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Tool – Lateralus lyrics

Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
Red & yellow then came to be, reaching out to me,
Lets me see.
As below, so above & beyond, I imagine.
Drawn beyond the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition, missing opportunities & I must
Feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.

Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me,
Lets me see there is so much more &
Beckons me to look through to these infinite possibilities.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine.
Drawn outside the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition leaving opportunities behind.
Feed my will to feel this moment, urging me to cross the line.
Reaching out to embrace the random.
Reaching out to embrace whatever may come.

I embrace my desire to,
I embrace my desire to,
Feel the rhythm, to feel connected enough to step aside & weep like a widow
To feel inspired, to fathom the power, to witness the beauty,
To bathe in the fountain,
To swing on the spiral,
To swing on the spiral,
To swing on the spiral of our divinity & still be a human.

With my feet upon the ground I move myself between the sounds & open wide to suck it in.
I feel it move across my skin.
I'm reaching up & reaching out.
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
What ever will bewilder me.
& following our will & wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end & may just go where no one's been.
Spiral out. Keep going.
Spiral out. Keep going.
Spiral out. Keep going.
Spiral out. Keep going.



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    jbright109Nov 19, 2010 at 2:08 am
    Ok now listen to the song closely you'll notice that the timing of the main riff is 9-8-7, the 16th step of the Fibonacci sequence, as well as the syllabic rhythm of the lyrics follows this sequence as well. The meaning suggests to live life much like the Fibonacci spiral, constantly growing and spiraling out, exploring and reaching toward the unknown, instead of living in a narrow-minded; linear way, live laterally, like the Fibonacci spiral; always developing, flourishing, and thriving.
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    RPG3Dec 20, 2009 at 3:00 am
    Mainly thes lyrics are about the birth of life in its creation and the spiral that we ride and move our selfs to the rythem of life as we become infants in life of humanity and letting your body emerge its self with your mind and body and to birth its self with such pacific form and be birthed with a uniqe talent not like other humans. Like he say he is describing himself as he was being made in the wome of his mother and becoming who he is in life. He is born with a talent to describe a messege in lyrics such as this he can feel rythems that not many peapole can feel that is what this song is about and I'm only 13 2009.

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