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The Pot

"The Pot"
Single by Tool
from the album 10,000 Days
ReleasedJuly 2006
GenreProgressive metal
Tool singles chronology
"The Pot"

"The Pot" is a song by American rock band Tool and was released as the second single from their fourth studio album 10,000 Days (2006). According to Adam Jones, it is confirmed to be about hypocrisy and is a double entendre that refers to both drug intoxication and believing oneself to be above others, deriving from the phrase "pot calling the kettle black".

It became Tool's first number-one song, topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in 2007. It also received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2008. According to The Rock Radio, a music video was filmed during the holiday season in 2006;[1] however, it has not surfaced.

Track listing

  1. "The Pot" – 6:22

Credits and personnel



Chart performance

Chart (2006–07) Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[2] 5
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[3] 1


  1. ^ "ROCKRADIO.COM - rock music for life". Archived from the original on January 18, 2007.
  2. ^ "Tool Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Tool Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2017.

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