posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 11:40 AM
Maynard and the rest of the band have been known to go camping outside of area 51 to watch for things in the sky. Mind altering substances are also
often involved. Who knows maybe it inspired by a real event or not, it matters not. What matters is the point and listeners being inspired to seek out
Though it touches on drug fueled confusion and the inability to communicate to those around, what is going on with you/him. At the edge of overdose he
has "shh.. It the bed" in more than one way. Afraid of death, unable to process thought, unable to understand what is going on, ignorance to medical
terminology and processes, all while not being able to get thoughts to form words, not being able to tell the "nurse or Dr" what has happened to
Then, there is Maynard's twisted sense of humor. Being abducted, being told by these ET's(or whatever they are) that he is the chosen one, he must
deliver the message to the people, it ALL depends on him, an unexpected messiah role thrust upon him, and he forgot his pen. He has the info to save
the world but can't remember what they said.
I feel it's about him dealing with being famous and having so much influence over so many people, and how he feels unworthy of the status. He
struggled with heroin, the loss of his mother, being abused, and is just as confused as everyone else, and questions why him? Why would someone who
feels at times weak and powerless be seen as a powerful leader to all of his downtrodden followers.
Tool is on a level all their own. You can't just listen to one song and find understanding. You have to take the whole record as one piece of work and
then put the pieces together. You then have to look at the whole discography as one piece of work, and fit those puzzle pieces together to try and
gain some understanding. They as a band have been clear about their feelings toward their fans and how they want them to seek out more info. They
leave clues in the hopes that minds will be opened, but not by them delivering a message directly. Everyone gains enlightenment in their own way and
pace. There is no Rosetta Stone to ease that process, and they know that.
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