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Maynard encountered aliens who told him about the end of the world, which he forgot to write down. 13 13.00%
People need to be careful with who and where they get their acid/mushrooms from. 10 10.00%
It's a D.A.R.E. commercial (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). 5 5.00%
Sarcasm directed at fans who are apparently still not getting it. 52 52.00%
There isn't one. 20 20.00%
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

ok sorry guys. got things mixed up with my first try. so here we go again.

So let's have some real opinions/perspectives here...
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:44 AM   #2
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

http://toolnavy.com/showthread.php?t=44688

well from the looks of that my vote goes to

Sarcasm directed at fans who are apparently still not getting it.

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Old 04-29-2006, 07:54 AM   #3
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

I don't think it's Maynard who encountered the aliens, and I don't think it really happened, either. I think it's simply a song that tells a story with characters, obstacles, and most of all, irony. That choice was closer than any of the other options for me, anyway...
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

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I don't think it's Maynard who encountered the aliens, and I don't think it really happened, either. I think it's simply a song that tells a story with characters, obstacles, and most of all, irony. That choice was closer than any of the other options for me, anyway...
i agree with you. i think its a story. imagine this story as a film, or a short film. if done correctly it would be awesome
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

I voted sarcasm, but I don't think it's aimed just at Tool fans...
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Old 04-29-2006, 12:42 PM   #6
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

When do the official lyrics come out?
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

TOOL have never had nor will they ever have "official" lyrics.
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Old 04-29-2006, 02:07 PM   #8
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

Ya I have always said polls on this site need a none of the above answer.
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Old 04-29-2006, 06:35 PM   #9
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

I think it's about the movie, "A Tigger Movie." Ever seen it? Watch it. It makes perfect sense.
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

Its sarcasm, but its aimed at themselves as well as the fans.
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:16 AM   #11
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

In some recent interview Maynard said he was frustrated that his positive messages were not getting across and the world keeps getting shittier. This song is him expressing that frustration.

He still does not feel that he has reached his true potency as a lyricist ("I forgot a pen" and whatnot), and is bashing himself for not changing the world in this song.
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

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TOOL have never had nor will they ever have "official" lyrics.
Um, are you serious? Because if you are I suggest you look in the 'lyrics' section of toolband.
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Re: What is the intended message of Rosetta Stoned?

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TOOL have never had nor will they ever have "official" lyrics.
they have lyrics on their official site
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