Tool- Forty Six & 2 (REACTION!!!)

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Shiba : One does not simply "understand" Tool

DIGITAL MEAT : The Shadow is a concept that was formulated by the psychologist Carl Jung, it is the unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself, or the "Dark Side" of a persons personality which they choose to reject. Jung believed to truly know ones self, the shadow should be explored.

BoilerBloodline : Danny Carey is one of the greatest rock drummers of all time in my opinion.

Xavier Douglas-Smith : Let's be honest, they understood this a lot more then any of us when we first heard it

Mark Still : Don't feel bad I have been trying to figure out Tool lyrics for 30 years now.

grizzlednutz : Normally dislike reactors pausing a lot but you guys do this due justice and actually spend time in true analysis rather than dumb commentary. Awesome job. Respect.

Amy Hewitt : 46 and 2 means we have 23 pairs of chromosomes (23 times 2) with 2 sex chromosomes, hence 46 and 2, but he is also waiting to evolve into the next step of evolution.

Judge Dredd : In Soviet Russia, Tool listens to you.

Xaivier M. Sinclaire : Hey guys here is the Explanation of the song:Tool 46+2 The major underlying principles here relate to chromosomes and Jungian theory. Some of the ideas behind this song are based on the teachings of Drunvalo Melchizadek. Here's a snip of an interview with him (Leading Edge, 12/95): "There are three totally different kinds of humans on the Earth, meaning that they perceive the One reality in three different ways, interpreted differently. The first kind of human has a chromosome composition of 42+2. They comprise a unity consciousness that does not see anything outside themselves as being separate from themselves. To them, there is only one energy - one life, one beingness that moves everywhere. Anything happening anywhere is within them, as well. They are like cells in the body. They are all connected to a single consciousness that moves through all of them. These are the aboriginals in Australia. There might be a few African tribes left like this. Then, there is our level, comprising 44+2 chromosomes. We are a disharmonic level of consciousness that is used as a steppingstone from the 42+2 level to the next level, 46+2...These two additional chromosomes change everything." According to Melchezedek, our planet is covered with geometrically constructed 'morpho genetic grids'. These grids extend from about 60 feet under the Earth's surface to about 60 miles above the Earth, arranged in geometric patterns (see 'Sacred Geometry'). Each species has its own grid, which supports life, and connects the consciousness of its particular species. Before any species can come into existence or make an evolutionary step, a new grid must be completed. When a species becomes extinct, that particular species' grid dissolves. A new grid was completed in 1989 - the 'christ-consciousness' grid. This grid will allow humans to evolve into our next version. We'll develop two additional chromosomes (which are really 'geometrical images' designed to resonate with our specific grid) for a total or 46 + 2. The main change will be a shift to the "unity consciousness". Every cell in your body has its own consciousness and memory. You, the higher being that occupies your body, make the millions of different consciousnesses in your body work together as one being. How does this relate to this grid? Think of yourself as a cell and the grid as the higher being. We will still have individual consciousness, but will be united in the form of a higher being in order to work as one entity

Dylstergo : New drinking game; take a shot whenever they say fire.

DeanKnight333 : A second channel called ( Lost In Tool ) where once a week, you react to a Tool track. It would be insane. You're welcome : )

Garden Fever : I would also like to point out to you guys. This may be a coincidence, but with tool I highly doubt it. There is also only one book in the Bible that has 46 chapters with two verses and it’s Psalms 46 two. In that it talks about large quantities of land falling into the ocean. The whole album if you look at the album cover has parts of California falling into the ocean and look at Aenema. I don’t think it’s a coincidence just wanted to point that out to everyone psalms is the only part of the Bible that is songs to God LOL not trying to get religious just saying it’s an interesting thing.

Jam : try "right in two" its a really really cool ass song and one of their more simpler to understand, but still awesome meaning behind it

Liam D Turner : I love that you ACTUALLY analyzed this!...nice work sirs...thumbs and subbed

Adrian Loina : Please if you ever return to Tool do Schism, first Tool song I ever heard and still my favorite.

DeadEndKing : “I like it, I’m just trying to process it.” Every person listening to TOOL for the first time.

Andrew Gann : Tool is not your typical rock band. One of the few who can get away with songs this long on the radio. They aren't pop rock. They are their own entity. Their intros can be 3 to 5 minutes long. Not the most accessible band. But they are the band you can dive into and get lost in. And I'm sure someone has answered your question... We all have 46 cromozomes. If you add 2 more, we would have super enhanced conciousness. Super human or above if you will. Very deep lyrics. As always. This is how Tool always brings it.

LiveAction Link : The first half of this was very disappointing but then they eventually began to understand the song... in its simplest form anyways. It's a song that really needs to be listened to with headphones and no interruptions (like all Tool songs lol) Good job guys

randy t : Hooker With a Penis

Karen Mcteer : React to Eulogy by Tool

Britton Thompson : The "shadow" refers to Carl Jung's assertion that the human mind is shaped by the subconscious & the ego; what he calls the shadow. The "46 & 2" is a reference to an upcoming evolution for humanity. Humanity's current chromosome makeup is 44 & 2, with a 46 & 2 composition meaning a more advanced consciousness has been achieved. Researchers have speculated that Jesus Christ had a 46 & 2 makeup, thus leading some to label the 46 & 2 the "God consciousness". (No, that doesn't mean we'll become equal with God; just that we'll finally be able to perceive his presence in nature) In it's simplest form, the song is about understanding what drives us—our subconscious & our ego—in order to truly advance ourselves. We all have to confront our shadows which naturally elude us before we can triumph over them and evolve to something greater.

Michael Cox : I give you props for sitting down, 2 black dudes, and reviewing Tool (and picking hardest to understand). Also you liked it, I'm sure 90 percennt had no idea. Great job.

Alan James : check out the remake by a bunch of kids, Kids Cover 46 and 2 by Tool / O'Keefe Music Foundation

Jeremy Brooks : NOBODY knows how to classify Tool. But EVERYTHING is to service the song. Their shit's amazing.

Evan Ravely : Best Tool song ever!

Dan Milinkovich : You should here o’keefe music foundation of this song the kids hit it out of the park

fabio saccoccia : Gardenia by Kyuss could be another cool reactions video. Kyuss are heavy but trippy too guys. Cheers

Braeden Gray : You guys were on point with "The Shadow" If anyone is interested, I've heard it explained using the philosophy of Carl Jung (Shadow theory) in which he writes, "Everyone carries a shadow... and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is." It may be (in part) one's link to more primitive animal instincts, which are superseded during early childhood by the conscious mind." Just an interesting read for anyone that's into that kinda stuff. Jungian psychology proposes that the deepest layers of self are the Id, anima/animus, shadow and in part the ego/superego. This is considered the unconscious mind, around which we build our exterior persona. Additionally, any gamers in the crowd may recognize the concept of the shadow from the Persona Series.

greeenpro : I don't remember seeing this reaction when it was uploaded, but this is why I love this channel. It's not just "that was a sweet song...loved it" kinda talk. You guys peel back the onion whenever possible. Good shit and congratulations on your success. It's good to see a great channel with substance get popular...well deserved!

circle VIII : Lateralus is their best song by far. The time signatures of the chorus switch from 9/8 to 8/8 to 7/8 (the song was originally titled 987) which happens to be the 16th number of the Fibonacci sequence. The syllables from which Maynard sings the chorus are also corresponding to the Fibonacci sequence; black (1) then (1) white are (2) all I see (3) in my infancy (5) red and yellow then came to be (8) reaching out to me, (5) let's me see (3) One of the greatest pieces of music composed in our modern era :) Loudwire lists it as the number 1 best metal song of the 21st century. You guys really have to check it out!

Elle Martineau : Oh boy, I haven’t watched this yet but I am looking forward to your jaws dropping. You will never hear anything as good as this. ❤️🎶👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Tim Lackie Jr. : We have 46 chromesomes. Primates have 48. 46 and 2. What's funny is potatos also have 48 chromosomes.

Matt Powell : Carl Jung stated the shadow to be the unknown dark side of the personality.[4][5] According to Jung, the shadow, in being instinctive and irrational, is prone to psychological projection, in which a perceived personal inferiority is recognized as a perceived moral deficiency in someone else. Jung writes that if these projections remain hidden, "The projection-making factor (the Shadow archetype) then has a free hand and can realize its object—if it has one—or bring about some other situation characteristic of its power."[6] These projections insulate and harm individuals by acting as a constantly thickening veil of illusion between the ego and the real world.

Edward Matthews : You guys are absolutely right! It IS about evolving. The shadow is one of the parts of our overarching ego, as defined by Carl Jung, a BRILLIANT psychoanalyst/psychologist. The shadow is the part we keep hidden, but ultimately drives our character, our wants, desires, fears. It's in essence who we really are! The title of the track, 46&2 is the next stage of potential evolution of humanity as a whole, as 46&2 represents the future chromosome count, as it is currently 44&2. Seeing the progression from primates to homosapiens, there is 42&2 to 44&2, so next evolutionary jump, a MASSIVE jump that would define "us" as something other than human comes with the 46 chromosomes, excluding the 2 sex-defining chromosomes. Alright, throwing you guys a SUB. You've won me over with the Metallica reactions, Alice in Chains, and now you've gone DEEP into some mind altering shit with Tool. BTW, Tool were close friends with a brilliant comedian named Bill Hicks. Look up some of his shit, especially "Life is just a ride". And with that a suggestion for a VERY early Tool tune "Hooker with a Penis". Trust me, it's NOT about an actual hooker with a penis, per se. It's a commentary on... well, review and find out!

J.T. Alford : Psychiatrist Carl Jung postulated the next step in human evolution could transform our disharmonious 44 + 2 chromosomal bodies into a more spiritual 46 +2 being. As an example, perhaps Jesus walked the earth as a man with formed consciousness, but was also an evolved 46 + 2 spiritual being with formless consciousness. Also, the 'Shadow' represents what we hate, fear, are ashamed about ourselves. TOOL's lyrics are deep and my interpretation may differ from others.

Bryan Welch : Tool and Rush just know how to make freaking great music. From the mixing to the song layout. Not to mention two of of the drummers that can make the best tempos. Brings out the band. Drummer sets the tempo.

Joshua Nanquil : that "Time signature" tho! TOOL the best!

Kent Bersvendsen : Hi guys! I love your channel and you guys are a true inspiration! You are the nr. 1 reason that I'm now a huge fan of Tool, besides the genious of the band itself of course:-) I have one mission now and that is to get you to do a reaction video on one of the best "most underrated" bands in rock history: King's X! Check out the killer track "Dogman" and I gurantee you'll be blown away by their heaviness, groove, creativity, their ear for melody and their exeptional muscianship.

Amanda Burkhart : I've just heard of you, and I've only seen a couple of your videos, but damn, you two are actually pretty good at analyzing song lyrics! MAD respect for also breaking down barriers of multiple types with your videos! I LOVE this!!! Please continue doing these types of videos! It gives me hope for humanity.

King Mango : You don’t analyze Tool, Tool analyzes you.

Jesse Lemons : I would so so so so love to see you dudes reaction to KORN- DADDY

Brandi Pooler : This is based on a common philosophy that talks about having to go through many layers of oneself to get to enlightenment, which means we have to crawl through the deepest part of ourself where we hide everything we don't want to deal with. The idea is 46 and 2 is part of the scientific fact that we as human beings have 46 chromosomes divided by two (one from each parent)but there are people known to be able to have a higher enlightenment and those people have a bit different configuration of chromosome. If you look up the philosophy this song is based on, you read about the idea some people do not have 46/2 chromosomes but rather 44/2. And, we have evolved to have 46/2. So, he has combined science and philosophy, which he is known to do. The album Lateralus is even more amazing when you realize he has actually assembled not only the song but the entire album based on the Fibonaci code. That code is a mathematical theorem that makes a spiral that is infinite when plotted out and we see that pattern in many things on earth and in space. He takes great care to construct his lyrics to have very deep meaning. There are some great video analyses of this song and other songs that help explain them better than I can. But, Maynard is quite possibly one of the smartest musicians or people in general, a philosopher in his own right. All of his songs have a very deep meaning upon analysis. I hope you get a chance to research the concepts in this song as its astonishing.

Elijah Smith : Cocaine...lol Dennis Leary would agree with your assessment😎

erick tibbs : Manard is a bread of his own. You will never understand him!! Lol.

Aurthur Fuddyduddy : That's Tool. songs like this are why fans patiently wait 8 years between albums.

Robert Johnson : You are so appreciated, because you call it how you see it no nonsense. Well done. Thanks, fun to watch Sincerely

Matthew Smith : 46&2 is referring to the new age term of christ consciousness. I don't subscribe to those beliefs I don't think we can relate to jesus christ at all but that is what they're talking about 46 chromosomes in our body and 2 extra meaning you have reached divinity so he says 46&2 ahead of me I think meaning death in death we will be givin our glorified bodies and reach a higher consciousness. hope that helped.

Raycelin McGuire : Yeah took is badass... check out their song Eulogy

Carlos Sorrentino : Tool - Enemia or Sober

joolat : Human has 46 chromosomes with 2 of them beeing gender specific. So 44 and 2. He is singing about a next level of human beeing 46 and 2. 46 and 2 ahead of me...