The Rosetta Stone was set in Rosetta, Egypt. It was a stone that had hieroglyphics on it, and it was the first time anyone could truly understand what was written because it had Greek translation on it. Napoleon's troops were tearing down the wall and the stone came out of the wall, and it was actually a deed to the house.
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"I think the first song we wrote was 'Rosetta Stoned,' and that wasn’t easy to finish," Tool guitarist Adam Jones told Loudwire. "It involved a lot of trial and error and compromising with your bandmates in the process of exploring every path that needed to be taken. I kind of compare it to painting. I take my time and try different colors. Or I may go back and sand a little bit to try to get a little bit of translucency. And sometimes the other guys were on the same page with me and sometimes they weren't."
Jones told Guitar World magazine that he fashioned a "pipe-bomb microphone" for recording the song by housing a guitar pickup inside of a brass tube and capping both ends.