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This song is performed by Tool and appears on the album Lateralus (2001).

There is a version with alternate line-breaks (much longer, but accurate and meaningful).

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Song of the Day
May 14, 2006
Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
Lets me see.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
Drawn beyond the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must
Feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.

Black then white are all I see in my infancy.
Red and yellow then came to be, reaching out to me.
Lets me see
There is so much more that
Beckons me to look through to these infinite possibilities.
As below, so above and beyond, I imagine
Drawn outside the lines of reason.
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.
Withering my intuition leaving opportunities behind.

Feed my will to feel this moment urging me to cross the line.
Reaching out to embrace the random.
Reaching out to embrace whatever may come.

I embrace my desire to
I embrace my desire to
Feel the rhythm, to feel connected enough to step aside and weep like a widow
To feel inspired to fathom the power, to witness the beauty,
To bathe in the fountain,
To swing on the spiral,
To swing on the spiral,
To swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be a human.

With my feet upon the ground I lose myself between the sounds and open wide to suck it in.
I feel it move across my skin.
I'm reaching up and reaching out. I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.
Whatever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
Spiral out. Keep going.
Spiral out. Keep going.
Spiral out. Keep going.
Spiral out. Keep going.

Common InterpretationsEdit

This song has strong ties to the (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_Sequence Fibonacci Sequence) as can be seen in the version of these lyrics which has the line-breaks as they are spoken. The Fibonacci Sequence is following the same growth ratio (phi) as the (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spiral Golden spiral) which almost certainly has something to do with the repeated references to the spirals in this song. Listen along as Maynard sings, and you can hear the pattern (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 5, 3...).

(http://lyricwiki.org/Tool:Lateralus/Fibonacci#Common_Interpretations More Common Interpretations)

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