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Old 09-18-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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The meaning behind the kangaroo lyric

Hey all im new here this is my first post and ive been trying to get registered for awhile now but they had a problem with emails but anywasy thats besides the point. I would just like to state my opinion about what i think the pot is about even though there are many thoughts about it being about drugs. In my opinion i feel it is about the pot of human culture and how people keep meddling in affairs that have nothing to do with them hence the things that are going on now like invading countries for no particular reason just to get their way. But on to my topic here the reason i come to that conclusion is because of lines in the song like kangaroo be stoned hes guilty as the government or kangaroo hung the juror with the innocent. Now im not sure if anyone knows this or not but go look up kangaroo court, a kangaroo court is a trial where the verdict has already been decided against you that you are already guilty and that the jury will decide that way no matter what.They are also called drum court martials and the meaning behind the line kangaroo hung the juror with the innocent means that the juror is actually hanging himself by making the defendent guilty already without proof he inturn is actually making himself succeptiable to a simialar trial later on where the same thing could happen to him/her.

So bascially that is what is going on now like in place in gitmo where people who were picked up from who knows where and being called terrorist even if they arnt they will be found guilty even if say they are just farmer doesnt matter theyre guilty .thats just one example of that but it is basically throwing away the constituition is what the song is about in my humble opinion .I know maynard is political in a roundabout way, but he also has double meaning with everything the songs are made to be interpreted the way you want and what is going on around you at the time.It is a wonderfull thing to have such a lyrical genius in a time of manufactured ,watered down, crap on the airwaves
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:40 PM   #2
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Re: The meaning behind the kangaroo lyric

dude, how can we reply to your thread if you've already covered it? meh. i'll try to add something. from where i'm coming from, the kangaroo court (as you've properly defined) is human reality. it's a lie according to tool. that's a quote (see: "wings for marie - part 1" lyrics: "she never told a lie, well might have told a lie, but never lived one." then dabble into his mother's bio for that connection). this life is a lie. it is the kangaroo court. this song, i think, has a lot to do with the differences between morals/ethics vs rule/law. as mr. hicks once said (actually he said it a lot!) "about drugs, about alcohol, about pornography (whatever that is). what business is it of yours what i do, read, buy, see, or take into my body as long as i do not harm another human being on this planet? and for those of you out there who're having a little moral dilemma in your head about how to answer that question, i'll answer it for you - NON OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS! take that to the bank, cash it, and go fucking on a vacation out of my life."
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:29 PM   #3
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Re: The meaning behind the kangaroo lyric

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dude, how can we reply to your thread if you've already covered it? meh. i'll try to add something. from where i'm coming from, the kangaroo court (as you've properly defined) is human reality. it's a lie according to tool. that's a quote (see: "wings for marie - part 1" lyrics: "she never told a lie, well might have told a lie, but never lived one." then dabble into his mother's bio for that connection). this life is a lie. it is the kangaroo court. this song, i think, has a lot to do with the differences between morals/ethics vs rule/law. as mr. hicks once said (actually he said it a lot!) "about drugs, about alcohol, about pornography (whatever that is). what business is it of yours what i do, read, buy, see, or take into my body as long as i do not harm another human being on this planet? and for those of you out there who're having a little moral dilemma in your head about how to answer that question, i'll answer it for you - NON OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS! take that to the bank, cash it, and go fucking on a vacation out of my life."
To a certain degree, I agree with this. Some people are blinded, however, with the 3rd party effects that things have on people. Overdose on drugs? I pay for your hospital bills. Get depressed? You bring other people down.

So whilst I agree, there is more too it than what most people thing. I guess I am getting off topic.
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