The date of Aug. 7, 2019 will stand as a historic day in the world of rock and metal as Tool delivered on long-promised new material, releasing "Fear Inoculum," the title track of their highly anticipated new record.

As is typically the case with the ambitiously progressive band, the lyrics offer a lot to dig into. The Internet will certainly be flooded with conspiracies about the true meaning of the song and we doubt Maynard James Keenan will fully disclose it anytime soon.

Read the lyrics to "Fear Inoculum" below.

Immunity long overdue
Contagion I exhale you
Lying I opened up to you
Venom in mania

Now, contagion I exhale you

The deceiver he says you belong to me
You don’t want to breathe the light of the others
Fear the light
Fear the breathe
Fear the others for eternity
But I hear them now inhale the clarity
Hear the venom, the venom in what you say — inoculated
Bless this immunity
Bless this immunity
Bless this immunity

Exhale, expel
Recast my tale
Weave my allegorical elegy

All that I’m to do
Calculating steps away from you
My own mitosis
Growing through delusion from mania

Exhale, expel
Recast my tale with my allegorical elegy

Forfeit all control
You poison
You spectacle

Exorcise the spectacle
Exorcise the malady
Exorcise the disparate
Poison for eternity
Purge me and evacuate
The venom and the fear that binds me

Unveil now
Lift away
I see you running
Deceiver chased away
A long time coming

Fear Inoculum, which comes out Aug. 30, will serve as the first full length from Tool since 2006's 10,000 Days. Pre-order it here. Check out Tool's tour dates here.

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