Tool: Lipan Conjuring Meaning
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Lipan Conjuring Lyrics
ooh ooooh ooh ooh ooh ooh wo ye ya
heya naya tua
heya na eya nuye hanu-ye
oooh oooh ooh ooh wo ye ya
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh wo ye ya
heya na-eya tu heya naya cua
Tool have always been known for those somewhat special intermissions on their albums, so called filler-songs. (Cesaro Summability, (-) Ions, Eon Blue Apocalypse and so on.) They serve for the most part no lyrical meanings, but they are short, ambient tracks that "prepares" the listener for the next song.
Lipan Conjuring is one of those tracks, and it certainly seemed to come out of nowhere during my first time listing through 10 000 days.
The song is basically one minute and eleven seconds of what sounds like Native Americans chanting and rattling bones. Though it's not sung by Tool's vocalist, you can hear distorted scream at the end that I suppose might be Maynard's.
The singing on Lipan Conjuring was done Bill McConnel, the only guest appearnce on the album. (Apart from the doctor and the nurse on Lost Keys.)
McConnel is supposedly a survivalist and tracker with an interest for ancient philosophy and arts. That's about all the information that there is about this mysterious man. Needless to say, he certainly did a great job creating a dark yet quite relaxing Apache exorcism prayer/chant on Tool's fourth album.
anonymous Feb 27th, 2015 2:11pm report
This song is rather an Apache Prayer to the Creator in Humility. Translation is "hear my feeble cry". Its far deeper than meets the ear. Bill McConnell, who is an accomplished survivalist, is also an accomplished musician. He gave up a musical carreer to follow his heart and the ways of the Earth. I love listening to it and Grand Fathers Peoples prayers still live 500 years later because of Bill.
anonymous Apr 19th, 2018 4:27am report
These and other "filler" songs are meant to help guide you into a psychedelic experience, at least most of them. Lipan conjuring for instance could help put you in the mindset of a shaman or chieftain. At least it did for me on acid :)
anonymous Oct 29th, 2017 10:03am report
Lipan in malay means centipede.
anonymous Nov 16th, 2016 11:27pm report
Maybe named after Lipan Point in the Grand Canyon.
anonymous Mar 21st, 2013 3:14pm report
It is possible, that this particular piece of art is not meant to be understood, but perhaps simply enjoyed by one.
-ride the spiral!
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