Tool Grand Trio, Songs and Merch

The three songs that certainly marked Tool’s last few years were titles of the album, with the exception of one that became the official Tool anthem, Schism. Of course the other two are Lateralus and 10,000 days. So here is something about those songs in addition to merchandise renditions.
To start, we will go with Schism and Tool Schism Eyes T-shirt. Well I will let the shirt speak for itself, you can see the picture below, but the song… what makes this song special? Well except that it is a great song there are three things, first the ever driving bass that simply won’t stop and takes your mind for a ride. Simply amazing, I loved Maynard from the start, but with this song I fell in love with Justin Chancellor. The second thing is the video, an amazing Adam Jones video that with its stop motion art makes me wanna get on all four and move my head up and down. The third are the lyrics, the obviously statement Schism is making drove me insane one night. All in all this a masterpiece brought together by the entire band. Wow, I didn’t think I would have this much to say about one song, I think my two other will be a little shy compared to this one.

Tool Schism Eyes T-shirt

Tool Schism Eyes T-shirt

Ok so next is Lateralus and Tool Lateralus Sticker. Lateralus is an amazing song that will make each fan run for his life. Just kidding there, the songs is about appreciating the life for what it is and simply enjoying what we have. I know I said in the paragraph before that we all know what schism is all about, but maybe we don’t. There are just too many interpretations of Tool’s songs, of Maynard’s songs. There is no right or wrong when he obviously tries to disguise his words and feelings into countless metaphors, leaving us with no choice but to do what he wants and that is to feel the song in our own way making it what it is for us, for ourselves and nobody else.

Tool Lateralus Sticker

Tool Lateralus Sticker

Now this is getting pretty long so here is the last one, 10,000 days song and album and Tool 10,000 Days Badge Wallet. Now I’m not even gonna start with this song cause I have too much to say, let’s just leave it at it is a grand song describing for the first time his obvious feeling towards a certain person and subject. For those who are true fans they know what I’m talking about. For other, I just want to say one thing… Don’t try to understand Maynard’s lyrics like there is only one way to understand them, they want us to feel, to liberate ourselves through emotions, so whatever emotion their songs are letting out of you that is good, just go with it because Tool is the cure for the soul. And also for bad taste!

Tool 10,000 Days Badge Wallet

Tool 10,000 Days Badge Wallet

Well there you go, I wanted to talk about the merch and ended up writing a bunch of personal thoughts about some of their best songs. You know what, just figure out the lyrics for yourself and buy the merch, hahaha…