Top 5 A Perfect Circle songs…

I have been mulling a top ten list of my favorite songs for a while now. I realize that this would be impossible to do. I couldn’t even do a top 10 favorite bands list, top ten albums might be attainable, but even that would be hard. I have a quite unique taste in music. First let me say that almost all of my day is spent listening to it, save for when I sleep. I almost can’t function without it. I listen to nearly every type of music there is; metal, rock, punk, hardcore, alternative, Irish, meditative drumming and the like, classical, jazz, blues, name it, I love it. Except country lol. I have no real reason other than it just never hit me, maybe that is a yet, I don’t know… I have thousands of favorite songs, and ordering them would take years. Therefore I have decided to take some of my favorite artists and maybe once a week or more give you my 5 favorite songs from that particular artist.

I have many many favorite artists too! Although I do have one who is my very favorite, Maynard James Keenan. There are some artists whose voice I love (Chris Cornell, Ben Howard, Pink, Dallas Green), or lyrics that are thought provoking (Dave Mathews, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Hiatt). There’s the shredders, amazing drummers, the guys with groove you can just feel… I could go on and on… Now you see why I can’t just do a top ten songs list.

So there are all these amazing artists, but very few of them put it all together. MJK does that. It was hard enough to pick between his 3 bands as to which one I like best. A Perfect Circle to me just has a little bit more. One of my favorite things to do is watch people do acoustic covers of my favorite songs, and there are so many good APC covers, that is what nudged them out front of Tool and Puscifer for me. His lyrics are amazing, the music is full of texture, there are many different time signatures in every song (something you rarely ever see in any kind of mainstream music), even the videos and art attached to these 3 bands are thought provoking and, well… Art.

Without further ado, here they are. 🙂

5. Orestes

“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

4. Passive

“Passive”

“Dead as dead can be,” my doctor tells me
But I just can’t believe him, never 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 one now),
Don’t play dead (don’t play dead)
Cause maybe (because maybe)
Someday I’ll (someday I’ll) walk away and say, “You disappoint me,”
Maybe you’re better off this way
Maybe you’re better off this way
Maybe you’re better off this way
Maybe you’re better off this way
You’re better of this; you’re better off this;
Maybe you’re better off!
Wake up (can’t you) and face me (come on now),
Don’t play dead (don’t play dead)
Cause maybe (because maybe)
Someday I’ll (someday I’ll) walk away and say, “You fucking disappoint me!”
Maybe you’re better off this wayGo ahead and play dead
I know that you can hear this
Go ahead and play dead
Why can’t you turn and face me?
Why can’t you turn and face me?
Why can’t you turn and face me?
Why can’t you turn and face me?
You fucking disappoint me!

Passive aggressive bullshit

3. Sleeping Beauty

“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 BeautyDrunk 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 youFar beyond a visible sign of your awakening
And hiding from some poisoned memory

Poisoned and hopeless
Sleeping Beauty

2. The Outsider

“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 dieMedicated, 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

1. 3 Libras

“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, 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.

Finally if you love amazing guitar arrangements like I do. Check out this guy, he is one of the best at covering and arranging guitar covers…

Peace, Music, Love, and Light ~ ❤ p4th3TiC

 

 

 

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