Metal Monday – Tool – Pneuma

Welcome to the last Dune inspired June Metal Monday everyone.

For today’s song I have a little interesting set up to go with it all. As far as conspiracies go, the Tool fans have gone and made me believe that the last year’s album Fear Inoculum has more than one tie into the books of Frank Herbert as well as actively knowing that the world of 2020 was going to be cast into the pandemic state it has been this year. They have a song that apparently translates from latin into “Litany of Fear”(Litanie contre la Peur), there are no vocals in it but I did not feel like sharing that as I found it a bit lacking in the metal elements. For today I picked Pneuma as it deals with a lot of introspection and talks of the spirit in the same way I read the thoughts of Paul Atreides. I do not know if I am making any sense, let us just get to the song shall we?

We all know by now that I am a massive Tool fan, the voice of vocalist Maynard James Keenan can do no wrong in my view. Clear vocals all the way, catchy bits in between, the drumming and guitar work and the chorus just speaks to me on a different level, I wish I knew how to put it into words.

Lyrics:

We are spirit bound to this flesh
We go round one foot nailed down
But bound to reach out and beyond this flesh
Become Pneuma

We are will and wonder
Bound to recall, remember
We are born of one breath, one word
We are all one spark, sun becoming

Child, wake up
Child, release the light
Wake up now
Child, wake up
Child, release the light
Wake up now, child
(Spirit)x4

 Bound to this flesh
This guise, this mask
This dream
Wake up remember
We are born of one breath, one word
We are all one spark, sun becoming

Pneuma
Reach out and beyond
Wake up remember
We are born of one breath, one word
We are all one spark, eyes full of wonder

Hope you all have a great day!

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