A Perfect Circle - Fiddle and the Drum Lyrics

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And so once again,
My dear Johnny, my dear friend,
And so once again you are fighting 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
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: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Joni Mitchell
    album: Track 12 in album eMOTIVe
    release date: 2004-11-1
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 3:07
    vocal: Maynard James Keenan
    mixer: Billy Howerdel
    arranger: Maynard James Keenan
    Album Information
    label: Virgin Records America
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: Copy Control CD
    barcode: 724386668820
    script: Latin