What does Hooker With A Penis mean?

Search Login

Tool: Hooker With A Penis Meaning

Get "Hooker With A Penis" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

Hooker With A Penis Lyrics

Play "Hooker With A Penis"
on Amazon Music

Tool
Hooker With A Penis

I met a boy wearing vans, 501s, and a
Dope beastie t, nipple rings, and
New tattoos that claimed that he
Was ogt,
From ¡¯92,
The first ep.

And in between
Sips of coke
He told me that
He thought
We were...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 8th, 2006 9:16am report


    This has to be the most absolutely straight-foward Tool song ever. I mean, Maynard didn't really run into some kid like this, it's probably a metaphor for the hypocritical "fans" of Tool's music. You know, the same people who critisize "10,000 Days" because it "lacks substance." those dicks. Point and case, Tool is only for deep thinkers, not finger-pointing, vans-wearing dickbags.

    -wang



  2. 2TOP RATED

    roxusan
    click a star to vote
    Nov 4th, 2005 11:54am report


    Despite the song's title, it is not about transvestites or male prostitution. The lyrics "I sold my soul to make a record" are comparable to the common saying that proestitutes sell their soul to make money. Tool likens this to a musician, or more specifically, their own band: they sell their soul to make money.

    "All you read and/Wear or see and/Hear on tv/Is a product" implies that we're all whores in one way or another. We sell goods like any prostitute.
    Erm, that is all.
    CHOW! And don't touch the sushi.



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 11th, 2017 12:41pm report


    There are always many ways different people will interpret maynards lyrics. I think this song is the most obvious one to figure out. Obviously we are all sell outs because we are living in a capitalist system. Everything and everyone is bought and sold in some way. Bla bla everyone knows that part. The association with the hooker with a penis part could be that things are not always what they seem on the outside. So dont assume you know how everything is and point the finger. Also could be a way for maynard just to do whatever the fuck he wants and make a joke or something. I love that shit!



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 14th, 2012 12:22pm report


    Ive read that the first bassist for TOOL left after undertow because he hated and resisted fame.
    He thought they were selling out, so he left. (Bad move)
    Mabey it has something to do with that. Just sayin'



  5.  

    olie462
    click a star to vote
    Jan 13th, 2012 1:58am report


    Very simple. Eveyone sells out in some way or another. Just to simply have your album hit the shelf then you have already sold out. To be an upcoming band with no album and sell T-shirts means you have already sold out. To market yourself in any way for a dollar amount means you have sold out. The irony is, in this song, the kid who tells Tool they have sold out is wearing Vans, sipping Coke, wearing 501 jeans, and looks like every other kid of his generation (Beastie Boys T-shirt, body piercings.) No interpretation necessary.



  6.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 1st, 2011 6:33pm report


    I've personally met Maynard. We were back stage making fun of some guy fixing the speaker system because he had a mullet. Then we hear TOOL.......wig comes off Maynard goes running. I felt like an idiot. When we met him I did ask him the meaning of a few songs, and like most say, he says it's one's own interpretation, but this song in particular, is true. They were at a party and some douche bag kid called them sell outs, Maynard whooped his ass, made a song, and took his pride all the way to the bank. I want Maynard to get back in a song with Deftones and add Aaron Lewis.



  7.  

    sunnybrook
    click a star to vote
    May 30th, 2011 5:55am report


    This is about two friends that happen to love each other, but it will never work out. Because she happens to be a boy. She sells her sole to make a record but it kills their friendship.. this is all to real and it is not about people like lady gaga. this is real life stuff.



  8.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 22nd, 2011 4:37am report


    This song has a story to it, he was hanging out with a fan who claimed to be a true fan. Then he stated he thought they were selling out, sucking up to te man. He thought this was a true fan but turned out to be something else. Somewhat like if you picked up a woman on the street for sex and then found out she had a penis. haha



  9.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Mar 20th, 2011 3:48pm report


    Standing up for being accused of selling out. We live in a capitalist society that has buying and selling that we all participate in. So, its hypocritical to accuse someone for selling out. When we all take part in selling and buying..



  10.  

    strgazr16
    click a star to vote
    Aug 31st, 2010 8:17pm report


    I thought this song was about L. Ron Hubbard. Here are some words from Myshadowhaschanged on www.toolnavy.com:

    "Fuck L Ron Hubbard and Fuck all his clones!" He's just a brainwashing SOB who makes money by changing peoples thoughts to suck money out of them. The sad part is people like John Travolta and Tom Cruise still throw money at that asshole. As for the sheep incident. That is quite classic, I wish I coulda witnessed it..."Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits." Tool wants you to make decisions and think for yourself. To have your own beliefs not be told what to believe. The body AND the mind.



  11.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 15th, 2010 7:59am report


    Boy says that he thinks they are selling out laying down sucking up to the man. The response is, he is the man(whatever his actions are, are done to create what he wants out of life)and if that's the case(If he's the man in this context) then Everyone is any way great song



  12.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 13th, 2010 7:33pm report


    Hooker With A Penis is so obviously about hardcore liberal post humescence gatherers under the guise of pro-neolytical peacemongering I can't believe not one review mentions it.



  13.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 20th, 2010 1:27am report


    Every song on the aenima album has either an underlying or blatant meaning related to Maynard being molested and sexually abused by his stepfather after his mother became paralyzed. This one if you listen closely you can hear along the lines "as I fear for my naked body" and if you really need me to describe how that relates you shouldn't be reading these at all.



  14.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 14th, 2009 12:19pm report


    I understand why Tool ain't on itunes now.



  15.  

    Dr.MED
    click a star to vote
    Nov 16th, 2009 11:02pm report


    Anonymous is right it's about that fuckin skater punk telling TOOL that they were selling out like every other band man I would hate to be him.



  16.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 10th, 2009 11:00pm report


    I see it as being about how we say that we say we are suck ups to the man and are paying them off (selling out laying out sucking up to the man), but we say we aren't. If we do we are the man (I'm the man your the man he's the man)but we still complain about it and seens we all do it we are being hypocrites(so you can point your fucking finger up your ass)but the name also has a hidden meaning and explains the song that we are selling out (hooker) to the man (penis)



  17.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    May 18th, 2009 5:32am report


    I'll just write a short little interpretation of my own to add to this discussion.

    When the 'kid' tells Maynard that he's sold out, Maynard replies: "Yeah, but what defines 'selling out?'
    "I put my soul into this music and then sold the album to make money ("I sold my soul to make a record, dipshit") essentially selling myself for profit." (I'm paraphrasing of course.)

    Tool didn't sell out, but they define the whole music business as a whore-house of musicians.

    But "Hooker with a Penis", the very title of the song, is not referring to Tool, it's referring to those bands who sell out. The kind of bands who make music for the sole purpose of making money.

    I might be rambling on a bit here, but I hope you get what I mean.



‹ prev 123



More Tool song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Mr. Tinkertrain anonymous
Little Black Submarines anonymous
Lily anonymous
Age of Consent anonymous
Faded anonymous
Faded anonymous
Faded anonymous
Carmen Em
Blood // Water anonymous
Fly From Heaven RStevens
Beautiful Crazy anonymous
Fields of Gold anonymous
Helium anonymous
Hang Fire anonymous
All the Pretty Girls anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Invincible
Tool
Pneuma
Tool
Drive
Tim McGraw
One Night Standards
Ashley McBryde
homecoming queen
Kelsea Ballerini
No Stone Unturned
Randy Houser
Heat
Chris Brown
7empest
Tool