Pneuma
by Tool

Album: Fear Inoculum (2019)
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  • 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)
    (Spirit)
    (Spirit)
    (Spirit)
    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 Writer/s: Adam Jones, Daniel Carey, Justin Chancellor, Maynard Keenan
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Lovetheseguys from Usinescapably perfect.
  • Stoopitnoob from Las VegasWhile your interpretation is a sound one, it's deeper than that if you open your mind. The music is a soul's journey. The times and sounds are simple at the begining like a child birth and progresses through complexity just like that of the experience of the soul. Tones are different (ways of seeing Life and perspective) as the song progresses.

    Lyrics are overlayed to deliver the message. Saying we are nailed down to this limited place but know where we come from and it's just out our reach.

    As the song progresses it gets richer and more robust. There is a luciousness to it. The timing and complexity increases like a person in their 30s and 40s.

    As the song gets deeper, it nears the end stage and the tones are that of a soul with much experience. The energy of the lyrics become bold as if a grandfather telling the child to be careful. Almost authoratative.

    Them as the song ends, it returns to more melodic harmonic less harsh sounds as the soul returns to source.
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