we have a special guest with us here tinight. This is buzz froim the melvins. He's gonna play on a song with us. They're gonna be doing Ozzfest with us this year as well. Not more metal than us.
Buzz:But you guys were the ones that won the grammy.
MJK: we won the grammy,so eyes down...at us.
HERE I COME AGAIN NOW BABY
LIKE A DOG IN HEAT
TELL It'S ME BY THE WAY NOW BABY
I LIKE TO TAP THE STREETS

NOW I'VE BEEN SMOKING FOR SO LONG
YOU KNOW I'M HERE TO STAY
GOT YOU IN A STRANGLEHOLD BABY
YOU BEST GET OUT OF THE WAY

GONNA CRUISE IS A BITCH NOW BABY
YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T DO ME 'ROUND
IF YOUR HOUSE GETS IN MY WAY BABY
YOU KNOW I'LL BURN IT DOWN

YOU REMEMBER THE NIGHT THAT YOU LEFT ME
YOU PUT ME IN MY PLACE
GOT YOU IN A STRANGLEHOLD NOW BABY
YOU BETTER CROSS YOUR WAY

solo

SOMETIMES YOU WANNA GET HIGHER
SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA START LOW
SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY GONNA DIE SOMEDAY
I GOT NEWS YOU NEVER GOT TO GO OLD

COME ON COME ON UP; 4 times
COME ON COME ON BABY
COME ON COME ON UP
COME ON COME ON BABY
COME ON COME ON

GONNA CRUISE IS A BITCH NOW BABY
YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T DO ME 'ROUND
IF YOUR HOUSE GETS IN MY WAY BABY
YOU KNOW I'LL BURN IT DOWN

YOU REMEMBER THE NIGHT THAT YOU LEFT ME
YOU PUT ME IN MY PLACE
GOT YOU IN A STRANGLEHOLD NOW BABY
YOU BETTER CROSS YOUR WAY


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Stranglehold (Ted Nugent cover) song meanings
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    General CommentYeah this song kicks ass! might be better than the original version....wouldn't suprise me since Tool already showed Led Zep what is up when they made a cover of No Quarter (which is WAY better than the original)
    riot4lifeon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'll have to download this, I have to admit I like the original version. The guitar is awesome.

    I'm sure Tool does a great job at this. But I don't think they showed Zeppelin up really.
    Muzzyon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTool rocks this song. They make it sound like it was meant to be metal. The original is very cool. I really couldn't say which I like better cause they're both very different.
    egbon May 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOk I just got it, and I have to say it's very nice. A bit long, but so is the original. The quality at first seems awful, then when the music starts it's not so bad.

    And those lyrics are not right, he changes the words alot.
    Muzzyon June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTool's No Quarter is in no way better than Led Zeppelin's :)) stop kissing Tool's ass, the instrumental work might be better but Zep's original lyrics kick the shit out of the ones maynard sang, they completely left out the verse about walking side by side with death, which if you listen to Tool's version would have fit perfectly in with the really quiet part, before he sings "Close the Door"
    reverand_chrison July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI was disappointed in this. I have alawys considered Stranglehold to be one of the greatest classic rock songs ever, and Tool is my favorite modern band... so I was prepared to be floored by this. It isn't what "No Quarter" is in terms of intensity. In fact, it's more of a jam session than a cover... in that respect it's great, I wish I'd have been there. As far as Maynard changing the lyrics to No Quarter reverand chris, that was the idea bro. It's a reverse perspective from those waiting, not those coming... listen again my friend.
    HurricaneJokeron February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI personally say Tool's version of No Quarter was way better than Zep's. Led Zeppelin are good, but not meant for that kind of thing, its Tool's territory.

    This one's cool too, great original great Tool take on it.
    Frances-The-Toolon August 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHow can that be "Tool's territory" when Zeppelin was doing it fucking 20 years before Tool was conceived? Jesus. You can hear zeepelinesque leanings in Tool's music, but you can't hear how Tool influenced zeppelin. figure it out. I love 'em both, but some of you failed abortions need to stop and think a little before you put deformed tentacle to keyboard.
    jester121on April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrances, you're a tool.
    VQtson September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know where I can find this song?
    CheCarpon March 17, 2007   Link

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