"Hooker with a Penis" as written by Daniel Carey, Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor and Maynard James Keenan....
I met a boy wearing vans, 501s, and a
Dope beastie t, nipple rings, and
New tattoos that claimed that he
Was ogt,
From '92,
The first ep

And in between
Sips of coke
He told me that
He thought
We were sellin' out
Layin' down,
Suckin' up
To the man

Well now I've got some
A-dvice for you, little buddy
Before you point the finger
You should know that
I'm the man

And if I'm the man

Then you're the man, and
He's the man as well so you can
Point that fuckin' finger up your ass.

All you know about me is what I've sold you
Dumb fuck
I sold out long before you ever heard my name

I sold my soul to make a record
Dip shit
And you bought one

So I've got some
Advice for you, little buddy
Before you point your finger
You should know that
I'm the man

If I'm the fuckin' man
Then you're the fuckin' man as well
So you can
Point that fuckin' finger up your ass.

All you know about me is what I've sold you
Dumb fuck
I sold out long before you ever heard my name

I sold my soul to make a record
Dip shit
And you bought one

All you read and
Wear or see and
Hear on tv
Is a product
Begging for your
Fatass dirty
Dollar

So, shut up and

Buy my new record
Send more money
Fuck you, buddy
Fuck you, buddy
Fuck you, buddy
Fuck you, buddy


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"Hooker with a Penis" as written by Daniel Carey Adam Jones

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  • +14
    General CommentThis is about some kid talking to Maynard about Undertow. The kid, declaring himself a true Tool fan (OGT - Original Gangsta Tool) apparently called MJK a sellout for releasing Undertow, a major label record. Maynard turns his words around into the chorus that says, "We all participate in capitalism, so by saying you don't like it, you're being hypocritical." He goes on to say that the kid knows nothing about him except for what Maynard lets him know, so he's in no position to tell him how to live. Just invest in Tool and your soul is safe.
    GuythDanon February 03, 2002   Link
  • +10
    General CommentI disagree. I don't think that he's saying capitalism is the H w/ a P, He's saying that HE's the H w/ a P. He's like "You know what buddy, (I love when he says buddy!) I might have sold myself (hooker), but I'M still the one who fucking YOU!(-he's got the cock) So fuck you." That's what it is. Most definitely.
    Galactic Cactuson April 17, 2002   Link
  • +6
    General CommentI think you guys are wrong about the name
    I think that Hooker With A Penis is a reference to "You only know what I've sold you"
    Meaning, You only know the surface of Maynard. I.E. What he wants you to know.
    He's the hooker and you don't know he has a penis.
    Which is saying that you have no idea what really lies beneath.
    Hookerwithapenis321on August 15, 2009   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song taught me everything I needed to know to pass High School economics
    SpunkySkunk347on August 21, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI don't think this song is purposefully about capitalism. It's more about hypocrisy, just Maynard responding to people who tell the band that they are selling out.

    This kid has the audacity to tell Maynard that Tool is "selling out and sucking up to the man" for making a major-label record, even though he's wearing brand name clothes, drinking Coke, and getting tattoos of products. And Maynard is calling him out on his hypocrisy and telling him that unless he's willing to throw away his clothes and get rid of his tattoos, he can just shut his fucking mouth.
    Lanedudeon March 15, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAll I have to say is why does this song have the rating it does? What fool rated it low? This song is not only hilarious but it brings a good point across and is just entertaining. The chorus is great to sing along with. Tool will always be a great band.
    Avataraon May 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is a big FUCK to all the "dip shit" who repeatedly call bands sell outs. EVERY single band who ever releases an album is litterally a sell out. MJK is basically telling all of them "We live in a capitalist world, deal with it. Criticizing bands for this only shows you're a dumb fuck who's completely missing the point. You're criticizing, but you're the one getting fucked in the end, so don't tell me what to do."

    I think we can apply this message to other aspects of the world than the capitalist system. This represents the essence of Maynard's message saying , we all have our flaws, don't be a fuckin' hypocrite and admit that you are a inperfect person as well. The world would be a much more peaceful place if more people thaught this way.
    CliffBurtonsGhoston July 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti like that tool throw's out props to the beastie boys. I think this song is very unique in the manner that from what i understand there was a lil controversy over bands selling out so to speak and tool just like many other major bands within the culture of music "sale out". Honestly, we as fans dont truly know the individuals writing and recording these songs, and I think the point of this entire song is that whether or not TOOL sold out or not is irrelevent because the music that they write and produce continues to be amazing and what we the consumer want more and more of. Honestly, there people just like everyone else. They believe what they want and leave the rest up to the individual to believe what they want. At the end of the day, there pretty awesome and create well thought out and well put togethor music that we all love and enjoy. If that makes them a "sale out" then so be it, im going to keep buying there shit.
    walter2boyson August 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song.
    xnicoleon December 02, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol ive never heard it but the lyrics are fucking hilarious
    Parabola898on January 12, 2002   Link

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