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Favorite albums meme (4/?)

A Perfect Circle _ Thirteenth Step (2003)

The songs on Thirteenth Step for the most part are about the various processes of addiction, (…) Some of the songs are sung from the perspective of the actual drug, from the perspective of someone who has realized that they have an issue or a problem, also from the perspective of a person who realizes that if they don’t do something they’re going to die, a song from the perspective of a person who is in denial about a loved one, dying right before their eyes.

— Maynard J Keenan

Passive
  • Passive
  • A Perfect Circle
  • eMOTIVe
Play

Dead as dead can be
My doctor tells me
But I just can’t believe him
Ever the optimistic one
I’m sure of your ability
To become my perfect enemy

Wake up and face me
Don’t play dead ‘cause maybe
Someday I will walk away and say
You disappoint me
Maybe you’re better off this way

Leaning over you here
Cold and catatonic
I catch a brief reflection
Of what you could and might have been
It’s your RIGHT and your ability
To become my perfect enemy

Wake up 
(Why can’t you?)
And face me
(Come on now)
Don’t play dead 
(Don’t play dead)
'Cause maybe
(Because maybe)
Someday 
(Someday)
I will walk away and say
You disappoint me
Maybe you’re better off this way

Maybe you’re better off this way (×4)
You’re better off this (×2)
Maybe you’re better off…

Wake up 
(Why can’t you?)
And face me
(Come on now)
Don’t play dead 
(Don’t play dead)
'Cause maybe
(Because maybe)
Someday 
(Someday)
I will walk away and say
You fucking disappoint me
Maybe you’re better off this way!

Go ahead and play dead
(GO!)
I know that you can hear this
(GO!)
Go ahead and play dead
(GO!)

Why can’t you turn and face me?
(WAKE UP!) 
Why can’t you turn against me?
(WAKE UP!)
Why can’t you turn against me?
(WAKE UP!)
Why can’t you turn against me?
(GO!)
You fucking disappoint me

Passive-aggressive bullshit… (×12)

3 Libras
  • 3 Libras
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Mer De Noms
Play

Threw you the obvious and you flew with it on your back, 
A name in your recollection, down among a million same.
Difficult not to feel a little bit disappointed, and passed over 
When I’ve looked right through, see you naked but oblivious. 

And you don’t see me.

But I threw you the obvious, just to see if there’s more behind the 
Eyes of a fallen angel, eyes of a tragedy.
Here I am expecting just a little bit too much from the wounded
But I see, see through it all, see through, see you.

'Cause I threw you the obvious, to see what occurs behind the 
Eyes of a fallen angel, eyes of a tragedy, oh well. 

Oh well, apparently nothing. 
Apparently nothing, at all.

You don’t, you don’t, you don’t, see me. 
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t, see me.
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t, see me.
You don’t see me.
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t see me at all.

Don’t disturb
The beast
The tempermental goat
The snail while he’s feeding on
the Rose
Stay frozen, compromising
What I will
I am

Bend around
The wind silently
thrown about
Again I’m treading so
Soft and lightly
Compromising my will
I am

I am
I will
So no longer
Will I
Lay down
Play dead
Play your doe
in the headlights locked down
and terrified
Your deer in the headlights
shot down and horrified when
Push comes to pull comes to shove
Comes to step around this
Self-destructing dance that never
would’ve ended till I
Rose,
I roared aloud here
I will
I am.

I am
I will
So no longer
Will I
Lay down
Lay dead
Play this
Kneel down
Gun-shy Martyr
Pitiful
I rose, I roared
I will
I am

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