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"Parabola" Lyrics

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We barely remember
Who or what came before this precious moment
We are choosing to be here
Right now
Hold on, stay inside, this

Holy reality
This holy experience

Choosing to be here in
This body
This body holding me
Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body
This body holding me
Feeling eternal, all this pain is an illusion

Alive

In this holy reality
In this holy experience

Choosing to be here in
This body
This body holding me
Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body
This body holding me
Feeling eternal, all this pain is an illusion

Twirling 'round with this familiar parabol
Spinning, weaving 'round each new experience
Recognize this as a holy gift and
Celebrate this chance to be

Alive and breathing
A chance to be
Alive and breathing

This body holding me
Reminds me of my own mortality
Embrace this moment, remember
We are eternal, all this pain is an illusion
  • corrected on September 3rd, 2012

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     anggathereds says:
    Like 005-09-2011 18:48
     
    Like 002-07-2008 06:44
     
    FYI, one of those "businessmen" is played by Maynard. Interesting.
     Kyleotito says:
    Like 021-07-2007 05:36
     
    Someone with "Lamb Of God" as their name, does not even deserve to bask in the awe of Tool.
     Awakenwalk says:
    Like 023-04-2007 00:23
     
    This is my take on it;

    Maynard, as are we all... Spirit men of course. The chance to be alive and breathing is something we hope for millenia before we get to reach this form we call human. We are eternal and time is is of no affect w/in the span of this eternity. Eternity has no beginning and no end. Enjoy this period when you can actually count the days my friends for it wont be long that we are all cast back into the chaotic bliss of nothing and... everything.
     cooter595 says:
    Like 005-03-2007 23:49
     
    great song, phenom lyrics, by far my favorite tool song

    "we barely remember who or what came before this precious moment"
     DarkerAngel says:
    Like 005-02-2007 20:03
     
    I agree with what ciberfer said, and as i said in the comment about parabol, i think maynard compared this form for meditation with Hindu and/or bhuddism

    i think parabola is about breaking the repeating cycle of rebirth

    The start of the song starts violently becouse the mother gave birth to the person that has been reborn and the person sees life through new eyes

    the lyrics is kinda same but this part is kind of interresting

    Twirling 'round with this familiar parabol
    Spinning, weaving 'round each new experience
    Recognize this as a holy gift and
    Celebrate this chance to be

    Alive and breathing
    A chance to be
    Alive and breathing

    This shows that the person has been through alot of rebirths and experiences the person did not go through his/her former lifes, with is important to break out of the cycle

    at the end of the song shows that the person breaks the cicle of rebirth at last

    This body holding me
    Reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember
    We are eternal, all this pain is an illusion

    The body is mortal and the person dies, but the soul goes on to salvation and the pain that's a part of the bodey is gone forever.
     ManofFire says:
    Like 025-09-2006 02:59
     
    See? Smart people music RULES!
     ciberfer says:
    Like 024-04-2006 05:19
     
    First of all, parabola's video is the single most amazing video i've ever seen. ITS ABOUT ENLIGHTMENT BY CHACKAS ACTIVATION. Just check the last 1.30 minute: Ida and Pingala go upstream in spirals until they reach the final point in the 7th chackra: Sahasrara, that means 1000 petal lotus. A petal can be represented with an eye and thats why eyes start to appear everywhere, cos sahasrara symbolizes omniscience or perfect knowledge. This stuff is awsome!
     Kochipahk says:
    Like 022-12-2005 10:20
     
    Here goes nothing...


    The lyric "this body holding me reminds me of my own mortality" can mean many different things. The first thing that comes to me mind is that the lyricist is talking about his own body, the own that holds his soul and organs and crap.

    The second thing you think about is that there is another person physically holding the person.

    I think, in the context of this song, that it's a little of both. Lateralus is all about finding your self, you know? But, why split Parabol into another track? It's obviously all one big song.

    The split is a metaphor, in which neither song is truly complete without the other.

    Which brings me to Schism... You get the idea.

    Overall it's a good song, and one of the few songs by Tool that I can actually play on drums.
     dudekrulz says:
    Like 020-11-2005 01:31
     
    Great song by Tool.

    Anyway, I genrally like others on this album but still this song has so much meaning and depth it can't be ignored.
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