow the cradle
Then burn the evidence down
Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Don't go tossin' your stones around

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have been

Foot in mouth and head up asshole
What you talkin' 'bout?
Difficult to dance 'round this one
'til you pull it out, boy

You must have been so high
You must have been so high

Steel, borrow, reefer save your shady inference
Kangaroo done hung no juror with the innocent

Now you weep and chase the chosen indigo
get lemon juice up in your eye

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high
You must have been high, high

Who are you to wave your finger?
So full of it
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters
Fuckin' hypocrite

Liar, lawyer -- mirror show me
What's the difference?
Kangaroo done hung the guilty with the innocent

NOW
you weep and chase the chosen indigo
get lemon juice up in your eye
EYE
When you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been

So who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind

Weakend shades of indigo
trapped without a reason
weakend shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer, mirror
For you what's the difference
Kangaroo be stoned
He's guilty as the government

NOW
you weep and chase the chosen indigo
get lemon juice up in your eye
EYE

Now when you pissed all over my black kettle
You musta been high, high, high, high
Eyeballs deep in bloody waters
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters

Ganja please!!!

You must have been out your mind

sub_atomic
05-02-2006, 03:06 PM
I agree with everythign in the post above except:


[1:50 & 2:59]
Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo


[4:12]
Weeping shades of indigo
Were shed within a reason
Oh, weeping shades of indigo

bogsnarth
05-02-2006, 03:18 PM
first:
steal/borrow, reaper/savior, shady inference

i swear to you, these are the lyrics.

second:
Why do you think maynard HAS TO rhyme here?!

heres a verse off track 4


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

yea hero and halo rhyme---but romanticize and overrun dont really rhyme too much...

that verse fits the ABCB rhyme scheme, as does this verse, if you use the word head.

A: Who are you to wave your finger?
B: you musta been out yo' head
C: eyehole-deep in muddy water
B: you practically raised the dead.

and the ABCB rhyme scheme is used throughout the whole song.

so the word is "head."

.

Muladhara
05-02-2006, 03:44 PM
Ive noticed with the weird

now your weeping shades of indigo
got lemon juice up in your eye


bits actually change each time he sings it - i think he sings it 3 times within the song, each time it sounds different, especially the last time round, near the end of the song

it sounds like he says

now you wait and change your chosen interval!
(blahdy blahdy eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)hehe

MADNESS I TELL YOU

MADNESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

"You been weeping since your chosen interval, got the lemon juice up in your eye."

??

nickknocker
05-02-2006, 04:00 PM
edit: damn, maybe it is:

now you weep in shades of chosen indigo

but maybe still

now you weep and chase the chosen indigo

oh and ....

"you practically raised the dead" sounds like ...dare =p

i think it's just the way he pronounces his d's at the end

guy_wild
05-03-2006, 04:01 AM
Now your withered seeds are chosen
And the golden images up in your eye, eye.

Goes with High, high later on.

blafuckbla
05-03-2006, 06:05 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but he DEFINITELY says "You musta been out your hair".

hear that as well, clearly.

tmm133
05-03-2006, 06:46 AM
awesome. even better. anyone (aussies in particular? lol) know why he uses the word kangaroo?



A kangaroo COURT or kangaroo trial, also known as drumhead court-martial (or a Drumhead trial), is a sham legal proceeding or COURT. The term is often applied to COURTs subjectively judged as such, while others consider the court to be legitimate and legal. A kangaroo COURT may be a COURT that has had its integrity compromised; for example, if the judge is not impartial and refuses to be recused. It may also be an elaborately scripted event intended to appear fair while having the outcome predetermined from the start.

minnull
05-03-2006, 07:35 AM
'eyeballs deep in muddy waters, fuckin hypocrite'

I like to think hes saying

'I hold deep in muddy waters a fuckin' immigrant'

gives more dimensions to 'the pot'... i don't care if its right or wrong. And that scream that follows right after that line, I visualize Maynard drowning an old chinese woman in a lake. hm..?

mdurrant
05-03-2006, 09:50 AM
I don't think they say "kangaroo" once in the song. I think it's "king the rude". Ya'll should get your ears checked.

kabir
05-03-2006, 11:37 AM
really great job everyone. will post the consensus options to tdn/lyrics.

personally, i think that 'chosen indigo' makes no sense, but i still don't know wtf a 'phosphorescent desert button' is either.....

eonphi
05-03-2006, 12:53 PM
really great job everyone. will post the consensus options to tdn/lyrics.

personally, i think that 'chosen indigo' makes no sense, but i still don't know wtf a 'phosphorescent desert button' is either.....
lmao

bogsnarth
05-03-2006, 01:07 PM
i always thought phosphorescent desert buttons was a reference to peyote cactii.. i mean, they're not phosphorescent, but they do grow in the desert and are called "buttons"..

and maybe if you're *on* peyote, they *are* phosphorescent.


i bet there are probably 20 threads about this discussion in the "third eye" forum, but i'm too lazy to check. :P

A WalkAbout
05-03-2006, 01:54 PM
The Pot

Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been out your head.
Eyehole deep in muddy waters,
you practically raised the dead.
Rob the grave to snow the cradle
then burn the evidence down.
Soapbox, house of cards and glass so
donít go tossing your stones around.

You must have been high
You must have been high
You must have beenÖ

Foot in mouth and head up ass
so,[asshole,] whatcha talking Ďbout?
Difficult to dance round this one
till you pull it out, boy.

You must have been so high
You must have been so high

Steal, borrow refer, save your shady inference.
[reap and save your shady inference.]
Kangaroo [King Guru] done, hung the juror with the innocence.
Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye


When you pissed all over my black kettle
you must have been high, high.
You must have been high, high.

Who are you to wave your finger?
So full of it.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters,
fucking hypocrite
Liar, lawyer, mirror show me, whatís the difference?
Kangaroo done, hung the guilty with the innocent

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
Got lemon juice up in your
High, high.

When you pissed all over my black kettle, you must have beenÖ

So, who are you to wave your finger?
Who are you to wave your fatty [many] fingers at me?
You must have been out your mind.

Weeping shades of indigo
Shed without a reason [Shackled in/Trapped without a reason]
Weeping shades of indigo

Liar, lawyer, mirror, for you, whatís the difference?
Kangaroo, be stoned, he's guilty, ďFĒ [ask] the government!

Now you're weeping shades of chosen indigo
[Now youíre weeping tears in golden intervals?]
Got lemon juice up in your eye, eye.

When you pissed all over my black kettle
You must have been high, high, high, high.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters.
Ganja Police, [Catch up with lies.]
You must have been out your mind.

sucatashmac
05-03-2006, 04:04 PM
i may not have read every single post to this topic, but I have been listening to this album pretty steadily for a few weeks. That bein said, has anyone thought that maybe this 'chosen indigo' could mean our strapping, courageous boys in blue? I'm having a hard time with the whole 'weep' thing. I don't know, I've read all the different lyrics posted here, but I really like THIS song, and what's posted here doesn't all seem to fit yet with what I hear. I've certainly read everything that I DO think I hear here. But, really, cops? anyone?

Muladhara
05-03-2006, 04:24 PM
"Now you're weeping since the shows in interval"?

No matter how much I try I cannot stop hearing "steal, borrow, reefer save your shady inference."

Damn it.

bogsnarth
05-03-2006, 04:39 PM
change the "f" to a "p" and conjoin "save your" into "savior" and you've got it.

Opticon
05-03-2006, 05:07 PM
I don't really see why it would be kettle.
When you piss all over my black halo/kennel, i would think would make more sense