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about | Reviewer: derek | 3/8/09
hypocrites, and as often with Tool, religious hypocrites, i think. the references to a soapbox house of cards and glass and throwing stones are regarding the church, who is quick to judge others though, "so shall you be judged". i think he's saying that, christianity got its start from a group of people who "practically raised the dead", by robbing the grave of Christ and then covering up the evidence, which gave birth to a religion. a kangaroo court is also one when the process seems to 'jump' from accusations to conviction, without really involving a trial, which is what happened to Christ. i am not a religious christian, but i do believe that i have an undying faith in the Lord, and i'm a pothead. i like the song other than that he's pointing the finger at those who have pointed the finger, which is being guilty of the same crime. the hypocrites might have been the first to throw stones but, now you're both doing it.
not drugs | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/22/09
Okay, What are ya'll smoking? This song is not about drugs (hence "Ganja please") IT IS ABOUT HYPOCRISY! And the fact that everything is clouded. (eyeballs deep in muddy waters) NOT ABOUT DRUGS STUPID PEOPLE!
clearing some stuff up | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/19/09
Weed is not physically addictive, but if not used in moderation, it can be mentally addictive. You're body won't crave for it like other drugs, but your mind might. It's similar to being addicted to pain killers, albeit a different effect.
The worst accusation about weed that is partially true is that it may be a gateway drug. All I can say is don't be an idiot, stick to weed.
BTW I love this song, especially when I'm high
The pot and the kettle | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/28/09
i think hepot he is referring to is like the pot in the saying "the pot calling the kettle black" because he also refers to the "black kettle"
I'm going with the whole idea of hypocrisy here as other thing in the song show this like "Soapbox house of cards and glass so
Don't go tossin' your stones around"
Lots of references to phrases about hypocrisy
good point | Reviewer: Tom | 1/17/09
Andrew Nutter made a good point saying this song could also be about the conflict that exists in drug addicts between the decision of staying sober and getting high...in my personal opinion, this conflict is much more healthy with weed then with other drugs because of how less bad it is for you then everything else, and also because of its positive effects if used in moderation (creative stimulation, stress reduction, pain killing or relief after being soar from the gym which I love to go to when I'm high btw)...ps just because Maynard has friends who use drugs doesn't mean he agrees with their ideals 100%, and this may be a song which deals with this disagreement and has intentions of helping them down a better path or to at least realize the addictive power drugs do have over us
responce 2 the guy bitchen about pot | Reviewer: KML91 | 1/12/09
im new to the whole weed thing ive dibbled and dabbled if ur against it is jus do to lack of experiance or being around it i was against it then i relized i was filled with bullshit info it isnt great 4 u but is no where close to alcohol and as my mom says at least its not crack it is a recreational drug harmless
"You practically raise the dead" | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/5/09
I see this as more of a reference to some heinous act.. Similar to saying what you've done would have a person tossing in their grave. I'll also reference a passage from the bible about how when hell is full, the dead will roam the earth.. Also referring to people/society committing bad deeds.
more a response to the previous post | Reviewer: Napalm420 | 12/30/08
I think you've just got something against drugs buddy.. First off referring to people who smoke weed as addicts is misleading, because pot isn't addictive. Second, If Maynard himself doesn't smoke weed, I know he's close friends with people who do and has great respect for them, so I doubt he'd look at pot smokers as hypocritical.. Please learn to refrain from speaking out of ignorance.
Continuation of last post | Reviewer: Napalm420 | 12/30/08
Apologies, need to post again because I forgot about this..
"If you don't believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a
favor, go home tonight and take all your albums, all your tapes all
your CDs and burn 'em, 'cause you know what? The musicians who made
all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years
were real fuckin' high on drugs."
This is an audio snippet of Bill Hicks' standup routine, that was put on the album AEnima, which I believe should be satisfactory evidence that Maynard isn't opposed to drugs in general, especially not marijuana.
Interpretation and lyrics mistakes | Reviewer: Andrew Nutter | 12/24/08
Everyone talks about this as referring to the hypocrisy of government and blah blah blah... Another interesting comparison that matches up very well is that of the hypocrisy of drug addiction and the addicts themselves. Maynard's lyrics often do regard that very notion. I feel like he probably was going for all three ideas as a sort of "super pun." The government, the addicts, and both of them being "high" on "pot" (the high of marijuana and the high of arrogance, as is calling the kettle black and such). The complexity and lyrical value of this song is really phenomenal.
Additionally, the second line is "you must have been outta your hair," not head. Another mistake here is that it isn't "Got lemon juice up in your eye, eye," it is "Got lemon juice up in your high eye." "Eye" refers to the third eye, as in your consciousness, and he is saying that that eye is high. Both of this lyrics are very clearly obvious.
Great Song | Reviewer: Tom | 12/15/08
This song is unbelievable. When I first heard it I just appreciated the way it sounded and the fact that it might have to do with weed. In further consideration of its lyrics, I'm pretty sure that the hypocrite Maynard speaks of is the US federal government when it illegalized marijuana in 1937. It's almost poetic irony for lack of a better term (I'm a math major haha), because he's saying the government had to have been ripped off its ass in order for it to have banned such a relatively benign and loved substance. Keep in mind this is the same government that had just lifted its ban on alcohol less than ten years before. Alcohol is billions of times worse for the human body (and arguably society) then is cannibis.
Tool | Reviewer: <3Tool | 12/3/08
This is by far the most intelligent bands out there. They have such deep lyrics that some cant even come to understand, but its not about understanding the lyrics for what they write them down as, but its about understanding them for how your mind processes the lyrics and how you implement it into your life and how you connect it to yourself. Maynard is by far the best out there..and I hope many learn from him as I have from my time of listening to Tool. To all who downgrade them and say shit about them...you have no idea what the fuck you are talking about..you are just going and placing this band in all the same categories as the rest of these bands out there. You think it's nonsense music and musicians trying to load peoples minds full of shit, but you are far wrong..they are trying to reach out to people with the truth, they are speaking their minds like no others have..and to all of you who dislike their music and call it shit..and those who call them sellouts...Fuck you, learn your materials before you go saying shit.
1upyourass | Reviewer: email@example.com | 11/29/08
give me a fucking gun!! DO NOT PUT MEANING INTO TO SONGS THAT ARE INVENTED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF ATTAINING YOUR MONEY!! GOT LEMON JUICE UP IN YOUR EYE?? KANGAROO DONE HUNG THE JURY WITH THE INNOCENT?? RABBITS AND FISH WITH AVOVADO TREES SET THE BLIND WHALE SHARK FREE, RISE ABOVE THE DIRT WHERE ALL SLUT DOGS BREED!! WOULDn'T THAT BE BETTER LYRICS..??
Hinduism | Reviewer: Lauren | 8/18/08
I think that many people miss the Hinduism references in tool songs. In this song there are two references that I would like to highlight:
-"eyeballs deep in muddy water"
In most eastern religions including Hinduism, the lotus flower represents the struggle to rise above the muddy waters that these beautiful symmetrical flowers grow in. Rising above the water represents learning to get past the illusions of what we think the world is (kind of like in the Matrix). Therefore, I intrepret that this lyric is reffering to an ignorant person who only sees his own truth.
-"Now you're weeping shades of cozened indigo
Got lemon juice up in your eye, eye"
I believe this to be a reference to the sixth chakra known as "ajna", or the "third eye". This chakra is represented by the color indigo and has to do with using intuition and seeing truth. In the context of the song, this lyric would seem to mean that the person sees their own truth, but their truth is blurred and skewed.
The pot | Reviewer: Aaron | 5/29/08
I think "The Pot" is a reference to a saying, "the pot calling the kettle black." Which basically says your pointing the finger at someone who is guilty for doing the same thing that you yourself are guilty of as well. which goes along with the song being about hypocrisy. not quite sure what "black kettle" means in the song and how it fits in but I found it to be a nice play on words
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