The Pot (6:22)

Cover of 10,000 Days

From 10,000 Days and 5 other releases

The Pot” is the second single from American band Tool’s album 10,000 Days. The song was their first #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Tracks chart. In 2008, the song received a Grammy nomination for Best Performance. According to The Rock Radio, a video was shot over the winter holidays of 2006.

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In a Guitar World interview, Adam Jones confirmed that the title is a reference to an idiomatic term for hypocrisy (i.e. the “pot calling the kettle black”).

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Who are you to wave your finger?
You must have been outta your head
Eye hole deep in muddy waters
You practically raised the dead

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