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Considering this is Maynard, he's more than likely the only one that knows the "true" meaning of the song (unless he talks about it in an "interview" I missed.) He typically leaves his audience to make of it as they wish, hence his primary band name Tool (use the music as a tool for yourself.) The general story of the song is about a patient in and out of ...


From the Thirteenth Step's wiki page it appears that Paz left A Perfect Circle for her own reasons, because she was joining Zwan. In this MTV interview Billy Howerdel states that "she wanted to be in a band that was constantly active, and whenever Keenan was on the road with Tool, a Perfect Circle were in limbo".

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