eMOTIVe

Well, one good thing did happen yesterday– A Perfect Circle’s new album (covers & a couple originals) came out. It is *really* good. Revolutionary anthems seem very appropriate given the election results and dismal mood of the day… for me at least. It’s a really interesting mix of songs and sounds, and I highly recommend it. However, Maynard could put out an album of Show Tunes or Kiddie songs, and I’d buy it. So I’m biased. But man, it’s good 🙂 Maynard is all over the map in how he’s flexing his vocal and creative muscles. The political and revolutionary messages behind these songs make them all the more appropriate, too.

Anyhow, one of the originals is called Passive, and it’s AWESOME. Apparently, it’s a rework of a Tapeworm song… Tapeworm was Maynard + Trent Reznor + Danny Lohner… a side project that kinda died. I was sad when Tapeworm never materialized an album… because I love Maynard and I love Trent. Well, this song somewhat makes up for the missing product. The theme and lyrics really hit home for me… check ’em out:

Dead as dead can be

The 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’ll 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 and face me

Don’t play dead ’cause maybe

Someday i’ll walk away and say

You disappoint me

Maybe you’re better off this way

Maybe your better off this way (x3)

You’re better off this (x2)

Maybe you’re better off…

Wake up and face me

Don’t play dead ’cause maybe

Someday i’ll walk away and say

You fucking disappoint me

Maybe you’re better off this way

Go ahead and play dead

I know that you can hear this

Go ahead and play dead

Why can’t you turn and face me (x4)

You fucking disappoint me

Passive-aggressive bullshit…