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Lateralus

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

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Lateralus
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

Trivia:

This song has strong ties to the Fibonacci Sequence Wikipedia16 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 Golden spiral Wikipedia16 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...).

See Tool:Lateralus/Fibonacci#Common_Interpretations for more Interpretations.

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