lyrics to, well, everything as submitted to t.d.n
Some Tool songs undergo slight lyrical variations in each performance; Maynard's own typed versions are shown here, uncorrected, to provide you with a straight-from-the-source guide to what he has said / might say next time.
Most of these transcriptions came straight from the Man's computer. How he writes his lyrics/poetry and then translates that into music is up to him. Think of them as photographs; you don't look exactly the same in every picture, but it is still you.
Posted lyrics for "10,000 Days" are official /
confirmed (except for "Lost Keys" and "Intension"). For those songs, it
is sort of like the good old days of "Undertow", when there were no official
lyrics available for two years, and it was every word for himself.
The redesign of this section of The Tool Page was done at lightning speed, and would not have been accomplished without the help of Systolic, Professor Pudding, awb, beLIEve, and newtnewrt from the Opinion forums.
- 2019 update:
"Invincible" and "Descending" had their live debut last night, and visits to this page spiked 600%.
But as I explained on the news page,
toolshed isn't built to be updated collaboratively, as it would need to be to remain relevant.
We will have new album lyrics posted here after the "what did he say" period ends, though. Genius.com is a good starting point meanwhile. Thanks for stopping by; hope you're all doing well.