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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tool - Forty Six and Two




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.

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39 comments:

Senior Poopy Pants said...

Sharing is caring, especially when it's good music!

Chill said...

Mahahaha. Yeah this song was great when I first heard it. I definitely had to do some research as to what exactly forty six and two means, but I doubt anyone but a Bio Major pick up on it immediately. It gives a whole meaning to the new song. 'Do what it takes to step through'. The way it's presented isn't perfectly in harmony with how evolution actually happens, but its a great metaphysical thought.

Wozza said...

Thanks for sharing. I like the bit at ~3.50 :)

Luna79 said...

Great band.

YukonAfternoon said...

Tool is a fantastic group of musicians. Their lyrics are some of these best I've ever had the pleasure of hearing. Vicarious and The Pot are two of my personal favorites.

Futomara said...

Nice post. Well said.

anontcotrol said...

One of their best songs!

RJ said...

love this song

Bernhard said...

i love tool :)

JDF said...

Tool... Brings me back.

AnnoNeuvo said...

Tool is so fucking awesome!!

zman said...

damn this is good

Ishu said...

WOW, cool thoughts, Tool really distinguishes itself from other alternative rock bands, they are very original!

James said...

niceee

Randy Weezner said...

I never could get into tool

ikatashi said...

i think their music is pretty solid

Slumph said...

never heard of them before, thanks =D

The Music Dude 23 said...

great!!!

Swift Love said...

I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

Savage Nugget said...

I was just listening to this on my MP3 Player. :D

Even said...

looks great

Abigale Consulting said...

Great post. I love Tool.

EdwardPrinceofWales said...

sounds good

njohnfixes said...

good tune. I like Tool.

RoodNverse said...

classic

Willow said...

I've been to a few TOOL shows here in Phoenix, they rock, Also Maynard has a winery here in AZ, the Wine is excellent.

RandomlyRated said...

great song :)

Seb said...

very nice song, thanks for sharing

Mez said...

tool are great

vibe said...

supporting.

kmartsmartsuperstar said...

I love tool! One of my favorite bands! Their videos are so trippy!

Bernhard said...

tool is such a great band

Sykefu said...

thx for sharing :)

Randy Weezner said...

i was never really down for tool myself

The Drifter said...

Always had a thing for Tool. Thanks for sharing.

Lewis said...

nice work dude ;)

la comédie said...

great post

Style said...

Great song.

Sage said...

tool is awesome! my favorite album from them is aenima :D