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I'm sweating, and breathing and staring and thinking... - Opiate 23 7.67%
I don't want to be hostile. I don't want to be dismal. - Undertow 17 5.67%
Something has to change. Undeniable dilemma. - AEnima 153 51.00%
Wear your grudge like a crown of negativity. - Lateralus 88 29.33%
I own the T.V. 'cause tragedy thrills me. - 10,000 Days 19 6.33%
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Tool's best opening lyrics

I am a member of a different forum for a different band and they did something like this and it was actually pretty interesting. Let us see what you think of it.

Above this post are the opening lyrics from all of Tool's albums (including Opiate, but not including Salival). Just select which one you think sets the best tone for the album.

:EDIT: People have pointed out that my lyrics for Vicarious are wrong. The correct lyrics are "Eye on the TV 'cause tragedy thrills me." My apologies.

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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

I picked stinkfist because i admire aenima.
and i hate the opening for lateralus. it just never sat right with me.
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

I picked stinkfist, as well.
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

Unfortunately it's "Eye on the TV".
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

yeah, and it's Wear THE grudge like a crown...

but I would probably pick Stinkfist
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

either sweat or intolerance.
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

AEnima isn't my favorite album, but pretending I've never heard the songs and just reading the opening lyrics, "Something has to change" is the best, I think.
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stinkfist ftw
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

The Grudge, there will never be an opening track like the Grudge ever again.
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

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The Grudge, there will never be an opening track like the Grudge ever again.
Agreed.

Wear your grudge like a crown of negativity.
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:41 PM   #11
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

It's a weird poll and it doesn't exactly represent my feelings on the songs as a whole, but what the hell. I voted for Sweat.
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

"The Grudge" for sure.

"Wear your grudge like a crown of negativity"
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

"Calculate what we will, and will not tolerate."
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"Calculate what we will, and will not tolerate."
Definetely the best.
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

Interesting idea. Vote for AEnima here, though not a bad one in the mix
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

well purely based on the very first line it has to be Stinkfist, however I believe that you can only truely appreciate a song as a whole. Saying that though, Vicarious has a rubbish lyrical opening.
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

This poll would have been a hell of alot more accurate had you not put the lyrics "I own the TV" for Vicarious. I voted for stinkfist, but wouldve voted for Vic.

Edit: Nevermind you fucked all the lyrics.

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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

shit i vote for something has to change undeniable dilema...what words
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

Salival.
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I actually think Salival has the best opening line. Timothy Leary? C'mon!
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Something has to change. Undeniable dilemma. - AEnima
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

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This poll would have been a hell of alot more accurate had you not put the lyrics "I own the TV" for Vicarious. I voted for stinkfist, but wouldve voted for Vic.

Edit: Nevermind you fucked all the lyrics.
I resent that.

I copied and pasted all the lyrics on the poll directly from Toolband.com. The only one I didn't copy and paste from there is Vicarious, but that is what I heard when I listened to the song. If it truely is "Eye on the TV" instead of what I have, forgive me, but I certainly did not "fuck all the lyrics".
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

judging just from those snippets I picked Opiate
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

I chose AEnima's opening because I think it answers the poll the best ("sets the best tone for the album"). That one seemed to fit the theme of the rest of the album better than the other opening lines.
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The Grudge, there will never be an opening track like the Grudge ever again.
Fucking......TIMES A MILLION!
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

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I resent that.

I copied and pasted all the lyrics on the poll directly from Toolband.com. The only one I didn't copy and paste from there is Vicarious, but that is what I heard when I listened to the song. If it truely is "Eye on the TV" instead of what I have, forgive me, but I certainly did not "fuck all the lyrics".
Ok I was a little harsh. But If I really have to attack you for something... why don't I go with the crowd here...

WHERE THE FUCK IS SALIVAL??

That's a question I asked in a thread like this a week ago.

THINK FOR YOURSELF... QUESTION AUTHORITY...

what a way to start an album
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MMbop, mm zop bop doo bop, gibbi dawp bow, Mmbop zup ow doo, yeah-ee yeah!

Gotta be my fav...


EDIT: I voted for Poop Hand
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

I had to vote for Stinkfist. I think that that song will always and forever be my favorite of all time. There is absolutetly nothing else like it.
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

I picked Stinkfist, but one of my fav "song" openings by Tool is "Fuck Yooooouuuuu!!!!" from Hush
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I copied and pasted all the lyrics on the poll directly from Toolband.com.
Where on toolband.com exactly?
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stinkfist. cos it's really a direct fucking message!
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good poll

beginning of stinkfist is the best mood setting intro to a CD ive ever heard.
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although im tempted to include "Think for yourself; question authority...."
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

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The Grudge, there will never be an opening track like the Grudge ever again.
i don't think it can never happen again, but I would be amazed. I mean GOD DAMN THATS A TRACK
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I had to vote for Stinkfist. I think that that song will always and forever be my favorite of all time. There is absolutetly nothing else like it.

Right on man!
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Ænima.
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I voted for The Grudge because thats a good stepping stone for change.
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"Something has to change..."
Unfortunately, these simple words are going to be relevant for a long time.

Stinkfist has my vote.
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Re: Tool's best opening lyrics

Maybe I'm just a total OGT, but when I first heard the opening lines to Sweat back in the day, I just thought "Holy shit these guys are going to be huge one day." I was floored after I heard those words combined with the music they were being sung over.

True, though, not a bad lyric in the bunch. Every time I hear "Eye on the TV..." I get completely pumped for the listening experience of 10,000 Days.
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that one was hard, but went with stinkfist, i think its the one that says the most in the first line
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