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Sober Lyrics

There's a shadow just behind me,
shrouding every step I take,
making every promise empty,
pointing every finger at me.
Waiting like a stalking butler
who upon the finger rests.
Murder now the pattern must we,
just because the son has come?

Jesus, won't you fucking whistle
something but the past and done?
Jesus, won't you fucking whistle
something but the past endured?

Why can't we not be sober?
I just want to start this over.
And why can't we drink forever?
I just want to start things over.

I am just a worthless liar.
I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you.
Trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you.
I will chew it up and leave,
I will work to elevate you
just enough to bring you down

Mother Mary won't you whisper
something but what's past and done.
Mother Mary won't you whisper
something but what's past and done.

Why can't we not be sober?
I Just want to start this over.
Ah, why can't we sleep forever?
I just want to start things over.

I am just a worthless liar.
I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you.
Trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you.
I will chew it up and leave,
Trust me, trust me, trust me,
trust me, and trust me

Why can't we not be sober?
I just want to start this over.
Why can't we sleep forever?
I just want to start this over.

I want what I want,
I want what I want,
I want what I want,
I want what I want

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these lyrics are last corrected by Tyler

Songwriter(s): Adam Jones, Paul D'Amour, Daniel Carey, Maynard Keenan
Copyright: Toolshed Music, BMG Gold Songs, Emi Virgin Music Inc.
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Meaning to "Sober" (50 meanings)
john 10/19/12,01:39
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Its the diseased mind fighting vs the spiritual nature in everyone,somthing but the past endured meaning the good is sitting quietly beneath the evil ,uprooting its nature when the pain gets to great ,its a fight for balance between good and bad
youarealltools 07/24/12,22:59
+1

Very simple, The song about if you wanna do drugs you should be able to. Why can't we NOT be Sober? Adam himself said this in an interview.
cook 08/31/12,15:00
0

its about addiction. all what he saying is about Jessus is that he isnt here too help him with addiction thats it.am a addicted i know what he is saying..plan and smiple.
Sandsapien 08/21/12,21:18
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It is an addiction to a fake life that they speak of not drugs, people spend their lives looking back when we must speak of progress and spiritual evolution not the same daily banter of sheep baaaaaaa
nobody 07/17/12,16:05
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first off ask the songwriter. If you try to decipher the meaning for yourself, you will only filter the meaning through your own experiences.if you were an addic you will see it through that prism.
addict 07/09/12,19:45
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tristan has it... ill agree with everyone on here though because what it means to you, is what it means to you. but if you arent an addict, you wont see what it meant to them
t_nigggs 06/11/12,13:42
0

tool is definetely a masterpiece of a band, i still dont understand what maynard meant when he was writing this song
I will find a center... 04/25/12,12:28
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Whether or not the song has religious connotation is irrelevant. The chilling honesty (and hopelessness) of this song appears to be the overarching theme...
meisa 04/12/12,16:41
0

the song gives reference to all that is wrong with society as a whole. most people are sheep. he pleads to think for yourself. that no one is wrong!
ilovetool 03/27/12,15:49
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i'm sure if you liked this song, you may also know Vicarious by Tool. now the lyrics to THAT little masterpiece are also quite chilling and true..Tool is insane--LOVVE EM! And it's not just Maynard!
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