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This is the most recent information about Tool that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Tool, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Did you hear Maynard James Keenan is composing the soundtrack for a remixed version of a classic Coppola film? It's Eon Blue Apocalypse Now.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Band Name Origins:

  • It's an acronym for To Orally Obfuscate Leviathan. Submitted by: draztik
  • There are in fact two sides to the name. The first is, the story about the band not liking people that can't think for themselves and are just "tools" on puppet strings for whoever they are following (Think for yourself, question authority!!!). This is totally true. The other theory, also very true, is that Maynard is a firm believer in and studies Lahcyrmology, the philosophy by which one cries and the tears represent troubles leaving the body and a natural cleansing of the soul. The band took that and want their music to be a teaching "tool" for understanding the philosophy. This is evident since each album (even Opiate) has some reference to water. Submitted by: GrAyMiSt

Stupid Band Names:

  • Apparently, you have to be one to join the band. Submitted by: J.C.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Faaip De Oiad"Though the title is latin, all of this song is in English. - GlamRockNinjaLord
"Forty-Six & 2"My shadow...changes... - Jonathan S.
"Ænima"Probably the most repeated line is, "Learn to swim." - Jonathan S.
"Prison Sex"Another instance where the title fits the song so much, it doesn't need to be sung in the lyrics. - Robert Plant Food
"Stinkfist"Many radio stations found the title, which is not found within the song's lyrics, to be offensive. They had their air personalities introduce the song as "Song #1" (or something similar), because it was the first song on the "Aenima" CD. - Karen Black Sabbath

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Cryptic RebellionI know it's not similar to Tool. It fits better.Chazm
StoolBecause their new album sounds like more like sitting down than headbangin'The Scion of the Storms
WrenchThey are a tyt band, but they should be more descriptive. Pick a tool that can hurt some one.S.T.G.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"26.748438950383743408 Years""10,000 days"Chazm
"Jism""Schism"Kaylie L

There are additional Tool new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Third Eye,"No one has three eyesChazm

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Farted On Santa's Lap," The Little Stinkers"Stinkfest," Tool
"Dead Bodies Everywhere," Korn"Cold And Ugly," Tool
"Electric Funeral," Cavalera Conspiracy"Eulogy," Tool
"Spiders," System of a Down"Cold And Ugly," Tool
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Po" originally "The Pot"
An ode to that Italian river
Tiffany Carriker

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Poet" originally "The Pot"
Brianna Holden
"The Port" originally "The Pot"
Brianna Holden
"The Spot" originally "The Pot"
Brianna Holden
"Somber" originally "Sober"
Adrienne Schnell

Change a Letter:

"Prison Hex" originally "Prison Sex"
Jennifer Howard
"Massage to Harry Manback" originally "Message to Harry Manback"
"Poison Sex" originally "Prison Sex"
Naomi Swanson
"Schist" originally "Schism"
Some kind of rock
i am the viod

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Parabola""Lame Dracula"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Forty Six & 2""Unemployed"Goggleboy
"Vicarious""Fry-curious"Kyle L Cripps
"Sober""October"Fack Sabbath
"Lateralus""Spiral Out"Idlepunk2020
"Ænema""Miami Iminami"Red Rebel
"Schism""شِقَاق"Red Rebel
"Stinkfist""Self Mutilation"Bradley

There are additional Tool song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
StinkfistAnti-Drug PSAA.T.C.
ParabolaMath Help CenterLith8872
SchismJigsaw PuzzlesThe Heretic
SchismJigsaw PuzzlesMonica-The Good Witch of Washington
StinkfistGay Pride AssociationStumple
There are additional Tool commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Fiaap De OaidArea 51Glenn rousseau
Die Eier Von SatanBible SalesSean
The Gaping Lotus ExperienceNarcotics AnonymousMr Stiffy
Third EyeMental Institutionbradley
The B***s of SatanChurchbradley
There are additional Tool on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Wish I Was
   Joshua Hyslop
I Wish I Was Sober
A drunkard's lament...
The Crunge
   Led Zeppelin
The Grudge
The Grunge
"Here we are now, entertain us..."
Getting Off
The Pot
Getting Off The Pot
King Andrew
Let's Talk About Sex
Prison Sex
Let's Talk About Prison Sex
There are additional Tool duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Carpenter's Tool
The Carpenters combined with Tool
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell
Metallica combined with Tool
Swing on the spiral, and ride the lightning on the way down
Submitted By: Chazm
Stanley Tools
Paul Stanley combined with Tool
Submitted By: Paul Bear
Nine Inch Tool
Nine Inch Nails combined with Tool
Well, nails are a kind of tool.
Submitted By: Signawaiver

There are additional Tool Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Swamp Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you’re a stupid, belligerent trucker.
Original Lyrics:
When you're a stupid, belligerent, f***er.
Misheard Lyrics:
Tranquility rules
Original Lyrics:
Tranquility ruse
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m pompous, and all the way
Original Lyrics:
I’m helpless, and I’m awake
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m pompous, and all the way
Original Lyrics:
I'm helpless and I'm awake
There are additional Tool misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
Jesus wants his f**king whistle! Something but the past and done.
Original Lyrics:
Jesus won't you f**king whistle? Something but the past and done.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Ciaran

This is what I interpreted the lyric as.

There are additional Tool misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

Better Lyrics:
Why can't we not be homo?
Original Lyrics:
Why can't we not be sober?
Submitted by: hardrock
Better Lyrics:
Adult swim
Original Lyrics:
Learn to swim
Submitted by: DJ Kaito

Funniest Song Lyrics:

The Funny Lyrics:
I know the pieces fit
Why They're Funny:
Please insert rod a into slot b.
Submitted by: Jon Tatum
The Funny Lyrics:
Learn to swim
Why They're Funny:
self explanatory. What Else?
Submitted by: DJKaito
There are additional Tool Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

The Repetitive Lyrics:
Learn to Swim
Why They're Repetitive:
California should fall off soon. For this reason. Maynard is warning you.
Submitted by: lukeith
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I want what I want
Why They're Repetitive:
Of course you want what you want. You didn't have to remind me eight times.
Submitted by: To A Lesser Extent
There are additional Tool repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Forty-Six & 2"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Forty-six and two ahead of me
Why They're Nonsensical:
Ummmm-kay. It's obvious [from the rest of the song] that he's not talking about guys in football jerseys, so what the bloody heck IS he talking about?
Submitted by: Jonathan S.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Ticks & Leeches"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Fat little parasite.. blood sucking parasitic little tick...
I hope you're choking. I hope you choke on this.
Why They're Insulting:
choking is never fun
Submitted by: maam

Dirty Song Lyrics:

The Dirty Lyrics:
turn around and take my hand
Why They're Dirty:
i didn't look at the title at first. when i did, i was confused. i looked up the lyrics online and found out what words he was saying before 'deep inside the borderline.'
Submitted by: bradley

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

The Lyrics:
L Ron Hubbard,
and all of his clones
Who They Mention:
L Ron Hubbard
Submitted by: ozboy45

Song Title Space Change:

"Pus Hit" originally "Pushit"
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau
"Push It" originally "Pushit"
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau
"Later Al Us" originally "Lateralus"
But for now, Al's not a multiple personality.
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Loot Submitted by: Kelly Blythe

Song Title Anagrams:

"Ultra Ales" originally "Lateralus"
Submitted by: Evan
"Snort to Sedate" originally "Rosetta Stoned"
Submitted by: Evan
"The Top" originally "The Pot"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Hot Pet" originally "The Pot"
Submitted by: Evil Olive
"Test Finks" originally "Stinkfest"
Submitted by: Twila Paris Hilton

There are additional Tool Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Disgustipated" Length: 15:47
The longest from Undertow
Submitted by: All-Starr
"Fear Inoculum" Length: 10:20
"Fear Inoculum" is track #1 on the album, "Fear Inoculum" (2019). It reaching #93 on Billboard's Pop Chart in about the middle of August 2019. Making them one of their hit singles on Billboard's Pop Chart and also the longest song to reach Billboard's Pop Chart after beating up a song by David Bowie. This song is also one of some long songs that never mentioned here.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
"Reflection" Length: 11:08
Submitted by: Glenn rousseau
"Third Eye" Length: 13:47
Submitted by: becker
"Vicarious" Length: 7:06
Submitted by: Ryan

There are additional Tool Super Long Pop Songs available.

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Eon Blue Apocalypse" Length: 1:04
This song and Mantra, from the same album, are less than two and a half minutes combined.
Submitted by: G
"Mantra" Length: 1:12
Really short, really weird, but actually not the shortest song on the Lateralus album.
Submitted by: G

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Licks & Teaches" originally "Ticks & Leeches"
Changes nouns to verbs!
Submitted by: Job Lowe
"Licks & Teaches" originally "Ticks & Leeches"
Submitted by: Josh

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Die Eier Von Satan"
The Lyrics:
The whole song
The whole song is a baking recipie in Russian. It's for Russian Tea Cakes, hence the name, which means The Eggs Of Satan. Whan the cakes are done, they usually come out like eggs.
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

Hidden Tracks:

After Flood, a hidden track called "Disgustipated" plays.
Submitted by: All-Starr

Backwards Messages:

There is some unintelligible whispering that starts around one minute into the song. Reverse it and you get the following message: "Work hard. Stay in school. Listen to your mother. Your father is right."
Submitted by: Nat

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Being Anonymous"
Example: Not releasing their music to Itunes, creating a Tool Stage for Guitar Hero, etc.
Submitted by: Ryan

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Home Depot
Submitted by: BECKER

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