I've been listening to Tool (Lateralus) pretty much non stop for about three weeks now and some of the lyrics just sound like a reading from a phylisophical book or the feel of poetry. "This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality embrace this moment, rememer, we are eternal, all this pain is an illusion" - Parabola "Embrace my desire to, Embrace my desire, to Feel the rythem to, Feel connected, Enough to stop a siren, weep like a widow to, Feel inspired to, fathom the power to, Witness the beauty to, bathe in the fountain to, swing on the spiral to, swing on the spiral to,... Swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be a human." - Lateralus "Wear the grude like crown, Desparate to control, Unable to forgive, and sinking Deeper. Defining, confining, sinking deeper, Controlling, defining and we're sinking deeper." - Grudge These are three of most thoughtful passages from the CD I feel and with the amount of driving I do at night have begun a form of contemplative meditation about them. If has calmed me down considerably and I have come to some strange conclusions but will not express them. I think it is kinda sad that the vast majority of people who listen to Tool will never get the meaning of the words or even contemplate wht they could mean and the people who could gain something from the songs will not listen due to the style of music they play and the style of fil clips they make. I find that after you get over the intial shock of how strange they appear to be the music complements the words beautifully. I also think the drummer is something of an insane genius. I would to hear what you think or if you have found any music/ poetry/whatever that you have found that gives you a reaction like this.