Tool - Lateralus

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Lateralus Lyrics

Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
lets me see.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
drawn beyond the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must
Feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.

Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
lets me see there is so much more
and beckons me to look through to these infinite possibilities.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
drawn outside the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition leaving all these opportunities behind.

Feed my will to feel this moment urging me to cross the line.
Reaching out to embrace the random.
Reaching out to embrace whatever may come.

I embrace my desire to
feel the rhythm, to feel connected
enough to step aside and weep like a widow
to feel inspired, to fathom the power,
to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain,
to swing on the spiral
of our divinity and still be a human.

With my feet upon the ground I lose myself
between the sounds and open wide to suck it in.
I feel it move across my skin.
I'm reaching up and reaching out.
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.

Spiral out. Keep going...

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Songwriter(s): Adam Jones, Daniel Carey, Maynard Keenan, Justin Chancellor
Copyright: Toolshed Music, Emi Virgin Music Inc.
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Meaning to "Lateralus" song text (20 meanings)
stephen 09/16/12,08:40
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I think tool leaves their songs open for personal interpretation. That's why they never release lyrics with their album s.
Mladen 07/25/12,01:02
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Its about the experience and requirement of letting your mind go and getting into the music when you are writing it and especially when playing. It makes perfect sense read the lyrics you will see
infiwisdom 07/20/12,13:41
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the song lateralus is about the fibbinacci sequence. 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34.... and so on. when the sequence is graphed it begins to spiral. the intro words are the syllable's to the sequence.
Amy 07/03/12,20:34
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It was written in Fibonacci sequence. Do with that what you will. Analyze it enough to realize that there's nothing more to.
D 05/26/12,01:32
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Mjk tells the meaning precisely: Over-analyzing...withering my intuition...leaving opportunity behind. No cosmos or opiates on this ride, people...just relationships
Lauren 05/18/12,09:30
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This song is about astral projection. Mind travel, meditation. Obviously, read the lyrics like a poem without listening to the song. Think about it. You'll get it...
Grant Coffey 05/05/12,18:27
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Upon my traveling the spiral I found that there were places so inhabitable and so hideous, that everything had to be adjusted. In Andromeda I said eat, and let the healing begin. Dancing Devil, G.
Name 04/02/12,20:52
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None of you know what this song is about, stop thinking you do. Debating the meaning of lyrics is foolish and pointless. Enjoy the song. It means what it means... to you.
GC 03/04/12,05:25
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I think y'all look to far into things. Tool is a band that makes music for themselves. You can take their music any which way. One of the most complicated bands to ever surface. But the absolute best.
Gloria 02/22/12,11:45
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This song is referring to an individuals own perception of the highest level of their life experience that they can conceive at the time.
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