Right in Two

Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground
Silly monkeys
Give them thumbs, they make a club to beat their brother down

Tool has been performing two new songs on their current tour, so I’ve been revisiting their previous work in anticipation of the new album. But it is thanks to a particular cover I stumbled across on Youtube that has renewed my interest in 10,000 Days, an album I find to be mostly uninteresting.

I’ve been listening (and yawning) to that album since its release 13 years ago, and never payed much attention to track 10, a song called “Right in Two.”

I think it lost me at the opening line, “Angels on the sideline…” which I inadvertently associated with the baseball movie Angels in the Outfield. A combination of Disney, sports, and religion is a surefire way to make my brain go numb.

It’s a terrible reason, I know, but there it is.

Anyway, thanks to the cover of Right in Two by Beard of Harmony and Yann Phayphet, I’ve rediscovered what may be the best song on the album, and it has become the soundtrack to the preceding several weeks of my life.