A Perfect Circle Eat The Elephant

Looming, omnipresent

This task ahead

This task at hand

Ominous and daunting

Crippling undertaking, I’m frozen

Where to begin eludes me

Without you to remind me

Just take the step

Just take the swing

Just take the bite

Just go all in

Where to begin eludes me

Ruling ever deeper

This massive endeavor

Ominous and daunting

Crippling undertaking

Just take the step

Just take the swing

Just take the bite

Just go all in

Take the step

Take the swing

Take the bite

Just take the bite

Take the step

Take the swing

Take the bite

Just go all in

Where to begin eludes me

Without you to remind me

Just begin

A Perfect Circle Blue

I didn’t want to know

I just didn’t want to know

Best to keep things in the shallow end

Cause I never quite learned how to swim

I just didn’t want to know

Didn’t want, didn’t want,

Didn’t want, didn’t want

Close my eyes just to look at you

Taken by the seamless vision

I close my eyes,

Ignore the smoke,

Ignore the smoke,

Ignore the smoke

Call an optimist, she’s turning blue

Such a lovely color for you

Call an optimist, she’s turning blue

While I just sit and stare at you

Because I don’t want to know

I didn’t want to know

I just didn’t want to know

I just didn’t want

Mistook the nods for an approval

Just ignore the smoke and smile

Call an optimist, she’s turning blue

Such a lovely color for you

Call an optimist, she’s turning blue

Such a perfect color for your eyes

Call an optimist, she’s turning blue

Such a lovely color for you

Call it aftermath, she’s turning blue

While I just sit and stare at you

I don’t want to know

A Perfect Circle What’s Going On

Mother, mother,

There’s too many of you crying,

Brother, brother, brother,

There’s far too many of you dying,

You know we’ve got to find a way,

To bring some loving here today

Father, father,

We don’t need to escalate,

You see, war is not the answer,

For only love can conquer hate,

You know we’ve got to find a way,

To bring some loving here today

Picket lines and picket signs,

Don’t punish me with brutality,

Talk to me, so you can see,

Oh, what’s going on,

What’s going on,

Yeah, what’s going on,

Ah, what’s going on,

Father, father, everybody thinks we’re wrong,

But who are they to judge us?,

Simply because our hair is long,

You know we’ve got to find a way,

To bring some understanding here today, Oh

Picket lines and picket signs,

Don’t punish me with brutality,

Talk to me,

So you can see,

What’s going on,

What’s going on,

What’s going on,

What’s going on,

A Perfect Circle Sleeping Beauty

Delusional

I believe I can cure it all for you, dear

Coax or trick or drive or

drag the demons from you

Make it right for you sleeping beauty

Truly thought

I can magically heal you

You’re far beyond a visible sign of your awakening

Failing miserably to rescue

Sleeping Beauty

Drunk on ego

Truly thought I could make it right

If I kissed you one more time to

Help you face the nightmare

But you’re far too poisoned for me

Such a fool to think that I can wake you from your slumber

That I could actually heal you..

Sleeping Beauty

Poisoned and hopeless

You’re far beyond a visible sign of your awakening

Failing miserably to find a way to comfort you

Far beyond a visible sign of your awakening

And hiding from some poisoned memory

Poisoned and hopeless

Sleeping Beauty

A Perfect Circle Fiddle And The Drum

And so once again,

My dear Johnny, my dear friend,

And so once again you are fighting us all,

And when I ask you why,

You raise your sticks and cry, and I fall,

Oh, my friend,

How did you come?,

To trade the fiddle for the drum,

You say I have turned,

Like the enemies you’ve earned,

But I can remember,

All the good things you are,

And so I ask you please,

Can I help you find the peace and the star?,

Oh, my friend,

What time is this?,

To trade the handshake for the fist

And so once again,

Oh, America my friend,

And so once again,

You are fighting us all,

And when we ask you why,

You raise your sticks and cry and we fall,

Oh, my friend,

How did you come,

To trade the fiddle for the drum

You say we have turned,

Like the enemies you’ve earned,

But we can remember,

All the good things you are,

And so we ask you please,

Can we help you find the peace and the star?,

Oh my friend,

We have all come,

To fear the beating of your drum

A Perfect Circle The Contrarian

Hello, he lied

Like velvet this magician’s

Sleight of tongue and hand

Hello, he lied

Beware, belie his smile

As warm and calculated as heroin

Beware the Contrarian

Within everyone

A scale, a voice

Everyone but him

Core is black as pitch

Soul is out of tune

Advocate of none

Beware, belie his smile

Will cost you everything

Cloak and masquerades

Contempt for everyone

Hello, hello, he lied

Hello, he lied

Like velvet this magician’s

Sleight of tongue and hand

Hello, he lied

Beware, belie his smile

As warm and calculated as heroin

Beware the Contrarian

A Perfect Circle Gravity

Lost again

Broken and weary

Unable to find my way

Tail in hand

Dizzy and clearly unable to

Just let this go

I am surrendering to gravity and the unknown

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun

I choose to live

I fell again

Like a baby unable to stand on my own

Tail in hand

Dizzy and clearly unable to just let this go

High and surrendering to gravity and the unknown

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun

I choose to live, I choose to live, I choose to live

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun

Help me survive the bottom

Calm these hands before they

Snare another pill and

Drive another nail down another

Needy hole please release me

I am surrendering to gravity and the unknown

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun

I choose to live, I choose to live

A Perfect Circle Thomas

Humble and helpless

Learning to pray

Praying for visions

to Show me the way

Show me the way to forgive you

Allow me to let it go

Allow me to be forgiven

Show me the way to let go

Show me the way to forgive you

Allow me to let it go

Allow me to be forgiven

Show me the way to let go

Illuminate me,

Illuminate me,

Illuminate me,

I’m just praying for you to show me

Where I’m to begin

Hoping to

Hoping to reconnect to you..

A Perfect Circle The Doomed

Behold a new Christ

Behold the same old horde

Gather at the altering

New beginning, new word

And the word was death

And the word was without light

The new beatitude:

“Good luck, you’re on your own”

Blessed are the fornicates

May we bend down to be their whores

Blessed are the rich

May we labour, deliver them more

Blessed are the envious

Bless the slothful, the wrathful, the vain

Blessed are the gluttonous

May they feast us to famine and war

What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful?

What of the meek, the mourning, and the merciful?

All doomed

All doomed

Behold a new Christ

Behold the same old horde

Gather at the altering

New beginning, new word

And the word was death

And the word was without light

The new beatitude:

“Good luck…”

What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful?

What of the meek, the mourning, and the merciful?

What of the righteous?

What of the charitable?

What of the truthful, the dutiful, the decent?

Doomed are the poor

Doomed are the peaceful

Doomed are the meek

Doomed are the merciful

For the word is now death

And the word is now without light

The new beatitude:

“Fuck the doomed, you’re on your own”

A Perfect Circle When The Levee Breaks

If it keeps on raining, levee’s going to break,

If it keeps on raining, levee’s going to break,

And the water gonna come in, have no place to stay

Well all last night I sat on the levee and moan,

Well all last night I sat on the levee and moan,

Thinking about my baby and my happy home,

If it keeps on raining, levee’s going to break,

If it keeps on raining, levee’s going to break,

And all these people have no place to stay

Now look here mama what am I to do?,

Now look here mama what am I to do?,

I ain’t got nobody to tell my troubles to

I works on the levee mama both night and day,

I works on the levee mama both night and day,

I ain’t got nobody, keep the water away

Oh crying won’t help you, praying won’t do no good,

Oh crying won’t help you, praying won’t do no good,

When the levee breaks, mama, you got to lose

I works on the levee, mama both night and day,

I works on the levee, mama both night and day,

I works so hard, to keep the water away

I had a woman, she wouldn’t do for me,

I had a woman, she wouldn’t do for me,

I’m going back to my used to be

It’s a mean old levee, cause me to weep and moan

It’s a mean old levee, cause me to weep and moan

Gonna leave my baby, and my happy home