Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Perfect Circle - Judith

Back in 1999 (damn that makes me feel old), I heard this song on the radio. I'm very focused on lyrical content in the music that I like and once my ear was attuned to hear enough of the lyrics to understand just how blatantly blasphemous these lyrics were, I was somewhat surprised that this song could be played on the radio but, also amused that in America, the land that had burned Beatles records over a misunderstanding about something that John Lennon had said, a song like this could happily fly under the radar of the moral watchdogs. After 40+ years, have the evils of rock and roll become passe in American society? I hope so.

On a somewhat related side note, because of this song A Perfect Circle became my gateway drug into listening to Tool.









Judith
by A Perfect Circle

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never ever choose to be
Oh so many ways for me to show you how your savior has abandoned you

Fuck your god
Your lord, your Christ
He did this
Took all you had and
Left you this way
Still you pray, never stray, never
Taste of the fruit
Never thought to question why

It's not like you killed someone
It's not like you drove a hateful spear into his side
Praise the one who left you broken down and paralyzed
He did it all for you

He did it all for you

Oh so many ways for me to show you how your dogma has abandoned you

Pray
To your Christ, to your god
Never taste of the fruit
Never stray, never break, never
Choke on a lie
Even though he's the one who
Did this to you
Never thought to question why

It's not like you killed someone
It's not like you drove a spiteful spear into his side
Talk to Jesus Christ as if He knows the reasons why
He did it all for you

He did it all for you

He did it all for you

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