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"Schism"
Album artwork:
Lateralus
Artist: Tool
Album: Lateralus
Length: 6:47
Versions: Schism
Schism (Lustmord remix)
Previous track:
Mantra
Next track:
Parabol
Schism single artwork:
SCHISMBIG
Schism is the fifth track on Lateralus.

Schism was chosen as the first single for Lateralus. It was released as a DVD with the music video, dual-commentary by David Yow, and a remix by Lustmord.

LyricsEdit

I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them fall away
Mildewed and smoldering. Fundamental differing.
Pure intention juxtaposed will set two lovers souls in motion
Disintegrating as it goes testing our communication
The light that fueled our fire then has burned a hole between us so
We cannot see to reach an end crippling our communication.

I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them tumble down
No fault, none to blame it doesn't mean I don't desire to
Point the finger, blame the other, watch the temple topple over.
To bring the pieces back together, rediscover communication

The poetry that comes from the squaring off between,
And the circling is worth it.
Finding beauty in the dissonance.

There was a time that the pieces fit, but I watched them fall away.
Mildewed and smoldering, strangled by our coveting
I've done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing
Doomed to crumble unless we grow, and strengthen our communication.

Cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any
Sense of compassion
Between supposed lovers/brothers

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