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The Top Ten
Ptahly says it best:
I believe it to be a alchemetical explaination into the divinity of the whole human condition. Especially, when he uses the four basiic colours of humanity and how we think we're all so different, but in reality we are all the same being looking at life at different angles. "As below so above and beyond I imagine"? That my friends is basic alchemy. Simply the equation that makes One out of three(Mental Spiritual Physical = The Perfected One). The spiral being our very same gentic code (which are the same for gold and the rest of this universe we happen to live in at this present time). Gnostic, in its terminology about embracing the Random. Its the over thinking over analyzing that really separates the body(the base)from the mind(the collective Godhood) until we are nothing more that lead trying to be turned into the Golden Age of Human Perfection that would be ushered in, once we accept our collective Godship instead of our individual ...more - BlindFremen
Honestly? This song is deeper and better in every way than Schism. Amazing musicianship. Amazing lyrics and meaning. One of the greatest song I've ever heard in my life.
Probably the best song made in the 21 century. Love the meaning behind the song, the tempos, vocals, etc, everything in this song is amazing
Every tool song should be #1V 63 Comments
I could listen to this song for days on end. It's heavy handed musical qualities mixed with the inspirational lyrics and deeper meaning allow me to listen to this song no matter what mood I am in. I find my self in awe how great this song actually is.
The most amazing bass work in this song which I have hardly heard before. Simply un-matchable and unique work by Tool - jandal487
I know the pieces fit! - Userguy44
Great song, great story, epic drumming, beatiful vocals and riff. What else could anybody want?V 34 Comments
How is Vicarious not number 1?
I can listen to this song all day has been my number one song by any band since I heard it... It gives me chills and dannys drumming is godly... Vicarious is perfection
Tool could not use any words in that song, yet it would still express more than any other casual one. The music itself is like pure, sublimed emotions, not to mention profound lyrics that can definitely touch everyone. Listening to Vicarious gives you unusual opportunity to experience what Catharsis really is. Just close your eyes and let the sound fill your heart and mind. Personaly speaking, this song changed my way of understanding what music really is.
Best tool songV 47 Comments
The best song ever, of all time, by any band in the history of the world, I don't know if everyone just says it, but this song truly changed my life, it lifted me out of a deep dark hole I had been in for about 4 years and changed me back to the old me, someone who lives everyday to be enlightened and expand on intelligence, living each day as it comes and never worrying about the illusion that is pain. You need this song in your life no matter who you are, but it needs to come after parabol, as this truly allows you to feel the message in parabola, if you start in a dark place as Parabol does, the song carries you to the climax of light at the end of Parabola, life changing visual music at it's best.
Thanks to Parabol serving as an intro to Parabola it takes right off from the start, one of the heaviest and most energetic Tool song
Parabol/Parabola is nothing short of a masterpiece. In fact, calling it a masterpiece would be an understatement. This song not only talks about the philosophy of life and existence, but it also taught me how to live. After listening to this song and truly understanding the meaning, it gave me an inner sense of peace that is unparalleled to anything I have ever felt before. Thank you Tool, you saved my life.
It is one of those songs that change your perception. Every time I hear it, Parabola restates why it is so important to keep moving forward, to realize the illusions of life, to live life to its full potential and to feel the rhythm and beauty all around. Lateralus as a whole does this, but Parabola is at it's pinnacle, the echelon of the parabola. Most other songs that I like are just music, there are few pieces of music that really mean something important and this is one of them.V 26 Comments
I truly admire each of the songs but I do have to say 46 and 2 is beyond just great lyrics and musical talent. It speaks to me as if the song was made for me. It describes my emotions and thoughts that I have not been able to put words to. I get lost in awe the more I think about the concepts the lyrics are referring to. This is a very complex song. The main idea is a sort of change into a higher state of being. Right now, humans have 46 chromosomes. It is estimated and presumed that the next stage of evolution will add 2 chromosomes to our DNA, hence the title Forty Six & 2.
There are many references to a shadow in the song. This is a reference to Carl Jung's work and theory. The shadow is everything in us that is unconscious, repressed, undeveloped and denied. These are dark, rejected aspects of our being. There is supposedly good in our shadow, as well. However, since it is only our unconscious, we are unaware of what that good is.
The song talks about stepping ...more
Not just a song... not a song at all. It is all about tension, which never fades! I've been crawling on my belly, clearin out what could have been - these lyrics are stuck in my mind. Awesome.
This is the best one by far. I can't believe it's 7 in this list.
One of the best Tool songs!V 46 Comments
When I was trying to get into tool, I found myself struggling. And then I heard sober. Listening to this song makes me feel like I just kicked an army of tanks in the face with my fist.
First song by them I ever heard. No idea how this is not rated #1 by a landslide. I love it so damn much I could play it all day on repeat.
Honestly this should be at least in the top 3 for the lyrics and the awesome riff.
Dude best line"waiting like a stalking butler". This song screams help me. This should be before schism for sure. - mrmansfu2V 48 Comments
This is an amazing song. Can wake up the dead. What powerful riffs! I have discovered Tool a bit too late but better late than never!
I like this better than Lateralus. This is a song I can easily spot.
One of the best endings if not the best ending to any Tool song.
This is by far Tool's best track they have written. A masterpiece is the only way to describe it. It show's the bands true musical talent and Maynard's lyrics have such a strong meaning. The prominent bass line defines Justin Chancellor's "simple yet elegant" style he has created over the years. The small intricacies in this song bring Tool to a new high in my opinion, like Schism or Vicarious, however in a more simple manner. To sum it up in one word: Brilliant.V 51 Comments
This song is a masterpiece. I love all these songs, but Aenema is flawless...ludicrous to not be in the Top 3 at the very least!
Oh common this is number 1 song what?
Aenima is the best. This song is how I used to think in early high school.. It has more meaning then any other song I have ever heard in my entire life
I love every Tool song ever written to death, but this song... This song is so damn good, that it was one of my favorite songs when I was too young to even understand Tool, and it may not be fair because I still don't like Stinkfist, but all I know is, this song is amazing, even more than vicarious.V 28 Comments
Wow, I can't believe how this voting is going. People, just because a song is popular doesn't make it the bands best song. Vicarious is a good song but it doesn't even belong in the top 5. Listen to 10000days, Rosetta Stoned, and Third Eye, look up the lyrics. And don't vote on this page if you've only heard a few songs, because I guarentee that if everyone on this board actually listened, understood, and looked up the lyrics to 10,000 days it would easily be top 5.
Judith Marie will be missed.
All of tool's songs are amazing but this song stands out to me (both parts). The methodic yet confusing rhythms of the guitar the bass and the drums all separately alone are enough to blow me away, but in unison, they encircle me in a fantastic melancholy I can only describe as zen. In addition to the amazing instrumentation, the lyrics are similarly lovely. If I had to describe these lyrics in one word, it would be poetry. Maynard's canonizing of his mother reveals reveals the deep mourning he has experienced while questioning his worthiness to be the child of such a person. All around this is just a top-notch, 5 star song and I do not think anything I will ever hear will match the beauty and complexity of it.
Tool is easily my favorite band. I remember when I first discovered the band a few years ago, all I did was listen to the 10,000 days album on repeat for a whole month. And I clearly remember how I cried when I first heard this song. No other song had had such an emotional impact on me before. It affected me to the point of me crying fat tears with loud sobs to accompany them. The buildup of the song was perfect and the calmness in Maynard's voice was just... I don't even know how to describe it. His voice was just rather calm in the beginning, but raw emotion could still be heard. Then when Maynard sung about Mary demanding her wings, I just broke down, I completely lost all composure and started sobbing. I still tear up a bit every time I hear it, and it's simply my favorite song by Tool because of the raw emotion that it elicits from me. - prussianV 61 Comments
Damn is there a better hook than Stinkfist as a first song? Starts out with a very basic beat and then sucks you in to this very unique, and unequaled, Tool album. I love Stinkfist, not for it's undertones of desensitization of music/society or the subtle introduction of voice mixing, I love the entire composition and the ride...damn it's the whole transition from angst-depression Tool to something more. I'll say it like this...I'll never skip this song.
Choosing my favorite Tool song is like choosing my favorite pile of money. They're all amazing. It was a tough choice between Sober, Vicarious, and this song. I ultimately chose this song because when I think of the unique sound and experience that is a Tool song, I think this song really exemplifies those qualities that make the band so great. Best band ever and one of the most important in the last 20 years of rock music certainly and possibly beyond.
Everything about this track is right
Not enough I need more, nothing seems to satisfy. I said I don't want it, I just need it, to breathe to feel to know I'm alive.V 28 Comments
Love how it gets evil as it goes.
One of the first tool songs I heard and has always been a favourite
This song, more than other Tool songs, will actually be a part of music history. I feel that it is best example of what Tool means to the music world. It is something that all music fans can listen to and be influenced by.
It may not be now, but it will be recognized as their best piece of work.
This song just switches me off and reminds me when I had no hope of living, it scream inside me reminding me that am not the only one with problems, lines like "we wish you well, you told us that you weren't afraid to die"i can remember still remember those days and this song just takes me to exact time of my hollow...V 22 Comments
Even though it takes a while to build up, the anticipation is worth it as the slow, cryptic melodies build up and then come screaming through the speakers with the music manifesting itself into completely different times due to the poly-rhythmic playing. Absolute musical masterpiece
Should be at least in the top 5
This is divine intervention, and the fan video is perfectly complementing the music. Can't understand why this is not among the top 5 tool songs
Love the meaning of this song, the angels watching us evolve from monkeys into a voilent society is how I look at it, vicarious is a good song with a great message, but I think this song is the best! - dragon13304V 35 Comments
Dude! Come on, any drummer should pick this song! This song and Forty-Six & 2 have the greatest drum solos ever put on a song. Daney Carey does the best he can on these songs and he does it all with just TWO of his hands! And it's not just the drums, the guitars on this song show thick, riffing patterns that contrast and make a really cool beat with the drums. The build to the end is so intense! These guys no how to play! They are my all time favorite band and that makes choosing that much harder. However, I came to a conclusion over years of them being my favorite that this song tops it all. This is my absolute favorite song ever! The meaning to lyrics melded into this song make everything almost over the top by how good they are together. This song needs to be in the top ten. Yes, I realize some songs, Schism, Sober, and Forty-Six & 2 are classics to any Tool fan, but The Grudge has to be put in the top ten for the sheer instrumental powers these guys have. It is the heart and soul ...more
The top 10 songs were voted in because they are radio songs. If you really want to get a feeling of what Tool is and how good they can be you have to listen to this song. In my mind this is the perfect song to start their best album! One of the few albums I could listen to on repeat over and over. Don't get my wrong, there are other songs that are very close to the top like Jerk Off, Hush, and Intolerance! Such a good band...
Why is this not higher?!? The greatest tool song ever! All four band members preform at their peak on this one. The drumming is completely off the charts, and if anyone besides Maynard attempted to sing this song, they would collapse 7 and a fourth minutes in.
Best album opener ever. Period.V 13 Comments
Best chorus best guitar riffs
Really?! Not in top 10? - JaxieBlue
This song shows both their artistic ability and the fact that they can rock pretty damn hard. One of my favorites as far as Maynard's voice goes, plus that riff is just amazing.
This song is just flat out amazing, hardcore stuff! It really shows the strength and effort tool puts in all their work! Simply breath taking soundsV 13 Comments
Seriously... Listen to this song at a high volume. Now do it twice more. Now tell me it isn't their best song... Oh wait, you can't.
Not even a discussion greatest song ever written no cap
It's a wonderful song
Should be higherV 18 Comments
This is what you wanted... this is what you had in mind.
One of the greatest drum parts of all time caps off this magnificent song by one of metal's most original, powerful, and technical groups. Really, everything about this song is perfect, but as a drummer I have to give extra props to Carrey on this track. And not Jim Carrey. Danny Carrey, the drummer. Not the comedian. And if you needed that reminder, please don't vote. You obviously don't know Tool well enough.
What the? I have no idea why this song is so low! It's one of the more aggressive ones on the Lateralus album and altogether a great piece of music
This song is absolutely nuts! Especially on the drums. Danny does a ridiculously good job on the drums. The main groove especially, it is so good! If I could learn to play that my life would be complete. This song deserves more credit as it should easily be top 5. Lateralus should be #1 no argument there, but Ticks and Leeches is just so agressive, there isn't a Tool song quite like it!
This really should be higher... It has one of the best drum beats ever! Come on people listen to this song, if you haven't already!V 17 Comments
This song and 46&2 are interchangable to me as the 'best'. I give this song a slight edge. I am apparently in the minority that likes older Tool better than newer Tool.
Just wanted to say to the guy before me, you're not the only one that likes the old Tool. To me, on Aenima, they had the best blend, and even though they had more complex songwriting than on the first album, they didn't go on for too long, managed to make songs more concrete and ''to the point'', nowadays, even though I still really love them, they tend to ramble on for too long.
This song should be #1 in all categories, have the people voting here ever even listen to all there songs. Seriously need to re-tally votes and quit talking to people that have no musical talent.
Awesome song and one of Tools best. This is easily in my top 5 for tool songs. I guess I am part of the crowd that prefers their older work. Also this song performed live is phenomenal.V 21 Comments
This list is horrible, it's ranked by people who have literally just heard the most popular songs from them
I'm a new fan of Tool, and this is the song that got me hooked. Top comment of "10,000 Days (Wings, Part 2)", thank you for telling me to look up the lyrics. This song isn't too hard to play, but I think because of the delivery, it makes the simplicity (of the guitar) so much better. On the other hand, all the lyrics being thrown at you at once just sounds amazing.
song is long, but one of the best songs they have
This song is GREAT. it is an intense trip which tells the story of a guy who ends up in hospital after a surreal experience. he tries, during the song, describe the whole experience to the doctors while still startled by the importance of what he (thinks) he been through.
The song, in the end, is very ironic. reminds us we're humans.
The best climax in a tool song
Let me just start off by saying I love what all you guys have said about this wonderful epic, I completely agree on all points. For me, Tool is the one band that's basically impossible to make a top list about, generally speaking. Cause I literally love ALL their stuff. But having been this severely obsessed with 'em now for a few years (and even though I've almost had every single one of their songs as a favorite at one point or another) I am finally pretty confident that Pushit and Third Eye are at the very top of the list. And so, I can't urge new fans enough to be patient with these songs, it took me a long time before I started to truly appreciate these complicated themes, but once you do, it'll be some of the most beautiful experiences you'll ever have.
This is my favorite song by tool, it is one of those songs that you start listening to once you start getting sick of the album and start experimenting with the longer songs that take a little discipline to sit threw, but once you do you realize how amazing this song is and how epic the climax is. Maynard does some of his best vocals at the end of this song. Because this song is a little less popular then most of their songs I think it is missed a lot, but you just have to give it a try. One of tools great compasitions.
The middle part, the breakdown... Lilting guitar, soft angelic vocals, gives me goosebumps every single time, a hard choice between lateralus and this oneV 36 Comments
Third Eye isn't my favorite Tool song ever, (that would be Vicarious) but it is my favorite song from AEnima.
Great song people easily overlook it could have a variety of meanings doesn't matter because people can relate to this song however they want. For me it opened up the door for me to look into meditation as a way to calm my mind and try to experience something different and has worked real well for me so far. My grades used to be D's and F's and I was at a continuation school, now I'm in a regular high school graduating this year with A's and B's, I can't say for sure the meditation brought me here (after meditation sessions I have a hard time remembering what happened, but always feel enlightened like I learned something) but it has defiantly helped pave the path of small steps to help me deal with life thank you Tool for producing such a good song even if it had no deeper meaning when he wrote it. I don't care because it helped me with life
Definitely top 3
Greatest Tool song period, greatest song period.V 27 Comments
26? Really?! This is like one of the very best Tool songs EVER MADE! Takes me back to '92 when I was first introduced to Tool. I heard the Opiate album and could not stop listening to it. This is the last song on the album; not counting the "secret" song :) But you listen to the whole awe-inspiring album, and then end it with Opiate... It's just a song you can "feel" and always play on full blast and not get sick of it... Completely amazing.
So many awesome tool songs to choose from. At the moment this is my favorite. Awesome lyrics, I love the meaning of this song. Surprised this isn't higher on the list.
Should be in top 5, if not 1! My dad learned that he could sing from this song! He has a very successful band now. True story. :P
Should be higher. Probably one of the most sustaining tool songs ever.V 5 Comments
This song should be higher up in the list! It's a really great song to just get pumped up to for either gym or any other sport.
I know the name of the song might throw some people off but, you should never judge a song by its title and any tool fans wil know its classic tool.
This should be way higher in the list, it has the qualities in a song that I would like to see in every band with alternative lyrics and great beat, defiantly one of my favorite songs by tool
Great song, but 30th place? I know how hard it is to pick your favorite tool song, but hooker with a penis should not be all the way down here. this song shows that tool can get insulted and make a hit song about it.
Love the song. Not their best, but definitely an awesome song. I love the thrash influence.V 22 Comments
Don't tell me what to say man
It's like concentrated bomb, trying to explode and set it free you know. Is it really so hard to get rid of all the stupid habbits, fears and make radical changes in our lives? -Should try harder perhaps...
Recently heard this for the first time, it needs to be higher than this. The main guitar riff has a kind of sweeping, epic sound. Though I did just read the meaning.
The intro is so sick!
My favorite Tool song, I don't care what anyone says. Deserves top 15.
This is probably one of the most epic tool songs ever if you listen to it enough to understand its meaning. The opening is intense and the interludes kick your ass. The song evolves into an epic climax near the end and it easily makes my top 5 tool songs of all time. It is a crime that this song is number 34 on this list.
Waiting can be agonizing and sometimes it will even wither you. But this strange force called satisfaction does surface through from time to time and we just have to give the time and effort. Just being able to say the words "I'm still right here" at all is a testament to how patient you are.V 13 Comments
This is the 1st pre-Lateralus track I ever heard cemented me as a Tool fan. It was my gateway drug, but I haven't found anything that gives me quite the same feeling.
I love the drumming when it says you lie cheat steal its just straight out amazing
This should not be so low down! it raw gold!
Holy crap! why are all the undertow songs so low? if you think that this album is bad then you either have no taste in music or you have just clearly never heard it before.
Most underrated song they ever made. Once you get past the long intro you'll find one of the best songs in their career.
22 years old and it is still one of my favorite tracks ever
This is easily my favorite track off undertow - ryanrimmel
Truly one of the most hypnotizing songs of all time! And without a doubt, one of, if not THE GREATEST ALBUM ENDING IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC EVER!
I'd like to think of this song as a message to all the vegans out there that think it's wrong to eat animals. Disgustipated puts the purpose of human life into a different perspective that we are accustomed to. The sermom about the carrots is a huge testament to that, we are all alive, everything on this planet has a capacity to "feel" and "know". We all live, we all die and life feeds on life.
Even though its not a SONG song, like one that has a tune that you sing to, it is a great and meaning ful song. sure the seven minutes of cricket sounds in the end can get on your nerves a little by the end, but believe me it is worth listening to.
Two words: Truly creative.V 2 Comments
So underrated, with a meaning deeper than any other song I have ever heard, multiple build ups and pay offs, gets better every time I hear it
One of the finest pieces of music ever released
Maybe the most beautiful song ever written, a pure piece of art
So much meaning in one song, makes me think of life, death and struggleV 18 Comments
Y’all are uncultured
43er is ridiculous this should be top ten awesome song great drums and bass. - SVGPLAGUE
Like it or suck it
This is such a catchy song by the way. that isn't usually what I look for in a tool song, but it is good!
Awesome song. (suck the D if you hate it) <=8
Does anyone else wish this song was like 20 minutes long?
(minutes... not inches :P)
For me, hands down the best tool song ever!
Indeed, I'm a little baffled by this placing as well. This song is worthy of top 5 for certain. I can tell most of you came into this scene during "10,000 Days, " well it's time to start listening to the older stuff!
How the hell are you guys leaving this at number 29 on the list. This has to get put higher up on the list ASAP.
Currently my favorite song by Tool. Everything about it is great, especially the drum line. I agree, this should be higher up on the list.V 4 Comments
Honestly deserves more. Not sure why I didn't give this a listen when I first got Undertow. - AdamDestructorJr.
Ok there are obviously way too many good Tool songs to decide that one is the absolute best. We all have our personal opinions, but my opinion of the best song has changed countless times over the years. But this song is in top 5. Incredible.
Clearly at least top 5. I understand a cover shouldn't be one of the top songs of a band but I consider it more like a remake. It creates a completely different atmosphere if you compare it to the original version. Everything is just so good about this song...
Listen to this song and tell me it doesn't belong in the top 5. It's not a very well-known song, but it's really good.
This is better than the Led Zeppelin version and that is saying something! Brilliant played liveV 4 Comments
I know the only real version is live, but come one, higher please.
Killer double bass. I used to jam this before going out on Friday night with the boys.
Deserves to be a lot higher then 27
SHOOT YOU MYSEELF!
Amazing song- such strong lyrical content and powerful rhythms are no new bout for Maynard and the boys. I would say it should be higher but only real tool fans know this.
After listening to all of Tool's discography this has got to be the single greatest tool song. Lyrical value is amazing. You Lied doesn't qualify since it's a Peach song
I don't think that I have ever listened to this song and intermission separately. intermission is the intro to this song.
Easily one of the greats...Should have the top spot due to lyrical content aloneV 2 Comments
Holy crap! this whole second page are my favorite tool songs I've heard! these are the real good ones
That bass line, can't say more. I hope it sucks you down..
How is this song not higher? It's so relates to the world and is so angry and powerful, especially with Maynard's sick vocals.
Wow this is really odd I thought it would be much higher than this!
Just listen to this masterpiece.
40 really this should be up there with Jambi,H the grudge
There is no talking before cold and ugly and you need to go see a therapist.
Really relaxing and if you play the intro backwards, theres a hidden message - redbluedeath
Love the drums in the second half of this song. listen to this song with right in two and it will give the illusion of being one song.
The bass in this song is absolutely mesmerizing, the whammy board and delay Justin uses just send chills down my spine right from the intro till the end of the song.
If there is a best lead-in/mini-song by Tool, this is it. Yes, it is better than Parabol. Sorry, but it is. - AdamDestructorJr.
Sick. Sick sick SICK song.This song is so riff-tastic. Any true tool fan knows this song belongs in the TOP TEN.
It's hard to pick the best Tool song, but I have to say that "Bottom" belongs in the top 10! The lyrics are powerful: "if I let you, you would make me destroy myself
in order to survive you
i must first survive myself
Henry Rollins' spoken part on this track is amazing... Why isn't this song in the top 10?!
Bottom definitely belongs on the top 10.
Tool and henry rollins is the best combination since food and sleepV 3 Comments
Face it, it just the best. Some of you may never had the opportunity to have the album
Painfully underrated. both this and the original version.
They're um... extraterrestrial beings
It's not really a song I just thinks is smart to talk in I. German and make it sound like a Nazi hate speech when really he's talking about baking cookies x3
It' a song by a metal band about baking cookies without eggs in German. Can't get better than that.
Come on. This is one of the best tracks off Opiate - ryanrimmel
Slipping into a dream within a dream
Easily the best song on this album.
Great start to tools careerV 1 Comment
So primal... Just as you think the song is over it just comes back with the same brutality and takes you away, once again
This is my absolute FAVORITE SONG ever from tool. I can headbang to this song until I get permanent brain damage. this is just a perfect song for when you want to ROCK!
Very underrated song. this should be at least the top 20. this is a great song, great guitar, probably one of my favorite songs off of lateralus, besides parabola and of course the title track.
This should be higher
Wish there was a studio version of them doing this song, isn't very well known but its one of my favorites. "YOU LIED! "
How isn't this higher
That single, bending, grating guitar note that pervades the album just makes me grit my teeth every time I have heard it.
I don't know what that person over there is saying in Spanish, but it is a really good song!
I don't know if anyone has heard this dong but you raelly need to and I am sure you will vote
How are you today... HOW ARE YOU TODAYV 2 Comments
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