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Tool - Parabol Lyrics

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TitleParabol
ArtistTool
AlbumLateralus [2001], Track 6
GenreAlternative, Metal, Rock
Duration00:10:11
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Song lyrics
So familiar
And overwhelmingly warm
This one, this form I hold now
Embracing you, this reality here
This one, this form I hold now
So wide-eyed and hopeful
Wide-eyed and hopefully wild

We barely remember
What came before this precious moment
Choosing to be here, right now, hold on
Stay inside

This body holding me
Reminding me that I am not alone in
This body makes me feel
Eternal, all this pain is an illusion
corrected by PinkFloyd on September 9th, 2012
written by Chancellor, Justin / Keenan, Maynard James / Jones, Adam / Carey, Daniel
copyright with Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing




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 9 Comments
0 likes - like | 25-10-2011 21:19 Buddha7 
 
2 posts
This is a truly profoundly sublime and amazing song, especially for its simplicity just at the musical level..But when one delves deeper and opens their mind to the power of the words therein, and the associations grown in our synapses..They are shown a side of reality that can rarely be exposed without the influence of another sentient being but which if accepted and reflected upon within ones self can act as a spiritual initiation or awakening...which i find to be the key most amazing factor about tool's music..And its not just parabol its every song they right!!!! This also being only one component of endless of their music of coarse but to me it is very prominent in parabol..It acts as a auditory and vibratory mandala of sorts drawing ones focus deeply inwards..
Beautifully sung and transcendentally powerful..one of my favorite songs on the planet,especially when combined with parabola..Absolutely EPIC construct..Yet another testament to the collective creative musical genius that is tool..Namaste
0 likes - like | 05-02-2007 19:33 DarkerAngel 
 
7 posts
This is an awesome song, my fave song on the cd!
When it comes to the meening of the song i have to agree what ciberfer said.
in the other hand i think tool compared this form for meditation with Hindu and/or Bhuddism, Parabol not about being born, Parabola is not about giving birth

Parabol is about being reborn.
The song starts like this:

So familiar
And overwhelmingly warm
This one, this form I hold now
Embracing you, this reality here
This one, this form I hold now
So wide-eyed and hopeful
Wide-eyed and hopefully wild

This is about the person entering the body, while it's still in the mother, where it's nice and warm. It's a familliar feeling becouse the person has been alive before and embraces his new mother with the his/her love.
this is why the person refers to his/her bodey as a form he/she holds now.


We barely remember
What came before this precious moment
Choosing to be here

This is because noone would remember their former life, the memories fade away as the bodey ventures into a new form

This body holding me
Reminding me that I am not alone in
This body makes me feel
Eternal, all this pain is an illusion

This is when the persons mother is giving birth. and reflects to the mother's feelings at the moment of the childs birth

i partly agree to what Micola said becouse in the song where it says ''we'' barely rememer signefies that it shows both the child and the mothers feelings, parabol is about being reborn and the mothers feelings when she's giving birth to the child
0 likes - like | 27-01-2007 00:35 PinkFloyd 
 
34,178 posts
Truly amazing.

Video for Parabol & Parabola together is a great one, I think my favorite.
0 likes - like | 07-11-2005 03:36 Slifer 
 
125 posts
It's about birth, among other things.
0 likes - like | 10-10-2005 21:04 11_she_was_gone 
 
5 posts
Is it just me, or does it seem like this song is about sex? More so making love... but am I the only one?
0 likes - like | 14-07-2005 09:49 Ghostly_Phoenix 
 
34 posts
This works in very well with Parabola and is nice calming music to listen to. Nice lyrics too!
0 likes - like | 28-04-2005 05:25 Duwinddk 
 
8 posts
this song is awesome i love the background music and the way maynard sounds in this song
0 likes - like | 19-04-2005 01:58 choctaw 
 
11 posts
this song shows mjk's talent. i was so suprised to hear that kind of vocals but man was it badass and then right to parabola damn i love that song.
0 likes - like | 31-12-2004 11:45 11shiva11 
 
15 posts
I think it is awesome the way parabol is a prelude to parabloa. Together it is one really good long song. I would love to see them in concert again!