Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tool - Prison Sex (Meaning)


This song is not related to prison as an actual location or the type of abuse that happens in them.It's about cycles. It's about how vulnerable little kids are powerless to stop the abuse they receive, and how in their search for some sort of relief and empowerment they sometimes end up mimicking the only powerful 'role-model' they have ever known: the person who abused them. So the cycle continues, someone who was abused has the understandable desire to cast off the weight of those memories but they don't know how to go about it and they end up transferring that weight onto victims of their own.  It happened to the singer when he was a child so he is revealing it in this song.


7 comments:

  1. I love the sound that Tool has made for themselves. It is very unique. My favorite song is "Right in Two"

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  2. That's cool, I've never really looked into the meaning of their songs. Always loved Schism though. followed.

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  3. very nice, stupid people in this world ruin the young

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  4. such a good band, quite a bit of meaning :)

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  5. Thats an interesting story behind the song, I don't normally know about those

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