"Part of Me" as written by Daniel Carey, Adam Jones, Paul D'amour and Maynard James Keenan....
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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 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

Give it up

You don't speak
You don't judge
You can't leave, you
Can't hurt me
Just here for
Me to use

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

I know you well, you are a part of me
I know you best, better than anyone
I know you well, you are a part of me
I know you best, better than one might think
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 any one
I know you better than I know myself

A part of me


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"Part of Me" as written by Adam Jones Daniel Carey

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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
  • +2
    General CommentOkay, this is one hell of a long-shot but this is what I've got from it. Forewarning, I'm a bit of a nerd.

    This strikes me as a letter to his unconscious mind from his conscious mind. Or if you prefer, to his id from his ego.

    "I know you well, you are a part of me. I know you better than I know myself."

    He sees his desires and their tactics/trends (id) consciously but does not understand the processes they take to reach conscious actions.

    But he also knows consciously that they are a part of him, and as a result his. In that sense, this song is simply a threat to himself that he's moving inward and making progress in converting subconscious (id) to conscious (ego).

    "You don't judge.
    You can't speak.
    You can't leave.
    You can't hurt me."

    Judgment and speech are in the ego, or conscious mind. The unconscious can't be eliminated or even really excavated, but it controls via fear and other emotions and in knowing that it can't really hurt you, it can't really control you.

    "It's time for you, to make a sacrifice. It's time to die a little, give it up. A part of me."

    Seems to describe personal growth by means of ego death.

    All prior lines containing "you are a part of me" or similar notions are sung with the tone of someone non-chalantly writing the fact off, trying desperately to dismiss the fact, or angrily trying to suppress the fact.

    They are sung to the tune of a 'defense mechanism.'

    This last instance, however, is different. It's acknowledgement, and acceptance. Finality through sacrifice of ego.
    anoniliciouson June 05, 2017   Link
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    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
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    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 CommentLike i said im hearing joke.


    Keep listening Lateralus518 youve found a good book to read, eventually you will get to that page. might take 50 years but think of how profound that moment will be. i remember mine.
    I_AM_lnfon February 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif im going by what "blind opious" said

    whouldent it be funny if he sang that while he was jerking it off

    i mean the would be kinda funny....
    666_drummer_666on August 03, 2007   Link
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    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 CommentI personally think its something to do with having to know your enemy, the enemy being evil and having to become it in order to defeat it. If you do something evil you learn how it works and how to defend yourself from it in the future.
    SpoldenDonderon December 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI fucking admire this song its a song for Schizoids about using others for your own gain to move up and still you call them property and abuse them cause you feel as there below you
    Agraithon November 30, 2011   Link

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