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Old 04-21-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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Alrighty then,
Picture this if you will:

Began at 2 am and I am fueled by eating up an entire box of krispy kremes
I might eat enough [?] as I saw Area 51,
Contemplating the multitudes of people taken against a flaming stone
Then it split the sky like right open, I never expected to see a place like this
Anyway, I pulled up besides my dog and then something landed on my bergenstocks and me yelping:

"Holy fuckin' shit" x6

Then the x-files began with like some kinda blue-green jagged ship
[?] breath that reeked [?] i'm not making this up
Ba-b-ab--a-ba-ba- something about my bug eyes
My gaping jaw and my steady lower and upper lip and all I could think was
I hope Uncle [?] here doesn't notice that I pissed my fucking pants.

So alive, this way, like an apparition and they had me crying out:
"Fuck me. It's gotta be. A Deadhead. Killin' Spree."
The bottom gobbled up on top of me.
It's got me seeing E motherfucking T.

And after calming me down with some orange slices and some needle spooning, the ET revealed to me his singular purpose he said:
"You are the chosen one. The one who will deliver the message. A message of hope for those who should choose to hear it and a warning for those who do not."

Me.. the chosen one?
They chose me, and I didn't even graduate from fucking high school.

You'd better...
You'd better...
You'd better...
You'd better listen.

Then he looked right through me
With somniferous almond eyes
Don't even know what that means
Must remember to write it down
This is so real
Like the time they floated away
See, my heart is burning
Cause this shit never happens to me

...can't breathe.....
......right now......

It was so real, like I woke up in wonderland
It was also a bit terrifying, I don't wanna be all alone
When I tell this story, and can anyone tell me why?
It was a repeat experience? Will I ever be coming down?
This is so real. Finally it's my lucky day.
See my heart is racing. Cause this shit never happens to me.

I can't breathe.... right now.

You believe me don't you?
Please believe what I just said
See them telling children,
And this wasn't all in my head
See they took them by the hand
And inivted me right in
Then they showed me somethin'
I don't even know where to begin

Strapped down on my bed
Feet cold and eyes red
I'm out of my head
Am I alive, or am I dead?
Can't remember what they said
God damn, I shit the bed


High.
High..
Up above the sky
High, I, I - I - I - I - I
High..
High...

Overwhelmed as one would be, when placed in my position
Such a heavy burden now to be.. the one
Born to bare and read you all the details of our ending
To write it down for all the world to see
But I forgot my pen.
Shit, my bad...again. Typical.

Strapped down on my bed
Feet cold and eyes red
I'm out of my head
Am I alive or am I dead?
Sunkist and sudafed.
Gyroscopes and infrared
Won't help the braindead
Can't remember what they said
God damn, I shit the bed.

I can't remember what they said.. to me
Cant remember what they said to make me out to be a hero
I can't remember what they said

Cant remember what they said.

Don't know, won't know (x12)
God damn, I shit the bed [shouldn't have been?]
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Old 04-21-2006, 02:50 PM   #2
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oh dear god, krispy kremes? Berkenstocks? High, up above the sky? Yeah the lyrics are taking the piss out of the fans who think Maynard is some kind of profit blessed with hidden knowledge. ITS A JOKE
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oh dear god, krispy kremes? Berkenstocks? High, up above the sky? Yeah the lyrics are taking the piss out of the fans who think Maynard is some kind of profit blessed with hidden knowledge. ITS A JOKE
You really like bashing the album
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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Re: lyrics

maynard a profit?

learn to spell
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:23 PM   #5
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Re: lyrics

yeah, i knew most of these lyrics...friggin ridiculous lol :D
but i think its about a sever lsd trip, so i suppose it makes sense.. (as if it could)

oh, and btw - this song kinda let me down ;/
its just that, after lost keys, which was a great fucking intro into rosetta stoned, once Maynard says (with that demonic fucking voice) "Alright then.." I thought it was all about to get REAL fucking evil & REAL heavy and twisted...and then it just sped waaay the fuck up, and mjk started rapppin about krispy cremes....

lol. what an asshole :D
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Old 04-22-2006, 04:42 AM   #6
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maynard a profit?

learn to spell
ahahaha.

Either poor spelling or subtle pun-tastic wit.

You decide.
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Old 04-22-2006, 05:01 PM   #7
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Overwhelmed as one would be, when placed in my position
Such a heavy burden now to be.. the one
Born to bare and read you all the details of our ending
To write it down for all the world to see
But I forgot my pen.
Shit, my bad...again. Typical.

Strapped down on my bed
Feet cold and eyes red
I'm out of my head
Am I alive or am I dead?
Sunkist and sudafed.
Gyroscopes and infrared
Won't help the braindead
Can't remember what they said
God damn, I shit the bed.
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so maynard is saying he went into some DMT trans to learn our fate? and shit the bed while doing it?
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:16 PM   #8
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so maynard is saying he went into some DMT trans to learn our fate? and shit the bed while doing it?
Shit the bed eating too many krispy kremes....
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:59 PM   #9
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Re: lyrics

The lyrics in this song aren't meant to convey a deep thought, its all just how mentally ill someone is, or how society may mock a person who speaks U.F.O siting even when its real. The deep thought doesn't come from the lyrics themself, but from the context of the entire song. Its also somewhat humurous with the "Fuckin Highschool" and "SHIT THE BED" parts.
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:15 AM   #10
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The lyrics in this song aren't meant to convey a deep thought, its all just how mentally ill someone is, or how society may mock a person who speaks U.F.O siting even when its real. The deep thought doesn't come from the lyrics themself, but from the context of the entire song. Its also somewhat humurous with the "Fuckin Highschool" and "SHIT THE BED" parts.


yeah not all tool's music Is meant to convey "deep thought" but it tends to happen alot.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:08 PM   #11
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It has to be an LSD/DMT combination....
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Re: lyrics

A lot of the lyrics posted above are incorrect anyway
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Re: lyrics

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oh dear god, krispy kremes? Berkenstocks? High, up above the sky? Yeah the lyrics are taking the piss out of the fans who think Maynard is some kind of profit blessed with hidden knowledge. ITS A JOKE
I don't think the song is a joke, but I do think this song is taking a little stab at the image that some Tool fans try and make the band out to be. This part always makes me chuckle:

Quote:
Then he looked right through me
With somniferous almond eyes
Don't even know what that means
Must remember to write it down
I don't think the lyrics are meant to be taken too seriously. They're just funny.
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Re: lyrics

Instead of "I might eat enough?"

I think its "I might need a note post"
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:11 PM   #15
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Re: lyrics

The bigger Lyrics thread is stickied now
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Re: lyrics

I think he shit the bed because that is his experience being experimented on by the aliens. That is why he is strapped down etc, and he's scared as fuck so he shit the bed, and they're all trying to tell him stuff.
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Then he looked right through me
With somniferous almond eyes
Don't even know what that means
Must remember to write it down

A take on the Third Eye lyrics? Eyes like phospherescent desert buttons?
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Re: lyrics

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Then he looked right through me
With somniferous almond eyes
Don't even know what that means
Must remember to write it down

A take on the Third Eye lyrics? Eyes like phospherescent desert buttons?

Yikes! I was just about to post your exact words...
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Re: lyrics

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Then he looked right through me
With somniferous almond eyes
Don't even know what that means
Must remember to write it down

A take on the Third Eye lyrics? Eyes like phospherescent desert buttons?
okay here's an idea. what happens if you play 3rd eye and at the same time as this song?

hmm stereoscopic was Adams big thing on myspace. could the same thing be done with music.
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I think he shit the bed because that is his experience being experimented on by the aliens. That is why he is strapped down etc, and he's scared as fuck so he shit the bed, and they're all trying to tell him stuff.
I thought "shit the bed" was an alternate way of saying "fucked up completely".
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oh dear god, krispy kremes? Berkenstocks? High, up above the sky? Yeah the lyrics are taking the piss out of the fans who think Maynard is some kind of profit blessed with hidden knowledge. ITS A JOKE
Did you ever read Joyce's Ulysses? He goes low-brow. And James Joyce was a prophet blessed with hidden knowledge.
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Then he looked right through me
With somniferous almond eyes
Don't even know what that means
Must remember to write it down

A take on the Third Eye lyrics? Eyes like phospherescent desert buttons?
I said this before twice in two threads.
throughout the song he's talking about how he threw himself into a godlike messenger like state where many people followed his words... like tools... and hes doing a little satire of his past songs/albums...

and hes doing this all through a bad acid trip/continuation of third eye/ lateralus type track

genius

but just my opinion

whatever ima go copy and paste a pirate.


you can only spiral out so much before your back to the roots that made you.
cant wait to hear the whole album.
come on monday

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Old 04-29-2006, 09:12 AM   #23
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Shaz is so fucking right.
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I'm not sure if this is correct or not, but the part when the "Holy Fucking Shit" is being said, i actually read someone saying that the words were actually "Wachen Sie Auf", german for wake up...no idea how legitimate the source is, but give it a listen.
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as I saw Area 51,
Contemplating the multitudes of people taken against a flaming stone
Then it split the sky like right open, I never expected to see a place like this
Everyone seems to think that he says "I never expected to see a place like this" or "I never expected to see it in a place like this". But I think it is really "but what do you expect to see in a place like this?" Not only does it sound like that to my ear but it makes a lot more sense. just my opinion, anyone agree?
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interesting idea.. i will have to listen again, but i am abstaining from listening to the leak all weekend and through tomorrow so i can hear the CD with fresh ears, so it'll have to wait. :)
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Re: lyrics

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08 - Rosetta Stoned

alrighty then
picture this if you will

10 to 2 AM
and actually eating up an old box of Krispy Kremes
and my need-to-know potion.
I was just outside Area 51
contemplating the whole chosen people thing
when a flaming stealth banana split the sky like, wide open.
I never expected to see it in a place like this.
I do believe I spilled a diamond sundae
or something wet on my Birkenstocks
and [you're yelping]
Holy fucking shit

then the x-file beings who were like
some kind of blue-grey [Jackie Chan]
with Isabella Rossellini lips and breath that reeked
[Theyre wicked-shot terrorists all by making the sound]
abananadabanana so when I opened up my bug eyes, my gaping jaw and my sweaty lower and upper lip
and all I could think was
I hope that my partner here doesn't notice
that I pissed my fucking pants

So alive in this way
Like an apparition
you have me crying out
fuck me
It's got to be
dead head
Chemistry
The blotter got
On top of me
got me seeing
E mother-fucking T

and after calming me down with some orange slices
and some fetal spooning
the ET revealed to me his singular purpose
he said you are the chosen one
the one who'll deliver the message
a message of hope for those who chose to hear it
and a warning for those who do not
me, the chosen one, they chose me
and I didn't graduate from fucking high school

You had better...
You had better...
You had better...
You had better listen

when he looked right through me
with somniferous almond eyes
don't even know what that means
must remember to write it down
This is surreal
Like the time they floated away
See, my heart is pounding
Cause this shit never happens to me

I can't breathe right now

it was surreal
like I woke up in Wonderland
all sort of terrifying
I don't want to be all alone
when I tell the story
and can anyone tell me why
It was a repeat experience
will I ever be coming down
this is surreal
finally it's my lucky day
see my heart is racing
cause this shit never happens to me

I can't breathe right now

You believe me don't you
Please believe what I just said
See they're telling the truth
And this wasn't all in my head
See they took me by the hand
and invited me right in
then they showed me something
I don't even know where to begin

Strapped down my bed
feet cold, eyes red
I'm out my head
am I alive am I dead
can't remember what they said
god damn shit the bed

hey hey

Overwhelmed as one would be placed in my position
such a heavy burden now to be the one
Born to (bear and read to) all the details of our ending
to write it down for all the world to see
but I forgot my pen shit the bed again
typical

strapped down to my bed
feet cold and eyes red
I'm out of my head
am I alive am I dead
Sunkist and Sudafed
Gyroscopes and infrared
won't help the brain dead
can't remember what they said

don't know, oh no

god damn shit the bed
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Notice that on the sweet verse beginning 'overwhelmed' the 'shit the bed' lyric ends w/'again'. One wonders how often he has soiled himself then, lol.

I love the way in that verse he can make prosaic lyrics like 'forgot my pen' and 'shit the bed' sound so grand and full of emotion.
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Gotta love the x files.
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"shit the bed" or "shouldnt been"??
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