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Keep on Keepin' On -Len Chandler 
Tool - Pneuma

The lyrics "We are will and wonder, bound to recall, remember; We are born of one breath, one word; We are all one spark, sun becoming" while obviously pantheistic in intent, I reinterpret as speaking of the Mystical Body of Christ and invert the non-Christian direction of the song. Because it is still quite a good song.

(04-08-2021, 02:50 PM)Augustinian Wrote: [ -> ]Tool - Pneuma

The lyrics "We are will and wonder, bound to recall, remember; We are born of one breath, one word; We are all one spark, sun becoming" while obviously pantheistic in intent, I reinterpret as speaking of the Mystical Body of Christ and invert the non-Christian direction of the song. Because it is still quite a good song.

I like interpreting songs like that, I do it quite a bit. Tool is a great band, I don't listen to most of their early stuff because of the semi-blasphemous nature of some of the songs, but thankfully Lateralus (my favourite album of theirs) doesn't have any of that stuff.
(02-13-2021, 10:39 AM)Pandora Wrote: [ -> ]Not sure if I hate this or not

(04-08-2021, 04:42 PM)Florus Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-08-2021, 02:50 PM)Augustinian Wrote: [ -> ]Tool - Pneuma

The lyrics "We are will and wonder, bound to recall, remember; We are born of one breath, one word; We are all one spark, sun becoming" while obviously pantheistic in intent, I reinterpret as speaking of the Mystical Body of Christ and invert the non-Christian direction of the song. Because it is still quite a good song.

I like interpreting songs like that, I do it quite a bit. Tool is a great band, I don't listen to most of their early stuff because of the semi-blasphemous nature of some of the songs, but thankfully Lateralus (my favourite album of theirs) doesn't have any of that stuff.

Lateralus is my favorite as well. Their later stuff has moved away from the outright anti-Christian themes (Maynard, raised under Southern Baptists seems to have channeled that into his side project A Perfect Circle). And while they use a ton of neo-Gnostic and Eastern concepts in their lyrics, it at least leaves enough room for freedom of interpretation. For example, the track "Parabola" is essentially a Platonic elegy of the longing for the purely spiritual over that of the flesh. Not to mention in "Lateralus" the correlation of the spiral the lyrics speak of to the idea of Ficino regarding the "revolving, circular nature" of the rational soul.



As a side note, their drummer Danny Carey has Masonic connections through his father, so I'm sure they draw on that as well. But, the art stands apart from the artist.
Margaret Whiting & Elaine Stritch
I WISH I WERE IN LOVE AGAIN
You Talk Too Much Joe Jones 1960
A Shanty For Singing
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