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Tool lyrics

Album: Undertow [1993]

Tracks10
 01  Intolerance
 02  Prison Sex
 03  Sober
 04  Bottom
 05  Crawl Away
 06  Swamp Song
 07  Undertow
 08  4 Degrees
 09  Flood
 10 Disgusted
all Tool lyrics



Intolerance
I don't wanna be hostile.
I don't wanna be dismal.
And I don't wanna life in an
Apathetic existence.
See I wanna believe you,
And I wanted to trust you.
And I want to have faith to.
Put away the daggers.

But you lie, cheat, and steal, and I tolerate it.
You lie, cheat, and steal I cannot tolerate it.

Fear of virtue, can't you hide your method while i'm
Smiling, laughing, dancing, sing your praise and glory.
Shroud of virtue, won't you mask your stigma as i'm
Smiling, laughing, dancing, sing your glory while you
Lie, cheat, and steal. I cannot tolerate you.

I kill, I blame, I've been far too sympathetic
Hot blood, I've felt, I've been far too sympathetic.
I am not innocent.
I am not innocent.
You are not innocent.
No one is innocent.

You lie, cheat, and steal. I cannot tolerate it.

I will not tolerate you.
I will go down inside you.
I must go down inside you.
No one is innocent.back to top
Prison Sex
It took so long to remember just what happened.
I was so young, vestal then, you know it hurt me.
But I'm breathing so I guess I'm still alive
Even the signs seemed to tell me otherwise.
Got my hands down, and my head down,
And my eyes closed, my throat's wide open.
I do unto others what has been done to me.
Do unto others what has been done to you.
I'm treading water. I need to sleep a while.
My lamb and martyr, you look so precious.
Won't you, won't you come a bit closer.
Close enough so I can smell you.
I need you to feel this. I can't stand to burn too long.
Release in sodomy. the one sweet moment I'm whole.

I do unto you now what has been to me.
I do unto you now, what has been done.
You're breathing so I guess you're still alive.
Even the signs seem to tell me otherwise.
Won't you, won't you come on up closer.
Close enough so I can smell you.
I need you to feel this. I need this to make me whole.
Relief in sodomy. have you witnessed that blood and flesh can be trusted. i.
Have you witnessed the blood and, this can't be trusted. i.
Only this one holy medium brings me piece of mind.
Got your hands bound, and your head down,
And your eyes closed, you look so precious now.

I have found some kind of temporary sanity in this.
Shit, blood, and come on my hands. I've come round full circle.
My lamb and martyr, this will be over soon. you look so precious.
You look so precious now...back to top
Sober
There's a shadow just behind me. shrouding every step I take.
Making every promise empty. pointing every finger at me.
Waiting like a stalking butler, who upon the finger rests.
Murder now the path of 'must we', just because the son has come.

Jesus, won't you fucking whistle. something but the past and done.

Why can't we not be sober? I just want to start this over.
Why can't we drink forever? I just want to start this over.

I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you. trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
I will work to elevate you, just enough to bring you down.

Mother mary, won't you whisper. something but the past is done.

Why can't we not be sober? I just want to start this over.
Why can't we sleep forever? I just want to start this over.

I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you. trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
Trust me. trust me. trust me. trust me. trust me.

Why can't we not be sober. I just want to start things over.
Why can't we sleep forever. I just want to start this over.

I want what I want...
I want what I want...
I want what I want...
I want what I want...back to top
Bottom
Compassion is broken now. wounds, they're openin' now.
Desire is broken now. makes me feel ugly.
On my knees and burning. my piss and moans are fuel that set my head on fire.
I set my head on fire. smell my soul, it's burning.
Broken, lookin' up I see the enemy.
And I have swallowed the poison you feed me.
But I survived on the poison you feed me.
Guilt fed. hatred fed. weakness fed.
It makes me feel ugly.
I'm on my knees, I'm burning. my piss and moans are human.
I set my head on fire. I'm dead inside.
Shit adds up. shit adds up. shit adds up.
Shit adds up at the bottom.

If I let you, you would make me destroy myself. in order to survive you, I must first survive myself. i
Can sink no further, and I cannot forgive you. there's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to
Erase you. I've gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against
You. there is no other choice. shameless now. nameless now. nothing now. no one now. but my
Soul must be iron 'cause my fear is naked. I'm naked and fearless, and my fear is naked.

Dead inside...
Nameless now. shameless now. nothing now. no one now.
(shit adds up) as you see me naked now. fearless now.
Naked now. fearless now.
(shit adds up) it leaves me dead inside! dead inside!

Hatred keeps me alive. hunger has kept me alive.
Weakness keeps me alive. guilt keeps me alive at the bottom.back to top
Crawl Away
Crawled away from me. slipped away from me.
Tried to keep a hold, but there was nothing I could say.
Slid away from me. crept away from me.
Tried to keep it down, but there was nothing I could say.

What you try to say is you don't wanna play.
What you want and what you need don't mean that much to me.

I can see you're back is turning. if I could, I'd stick a knife in.

Crawled away from me. slipped away from me.
Tried to keep a hold, but there was nothing I could say.
Slid away from me. crept away from me.
Tried to keep it down, but there was nothing I could say.

What you try to say is you don't wanna play.
What you want and what you need don't mean that much to me.

I can see you're back is turning. if I could, I'd stick a knife in!

This is love...
This is my love for you...
This is my love...
This is my love for you...
This is my love for you...
This is my love for you...
This is my love!

Say you won't go.
Won't go... won't go... say it.
Get you in a strangle hold baby.
Get it 'till you get it right.

What you try to say is you don't wanna play.
What you want and what you need don't mean a fuck to me

I can see you're back is turning. if I could, I'd stick a knife in.back to top
Swamp Song
My warning meant nothing.
You're dancing in quicksand.
Why don't you watch where you're wandering?
Why don't you watch where you're stumbling?
You're wading knee deep and going in.
You're wading knee deep and going in.

This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
'cause you're a stupid, belligerent fucker.
This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
'cause you're a dumb and belligerent fucker.
I hope it sucks you down. down...down...down...

My warning meant nothing.
You're dancing in quicksand.
Why don't you watch where you're wandering?
Why don't you watch where you're stumbling?
You're wading knee deep and going in.
And you may never come back again.

This bog is think and easy to get lost in.
'cause you're a stupid, belligerent fucker.
This bog is thick and easy to get lost in.
'cause you're a dumb and belligerent fucker.
I hope it sucks you down. down...down...down...

I hope it sucks you, fucker, I hope it sucks you down.

Wandering, wandering, no one even invited you in.
You're still stumbling, suffocate, suffocate,
Why don't you get away?
Wandering around, who let you in?
No one even invited you in.
You're still stumbling, suffocate, suffocate,
Why don't you get out while you can?
No one told you to come!

My warning meant nothing.
You're dancing in quicksand.
Why don't you watch where you're wandering?
Why don't you watch where you're stumbling?
You're wading knee deep and going in.
And you may never come back again.back to top
Undertow
Two times that...
I've been struck down by a voice that speaks from deep.
Beneath, here the water is twice as clear as heaven.
Twice as loud as reason.
Even rich like silt on a river bed.
Just as never ending.
Currents mount below me. opens up around me.
Gestures, beckons, oh, I'll swallow it.
Surrounds and drowns and wipes me away.
It all seems comfortable. so comfortable.
Shut up! shut up! shut up and sense [says? search? ] your enemy!
How could I let that bring me back to my knees.

Third time and...
I've been baptized by a voice that screams from deep.
Beneath, the cold black water is half as high as heaven.
Half as clear as reason.
Clear and black like silt on a river bed.
Just as never ending.
Currents mount below me. opens up around me.
Suggests and beckons all while swallowing.
Surrounds and drowns and washes me away.
But I'm so comfortable. too comfortable.
Shut up! shut up! shut up! you're saturating me.
How could I let it happen?
Why don't you kill me? I am weak and numb and insignificant.
How could I let that bring me back to my knees?

Euphoria...

I'm back down beneath the undertow.
I'm almost in all the way. I'm in the undertow.
Way down beneath the undertow.
There doesn't seem no other way out of the undertow.

Euphoria...back to top
4 Degrees
Get up, get up now.

Free yourself from yourself.

Locked up inside you like gold beneath castles.
Cavern of treasures that no one has been to.
Let's go digging, let's go digging, bring it out, and take it back in.
You won't do what you'd like to do.
Lay back and let me show you another way.
Kill what you want to, I'll take what's left and eat it.
Take over nothing, just too short to push it away.
Take it all. take it all in.
All the way in. all the way in. let it go in. let it go in.
You won't feel what you'd like to feel.
Lay back and let me show you another way.
Kill what you want to, I'll take what's left and eat it.
Take over nothing, just too short to lock it up.
Knock me down, I'll just come back running.
Knock you down, and it won't be long now.
All the way in. all the way in. all the way in. all the way in.
Take it up, take it up higher.
Four degrees now, four degrees warmer.
Give in, now. give in, now.
Let me in.
You'll like this. this brings us higher.
You'll like this. it brings us closer than dying and cancer and crying.
Let's take it...
(won't you take it up...)
Kill what you want to, I'll take what's left and eat it.
Take all of nothing, just too short, I'm losing.
Just like that.back to top
Flood
(moans): water...

All I knew. all I believe.
Crumbling images no longer comfort me.
Scramble to reach higher ground.
Order and sanity something to comfort me.

Take what is mine. horde what is mine.
Suffocate what is mine. bury what's mine.
Soon the water will come and claim what is mine.
I must leave it behind and climb to a new place now.

This ground is not the rock I thought it would be.

Thought I was high. thought I was free.
That I was there. divine destiny.
I was wrong. this changes everything.

Running away, got me running away.
Now I'm running away.

I will take what is mine. horde what is mine.
Suffocate what is mine. bury what's mine.
Soon the water will come and claim what is mine.
I must leave it behind and climb to a new place.

Water rising up on me.
Said that water rising up on me.
Thought the sun would come deliver me.
But the truth has come to punish me instead.

Die..

Ground break down right under me.
Cleanse and purge me in the water.back to top
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