Tool: Hush Meaning
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anonymous 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.
anonymous Oct 2nd, 2014 10:35pm report
Political Correctness. Plain and simple. This song was written years before they ever did anything on MTV.
anonymous 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.. ??
anonymous 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?
anonymous Mar 22nd, 2011 3:21pm report
I think this song is a early step in opiate withdrawal, Agitation.
anonymous 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!
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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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