"Breathe" as written by and Maynard James Keenan Carina Dianne Round....
Don't be afraid
Don't be ashamed
The body has needs
Surrender to the hunger
Got to let the body feed
Don't forget to breathe
The body has needs
No one is a stranger
Surrender to the hunger
Don't forget to breathe


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    Song MeaningVague enough to be about a lot of things yet distinct enough to convey an idea and or theme (as with most of MJK's lyrics).
    I think it could apply to sexual appetite or zombies; accompanying Milla in a Resident Evil movie.
    KrakenAttackon February 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this, I mistook the lyric as "Surrender to the hole." I guess it wouldn't be that far-fetched coming from this band, and it does keep with one interpretation of the song.
    fuCoughon March 11, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIm pretty sure Maynard is criticizing celibacy and monogamy, telling listners to indulge in their instinctual feelings of sexual promiscuity.

    eg. ("the body has needs") ("surrender to the hunger")

    Maynard/Puscifer/APC/Tool always delivers great music, no exception here.

    Oh, and anyone know if tool will be releasing a new album any time soon?
    wilmckeanon June 18, 2013   Link

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