Passive Lyrics

A Perfect Circle


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Billy Howerdel, Danny Lohner, Trent Reznor, Maynard James Keenan
album: Track 5 in album eMOTIVe
release date: 2004-11-1
popularity : 45 users have visited this page.
length: 4:11
drums: Josh Freese
piano: Paz Lenchantin
guitars: Billy Howerdel, Danny Lohner
bass: Danny Lohner
mix: Andy Wallace, Billy Howerdel
co producer: Danny Lohner
vocal: Maynard James Keenan
additional vocal: Billy Howerdel
writer: Maynard James Keenan, Danny Lohner, Billy Howerdel, Trent Reznor

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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 (why can't you)
And face me (come on now)
Don't play dead (don't play dead)
'cause maybe (because 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
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 on now)
Don't play dead (don't play dead)
'cause maybe (because maybe)
Someday I'll walk away and say
You disappoint me
Maybe you're better off this way

Maybe you're better off this way [Repeat: x3]

You're better off this
You're better off this
Maybe you're better off

Wake up (why can't you)
And face me (come on now)
Don't play dead (don't play dead)
'cause maybe (because maybe)
Someday I'll walk away and say
You ****ing 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 [Repeat: x4]

You ****ing disappoint me

Passive-aggressive bullshit [Repeat: x12]

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