Tool

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1. INTOLERANCE

I don't wanna be hostile
I don't wanna be dismal
And I don't wanna life in an
Apathetic existence
See I wanna believe you
And I wanted to trust you
And I want to have faith to
Put away the daggers.

But you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal, and I tolerate it.
You lie, cheat, and steal
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal, I cannot tolerate it.

Fear of virtue, can't you hide your method while I'm
Smiling, laughing, dancing, sing your praise and glory
Shroud of virtue, won't you mask your stigma as I'm
Smiling, laughing, dancing, sing your glory while you
Lie, cheat, and steal
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal, I cannot tolerate you.
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal, I cannot tolerate it.

I kill, I blame, I've been far too sympathetic
Hot blood, I've felt, I've been far too sympathetic
I am not innocent
I am not innocent
You are not innocent
No one is innocent

You lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal,
you lie, cheat, and steal, I cannot tolerate it.

I will not tolerate you
I will go down inside you
I must go down inside you
No one is innocent




2. PRISON SEX

It took so long to remember just what happened.
I was so young, vestal then, you know it hurt me.
But I'm breathing so I guess I'm still alive
Even the signs seemed to tell me otherwise.
Got my hands down, and my head down,
And my eyes closed, my throat's wide open.
I do unto others what has been done to me.
Do unto others what has been done to you.
I'm treading water. I need to sleep a while.
My lamb and martyr, you look so precious.
Won't you, won't you come a bit closer.
Close enough so I can smell you.
I need you to feel this. I can't stand to burn too long.
Release in sodomy. The one sweet moment I'm whole.

I do unto you now what has been to me
I do unto you now, what has been done
You're breathing so I guess you're still alive
Even the signs seem to tell me otherwise
Won't you, won't you come on up closer
Close enough so I can smell you
I need you to feel this. I need this to make me whole
Relief in sodomy. Have you witnessed that blood and flesh can be trusted. I.
Have you witnessed the blood and, this can't be trusted. I.
Only this one holy medium brings me piece of mind.
Got your hands bound, and your head down,
And your eyes closed, you look so precious now.

I have found some kind of temporary sanity in this.
Shit, blood, and come on my hands. I've come round full circle.
My lamb and martyr, this will be over soon. You look so precious.
You look so precious now...




3. SOBER

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 path of 'must we', just because the son has come

Jesus, won't you fucking whistle
something but the 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 the past is 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 things 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...




4. BOTTOM

Compassion is broken now
Wounds, they're openin' now
Desire is broken now
Makes me feel ugly

On my knees and burning
My piss and moans are fuel that
Set my head on fire
I set my head on fire
Smell my soul, it's burning
Broken, lookin' up I see the enemy
And I have swallowed the poison you feed me
But I survived on the poison you feed me
Guilt fed
Hatred fed
Weakness fed
It makes me feel ugly
I'm on my knees, I'm burning
My piss and moans are human
I set my head on fire
I'm dead inside
Shit adds up
Shit adds up
Shit adds up
Shit adds up at the bottom.

If I let you, you would make me destroy myself
In order to survive you, I must first survive myself
I can sink no further, and I cannot forgive you
There's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to
Erase you
I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain
I will use my mistakes against you
There is no other choice
Shameless now
Nameless now
Nothing now
No one now
But my Soul must be iron 'cause my fear is naked
I'm naked and fearless, and my fear is naked

Dead inside...
Dead inside...
Dead inside...
Dead inside...
Nameless now
Shameless now
Nothing now
No one now
(shit adds up) as you see me
Naked now
Fearless now
Naked now
Fearless now
(shit adds up) it leaves me dead inside!
Dead inside!
Dead inside!
Dead inside!

Hatred keeps me alive
Hunger has kept me alive
Weakness keeps me alive
Guilt keeps me alive at the bottom




5. CRAWL AWAY

Crawled away from me
Slipped away from me
Tried to keep a hold, but there was nothing I could say
Slid away from me
Crept away from me
Tried to keep it down, but there was nothing I could say

What you try to say is you don't wanna play
What you want and what you need don't mean that much to me

I can see you're back is turning
If I could, I'd stick a knife in

Crawled away from me
Slipped away from me
Tried to keep a hold, but there was nothing I could say
Slid away from me
Crept away from me
Tried to keep it down, but there was nothing I could say

What you try to say is you don't wanna play
What you want and what you need don't mean that much to me

I can see you're back is turning
If I could, I'd stick a knife in!

This is love...
This is my love for you...
This is my love...
This is my love for you...
This is my love for you...
This is my love for you...
This is my love!

Say you won't go.
Won't go... won't go... say it
Get you in a strangle hold baby
Get it 'till you get it right

What you try to say is you don't wanna play
What you want and what you need don't mean fuck to me

I can see you're back is turning
If I could, I'd stick a knife in




6. SWAMP SONG

My warning meant nothing
You're dancing in quicksand
Why don't you watch where you're wandering?
Why don't you watch where you're stumbling?
You're wading knee deep and going in
You're wading knee deep and going in

This bog is thick and easy to get lost in
'Cause you're a stupid, belligerent fucker
This bog is thick and easy to get lost in
'Cause you're a dumb and belligerent fucker
I hope it sucks you down
Down...down...down...

My warning meant nothing
You're dancing in quicksand
Why don't you watch where you're wandering?
Why don't you watch where you're stumbling?
You're wading knee deep and going in
And you may never come back again

This bog is think and easy to get lost in
'cause you're a stupid, belligerent fucker
This bog is thick and easy to get lost in
'cause you're a dumb and belligerent fucker
I hope it sucks you down
down...down...down...

I hope it sucks you, fucker, I hope it sucks you down

Wandering, wandering, no one even invited you in
You're still stumbling, suffocate, suffocate,
Why don't you get away?
Wandering around, who let you in?
No one even invited you in
You're still stumbling, suffocate, suffocate,
Why don't you get out while you can?
No one told you to come!

My warning meant nothing
You're dancing in quicksand
Why don't you watch where you're wandering?
Why don't you watch where you're stumbling?
You're wading knee deep and going in
And you may never come back again




7. UNDERTOW

Two times that...
I've been struck down by a voice that speaks from deep
Beneath, here the water is
Twice as clear as heaven
Twice as loud as reason
Even rich like silt on a river bed
Just as never ending
Currents mount below me
Opens up around me
Gestures, beckons, oh, I'll swallow it
Surrounds and drowns and wipes me away
It all seems comfortable, so comfortable
Shut up! shut up! shut up and sense/search your enemy!
How could I let that bring me back to my knees

Third time and...
I've been baptized by a voice that screams from deep.
Beneath, the cold black water is half as high as heaven.
Half as clear as reason.
Clear and black like silt on a river bed.
Just as never ending.
Currents mount below me. opens up around me.
Suggests and beckons all while swallowing.
Surrounds and drowns and washes me away.
But I'm so comfortable. too comfortable.
Shut up! shut up! shut up! you're saturating me.
How could I let it happen?
Why don't you kill me? I am weak and numb and insignificant.
How could I let that bring me back to my knees?

Euphoria...

I'm back down beneath the undertow.
I'm almost in all the way. I'm in the undertow.
Way down beneath the undertow.
There doesn't seem no other way out of the undertow.

Euphoria...




8. 4°

Get up, get up now

Free yourself from yourself

Locked up inside you like gold beneath castles
Cavern of treasures that no one has been to
Let's go digging, let's go digging, bring it out, and take it back in
You won't do what you'd like to do
Lay back and let me show you another way
Kill what you want to, I'll take what's left and eat it
Take over nothing, just too short to push it away
Take it all
Take it all in
All the way in
All the way in
Let it go in
Let it go in
You won't feel what you'd like to feel
Lay back and let me show you another way
Kill what you want to, I'll take what's left and eat it
Take over nothing, just too short to lock it up
Knock me down, I'll just come back running
Knock you down, and it won't be long now
All the way in
All the way in
All the way in
All the way in

Take it up, take it up higher
Four degrees now, four degrees warmer
Give in, now
Give in, now
Let me in
You'll like this
This brings us higher
You'll like this
It brings us closer than dying and cancer and crying
Let's take it...
(won't you take it up...)
Kill what you want to, I'll take what's left and eat it
Take all of nothing, just too short, I'm losing
Just like that




9. FLOOD

(moans): water...

All I knew. All I believe.
Crumbling images no longer comfort me.
Scramble to reach higher ground.
Order and sanity something to comfort me.

Take what is mine. Horde what is mine.
Suffocate what is mine. Bury what's mine.
Soon the water will come and claim what is mine.
I must leave it behind and climb to a new place now.

This ground is not the rock I thought it would be.

Thought I was high. Thought I was free.
That I was there. Divine destiny.
I was wrong. This changes everything.

Running away, got me running away.
Now I'm running away.

I will take what is mine. Horde what is mine.
Suffocate what is mine. Bury what's mine.
Soon the water will come and claim what is mine.
I must leave it behind and climb to a new place.

Water rising up on me.
Said that water rising up on me.
Thought the sun would come deliver me.
But the truth has come to punish me instead.

Die..

Ground break down right under me.
Cleanse and purge me in the water.




10. DISGUSTIPATED

"...And the angel of the lord came unto me, snatching me up from my place of slumber. And took me on high, and higher still until we moved to the spaces betwixt the air itself. And he brought me into a vast farmlands of our own midwest. And as we descended, cries of impending doom rose from the soil. One thousand, nay a million voices full of fear. And terror possesed me then. And I begged, 'Angel of the Lord, what are these tortured screams?' And the angel said unto me, 'These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots! You see, Reverend Maynard, tomorrow is harvest day and to them it is the holocaust.' And I sprang from my slumber drenched in sweat like the tears of one million terrified brothers and roared, 'Hear me now, I have seen the light! They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers!' Can I get an amen? Can I get a hallelujah? Thank you Jesus."

This is necessary.
Life feeds on life.

It was daylight when you woke up in your ditch. You looked up at your sky then. That made blue be your color. You had your knife there with you too. When you stood up there was goo all over your clothes. Your hands were sticky. You wiped them on your grass, so now your color was green. Oh Lord, why did everything always have to keep changing like this. You were already getting nervous again. Your head hurt and it rang when you stood up. Your head was almost empty. It always hurt you when you woke up like this. You crawled up out of your ditch onto your gravel road and began to walk, waiting for the rest of your mind to come back to you. You can see the car parked far down the road and you walked toward it. "If God is our Father," you thought, "then Satan must be our cousin." Why didn't anyone else understand these important things? You got to your car and tried all the doors. They were locked. It was a red car and it was new. There was an expensive leather camera case laying on the seat. Out across your field, you could see two tiny people walking by your woods. You began to walk towards them. Now red was your color and, of course, those little people out there were yours too.