Tool:Rosetta Stoned Lyrics

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This song is performed by Tool and appears on the album 10,000 Days (2006).
Song of the Day
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[...]

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  • 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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