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Aenima Lyrics

Some say the end is near.
Some say we'll see Armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will.
I sure could use a vacation from this

Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
Freaks

Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call LA
The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
Any fucking time. Any fucking day.
Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay.

Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your Prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car.

It's a
Bullshit three ring circus sideshow of
Freaks

Here in this hopeless fucking hole we call LA
The only way to fix it is to flush it all away.
Any fucking Time. Any fucking day.
Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay.

Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
Followed by fault lines that cannot sit still.
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits.

And some say the end is near.
Some say we'll see Armageddon soon.
I certainly hope we will 'cause
I sure could use a vacation from this

STUPID shit, silly shit, stupid shit...

One great big festering neon distraction,
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

Learn to swim. [x3]

Mom's gonna fix it all soon.
Mom's comin' 'round to put it back the way it ought to
be.

Learn to swim. [x9]

Fuck L. Ron Hubbard and
Fuck all his clones.
Fuck all these gun-toting
Hip gangster wannabes.

Learn to swim. [x9]

Fuck retro anything.
Fuck your tattoos.
Fuck all you junkies and
Fuck your short memory.

Learn to swim. [x8]

Fuck smiley glad-hands,
With hidden agendas.
Fuck these dysfunctional,
Insecure actresses.

Learn to swim. [x8]

'Cause I'm praying for rain;
I'm praying for tidal waves
I wanna see the ground give way.
I wanna watch it all go down.
Mom, please, flush it all away.
I wanna see it go right in and down.
I wanna watch it go right in.
Watch you flush it all away.

Time to bring it down again.
Don't just call me pessimist.
Try and read between the lines.

I can't imagine why you wouldn't
Welcome any change, my friend.

I wanna see it come down.
Bring it down.
Suck it down.
Flush it down.

these lyrics are last corrected by Astaroth Bathory

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Meaning to "Aenima" (6 meanings)
Hierensi 03/23/14,17:46
+1

I think this song is about hitting the bottom and realizing that you're the one to blame. He goes on a tirade listing all these things that he hates about the world and society and presents two ways to deal with it. To a) flush it down or b) learn to swim. To flush it all away, one could fuck his mind up with hardcore drugs, commit suicide, or go on a rampage. Anything where you let go of reality. Or you can learn to swim, or in other words deal with the shit in the world. Don't let it define you, because if you can swim on your own, you don't need mom (society) to hold your head above the water.
Tmausty 09/22/12,03:43
0

The songs talking about how messed up the world is, how big an influence Scientology has on LA and the media, how The world is crashing down on itself but no one does anything to help because they get everything handed to them and don't work for anything.
Kishin 05/20/11,11:58
0

All right so practically everyone agrees with them here, yes? Well how about the majority of you stop being Keyboard Preists and go f!cking do something about all the dumbsh!ts don't sit here and nag.
GHOST girl 11/17/10,13:06
0

i love tool so much!!!! thats all my band plays!! NO ONE should every say that tool sucks!! If you havent heard them hear them if you dont know them know them if you dont like them like them. what now
YouknowNOTHING 12/04/12,21:24
-1

Just as the name implies you know nothing! Stop trying to decipher the words! It can be taken MANY WAYS, so many of you people believe you know better than anyone else. Let it go! These lyrics can be taken in many ways!
Global Master -warning! 11/09/12,10:45
-4

Wake up people! it's time to shine, sink or swim, and if you live near the ocean I suggest you move inland and as its impossible to swim with debris - example: Japan earthquake. Good luck to those of you who are ready, and good bye & god bless to those of you who the dumbfounded dipsh!t unbelievers!
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