Tool, Tool and ummmm Tool.
Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer is the master of recognizing the effect his music has on people. Some of his message may be a little spiritual, however, his desire to understand the unknown is a real driving force. His song duet Parabol and Parabola (songs that often give me chills) try to bridge the gap of human experience. My most poignant moment of chills, however, comes in the song Lateralus, near the end of the song the bass and drum syncopation becomes focused and the lyrics are as follows:
"I embrace my desire to, I embrace my desire to
feel the rhythm, to feel connected
enough to step aside and weep like a widow
to feel inspired, to fathom the power,
to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain,
to swing on the spiral, to swing on the spiral,
to swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be a human.
With my feet upon the ground I lose myself
between the sounds and open wide to suck it in.
I feel it move across my skin.
I'm reaching up and reaching out.
I'm reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me.
Whatever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
Spiral out. Keep going..."
Without fail when I am tune with this part of this song I get chills almost choreographed to the "feel it move across my skin" lyric. I believe that this is an intentional effect implemented by the composition of the music and lyrics.