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I know I’ve been going crazy with the Tool songs lately, but they’re just SO good!  Often lately I’ve gotten these feelings that change is coming.  It’s very difficult to explain, but it really involves just a gut feeling.  Perhaps just as strong as the feeling that -something- is going to happen, is the knowledge that whatever it is, it has to.  Now I don’t know what, or when or where or how or even particularly why, and I find I’m both scared and excited by the idea.

While this is certainly a song about change, to me it’s very much about bringing that change yourself, choosing your own path.  A song about starting the first day of the rest of your life, and making it whatever you want it to be.

Not to mention, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever written, both musically and lyrically. Ever.

My shadow’s shedding skin
I’ve been picking scabs again
I’m down, digging through
My old muscles looking for a clue
I’ve been crawling on my belly
Clearing out what could have been
I’ve been wallowing in my own confused
And insecure delusions
For a piece to cross me over
Or a word to guide me in
I want to feel the changes coming down

I want to know what I’ve been hiding
In my shadow, my shadow
Change is coming through my shadow
My shadow’s shedding skin
I’ve been picking my scabs again

I’ve been crawling on my belly
Clearing out what could have been
I’ve been wallowing in my own chaotic
Insecure delusions
I want to feel the change consume me
Feel the outside turning in
I want to feel the metamorphosis and

Cleansing I’ve endured in
My shadow, my shadow
Change is coming, now is my time
Listen to my muscle memory
Contemplate what I’ve been clinging to
Forty-six and two ahead of me

I choose to live and to
Grow, take and give and to
Move, learn and love and to
Cry, kill and die and to
Be paranoid and to
Lie, hate and fear and to

Do what it takes to move through
I choose to live and to
Lie, kill and give and to
Die, learn and love and to
Do what it takes to step through…

See my shadow changing
Stretching up and over me
Soften this old armor
Hoping I can clear the way by
Stepping through my shadow
Coming out the other side
Step into the shadow
Forty-six and two just ahead of me

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One Comment

  1. Hey pal,

    Could you mail me if you get a link to download this song??? I love this song and I have a video of Arnold pumping iron with this song as a background music..
    I’ll love to share that with you too.

    Cheers,
    Sumit


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