A Perfect Circle

Mer de Noms tracks

Lyrics

1. THE HOLLOW

Run
Desire run
Sexual being
Run him like a blade
To and through the hollow
Conscience
One motive: cater to the hollow
Screamin' feed me here
Fill me up
Again
Temporarily
Pacify this hunger and so grow
Libido
Throw dominoes of indiscretions down
Falling all around
In cycles
In circles
Constantly consuming
Conquer and devour
Cause it's time to bring the fire down
Throttle all this indiscretion
Long enough to edify
And permanently fill this hollow
Screamin' feed me here
Fill me up
Again
Temporarily pacifying
Feed me here
Fill me up
Again
Temporarily pacifying




2. MAGDALENA

Overcome by your moving temple
Overcome by this holiest of altars
So pure so rare to witness
Such a earthly goddess

I lost my self control beyond compelled
To throw this dollar down
Before your holiest of altars

I'll sell my soul my self-esteem a dollar at a time

For one chance
One kiss
One taste
Of you my magdalena

I've beared witness to this place
This lair
So long forgotten so pure
So rare
To witness such a lovely goddess
And 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'll sell my soul my self-esteem a dollar at a time
For one taste of you my magdalena




3. 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 pay your due
In the headlights locked down and terrified
You're a deer in the headlights shut down and horrified
When push comes to pull comes
To shove comes to step around
This self-destructive dance that never would have ended 'til I rose
I roared aloud here I will I am

I am
I will
So no longer
Will I Lay down
Play dead
Lay this knee down
Gun shy martyr pitiful
I rose
I roared
I will
I will




4. JUDITH

You're such an inspiration for the 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 your lord your Christ he did
This took what 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 the hateful spear into his
Side praise the one who
Left you broken down and paralysed
He did it all for you
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 never thought to question why

Not like you killed someone it's not like
You drove the spiteful spear into his side talk to
Jesus Christ
As if he knows the reasons why

He did it all for you x 3




5. ORESTES

Metaphor for a missing moment
Pull me into your perfect circle

One womb
One chain
One resolve

Liberate this will
To release us all

Gotta cut away, clear away snip away and sever this umbilical residue
Keeping me from killing you

And from pulling you down with me
In here I can almost hear you scream

One more medicated peaceful moment - give me
One more medicated peaceful moment

And I don't wanna feel this overwhelming hostility
No, I don't wanna feel this world around me hostility
Kill it
Gotta cut away clear away
Snip away inside of this umbilical residue
Gotta cut away clear away
Snip away inside of this umbilical residue
Keeping me from killing you
Keeping me from killing you




6. 3 LIBRAS

Threw you the obvious and you flew with it on your back
A name in your recollection down among the millions there:
Difficult not to feel a little bit disappointed
And passed over
But I look right through see you naked but oblivious..
But you don't see me

But I threw you the obvious just to see if
There was 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 see me

You don't see me at all




7. SLEEPING BEAUTY

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 for I could magically 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 poison 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 your awakening
Hiding from some poisoned memory

Poisoned
And Hopeless
Sleeping Beauty




8. THOMAS

Humble and Helpless and 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

You make me..
Waiting, just praying for you to show me
How to begin

Come into my x 3
Come into my misery




9. THINKING OF YOU

Lying all alone and restless unable to lose this image
Sleepless, unable to focus on anything but your surrender
Turn in rythm to the vision that's in my head
Suckin' that thing 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

Spit inside with a look in your eyes
Spit and sweat with a look on your face like

Sweet
Revelation
Sweet
Surrender
Turn in rythm to the vision that's in my head
Suckin that thing 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
Unmistakeable sound I know so well

Spit inside with a look in your eyes
Spittin' Sweatin'
With a look on your face like

Sweet revelation, sweet surrendering
Sweet revelation, sweet

Thinking of you, thinking of you
Thinking...




11. BRENA

My reflection wraps and pulls me under
Healing waters to be bathed in Brena

Guide me safely in worlds I've never been to
Heal me
Heal me
My dear Breña

(Mull around) it's alright

Heal me
Heal me
My dear Breña

Show me lonely and show me openings
To bring me closer to you
My dear Breña

(Mull around) it's alright

Opening to... heal... Opening to... heal..

Heal.. Heal.. Heal..




12. OVER

And over and over this before
So over this
Been over this
So over this
Been over this
Over this before