These are the emotions mentioned in the song about hatred, weakness, ugliness, guilt. When confronting these things you find a dark side of yourself, the fearful self. When you remove fear from yourself, you are no longer afraid of yourself, and therefore you step into your full individuality, you finally become who you are. The song sounds dark because of the harsh metal sound, but this only portrays the struggle and frustration, the lyrics also sound harsh but their message is about strengthening your mind and freeing yourself from fear of yourself.
In summary, the whole reason the world is fucked up is because people are afraid of themselves. They may believe they are afraid of other things, but they are actually afraid of themselves because they don't know how to deal with the things they fear, thus they fear themselves, not other things.
When one recognizes their fearful self and eliminate it they become whole and alive, and they become good and strong. The lyrics "naked now, fearless now, nothing now" represent this new becoming. All the bad emotions stemming from the fear are removed, and now there is nothing in the way, and the self which was repressed is bearing itself as a new or 'naked' being.
When Maynard says "shit adds up at the bottom" he means that when one goes to the center of themselves, the part of themselves that is not afraid and pure and happy, you see all the outer layers you have added on to your consciousness, bot the good and the bad, therefore it 'adds up'. You see all of it, and destroy the ones associated with fear and you become new and naked and yourself.
Pretty awesome stuff. To elaborate on some more interesting lyrics: Near the end Maynard talks about being how his fear is naked, because he sees himself and recognizes all of his consciousness, therefore his fear is naked. He eliminates it. When he says at the end that it leaves him 'dead inside', he means that all the fearful energy is gone and dead, and that all the hatred, weakness, ugliness and guilt have kept him alive because he can recognize it and eliminate it by seeing it from 'the bottom' or the core of his consciousness and being.
Flag loverazor on September 22, My Interpretation This is a song I have always loved and respected. To mean it symbolizes I person who has hit the bottom and is talking to their self. Letting them know that all they can do from here is work from their mistakes and build from them.
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Adam Jones ' pet pig, Moe, appears on the back cover  amid an array of forks standing on end. AllMusic gave the album a positive review, stating "With its technical brilliance, musical complexities, and aggressive overtones, Undertow not only paved the way for several bands to break through to the mainstream adolescent mall-rage demographic, it also proved that metal could be simultaneously intelligent, emotional, and brutal.
What put this L. In an About. Searching, angry, liberating and scary, Tool's full-length debut emerged during a period in rock music when Seattle bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam were expressing alienation through grunge riffs, inspiring lots of copycat artists.
Undertow expressed alienation, too, but the album's imposing waves of misery and dread seemed to come from an entirely different planet than grunge, providing a startling counterpoint to the trendy sounds of the era". Which really isn't what we deserve. It also appears as track 39, track 10 mostly in Europe and Australia or as a hidden track following "Flood" on track nine.
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