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This song is performed by Tool and appears on the album 10,000 Days (2006).
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June 27, 2006
All righty, then... picture this if you will

10 to 2 AM, X, Yogi DMT, and a box of Krispy Kremes
In my "need to know" pose, just outside of Area 51
Contemplating the whole "chosen people" thingy
When a flaming stealth banana split the sky
Like one would hope but never really expect to see in a place like this
Cutting right angle donuts on a dime
And stopping right at my Birkenstocks
And me yelping...

Holy fucking shit!

Then the X-Files being, looking like some kind of blue-green Jackie Cha[...]

Unfortunately, we are not licensed to display the full lyrics for this song at the moment. Hopefully we will be able to in the future. Until then, how about a random page?

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Trivia

  • This song is a continuation of Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann).
  • Dr. Albert Hoffman was the inventor of LSD.
  • The term "Stealth Banana" was coined by the late comedian Bill Hicks in one of his comedy routines. Tool are self-proclaimed Hicks fans, and their album Ænima features a dedication to Hicks in the liner notes, as well as samplings of some of his comedy bits on the track Third Eye
  • DMT (Dimethyltryptamine)is a powerful psychoactive substance. If DMT is smoked, injected, or orally ingested (along with an MAOI), it can produce powerful entheogenic experiences including true hallucinations (perceived extensions of reality)- (from Wikipedia article on Dimethyltryptamine)
  • The Rosetta Stone Wikipedia16 is a granite stone found in Egypt; the stone was the key to deciphering the hieroglyphs; it was also used as a pseudonym for children's author Dr. Seuss.
  • To shit the bed is a phrase that means to fail. For example: to forget one's pen when you must write something important down.
    • Disagree--this is a patient in a hospital, which is why the subsequent lyric is "Strapped down to my bed"
  • Lyrically, this song seems to continue Faaip de Oiad, the last song on Lateralus, where we hear a man, in panic, talking about his experiences in Area 51 - this was sampled from a famous hoax phonecall to Art Bell's radio phone-in show.
    • Rosetta Stoned could be considered a sequel, (or rather prequel) to Faaip De Oiad. The narrator of Rosetta Stoned may have been based on the character of the caller in Faaip De Oiad (unconfirmed).
  • "Like the time Dave floated away" is a reference to all of the surreal stuff Dave Bowman sees at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey Wikipedia16 as he floats away into the monolith.
  • "You all sound like Peanut's Parents" is a reference to the Snoopy cartoons where the adult voices sound distorted.
  • "Uncle Martin" is a reference to the character Ray Walston played on the 1960's T.V. show "My Favorite Martian"
  • Bob help me is referring to a rant of Maynard's journal about God telling him his name was really Bob
  • "See, the Dead ain't touring and this wasn't all in my head." The Dead is referring to the band, Grateful Dead.
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