Monday Music

I had a pretty cool weekend, and a very cool Friday evening.  I have a lot more to say about the latter at some point in the near future, but for now, I’ll point out that the coolest part started out a whole lot like this.

I don’t usually do this (because I know from past experience that if I gave myself permission I’d be doing it all the damned time), but because I think the lyrics to this are cool and someone was unfamiliar, I’ll reproduce them.  Borrowed from The Tool Page:


Here from a kings mountain view
Here from the wild dream come true
Feast like a sultan, I do
On treasures and flesh never few

But I would wish it all, away
If I thought I’d lose you just one day

The devil and his had me down
In love with the dark side I’d found
Dabblin’ all the way down
Up to my neck, soon to drown.

But you changed that all for me
Lifted me up, turned me round

So I, I would wish this all away

Prayed like a martyr dusk to dawn
Begged like a hooker all night long
Tempted the devil with my song
And got what I wanted all along

But I
I would
If I could
I would
Wish it away
Wish it away
Wish it all away
Wanna wish it all away

No prize that could hold sway
Or justify my giving away my center

So if I could I’d wish it all away
If I thought tomorrow would take you away.

You, my piece of mind, my all, my center,
just trying to hold on one more day.

Damn my eyes!

Damn my eyes!
If they should compromise the fulcrum:
(If) wants and needs divide me
Then I might as well be gone…

Shine on forever
Shine on benevolent sun
Shine down upon the broken
Shine until the two become one

Shine on forever
Shine on benevolent sun
Shine down upon the severed
Shine until the two become one

Divided, I’ll wither away

Shine down upon the many.
Light our way, benevolent sun.

Breathe in union

So, as one, survive
Another day and season
Silence, legion. Save your poison.
Silence, legion. Stay out of my way.


One Response

  1. I’d never heard this before, but pretty cool song. Especially as a little wake-up on a Monday morning.

    I’m a big fan of this tune. Not my favorite Tool song ever, but it’s a great way to open a show.

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