Parabola

by TOOL

Duration:
6:03
Released:
May 15, 2001
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Lyrics for Parabola by TOOL:

Verse
We barely remember
Who or what came before this precious moment
We are choosing to be here right now
Hold on, stay inside

Pre-Chorus
This holy reality
This holy experience
Choosing to be here in

Chorus
This body, this body holding me
Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body, this body holding me
Feeling eternal, all this pain is an illusion

Post-Chorus
Alive

Pre-Chorus
In this holy reality
In this holy experience
Choosing to be here in

Chorus
This body, this body holding me
Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body, this body holding me
Feeling eternal, all this pain is an illusion

Bridge
Twirling 'round with this familiar parable
Spinning, weaving 'round each new experience
Recognize this as a holy gift and
Celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing
A chance to be alive and breathing

Outro
This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
Embrace this moment, remember
We are eternal, all this pain is an illusion

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Song Facts

A “parabola” is a U-shaped curve in a quadratic function. “Parabola” is a play on the title of the introduction section, titled “Parabol,” which is a play on the word “parable,” or a story with an intended moral lesson. Parables form the foundation for all modern major religions.

“Parabola” is a celebration of life, the “holy experience” of birth, and the unlikely opportunity that we all share to be temporarily conscious of each other and the world around us. This song focuses on the realization through our bodily experience that others share the same limitations and desires as we do, and we will all eventually fade back into nothingness, as we were before our births. This realization “of our own mortality” urges us to treasure the life we have, use it to the best of our ability, and ignore base, unnecessary, unfulfuillable desires that detract from the richness of our experience of life.

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