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Lateralus

by Tool

Lyrics

Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
Lets me see.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
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Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
Lets me see.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
full lyrics

Features of This Track

hard rock roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
varying tempo and time signatures
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
demanding instrumental part writing
minor key tonality
groove based composition
melodic songwriting
dirty electric guitar riffs
an aggressive male vocalist
prominent drums
use of odd meter
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Awesome band. Love this cut
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clamshake
A smile crossed my face when this song popped up.
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@Spawnerful. . . . s a w your comment and tried to pay attention to the time of song. Oh my god! That's like climax of song where guitars sound amazing & have this reverberated thing going- Maynard sings like he's rhyming. Makes sense, read Alex's comment about the time signature. Genius work
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jsmith623
Spiral the f-ck out...
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Tool is like Pink Floyd for me, there is just so much to dig here. Maynard and his various projects have created a body of work that is so vast you just have to put them in a class with some of the best bands ever. Such an awesome talent.
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At 7:30 of Lateralus is just perfect.
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Love Tool but Halford tough Maynard! Friend's & both awesome bands!
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There will never be a better band than Tool. Not an opinion just fact.
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Infinite possibilitie s . . .
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the time signature of this song is based off the fibonacci sequence. look it up on youtube, just type in lateralus fibonacci sequence.
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adonhauser
Lol why did tool come on my Nirvana station lol I think that's funny
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"Feel the rhythm, to feel connected.."
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ceclark01
Every once in a while a band comes along and creates its own genre of music. Tool is not rock, alternative, metal, it's all of those combined to form a different art.
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More thumbs. MORE THUMBS. I NEED MORE THUMBS!!!!!!
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Best tour ever not. Went with buddy an his buddy and he overloaded needed up pass our ems right after 2nd fin song ruin the rest of the night didn't get to c it all. But was a sweet start. But I've seen them several times and they all are awesome best concerts I've ever been too. Detroit
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There is a madness to all this method of long songs and if Ya were a true Maynard fan you'd understand it all.
Amazing is all I can say. If Ya really understood you'd be amazed. Check it out
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@kibblez..,T h e r e is a God trust me I wouldn't be here if there weren't!!!
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Their is a beginning too everything call it god, Budha, big bang, I just simply call it the source of everything a spiral of never ending time, creation intelligent creation( kibblez )
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Vincent there is no god sorry to burst your bubble
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I missed bands like TOOL and KORN back in the 90s. I guess that's because the only thing I was into back then was the music of HEROIN. I let that s**t rob me of everything. I thank GOD that He has given it all back..and so much more...
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Maynard has been touring ...all 3 bands played together in LA not long ago
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I've always considered this to be a good track, by a great group, but in fact, it is quite phenomenal!
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You hate on me, I hate back more and harder
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We need more tool! Maynard where the hell are you?!?
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Matthew Rosewall Lateralus is a term that means to the side. I believe, in this context, it means to widen as in, widening your perspectives , consciousnes s , etc.
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Great song but vicariousis my favorite
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The song that introduced me to Tool, and still one of my favorites. Incredible song, awesome band.
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Funny how I thought they said ladder Alice the first time I heard the name of this album- song. Never got around to looking it up, anyone know what lateralus means
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Did I find my self deep within the message
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chrsroc
Just listen to the song. Over analyzing over thinking separates the body from the mind....
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Feel connected
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I had used my copy of Lateralus and Cool Edit Pro to take out the silences between tracks and put the songs in the following order: 6,7,5,8,4,9, 3 , 1 0 , 2 , 1 1 , 1 , 1 2 , 1 3 . The transition from Parabola into Schism blew my mind, as the plucks, probably dismissed by listeners as a drawn out rant of an ending, perfectly transition into the beginning of Schism. This cd has a different true track order listed above
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jpete9273
F**king poetry man. Incredible song writing.
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This is one of those songs that takes your breath away! So complex. Like Iron Butterflies
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Reaching out to embrace anything that may come.
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One of my favs from them. Lyrically it is so profound and beautiful. Thank you Maynard and the boys of Tool! your guys are a gift
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This is worth 9 minutes of my life.
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Quite possibly one of the greatest compositions ever to be written.
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magical_butt e r f l y 2 5
I will always love you oh that is so deep infinite possibilitie s
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I ♡ the intro of this song
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Ride the spiral to the end, may just go where no one's been........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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The Fibonacci sequence.❤️
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Either way it's a great song. Tools best!
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Someone told me that this song was based on the Fibonacci sequence
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pump the sacrum and ionize the spinal fluids sending them to bathe the brain in charged particles... swing on the spirallll
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shaktipat {{{~*~}}}
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jpete9273
Wicked lyrics!!!!
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One of my favorite bands. They're the fucken sh!t!!!
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Like Pink Floyd on steroids, this song.... Pretty wicked!
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Zdaa
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