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Messer Dino Compagni
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Re: tool

Post by Messer Dino Compagni » 21 May 2019 21:19

Grazie della risata Danie'. Con 40° di febbre un toccasana.
Ruin has come not in fire nor in ashen rain
Only in turgid silence, hangin', flayed.

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Re: tool

Post by AFX » 21 May 2019 22:13

Invincible

commento al testo Long in tooth and soul
Longing for another win
Merge into the fray
weapon out and belly in
Warrior
Struggling
To remain
consequential
Go around, bold and proud
Where I’ve been
But here I am

Beating chest and drum
Beating tired bones again
Age old battle, mine
Weapon out and belly in.

Tales told of battles won
The things we’ve done
Come make your love again

Beating tired bones, tripping through
Remember when
once invincible
now the armors wearing thin
Heavy shield down

Warrior struggling to remain relevant
Warrior struggling to remain consequential

Cry out loud, bold and proud
Where I’ve been
Here I am
Where I…

Warrior struggling to remain relevant
Warrior struggling to remain consequential

Tears in my eyes
Chasing ponce de Leon’s phantom soul
filled with hope I can taste mythical
fountains, false hope perhaps
but the truth never stood in my way
before now.
Feel the sting
Feeling time
Bearing down

Apple of my eye
Chasing Ponce de Leon’s
phantom soul filled with hope
I can taste mythical fountains false
hope perhaps, but the truth never got in my way before now
Feel the sting
Feeling time
Bearing down.

False
hope perhaps
but the truth
never stood
in my way
before now
feel the sting
feeling time
bearing down,
bearing down.
This song seems to be about aging and facing the end of one's life. "Long in tooth" means old, and the allusion to Ponce de Leon's fountain of youth suggests chasing immortality (a false hope). Maynard is in his 50s now, and I suspect many at that age really start to consider their own mortality.

The "warrior" the song references is still proud, but his armor is "wearing thin." He is now looking backwards to past victories and hoping for just one more victory to remain relevant. The truth (he is growing old) never got in his way before, but it is now, thus the "tear in my eye" (this is what I hear instead of "apple of my eye).

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