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Fuck you! I can't say what I want to, even if I'm not serious. I can't say what I want to, even if I'm not serious. Things like: "Go fuck yourself! Go fuck yourself, you piece of shit, why don't you just go... kill yourself?" I said, "I can't say...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 14th, 2016 9:45pm report


    Maynard references Bill Hicks in several of his songs. In Bill Hicks: Revelations comedy special, Bill does a bit where he tells marketing people to kill themselves because they are what is wrong with the world, and that he is not kidding. This song could be referencing Bill Hicks once more.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 2nd, 2014 10:35pm report


    Political Correctness. Plain and simple. This song was written years before they ever did anything on MTV.



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    anonymous
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    May 26th, 2014 5:15pm report


    This song is about Maynard fighting back from his child abuser of a dad when he was a teenager.

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    anonymous
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    Dec 9th, 2011 12:23am report


    I can't say what I want to,
    even if I'm not serious.

    Anyone noticed the double negative.. ??



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    anonymous
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    Dec 8th, 2011 12:01am report


    How can this song be about censoring the music video for hush? He wrote the lyrics before it was even on MTV?



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    anonymous
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    Mar 22nd, 2011 3:21pm report


    I think this song is a early step in opiate withdrawal, Agitation.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 4th, 2009 6:10am report


    LoL, basicly he's saying F U to people that believe in not letting bad language on radio or TV. Amen Maynard.
    I can say what I want to. Even if i'm not serious.
    Those are the words of someone who really d-gaf!



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    tooliscool45
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    May 22nd, 2009 5:54pm report


    I don't doubt that MTV censored their vids, but this song is a big F.U. To political corectness (in my opinion)



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    anonymous
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    Feb 20th, 2009 2:58pm report


    I don't think that that he means people aren't taking his lyrics seriously, I think he's just saying that he can say whatever he wants, even if it's just a joke or whatever

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    anonymous
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    Jan 26th, 2009 1:38pm report


    I agree with the censorship idea, but after listening to this song some more, I realized that I completely forgot the "even if I'm not serious" and "just kidding" parts. I think they could mean that some of Maynard's lyrics are to be taken sarcastically, or as if he wrote lyrics based on others' perspectives to mock them.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 26th, 2008 9:36pm report


    I Think this song is pretty straight forward towards censorship and the video for this song was made the way it is to convince their label to let them videos their way and not they way the label wanted them which is having the band appear on the videos that's the reason they come out naked and censored on this their first video.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 5th, 2008 2:49pm report


    Brock, I know that music means different things to different people, but not EVERY ONE of Tool's songs is against organized religion. I'm agnostic, but if you start to interpret everything as against religion or use situations as opportunities to point out fallacies (in your eyes) in organized religions, you'll make nothing but enemies.

    I think this has to be the most straight-forward Tool song ever. Anti-censorship.



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    TheBrock
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    Dec 8th, 2007 12:49am report


    Censorship seems logical. I always interpret most of the album to be bad mouthing religion.

    You can't really say that type of thing you know, any thing anti-religious. Even if you aren't serious. Religion tells you what to think, and how you live your life. Old scientist from Galilean times weren't able to tell anyone of their scientific breakthroughs, even a hypothesis.

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    anonymous
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    Aug 16th, 2006 8:37pm report


    Its about censorship and "political correctness"
    when opiate was released they didn't have music videos out but ironically when they put the video for "hush" out it was censored.



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    toolfan8
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    Aug 11th, 2006 8:51am report


    Hush is about when MTV began to censor the videos they played. Tool thought that they should be able to say whatever they wanted to say and theyre right.




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