Fiddle and the Drum Lyrics

A Perfect Circle


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 12 in album eMOTIVe
release date: 2004-11-1
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 3:07
arranger: Maynard James Keenan
mix: Billy Howerdel
vocal: Maynard James Keenan
composer: Joni Mitchell
lyricist: Joni Mitchell

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And so once again
My dear Johnny my dear friend
And so once again you are fightin' us all
And when I ask you why
You raise your sticks and cry, and I fall
Oh, my friend
How did you come
To trade the fiddle for the drum
You say I have turned
Like the enemies you've earned
But I can remember
All the good things you are
And so I ask you please
Can I help you find the peace and the star
Oh, my friend
What time is this
To trade the handshake for the fist

And so once again
Oh, America my friend
And so once again
You are fighting us all
And when we ask you why
You raise your sticks and cry and we fall
Oh, my friend
How did you come
To trade the fiddle for the drum

You say we have turned
Like the enemies you've earned
But we can remember
All the good things you are
And so we ask you please
Can we help you find the peace and the star
Oh my friend
We have all come
To fear the beating of your drum

Track Listing

  • 1 Annihilation
  • 2 Imagine
  • 3 Peace Love and Understanding
  • 4 What’s Going On
  • 5 Passive
  • 6 Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
  • 7 People Are People
  • 8 Freedom of Choice
  • 9 Let’s Have a War
  • 10 Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums
  • 11 When the Levee Breaks
  • 12 Fiddle and the Drum