A Perfect Circle - Passive Lyrics

A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe cover art
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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
Copy Control CD 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, 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 : 219 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 4:11
    drums: Josh Freese
    piano: Paz Lenchantin
    vocal: Maynard James Keenan
    mixer: Andy Wallace and Billy Howerdel
    guitars: Billy Howerdel
    additional: Billy Howerdel
    co-producer: Danny Lohner
    guitars & bass: Danny Lohner
    writer: Maynard James Keenan, Danny Lohner, Billy Howerdel, Trent Reznor
    Album Information
    label: Virgin Records America
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: Copy Control CD
    barcode: 724386668820
    script: Latin