Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2012

Right in two

I have seen some of me fellow bloggers posting some lyrics of their favorite bands. Its a very personal thing to do and might be used to analyse the person behind the blog.

Anyway, today I just go for it. If there is one song, that I not only consider one of my favorites but also expresses in poetic form the thoughts I would like this blog to convey; its this one:

Tool: Right in two 

Angels on the sideline,
Puzzled and amused.
Why did Father give these humans free will?
Now they're all confused.

Don't these talking monkeys know that
Eden has enough to go around?
Plenty in this holy garden, silly old monkeys,
Where there's one you're bound to divide it

Right in two

Angels on the sideline,
Baffled and confused.
Father blessed them all with reason.
And this is what they choose.
(and this is what they choose)

Monkey, killing monkey, killing monkey
Over pieces of the ground.
Silly monkeys give them thumbs,
They forge a blade,
And when there's one they're bound to divide it,

Right in two.
Right in two.

Monkey, killing monkey, killing monkey
Over pieces of the ground.
Silly monkeys give them thumbs,
They make a club
And beat their brother... down.
How they survived so misguided is a mystery.
Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability
to lift an eye to heaven conscious of his fleeting time here

Gotta divide it all right in two (x4)

They fight, till they die
Over earth, over sky
They fight, over life,
Over brawn, over air and light,
Over love, over sun. Over blood
They fight till they die over words, polarizing.

Angels on the sideline again
Benched along with patience and reason
Angels on the sideline again
Wondering when this tug of war will end

Gotta divide it all right in two (x3)
Right in two

Right in two...

Just in case you wonder about the "religious" subcontext, I would like to add that Tool (or Maynard James Keenan) are all but (openly) religious, but use the angels perspective in this song to be able to express their thoughts about humanity from an outsiders perspective (just like I use the aliens perspective in this blog).

Keenan has never (ony in an april fools prank) commented about his or any religion. The fact that he carried a business card stating he was "Jesus H. Christ" says something about what he thinks about worship, being it about gods or rock stars. (I can very much relate).

If there is a message that he has tried to get out in all of his projects, it is that people should not let themselfs be manipulated but find their own truth by opening their eyes and minds and getting themselfs informed.

See another of my favorites: Pet, by Perfect Circe that contains one of the best verses ever in any song lyrics:

"Swayin' to the rhythm of the new world order and
Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums."

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