"Wings for Marie (Pt. 1)" as written by and Maynard James/carey Keenan....
You believed.
You believed in movements none could see.
You believed in me.

A passionate spirit,
Boundless and open.
A light in your eyes, then, immobilized.

Vacant, broken.
Fell at the hands of those movements that I wouldn't see.
Cause it was you who prayed for me so,
What have I done to be a son to an angel?
What have I done to be worthy?

Daylight dims leaving cold fluorescence.
Difficult to see you in this light.
Please forgive this selfish question, but...
What am I to say to all these ghouls tonight?

She never told a lie.
Well might've told a lie,
But never lived one.
Didn't have a life.
Didn't have a life.
But surely saved one.

See? I'm alright.
Now it's time for us to let you go.

Lyrics submitted by ab0ve, edited by Mellow_Harsher, Kyralik, AdamArtz

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  • +3
    General Commentjudith marie is his mom. she died, he is praising her. i like how he through in the term 'ghouls' in there. i had read that is what he called the people from his moms church that had always come around. they were the ones that inspired him to write Judith for APC. you can see in this song that she is dying and he is asking her the selfish question of what is he supposed to tell her congregation.
    trennon April 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is the most beautiful thing since Disposition. Definitely about his mother, obviously. Her faith, obviously. Ah, Wings For Marie Pt I and II are the most insanely beautiful and personal songs that I think Maynard has ever written.

    -Katie. xoxo.
    Disposition___on April 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVery good beginning.
    Vicariouson April 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTREXOR, just because you don't like the album, that doesn't mean you are right in saying it is fake. Like any other Tool album, you need to listen to it a few times before it really grabs you. It isn't like most mainstream rock, where each song is instantly catchy. I didn't like it at first, but after a few listens, it is quickly growing on me. I admit it sounds a bit like Lateralus, but it's still good. Those things you posted on other pages would make a point if only:

    1) a song called 'vanity' was on the radio right now

    Yea, it's suspicious that the album was leaked early, but do you really think the band would record an entire FAKE album, just to fool some people? That's the biggest piece of negative publicity I've ever heard.
    rock_hawkon April 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjust sync wings pt 1&2 together, they mesh perfectly and it WAS intentional.
    ghettohmbrglron May 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis album came out shortly before my mother fell ill with terminal cancer. I fully believe this song and 10,00Days Wings For Marie II are written about his mothers' passing. This album kept me as sane as i could be through caring for my own mother and was transformational to me personally. The timing was so odd. I felt a deep connection to this song and to all of Tool's music actually, but I truly want to thank them for the transcendence this album gave me while i went through what was one of the most difficult times in my life. His anger at his mother had been publicly documented through Judith Marie in A Perfect Circle. I understand those feelings as I also had problems with relating to my own mother until facing the prospect of losing her then i came to see as Maynard did the beauty of her life and spirit and what had held us apart was no longer as important as what drew us together. I pray that my mother also received her Wings. Love is transcendent it passes through all barriers of time space life death and even belief. Thank you for this chance to throw out my 2 cents.
    elyssapipistralon February 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Alright, now its time for us to let you go"

    interesting way to end the song. Are "jesus" and "marie" planning something against big god?
    a7a8a9a1on April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentegb, because he's looking for responses like that to get him off.
    eqisowon April 26, 2006   Link
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    Vicariouson April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah i guess.... just very disrespectful to tool when someone sais that their album is fake.
    Vicariouson April 27, 2006   Link

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