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a perfect circle
Lyrics

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THE PACKAGE
 
clever got me this far then tricky got me in eye on what i'm after
I don't need another friend smile and drop the cliche
'till you think im listening I take just what i came for then im out the door again
peripheral on the package don't care to settle in
time to feed the monster I don't need another friend
comfort is a mystery crawling out of my own skin
just give me what i came for, then i'm out the door again
lie to get what i came for lie to get just what i need
lie to get what i crave lie and smile to get what's mine
eye on what im after I don't need another friend
nod and watch your lips move if you need me to pretend
because clever got me this far then tricky got me in
I'll take just what i came for then im out the door again
lie to get what I came for lie to get what I need now
lie to get what I'm craving lie and smile to get what's mine
give this to me mine, mine, mine take what's mine
mine, mine, mine take what's mine mine, mine, mine
lie to get what I came for lie to get what I need now
lie to get what I'm craving lie to smile and get what's mine
give this to me take what's mine mine, mine, mine
take what's mine give this to me
take what's mine, take what's mine, mine...
take what's mine, take what's mine, take what's mine,
this is mine, mine, mine (whispered)

WEAK AND POWERLESS

tillin' my own grave to keep me level
jam another dragon down that hole
diggin' to the rhythm and the echo of a solitary siren
one that pushes me along and leaves me so
desperate and ravenous so weak and powerless over you
someone feed the monkey while i dig in search of china
white as dracula as I approach the bottom
desperate and ravenous so weak and powerless over you
little angel go away come again some other day
devil has my ear today Ill never hear a word you say
you promised i would find a little solace and some piece of mind
whatever just as long as i dont feel so
desperate and ravenous so weak and powerless
desperate and ravenous so weak and powerless over over you


THE NOOSE

so glad to see you well overcome and completely silent now
with heavens help you cast your demons out
and not to pull your halo down
around your neck and tug you off your cloud
but I'm more than just curious
how you're planning to go about
making your amends to the dead ... to the dead
recall the deeds as if they're all someone elses atrocious stories
now you stand reborn before us all so glad to see you well
and not to pull your halo down
around your neck and tug you to the ground
but I'm more than just curious
how you're planning to go about
making your amends to the dead ... to the dead
with your halo slipping down your halo's slipping
your halo's slipping down your halo's slipping down
your halo's slipping down (repeated)
your halo's slipping down to choke you now



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
call it aftermath, 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
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 their nods for an approval
just ignore the smoke and smile
call it aftermath, she's turning blue
such a lovely color for you
call it aftermath, she's turning blue
such a perfect color for your eyes
call it aftermath, 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



VANISHING

disappear disappear higher higher into the air slowly disappear no, no longer here
disappear disappear thinner, thinner into the air never really here wasn't ever
like a thought brushing up against a sign floating away floating away(repeated)
vanishing like a cyan sunday disappear disappear
vanish, vanish into the air slowly disappear never really here
floating away floating away(repeated)

A STRANGER

cast the calming apple up and over satelites to draw out the timid wild one
to convince you it's alright and I listen for the whisper
of your sweet insanity while I formulate denials of your affect on me
you're a stranger so what do i care you vanish today not the first time I hear
all the lies what am I to do with all this silence
shy away, shy away phantom run away terrified child
won't you move away you you fuckin tornado I'm better off without tearing my will down


THE OUTSIDER

help me if you can adjust to 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, put it on the faultline
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 wanna 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 beligerance
narcisistic, drama queen, craving fame and all this decadence
lying through your teeth again suicidal imbecile
think about it, put it on the fautline
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 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 it, put it on the fautline
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


CRIMES
one...two...three...four...five...six
seven...eight...nine...nine...nine...nine
ten...ten...ten...ten

(unexplainable noise)


THE NURSE WHO LOVED ME (FAILURE COVER)

say hello to the rug's topography it holds quite a lot of interest with your face down on it
say hello to the shrinking in your head you can't see it but you know it's
there so don't neglect it
I'm taking her home with me all dressed in white
she's got everything I need pharmacy keys
she's falling hard for me I can see it in her eyes
she acts just like a nurse with all the other guys
say hello to all the apples on the ground they were once in your eyes
but you sneezed them out while sleeping say hello to everything you've left behind
It's even more a part of your life now that you can't touch it
I'm taking her home with me all dressed in white
she's got everything I need some pills and a little cup
she's falling hard for me I can see it in her eyes she acts just like a nurse with all the other guys


PET

don't fret precious, I'm here step away from the window go back to sleep
lay your head down child I won't let the boogeyman come
counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums
pay no mind to the rabble pay no mind to the rabble
head down, go to sleep to the rhythm of the war drums
pay no mind what other voices say
they don't care about you, like I do, like I do
safe from pain and truth and choice and other poison devils,
see, they don't give a fuck about you, like i do.
just stay with me, safe and ignorant,
go back to sleep go back to sleep
lay your head down child I won't let the boogeyman come
count the bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums
pay no mind to the rabble pay no mind to the rabble
head down, go to sleep 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 in the same I must isolate you Isolate and save you from yourself
swayin to the rhythm of the new world order and
count the bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drum
the boogeymen are coming the boogeymen are coming
keep your head down, go to sleep, to the rhythm of a war drum
stay with me safe and ignorant just stay with me
hold you and protect you from the other one the evil ones
don't love you son, go back to sleep


LULLABY

go back to sleep...go back to sleep (whispered)


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 the 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 this go
high and surrendering to the 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 the gravity and the unknown
catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live, I choose to live

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THE HOLLOW

run desire run this sexual being run him like a blade to and through the heart no conscience one motive to cater to the hollow
screaming feed me here fill me up again temporarily pacify this hungering
so grow libido throw dominoes of indiscretions down falling all around in cycles circles constantly consuming, conquer and devour
it's time to bring this fire down bridle all this indiscretion long enough to edify and permanently fill this hollow
feed me fill me up again temporarily pacifying
feed me here fill me up again temporarily pacify this hungering

MAGDALENA

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 for 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

ROSE

don't disturb the beast the temperamental goat the snail while he's feeding on the rose stay frozen compromise what i will i am
bend around the wind silently blown 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 shut down and terrified your deer in the headlights locked down and horrified when push comes to pull comes to shove comes to step around this self destructive 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 play dead play your beat down gun shy martyr pitiful i rose i roared i will i am

JUDITH

you're such an inspiration for ways that i will never ever choose to be oh so many ways for me to show you how your savior has abandoned you
fuck your god he did this took all you had and left you this way still you pray never stray never taste of the fruit never thought to question why
it's not like you killed someone it's not like you drove a hateful spear into his side praise the one who left you broken down and paralyzed he did it all for you
oh so many ways for me to show you how your dogma has abandoned you
pray to your christ to your god never taste of the fruit never stray never break never choke on a lie even though he's the one who did this to you thought to question why
it's not like you killed someone it's not like you drove a spiteful spear into his side talk to jesus christ as if he knows the reasons why he did this all to you he did it all for you
 
 
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 here i can almost hear you scream
give me one more medicated peaceful moment because i don't want to feel this overwhelming hostility
gotta cut away clear away snip away and sever this umbilical residue that's keeping me from killing you

 
3 LIBRAS

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 to see you naked and 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 through it all and see you
so i threw you the obvious to see what occurs behind the eyes of a fallen angel eyes of a tragedy
oh well apparently nothing
you don't see me you don't see me at all
 
 
SLEEPING BEAUTY 

delusional i believed i could 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 could heal you
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 could wake you from your slumber that i could actually heal you
sleeping beauty poisoned and hopeless
far beyond a visible sign of your awakening failing miserably to find a way to comfort you
far beyond a visible sign of you awakening and hiding from some poisoned memory
poisoned and hopeless sleeping beauty

THOMAS

humbled 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 and show me the way to let go
illuminate me i'm just praying for you to show me where i'm to begin
hoping to reconnect to you

 
RENHOLDER
...

THINKING OF YOU

lying all alone and restless unable to lose this image
sleepless unable to focus on anything but your surrender
tuggin a rhythm to the vision that's in my head tuggin a beat to the sight of you lying
so delighted with a new understanding something about a little evil that makes that unmistakable noise i was hearing unmistakable sound i know so well spent and sighing with that look in your eye spent and sighing with a look on your face like
sweet revelation sweet surrender
thinking of you thinking of you
sweet revelation sweet surrendering
 
 
BRENA

my reflection wraps and pulls me under healing waters to be bathed in
brea guides me safely in worlds i've never been to heal me heal me my dear brea
so vulnerable but it's all right heal me heal me my dear brea
show me lonely and show me openings to lead me closer to you my dear brea
so vulnerable but it's all right opening to heal

 
OVER 

been over this before 

DIARY OF A LOVESONG / OZZY'S CURE (performed live only)

screaming out the window watch me die another day hopeless situation endless price i'll have to pay
diary 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 whole again
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 i will always love you
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