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A PERFECT CIRCLE - THIRTEENTH STEP
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lyrics
the package
weak and powerless
the nOose
blue
vanishing
a stranger
the outsider
crimes
the nurse who loved me
pet
lullaby
gravity

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1. 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
til you think i'm listening;
i take just what i came for
then i'm out the door again.

peripheral long 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 what i need now
lie to get what i'm craving
lie to smile and get what's mine

eye on what i'm 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 i'm 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 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

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2. weak and powerless

tillin' my own grave to keep me level.
jam another dragon down the 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

pale angel, go away...
come again some other day.
the devil has my ear today;
i'll never hear a word you say.
he promised i would find a little
solace and some piece of mind;
whatever just as long as i don't feel so...

desperate and ravenous,
so weak and powerless...
over you

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3. the noose

so glad to see you well, overcome and completely silent now... with heaven's help, you cast your demons out.

and not to pull your halo down
around your neck and tug you to the ground,
but i'm more than just a little 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 else's 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 a little 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.

your halo's slipping down to choke you now.

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4. 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.

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5. 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...

vanishing like a cyan sunday...
disappear,
disappear,
vanish, vanish into the air...
slowly disappear,
never really here.

floating away,
floating away...

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6. a stranger

cast the calming apple
up and over satellites
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 effect 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.

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7. the outsider

help me if you can;
just that 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.

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.

medicated, drama queen, picture-perfect, numb belligerence.
narcisistic, drama queen, craving fame and all this decadence.

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.

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8. crimes

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

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9. 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.

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10. pet

don't fret precious; i'm here.
step away from the window
and 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.

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 and the same;
i must isolate you...
isolate and save you from yourself.

swayin' to the rhythm of the new world order:
count the bodies like sheep
to the rhythm of the war drum,
the boogeymen cometh.
the boogeymen cometh.
keep your head down;
go to sleep
to the rhythm of the war drums.

stay with me,
safe and ignorant.
just stay with me;
i'll hold you and protect you from the other ones: the evil ones.
don't love you son;
go back to sleep.
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11. lullaby

go back to sleep... go back to sleep.

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12. 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 let 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
meaty 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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