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Lyrics, photo, and artwork done by me. "What is a Falling/Awake?" you ask. Glad you did! They are a band located here (free music): www.facebook.com/fallingawake0
Lyrics, photo, and artwork done by me. “What is a Falling/Awake?” you ask. Glad you did! They are a band located here (free music): http://www.facebook.com/fallingawake0
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An Analysis of “Schism” by Tool

To understand what Schism means we must understand what the word is. A schism is a split or separation from a larger part, usually from a religion. So already we can figure out that this song is about a separation from a religion or from spirituality in general.

“I know the pieces fit…fall away” the narrator has the full perspective. They are watching as the whole tower crumbles. Do you know of any towers that have fallen? How about the tower of Babylon? Babylon was the city in which everyone understood each other, no matter what language they spoke. But the narrator is not talking about a literal language, one that is spoken; no, the narrator is talking about an fundamental understanding between souls. This is the “communication” they keep on referencing.

“The light that fueled our fire…burned a whole between us so”. What made us fundamentally similar actually ended up tearing us apart. Light is usually a reference to a God figure. Looking for religion or a sense of transcendence has actually caused us to distance one another. Religions battle each other over superficial differences, they “point the finger, blame the other, watch the (other religion’s?)  temple topple over.”

“There was a time the pieces fit….” And “…strangled by our coveting” Maybe the narrator believes that all religions were once one super religion and eventually split into different sects. Then each coveted their own sect (Islam, Christianity, Judaism).

The narrator leaves with a warning: “Doomed to crumble unless we grow, and strengthen our communication.” Unless we come back to our original understanding of spirituality, we are doomed to fall spiritually and physically (kill off our entire spieces)

The last stanza “cold silence…brothers” tells how this separation will kill off any sense of compassion between parties that are supposed to be brothers. I feel like this is another reference to the superficial differences between religions. All promote peace yet have extremists that cause huge amounts of harm (the Crusades, Terrorism, and nailing Christians to crosses).

Disclaimer:  I feel i should state the Maynard isnt apart of any of the ‘main’ religions (i think he is New Age maybe?).

I have no idea what was going through his head when he wrote this, but i feel i did a decent job of understanding the lyrics. Lyrics mean different things to different people; this is just what i find them to mean

Act V lyrics

These are lyrics i wrote for my band, named Act V:

Shy as he could be

Courage gathering

Putting First love to the test

Wondering will she say yes?

She rejects him for another

He then wonders why bother

He will forget her

(and)go onto another

Love is price less

he is love less

She says love has been dead

she goes for hot in stead

Sights on the heart

right from the start

Romeo is dead and…

JULIET KILLED HIM

A few years have passed

and many-a romance

Many of his successes

Turn out to be meaningless

No couples hearts are pounding

But Instead just breath panting

No eternity

but Just once nightly

Love is price less

he is love less

She says love has been dead

she goes for hot in stead

Sights on the heart

right from the start

Romeo is dead and…

JULIET KILLED HIM

Married late in life

and with no forsight

Happiness for him so short

She cheated, man of the sort

Many striking looks has he

Personality not many

His heart now broken

Divorce has happend

Love is price less

he is love less

She says love has been dead

she goes for hot in stead

Sights on the heart

right from the start

Romeo is dead and…

JULIET KILLED HIM

Marriage number two

Still she can fool you

Next to you she is very young

Towards you no affection

as you reach for one more hug

She has already pulled the plug

No, not for mercy

But for your money

Love is price less

he is love less

She says love has been dead

she goes for hot in stead

Sights on the heart

right from the start

Romeo is dead and…

JULIET KILLED HIM

You should not feel sorry for this one soul

He is finally at piece

Unlike many others he paid his toll

His chest a literal abyss

His heart although has never been so whole

With his final Fiancee