Thursday, October 7, 2010
Today I want to share something special. First off, I want to say I'm not into the darker rock, like Death Metal and all that stuff. It screws with my vibe. But Tool is something different. It's an alternative rock band, but it does sound a little dark, luckily, not too dark.
This is the first song I heard of them, about 7 years ago. I was instantly sold. The lyrics are quite remarkable, the song's title Forty Six and Two refers to the number of chromosomes humans will have, as the next step in evolution. Right now we have 44 autosomes and 2 sex chromosomes. If we would reach the stage of 46 and 2, we should evolve into "a more harmonious state".
Furthermore, the song references a wish to experience change through the Shadow, an idea which represents the parts of one's personality that one hates and fears. Supposedly, these are your repressed weaknesses, fears, shortcomings and instincts.
So there are alot of "out there" concepts in this song. But it doesn't matter that these concepts are weird or unaccepted. What matters is the idea that the lead singer puts forward. And I find it somehow connects to you, on some level.
Give it some thought.
PS: more info on this here