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10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)

This song is by Tool and appears on the album 10,000 Days (2006).

Listen to the tales and romanticize
How we follow the path of the hero
Boast about the day when the rivers overrun
How we rise to the height of our halo

Listen to the tales as we all rationalize
Our way into the arms of the savior
Feigning all the trials and the tribulations
None of us have actually been there
Not like you

Ignorant fibbers in the congregation
Gather around spewing sympathy
Spare me
None of them can even hold a candle up to you
Blinded by choices, hypocrites won't see

But, enough about the collective Judas
Who could deny you were the one
Who illuminated your little piece of the divine?

This little light of mine, a gift, you passed on to me
I'm gonna let it shine to guide you safely on your way
Your way home...

Oh, what are they going to do when the lights go down
Without you to guide them all to Zion?
What are they going to do when the rivers overrun
Other than tremble incessantly?

High is the way, but all eyes are upon the ground
You were the light and the way they'll only read about
I only pray, Heaven knows when to lift you out
Ten thousand days in the fire is long enough
You're going home

You're the only one who can hold your head up high
Shake your fist at the gates saying
"I've come home now
Fetch me the spirit, the son, and the father
Tell them their pillar of faith has ascended
It's time now
My time now
Give me my, give me my wings!"

(Give me my)

(Give my my, give me my, give me my, give me my, give me my, give me my wings)

You are the light, the way that they'll only read about

Set as I am in my ways and my arrogance
Burden of proof tossed upon non believers
You were my witness, my eyes, my evidence
Judith Marie, unconditional one

Daylight dims, leaving cold fluorescence
Difficult to see you in this light
Please forgive this bold suggestion
But should you see your Maker's face tonight
Look Him in the eye, look Him in the eye, and tell Him
"I never lived a lie, never took a life, but surely saved one
Hallelujah, it's time for you to bring me home"

Music by:

Maynard James Keenan; Adam Jones; Danny Carey; Justin Chancellor

Lyrics by:

Maynard James Keenan

Trivia:

  • This is the second part of Wings. The first song is called Wings For Marie (Part 1)
  • Tool's singer, Maynard James Keenan's mother is named Judith Marie Keenan.
  • As Keenan explains on commentary on aMOTION, his mother suffered a stroke that left her partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound. The length of time between her paralysis and her death was 27 years, or approximately 10,000 days.
  • With A Perfect Circle, he sings a song called Judith
  • In the song Jimmy, he also sings about his mother

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