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The Grudge Lyrics

Wear the grudge like a crown
Of negativity
Calculate what you will
Will not tolerate
Desperate to control
All and everything
Unable to forgive
Your scarlet letterman
Clutch it like a cornerstone
Otherwise it all comes down
Justify denials and
Grip 'em to the lonesome end
Clutch it like a cornerstone
Otherwise it all comes down
Terrified of being wrong
Ultimatum prison cell
Saturn ascends
Choose one or ten
Hang on or be
Humbled again
Humbled again
Clutch it like a cornerstone (crescendo)
Otherwise it all comes down
Justify denials and
Grip 'em to the lonesome end
Saturn ascends
Comes 'round again
Saturn ascends
The one, the ten
Ignorant to
The damage done
Wear the grudge like a crown
Of negativity
Calculate what you will
Will not tolerate
Desperate to control
All and everything
Unable to forgive
Your scarlet letterman
Wear the grudge like a crown (crescendo)
Desperate to control
Unable to forgive
And sinking deeper
Defining
Confining
Sinking deeper (sometimes says "AND sinking deeper" in concert)
Controlling
Defining
And we're sinking deeper
Saturn comes back around
To show you everything
Lets you choose what you will
Will not see and then
Drags you down like a stone
Or lifts you up again
Spits you out like a child
Light and innocent
Saturn comes back around
Lifts you up like a child
Or drags you down like a stone
To consume you 'til you
Choose to
Let this go
Choose to
Let this go
Give away the stone
Let the ocean take and transmutate
This cold and fated anchor
Give away the stone
Let the waters kiss and transmutate
These leaden grudges into gold
(gold... gold... gold... gold... gold...
gold... gold... gold... gold...) (decrescendo)
Let go (crescendo)
Let go
Let go
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Let go
Let go (crescendo)

these lyrics are last corrected by Jason

Songwriter(s): Adam Jones, Daniel Carey, Maynard Keenan, Justin Chancellor
Copyright: Toolshed Music, Emi Virgin Music Inc.
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Meaning to "The Grudge" (1 meaning)
Nate 10/02/12,21:20
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This song deals with the first step of enlightenment. All unenlightened humans harbor a grudge towards life for bringing about our inevitable death. We wear this grudge like a crown, defining us, and making us miserable as we relentlessly try to define and control everything in life. So let go.
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