Easily the most accessible of all TOOL videos. The only explanation I've ever even heard is that the video is a direct bash on the censorship fanatics. The song is also thought to be about censorship and, well, I think even MJK would have difficulty explaining it any other way. For those who haven't seen it, it's basically the band standing fully nude, sporting only what looks like electrical tape covering their mouths. And, for censorship (and modesty) reasons, they ARE indeed covering their genetalia. So that's about it...not the greatest of their videos but the message is admirable.
On a side note, I'm aware of the rule: "Avoid one-paragraph "this song is clearly about" posts; we can all figure that out"
both of those are really reasonable... I hadent thought about what the foam meant.. never really payed much attention to the video in the first place... I can see why they never published it anywhere before salival.. thats when I first saw it.
yea, the meaning of the video and song, are pretty much right there in front of you, doesnt take a great deal of thinking to figure out the meaning, but its a cool video still, ah, i cant wait for live dvd
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I like the two ideas, one about washing the mouth out with soap, and the other how speech can't be shut out by tape. Very good ideas.
I think I agree with the "you can't stop rabid speech with tape" one more, just because the foam seeps through the tape, then the tape is off. And they were censored the whole time beforehand.. no real reason to have to have their mouths washed out if they were already censored, right?
Still both very insightful thoughts, I never even considered to analyze the foam. I paid more attention to them smiling about it and considered it for the most part just a big joke.
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if anybody's still interested in the foam, i think maybe it's a display of how quieting and oppressing people causes unnatural things to occur. hey where do you guys get those cool thought-ability classification labels? they're neato cool.
this video sucks. sorry, but it's too not complex for my liking. i hate the fact that it's too easy to understand what's going on. makes me want to shoot myself.
"Some people believe hiding emotions is a strength... We think showing emotions is the clear advantage" -
"Naked now, Fearless now, Nothing now, No one now..."
"Into the Flood Again.. Same old trip it was back then"
"Wide awake, and keeping distance from my soul"
I always thougjht the foam was just saliva. I know that sounds really dumb, but I thought of it as "hey. you can not control what I say andwhat I do. so I spit on your rules and regulations! I SOIL your "divine" wholsome rule as to regulate what is safe or unsafe for the innocent creatures of god to hear or see." as for the nudity, well that is very obvious (probably the only obvious thing that this band has ever done)