Tool: Part of Me Meaning
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anonymous Jan 22nd, 2019 1:27am report
Part of Me, very deep song. Or he is in deep thought.
For the latest comment, sorry to hear about your mother. Continue to be strong. God Bless.
- 2013-2018. 1/1/19-1/21/19
anonymous Jan 21st, 2019 1:32pm report
I went and saw my mother early in the morning just at sunrise. She opened her eyes and looked at me and said she could feel she was dying. So the first verse really hit home. "I felt it when the sun came up this morning, I knew I could not wait another day, darling, there is something I must tell you, a distant voice is calling me away." also the verse "until we find a bridge across forever, until this Grand illusion brings us home." (In other words we'll meet in the afterlife.) The verse "whatever we go through, whatever time may take away, it cannot change the way we feel today, so hold me close and say you feel it too." (.we've been through a lot with her condition. We don't know if she's got a couple weeks or a couple months.) so the verse that says, "we can never know about tomorrow" seams to fit that. "You and I are standing at a crossroads." (We're trying to figure out what action to take next to make her more comfortable. I felt like my mother was saying this to me, "darling there is one thing you should know I look at you, your whole life stands before you, I look at me and I'm running out of time time has brought us here to share these moments", to look for something we might never find (we will never find a solution it is terminal)I am extremely close to my mother she was always there for me and I will always be there for her.) When I left the hospital today, I turned the radio on and this is the song that came on, "Part of me,part of You." by Glenn Frey
anonymous Oct 17th, 2018 10:56pm report
Glen fry said in an interview that this song is about him and his daughter. She has her whole life ahead of her and he is running out of time. Until we cross that bridge of forever
Meaning when he dies he will be waiting for her I. The afterlife
anonymous May 9th, 2017 5:46pm report
It's his dick!
anonymous Jun 28th, 2012 6:36pm report
Tool, and the songs they make, are for the fans.
They are tools to help us understand ourselves as he goes through stages we too face.
If you notice there is no reference to idendity,
it's so you think of what you think,
So when you hear
"I know you better then I know myself"
you think of that part of you that is like that.
And, it's not really meant to be so deep, it's artwork.
anonymous Jan 19th, 2012 1:50pm report
His references to DMT didn't really begin until Lateralus...
Jonathan Banta Dec 31st, 2011 12:51pm report
I believe hes speaking about indogenous doses of DMT released from his pineal Gland ( third eye ).......its a part of him that hes very familiar with !!!! its just there for him to use!!! I believe he speaking about Dimethyltryptamine !!! you have to make a sacrifice and die a little !!! I believe hes wants this comforting world he is familiar with!!! Such a beautiful gift has been giving to us that is such a huge part of us !!! so many dont even know that part of them!!!
anonymous Mar 22nd, 2011 3:26pm report
The song is about opiate withdrawal,
anonymous Sep 30th, 2010 9:23am report
The song is about an old pair of shoes he didn't let go of... listen to the song again and you will see what i mean.
anonymous Dec 29th, 2008 12:51am report
Wow - there's no way it's this deep!!!
Guys, he's talking about masturbating! He's just talking about jerking off! Hahahahahaha!!!
It's to a point where if this guy farted, you all would be saying it's him railing against veganism...
sublimenaltouches May 23rd, 2008 5:16pm report
I'm actually glad that no one has figured out the "Deeper" meaning to this beautiful and powerful song because I had just recently cracked it's "hidden" message.
The song is about the struggle between a man or the male subject and his libido (sex urge).
'I know you well, you are a part of me' is a simple statement but when you take it literally and not in the direction of his psyche or his consciousness everything becomes aparent.
'give it up' this is where I realized the genius to this song because both sides of the struggle are saying the same thing and you can tell throughout, also all of these statements can be directed at either subject. They are universal.
'you're just here for me to use', all too evident. This is a hint at the duality of a man's life that ties in with our genes. Our genes are selfish and they basically use us as a tool to reproduce. Infact that is where the libido comes from and is also the reason why we are all here today as a species. The sex drive is something that is commonly overlooked but not by tool:)
'I know you well, you are a part of me,'I know you better than I know myself'. A bit of humor, I bet he know's himself REALLY good ( if you follow ). Autofalacio is one way a person can truely "know" themself masterbation another. digressing here......
"You don't speak.
You don't judge.
You can't leave.
You can't hurt me.
You're just here for me to use." getting clearer? a penis can't speak or judge or leave or hurt you, unless you let it... just as well a man can't seem to communicate with his penis (see spontaneous erection) nor would he hurt leave or judge.
"It's time for you
to make a sacrifice.
It's time to die a little.
Give it up." climatic and dramatic as well as a promised conclusion. who will break?who will win?
"A part of me." this is the line that completes the song, as it is the song title you can bet that it has significance. It is the answer or the conclusion with the libido winning 1-0. you should note that he didn't say "just a part of me" because he has unified and acknowledged his libido and accepted the outcome. So it may even be that he was suggesting the significance of our genes and the power of evolution.
thanks for reading.
Everyone before they get a hang of a certain writing style writes about love. The Opiate EP was an early album for Tool, and was before (I'm sure) he advanced himself into creating the complex metaphoric style he used for the latter records. He's just angry at a girl, unsure if he hates her or he needs her/ I'm the only one for you crap people feel.
Unpolished thoughts of Pushit,Schism,and Jambi in my opinion. All about two sides but not quite at the Jambi stage
I wrote about Opiate below because Part of Me is one of the first mentions or IS the first mention of balance within. balance is mentioned and comes to light throughout the years. Tool builds on the concept and refines it in Jambi but, I like to think all started back in Opiate. 9:)
Opiate I think was just an establishment of anger and pain for and from religion and you could say it opened eyes to angst riddled teens and really opened the flood gates to Undertow which turned the pain and anger into potential and from potential to plan (aenima) plan to change (lateralus) change to decision (10k)and one of there building concepts being balance within.
anonymous Apr 7th, 2006 4:23pm report
My guess on this one (because its only My interpretation)
Maynard is talking to his other self
The voice in his head is talking to him knowing him better then he knows himself
he can't get rid of this voice
But he also feels he should be one person
so he lets his other self die a little
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