A Perfect Circle Magdelena

Overcome by your

Moving temple

Overcome by this

Holiest of altars

So pure

So rare

To witness such an earthly goddess

That I’ve lost my self control

Beyond compelled to throw this dollar down before your

Holiest of altars

I’d sell

My soul

My self-esteem a dollar at a time

One chance

One kiss

One taste of you my magdalena

I bear witness

To this place, this prayer, so long forgotten

So pure

So rare

To witness such an earthly goddess

That I’d sell

My soul

My self-esteem a dollar at a time

For one chance

One kiss

One taste of you my black madonna

I’d sell

My soul

My self-esteem a dollar at a time

One taste

One taste

One taste of you my Magdalena

A Perfect Circle Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm Of The War Drums

Don’t fret precious I’m here, step away from the window

Go back to sleep

Safe from pain and truth and choice and other poison devils

See, they don’t give a fuck about you, like I do

Counting bodies like sheep

Counting bodies like sheep

Counting bodies like sheep

To the rhythm of the war drums

Counting bodies like sheep

Go back to sleep

Go back to sleep

Counting bodies like sheep

To the rhythm of the war drums

Go back to sleep

Go back to sleep

Counting bodies like sheep

To the rhythm of the war drums

Go back to sleep

Go back to sleep

Counting bodies like sheep

Go back to sleep

Go to sleep [14x]

Go back to sleep

Go back to sleep

Go back to sleep

Counting bodies like sheep

Go back to sleep

Go back to sleep

Counting bodies like sheep

Go back to sleep

Go back to sleep

Counting bodies like sheep

To the rhythm of the war drums

Go back to sleep

Go back to sleep

Counting bodies like sheep

To the rhythm of the war drums

Go back to sleep

Go back to sleep

Counting bodies like sheep

To the rhythm of the war drums

To the rhythm of the war drums

I’ll be the one to protect you from your enemies and all your demons

I’ll be the one to protect you from a will to survive and a voice of reason

I’ll be the one to protect you from your enemies and your choices son

They’re one and the same, I must isolate you…

Isolate and save you from yourself …

A Perfect Circle TalkTalk

You’re waiting on miracles

We’re bleeding out

Thoughts and prayers, adorable

Like cake in a crisis

We’re bleeding out

While you deliberate

Bodies accumulate

Sit and talk like Jesus

Try walking like Jesus

Sit and talk like Jesus

Talk like Jesus

Talk, talk, talk, talk

Get the fuck out of my way

Don’t be the problem, be the solution

Don’t be the problem, be the solution

Don’t be the problem, be the solution

Problem, problem, problem, problem

Faith without works is

Talk without works is

Faith without works is

Dead, dead, dead, dead

Sit and talk like Jesus

Try walking like Jesus

Sit and talk like Jesus

Try walking like Jesus

Try braving the rain

Try lifting the stone

Try extending a hand

Try walking your talk or get the fuck out of my way

A Perfect Circle The Outsider

Help me if you can

It’s just that this, this is not the way I’m wired

So could you please,

Help me understand why

You’ve given in to all these

Reckless dark desires

You’re lying to yourself again

Suicidal imbecile

Think about it, you’re pounding on the fault line

What’ll it take to get it through to you precious

I’m over this. Why do you wanna throw it away like this?

Such a mess.

Why would I want to watch you,

Disconnect and self destruct one bullet at a time?

What’s your rush now, everyone will have his day to die

Medicated, drama queen, picture perfect, numb belligerence

Narcissistic, drama queen, craving fame and all its decadence

Lying through your teeth again

Suicidal imbecile

Think about it, you’re pounding on the fault line

What’ll it take to get it through to you precious

Go with this, why do you wanna throw it away like this

Such a mess.

Why would I wanna watch you…

Disconnect and self destruct one bullet at a time?

What’s your rush now, everyone will have his day to die

They were right about you

They were right about you

Lying to my face again

Suicidal imbecile

Think about, you’re pounding on the fault line

What’ll it take to get it through to you precious

I’m over this. Why do you wanna throw it away like this

Such a mess, over this, over this!

Disconnect and self destruct, one bullet at a time

What’s your hurry, everyone will have his day to die

If you choose to pull the trigger, should your drama prove sincere,

Do it somewhere far away from here

A Perfect Circle Freedom Of Choice

We’re victims of sedition on the open sea

No one ever said life was free

Sink, swim, go down with the ship

Just use your freedom of choice

I’ll say it again in the land of the free

Use your freedom of choice, freedom of choice

In ancient Rome

There was a pawn

Who followed along

And watched it fall

He cast a stone

He felt secure

He felt that he would never be heard

Freedom of choice

It’s what you’ve got

Freedom of choice

You’re given a voice

You don’t want it

Seems to be the rule of thumb

Don’t be tricked by what you see

You’ve got two ways to go

I’ll say it again in the land of the free

Use your freedom of choice, freedom of choice

Freedom of choice

It’s what you’ve got

Freedom of choice

In ancient Rome

There was a pawn

Who followed along

And watched it fall

He cast a stone

He felt secure

He felt that his voice would never be heard

Freedom of choice

It’s what you’ve got

Freedom from choice

It’s what you want

Freedom of choice

It’s what you’ve got

Freedom from choice

It’s what you want

Freedom from choice

It’s what you want

Freedom from choice

A Perfect Circle Diary Of A Madman / Lovesong

Screaming at the window

Watch me die another day

Hopeless situation

Endless price I’ll have to pay

Diary of, of a madman

Walk the line again today

Entries of confusion

Dear diary, I’m here to stay.

Sanity now and beyond me

I will always love you.

However long I stay

I will always love you.

Whatever words I say

I will always love you.

There’s no choice.

Whenever I’m alone with you

You make me feel like I’m hopeless

Voices in the darkness

Scream away my mental health

Can I ask a question

To help me save me from myself?

Sanity now and beyond me

I will always love you.

However long I stay

I will always love you.

Whatever words I say

I will always love you.

There’s no choice.

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I will always love you. [repeat 6x]

Whenever I’m alone with you

You make me feel like I’m whole again

Whenever I’m alone with you

You make me feel like I’m whole again

I will always love you

There’s no choice

A Perfect Circle Orestes

Metaphor for a missing moment

Pull me into your perfect circle

One womb

One shape

One resolve

Liberate this will

To release us all

Gotta cut away, clear away

Snip away and sever this

Umbilical residue that’s

Keeping me from killing you

And from pulling you down with me in here

I can almost hear you scream

Give me

One more medicated peaceful moment

One more medicated peaceful moment

And I don’t wanna feel this overwhelming

Hostility

Because I don’t wanna feel this overwhelming

Hostility

Gotta cut away Clear away

Snip away and sever this

Umbilical residue

Gotta cut away Clear away

Snip away and sever this

Umbilical residue that’s

Keeping me from killing you

Keeping me from killing you

A Perfect Circle Get The Lead Out

Chit-chat, chit-chat

Ain’t got time for that

We got places to be

We got mountains to climb

Shape the rainbow with me

Owe me so much time

Get the lead out

Suck it up, buttercup

Get the lead out

We got places to be

Get the lead out

Suck it up, buttercup

Get the lead out

Get the lead out

We got places to be

Get the lead out

Get the lead out

Get the lead out

Get the lead out

Get the lead out

Chit-chat, chit-chat

Ain’t got time for that

Not one to dawdle, got

No time to coddle you

No time to coddle you

No time

Chit-chat, chit-chat

Ain’t got time for that

Not one to dawdle, got

No time to coddle you

No time to coddle you

No time

Chit-chat, chit-chat

Ain’t got time for that

Not one to dawdle, got

No time to coddle you

No time to coddle you

No time

Chit-chat, chit-chat

Ain’t got time for that

Not one to dawdle, got

No time to coddle you

No time to coddle you

A Perfect Circle Let’s Have A War

There’s so many of us,

So many of us,

So many, there’s so many, there’s so many

Let’s have a war,

So you can go and die,

Let’s have a war,

We could all use the money,

Let’s have a war,

We need the space,

Let’s have a war,

Clean out this place

It already started in the city,

Suburbia will be just as easy

Let’s have a war,

Jack up the Dow Jones,

Let’s have a war,

It can start in New Jersey,

Let’s have a war,

Blame it on the middle-class,

Let’s have a war,

We’re like rats in a cage

It already started in the city,

Suburbia will be just as easy

Let’s have a war,

Sell the rights to the networks,

Let’s have a war,

Let our wallets get fat like last time,

Let’s have a war,

Give guns to the queers,

Let’s have a war,

The enemy’s within

It already started in the city,

Suburbia will be just as easy