Maynard, Maynard, Maynard

I had a friend once he took some acid,
Now he thinks he's a fire engine,
It's okay until he pisses on your lighter,
Kinda smells, kinda cool, kinda funny anyway.

Satan, Satan, Satan, Satan, Satan

I had a friend once he took some ecstacy,
Tried to marry me and everyone in the room,
He was sort of loving, kind of caring,
Kind of tried to fuck my lazy-boy,
It got a bit messy all over the curtains,
Armchair, throw pillows, covers, and carpet.

Getting bored and more,
Getting bored and more,
Getting bored and more.

Lyrics submitted by joshthack, edited by Kyralik

The Gaping Lotus Experience song meanings
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    General Commentjesus christ wtf are you people talking about? tool is a big drug band.. seriously... they're big on tim leary, the king of acid trips, that means something doesnt it? lol they arent anti drug at all, more pro drug than anything, just certain drugs, such as acid and weed, but not coke, meth, or ex
    Nyfeon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a humorous little extra added to the end of Opiate, to leave no doubt that this band uses mind expanding drugs. Members of the band have been quoted saying they use LSD and DMT, The Eggs Of Satan is a Hash brownie recipe, the text in Aenima is describing Ketamine, a dissociate anaesthetic, also a hallucinogen. Timothy Leary is also mentioned in the text, the king of LSD who formed the first psychedelic religion called the League for Spiritual Development, abbreviated, LSD. If anyone watches any of Tools videos, they are all psychedelic, and are meant to be watched by people under the influence of psychedelics. Third Eye is a term psychedelic users can understand as these drugs pry open your third eye and allow you to see reality and life in a different perspective. Anyone refuting that Tool does not use psychedelic drugs has never used psychedelic drugs because if you had there would be no doubt your mind that Tool uses and creates music for people who are on hallucinogens. Listen to the beginning of Third Eye. Bill Hicks talks about drugs and LSD to Pink Floyd-inspired heartbeats in the background. Pink Floyd is one of the most famous acid-rock bands. Listen to Lateralus and Aenima on LSD, it will be amazingly brilliant. Danney Carey is one of the most innovative influential percussionists out there. Keep it up Tool!
    lyndon_jelloon May 08, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe first quote isn't from Maynard but Bill Hicks.
    Somewhaton January 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI relly don't have time to go through all the replies so I'm not sure if someone already noticed this, but does anyone notice that the gaping lotus experience starts on the 6th track on the 6th minute and 6th second.
    jeffpastuchaaon June 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRodney Dangerfield had a joke:
    "How do I my make my wife scream when I'm having sex with her?
    I wipe my dick on her curtains."
    vogonjron November 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are taking it too seriously. It's HUMOR. It's funny. If anything, it's a bit of a tongue-in-cheek riff on mysticism, drugs and the psychedelic experience. But basically, it's just fun and funny.
    Americanon September 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAn ironic and unsubtle take on a Beatles / 60's psychedelia song with modern day drug references. Right at the start is a sample of backward masking, something the Beatles used to do in their music.
    Krankenhauson May 27, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI'm not so sure if the last part is right, that's what it sounds like to me.

    I love this song, which is hidden after Opiate. I'm surprised no one put it up before, because I think that it's one of the most important songs that Tool has done. Important in respects as to what Tool is about.

    It's mainly about the stupid things that people can do while under the influence of drugs. I love the part where he starts saying "Satan," it's just so in your face saying this is what drugs are, which I totally agree with. The last part, "getting bored," I think is Maynards reason as to why some people use drugs. People are getting bored with life because of what it has become; totally devoid of meaning for generation-X (I hate to be called that), sometimes. I think the "more" that he is referring to is the 3rd eye that can come from drug use. It allows us to see that there is more to life than money, drugs, cars, clothes, sex, or anything tangible.

    I think this song is pretty straight forward, especially for Tool, but if anyone thinks there is a different meaning then please let me know.
    joshthackon April 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is called " The Gaping Lotus Experience"
    The_Lost_Messiahon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFixed.
    Idanon April 24, 2002   Link

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