"Part of Me" as written by Daniel Carey, Adam Jones, Paul D'amour and Maynard James Keenan....
I know you well.
You are a part of me.
I know you better than I know myself.
I know you best,
Better than anyone.
I know you better than I know myself.
You don't judge.
You can't speak.
You can't leave.
You can't hurt me.
You're just here for me to use.
I know you best,
Better than one might think.
I know you better than I know myself.
It's time for you
To make a sacrifice.
It's time to die a little.
Give it up.
You are a part of me.


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"Part of Me" as written by Cornelius Charles Mims Kipper Jones

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  • +2
    General CommentFuck deeper meaning.

    He was in high school, and wrote a love song to his cock.
    Blind Opiuson September 01, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOK this one isnt about masterbation,maynard says that because he thinks yous are all idiots and wouldnt understand.Because to him your sheep.

    But this song is about somethink we all have that we cant get rid off.

    its about our conscience,and false beliefs.

    here's how it is :

    ''I know you well. You are a part of me.
    I know you better than I know myself.''

    He says he knows his conscience better than he knows himself because hes lived with it all his life.

    ''You are a part of me.

    You are just a part of me.
    You are just a part of me.
    You are just a part of me.
    You are just a part of me.''

    Now hes sick of it,and starts to mock it,saying its just a part of him and is useless,and it cant do anything.

    ''give it up

    You don't speak.
    You don't judge.
    You can't leave.
    You can't hurt me.
    You're just here for me to use.''

    He tells it cant do anything to him,or harm him,its just there for him to use when he wants.He tells it to give up,casue its gonna lose this fight.


    ''I know you well. You are a part of me.
    I know you better than I know myself.

    I know you best, better than anyone.
    I know you better than I know myself.

    I know you well, better than one might think.
    I know you better than I know myself.''

    he repeats that he knows it better,and knows its weekness's,and doesnt believe in it anymore.

    ''It's time for you
    To make a sacrifice.
    It's time to die a little.
    Give it up.

    I know you best, better than anyone.
    I know you better than I know myself.

    A part of me.''

    Now he tells it to give up,that its lost the fight and its time for it to die a little.He cant get rid of it,but he can kill it a little and put it to the back of his mind.then he says again that its just a part of him.


    Thats about it,i hope you buttnuggets find it interesting
    H.on January 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBushwacked, i totally agree i dont think this is totally about masturbation or his penis but uses that idea as a metaphor for a deeper meaning.

    H, i pretty much agree with you although i had a different interpretaion that maybe it isnt about conscience but in fact the song is from the perspective of the brain or mind which is more poweful than the body sayin

    "You don't speak.
    You don't judge.
    You can't leave.
    You can't hurt me.
    You're just here for me to use.''

    The mind using the body as a TOOL. cyas
    parabola 17on March 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst of all, I don't give a damn what MJK wrote this about. It's how WE interpret it in our OWN PERSONAL way that matters. So, even if Maynard did write it about his penis, it still seems to me like he's referring to his friends... We're a part of him because Tool wouldn't be anything if it didn't have fans. And I think he's saying we're all mindless droning TOOLS because we think it's about his penis, and we've become such TOOLS that if Maynard served us a platter of his shit on CD, we'd eat it right up. :)

    Anyway, that's how I like to see it. I'm sure it's got holes in it though; there's no reason to point them out to me. H's explanation was pretty valid too.

    marie
    SoakedinMercuryon August 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLooking simply at the lyrics and not listening to the song i could see how you would think this is about Maynard's penis or about masturbation. But he sing the song with such anger sometimes and passion i really dont think its about either of them. I think Maynard is just messing with others ;)
    Atkin44on March 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta few good guesses here, but, hes talking about his third eye
    SongInterpreteron July 31, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is maynard singing about his dick, kinda like maynards dick only less direct.. maybe circumsision too..
    NeverGreenon April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGive up your fake image. He can see right through you...
    SuZy Qon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, it seems like he is singing about somone he knows real well and he uses them because there too weak to leave the relationship, so he just takes advantage of them, because he knows they will let him....good song though.
    NicoleInWonderlandon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty self explainable
    IWillEatYourBRAINSon May 26, 2002   Link

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