Tool - Sober
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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 the stalking butler
Whom upon the finger rests
Murder now the path called "must we"
Just because the Son has come

Jesus, won't you fucking whistle
Something but what's past and done?
Jesus, won't you fucking whistle
Something but what's past and done?

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

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" (12 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
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
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!
Duggie 02/19/12,17:50
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I think this song is About addiction and the church. Not Christianity, just the church. And how the church is always quick to judge others by calling them liars, imbeciles, etc Because of past mistake
Shade 02/17/12,16:09
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I agree with the majority and say that this song isnt really about religion as it is getting over addiction and knowing at some point you may destroy what u have rebuilt.. and trying to find salvation
Pickle 02/02/12,16:37
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I agree that this it's about religion.but I also believe it is about addiction. If you ask maynard, he'll tell you basically what chris said. He has been quoted to say that any interpretation is right
C 10/20/11,14:44
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Possible its about christianity and its affects on the world. Preaching on forgiveness yet not practicing as you preach. Killing innocents, changing societies, all in trusting ways that infringe lif
raghda 06/19/11,04:39
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the song is talking about how he's so sick of everything in life , and how it's empty & he's no longer wanting to live it for he wants to die alive,, and also he is sick of himself , i luv him 4 datXD
Logan 10/02/10,02:48
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I totally agree with Albert up there, Maynard is definitely channeling Lucifer, every single line in this song is blasphemous, even though I dont believe in god or satan. The alcohol is just symbolic.
bucketface3 09/28/12,11:40
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I feel that its a lament about how we burn thru our time with disconnection sports that strip away the very truth of humanity. Jesus can't even whistle our way, Mary knew God knocked her up and its really on faith that we can soak our feet in at the end of the day. We all want to Know, but sadd
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