Best Tool Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Lateralus

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.

I am confused here. I just found this site as I was searching for great Tool songs. I only have a couple albums, but listen to the religously, and wanted to see what others thought of their other albuns. I am shocked to see Lateralus #3. I just assumed it would be #1 with loyal Tool fans. I often try to describe to the song to non Tool fans as being similar to Stairway to Heaven. It is an Epic song that will never get old and will only get better each to you listen to it. Kind of like how Pulp Fiction seems to get better each time you watch it.

When it starts singing "With my feet upon the ground...", man... it gives me chills, and a feeling I can't fully express. Probably their best ending of a song.

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2 Schism

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 first Tool song I ever heard and it still contains one of the most intense musical moments I have ever experienced. That breakdown ("Cold silence has... ") reduces me to tears and goosebumps every single time. This song is like no other piece of music. A work of art that captures emotion perfectly. I love Eulogy, Lateralus & Rosetta Stoned, but Schism saved my life.

I picked it out from some blog listing of great numetal songs and turns it was MIND BLOWING really... How beautifully this songs keeps going!...

Best drum beats in the music history

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3 Vicarious

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.

Rightfully number one, listened to all the Tool songs, love them all, but seriously, vicarious is definitely the best

I leik when sey vicarious I ver nice

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4 Parabola

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.

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.

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

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5 Forty-Six & 2

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!

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6 Sober

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.

Dude best line"waiting like a stalking butler". This song screams help me. This should be before schism for sure. - mrmansfu2

I didn't think highly of metal music until I heard this song at age 16. After the amazing sensations I experienced while listening to this song, metal was my favorite genre. This song is probably the best metal song ever. I listened to it more times than anything else.

This is a great song, but very far from the best metal song ever. It may be one of the best recent metal songs or best alternative metal songs, but definitely not the best in general. - MetalPope

This song was my fist one and its still number one!

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7 Aenima

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.

Just wanted to say that there arent many Tool songs I dislike they are probably my favorite band and that is sayin somethin because like my name states Iam a MusicManiac, but I think I have to go with Aenima its crazy good don't get me wrong The Pot, Stinkfist, Sober, Schism and many more are great but my decision goes to Aenima... and why isn't Swamp Song on this list it beats out some of these others... - MusicManiac69

Oh common this is number 1 song what?

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8 The Pot

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!

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.

This song just empowers us to stand up against those arrogant people we come across in life who sniper other's imperfections yet ignore their own.

I like this better than Lateralus. This is a song I can easily spot.

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9 10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)

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.

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. - prussian

Lyrically the best song in decades

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10 Stinkfist

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.

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.

I've been a fan for a long time, and after hearing every album and every song so many times, stinkfist resonates the most, for its dark playfulness. The lyrics and the tone are too perfectly matched. Not only the greatest tool song, but probably one of the greatest metal songs ever written.

Everything about this track is right

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The Contenders

11 Eulogy

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...

Really any tool fan would know that this is one of their best songs... Such powerful lyrics and an awesome job by adam, Justin and danny on the musical portion on the song. This song will go down in history.

One of the first tool songs I heard and has always been a favourite

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12 Right in Two

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! - dragon13304

Its not my favourite but I voted it so it would be higher.
The lyrics are awesome

Now that I read the full list I realize that every song could be in the top 10 xD

This song perfectly describes the state of humanity in just under ten minutes. The lyrics to this song are simple but powerful and the guitar work has a perfect mix of clean and heavy parts. One of the best Tool songs!

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

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13 The Grudge

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.

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14 Jambi

Nothing can compare to the moment when Tool take the stage and Jambi's opening attack drives out over the crowd. If you haven't experienced it, it cannot be explained. If you have, it cannot be forgotten. Long live TOOL!

Jambi is just so powerful. Almost no other song in the world can compare to it. Every part of it is great. It reminds me of an orchestral piece. It starts out heavy and loud, then gets softer, then softer still and grows in intensity until the end where it is just orgasmic.

Jambi is an awesome song, it reminds me of when my mom was alive. - YEAH

Should be higher

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15 Prison Sex

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 sounds

Everything in the other comments, I agree. This is that one; I don't know why it's not at the top of the list. It's easily my favorite. If the song wasn't already moving enough, the accompanying video is also very artistic in how it depicts a dark issue.

Really?! Not in top 10? - JaxieBlue

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16 Ticks and Leeches

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!

Amazing song!

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17 Pushit

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.

It's insane this isn't number one. Fantastic song here, the whole build up and then the very end when Maynard hits that last note, "I must persuade you another way, " is beautiful. It gives me chills every time. This is a truly touching song. Yes, it's long, but that is what gives it the emotional buildup. Absolutely beautiful work, no other band could come up with something this stellar.

The best climax in a tool song

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18 Rosetta Stoned

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.

This list is horrible, it's ranked by people who have literally just heard the most popular songs from them

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19 H

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.

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.

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.

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20 Third Eye

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

Personally this is my favorite tool song because it really has everything that the token Tool song should have. Maynard tears it up on the vocals; offering incredibly spiritual lyrics, and a wild performance complete with a paradigm of his vocal aesthetics. Adam Jones offers his usually dark and melodic guitar rifts. Justin Chacellor of course has his usual trippy' bass line in the background. Let's not ever forget the drummer, Danny Carey, with his rhythmic and unique drumming style to top off the bands spectacular song. I love all Tool songs, but this one is simply the best in my humble option.

Whoa. Amazing song. Riffs around 10 minutes just kick your ass. I like both versions, but I like the studio version better because I heard it first, lol.

Why is THIS so low?

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21 Opiate

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

Ok u idiots. This is by far the best tool song there. Should be the #1 for sure. Its toatally diffrent kind of tool song and just kicks ass to the highest level there is. This song deserves more than 21

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22 The Patient

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.

The Patient is, to me, one of the best songs by Tool. Every time I hear it I immediately get goosebumps, that's how you know that's how you know that is a song is good. Next time you listen to the song really listen to the lyrics... I mean really listen. Amazing.

My favorite Tool song, I don't care what anyone says. Deserves top 15.

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23 Reflection

Very spiritual, takes the meaning of life and let's you relate, in every aspect. A meaning of a song is more reflective of who YOU are, than what the song is about. It's up to you to determine the meaning and reason.

Such a great, he is singing about non-attachment, liberation, meditation, the cycle of Maya and making use of this life. Such a spiritual song, people who are into spirituality can understand easily, no offense to others.

This has to be my favorite song that is over 10 minutes. I got the latrelaus album as a Christmas present, which was the first tool album I got, (by the way it is still my favorite album from dis band) when I first found out about this list and I didn't look at it yet and I thought that reflection would be in the top ten, maybe top five, so once I kept scrolling down and I finally found it at 22 I was disappointed. I mean this is one of their best songs from lateralus. it has great sound, great meaning and a great video. this whole trilogy is amazing.

Glory to Maynard James Keenan for espousing the eternal principles preached by Lord Buddha.

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24 Jerk-Off

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!

25 Ænema
26 Hush

Don't tell me what to say man

27 Undertow

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.

For me, hands down the best tool song ever!

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28 Part of Me

43er is ridiculous this should be top ten awesome song great drums and bass. - SVGPLAGUE

29 4 Degrees

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!

30 Jimmy

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 alone

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31 Flood

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

32 Intolerance

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!

33 Disgustipated

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.

This.is.necessary

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34 Disposition

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.

35 No Quarter

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.

Although it is impossible to decide which tool songs are the best since all of them are equally good, I was shocked to see this at 26.
All hail maynard james keenan

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Honestly deserves more. Not sure why I didn't give this a listen when I first got Undertow. - AdamDestructorJr.

37 Swamp Song

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.

38 Crawl Away

Holy crap! this whole second page are my favorite tool songs I've heard! these are the real good ones

39 Maynard's D***

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!

I don't care what anybody says, BEST TOOL SONG EVER! - JCHOW

Does anyone else wish this song was like 20 minutes long?
(minutes... not inches :P)

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40 Cold and Ugly

There is no talking before cold and ugly and you need to go see a therapist.

41 Intension

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.

42 Bottom

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 sleep

Sick. Sick sick SICK song.This song is so riff-tastic. Any true tool fan knows this song belongs in the TOP TEN.

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43 Pushit (Salival)

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.

44 Faaip de Oiad

They're um... extraterrestrial beings

45 Aenema
46 Triad

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

47 You Lied

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

48 Lost Keys

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 TODAY

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49 Eon Blue Apocalypse

Everyone keeps forgetting that you can't have the patient without eon blue apocalypse. If you haven't listened to these songs then do it!

This song is actually about the guitarist, adam jones' great dane named eon who died of bone cancer

Let this short piece of art create images in your head

50 Parabol

I love the buildup to Parabola (Parabol) even more than Parabola itself.

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