"Hush" as written by Daniel Carey, Adam Jones, Paul D'amour and Maynard James Keenan....
I can't say what I want to,
Even if I'm not serious.
Things like
"Fuck yourself,
Kill yourself,
You piece of shit."
People tell me what to say,
What to think,
And what to play.
I say
"Go fuck yourself,
You piece of shit.
Why don't you go kill yourself?"
Just kidding.


Lyrics submitted by Jack, edited by AnthraxPrincess

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

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  • +5
    General Commentso i had to do a analysis of a song for english class in school, i did an analysis of this song. I got suspended for it not being "school appropriate." I just thought of the irony :)
    b0mbtracon May 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHaha I bet eminem would like this song. I wonder if he listens to Tool? We may never know....
    -Spiral Out-
    hobitt420on May 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song cause it protests one of the things that has always pissed me off about the press. People are all so paranoid that what kids are exposed to, thinking it's what si making kids violent. Maynard is basically saying "F*ck you guys if you think you're gonna make me change how I do things cause you can't let the blame fall on the idiot who did the dumb deed to begin with where it belongs."
    Slightly_Shinobion May 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit struck me that most people have overlooked the last three lines. i see it as,... people wanna hear that bands arent allowed to say what they want, cus its rebelious and all that. but thats not really what tool are about. does no-one else see that maybe the line "just kidding" had more meaning to it than it at first seems. because at the end of the day, if the record company didnt want it then it wouldnt be produced. maynard knows that he cant do what he wants... on the surface at least. and if this is right, then it seems to have worked on everybody
    littlelion58on May 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is protesting censorship. You can hear the rage in Maynard's voice. Tool hates it, and I totally don't blame them.
    BTW, the music video is AWESOME. Check it out.
    Lady*Sparx869on June 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about their anger against censorship thus explaining i cant say what i want to and the parental content tags on their genitalia.
    campingoncampuson April 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's great! I don't know what else to say. Sounds like frustration at record companies and countless other organizations/individual saying, "you can't say that" or "that can't go on the album."

    Ironically enough, they got this on an album (although Opiate was barely an album, and their first at that).

    Makes me think of people blaming violence on music...you get accusations like "Marilyn Manson is responsible for the Columbine incident."
    AlmightyRuleron December 13, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is thought to be about blackmail, but it is actually about media censorship.
    *SoBeR~STiNKFiST*on February 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow could you call opaite "hardly an album". it was a good album, and personally i think has better songs on it than undertow. except sober of course.
    colsyon February 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he means that it wa barely an album because it was 6 songs, 2 of which were just live recordings. Good stuff, doesn't really qualify as "Full Length".
    Galactic Cactuson April 17, 2002   Link

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