"Sweat" as written by Edmund Louis Clement and Y ....
I'm sweating,
And breathing
And staring and thinking
And sinking
Deeper.
It's almost like I'm swimming.
The sun is burning hot again
On the hunter
And the fisherman,
And he's trying to remember when,
But it makes him dizzy.
Seems like I've been here before.
Seems so familiar.
Seems like I'm slipping
Into a dream within a dream.
Must be the way you whisper.
The sun is setting cool again.
I'm the thinker
And the fisherman
And I'm trying to remember when
But it makes me dizzy.
And I'm sweating,
And breathing,
And staring and thinking
And sinking
Deeper
And it's almost like I'm swimming.
Seems like I've been here before.
Seems so familiar.
Seems like I'm slipping
Into a dream within a dream.
It's the way you whisper.
It drags me under
And takes me home.


Lyrics submitted by Jack

"Sweat" as written by Daniel Carey, Adam Jones, Paul D'amour, Maynard James Keenan

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +4
    General CommentSounds like Hot Karl is hot for gay men.
    toolapcon April 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYes, Maynard is not a homosexual. He currently has a girlfriend named Brena. Though Maynard has been quoted as saying that "Being labled gay does not bother me."
    As for karl, He is a fuck and obviously does not know a greta band when he hears one. He probably likes Nickelback.
    Justin-Toolon June 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsounds like a poe reference to me as well.....great poem by the way
    Azzleyon July 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song can operate on many levels. When i first heard it i thought that "the sun is burning hot again on the hunter and the fisherman" was saying that times are hard for people at the bottom of society. And that "seems like ive been here before" might refer to being reborn after death. So it might have something to do with the caste system in India which dictates to those born a hunter and a fisherman must stay that way, until reborn and you achieve higher status. Perhaps Maynard is refering to a more political aspect of life where the bottom end of society sink deeper, sweating, disorientated, trying to think of a past life but only feeling some strange familiararity. Just a thought
    Mediumon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"a dream within a dream"

    sounds like a refference to edgar allen poe
    *SoBeR~STiNKFiST*on February 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like paranoid drug use
    joshthackon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the way Karl, Tool rules, you are the one that sucks (dick that is).
    toolapcon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha, Hot Karl is hot for fags, hehe :)
    This song rules, early on their great musicianship shows.
    "Seems like i've been here before...."
    The_Lost_Messiahon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy are you wasting your breath on Karl? He obviously has a different taste for music and that should be respected, even though he doesn't respect that in others.

    Oh and by the way, this is a great song:)
    ravingon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, it's pretty obvious that he is not one to be respected to begin with.
    toolapcon May 08, 2002   Link

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