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Eat the Elephant

(2018)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresAlternative Rock
Album rating :  87.8 / 100
Votes :  11
Lyrics > A > A Perfect Circle Lyrics (49) > Eat the Elephant Lyrics (12)
Submitted by level 21 Eagles (2018-04-27)       Last modified by level 21 Eagles (2018-10-27)
1. Eat the Elephant
Looming, omnipresent
This task ahead
This task at hand
Ominous and daunting
Crippling undertaking, I'm frozen

Where to begin eludes me
Without you to remind me

Just take the step
Just take the swing
Just take the bite
Just go all in

Where to begin eludes me
Ruling ever deeper
This massive endeavor
Ominous and daunting
Crippling undertaking

Just take the step
Just take the swing
Just take the bite
Just go all in

Take the step
Take the swing
Take the bite
Just take the bite

Take the step
Take the swing
Take the bite
Just go all in

Where to begin eludes me
Without you to remind me
Just begin
2. Disillusioned
(Dopamine, on dopamine...)

We have been overrun by our animal desire
Addicts of the immediate keep us obedient and unaware
Feeding this mutation, this Pavlovian despair

We've become disillusioned
So we run towards anything glimmering

Time to put the silicon obsession down
Take a look around, find a way in the silence
Lie supine away with your back to the ground
Dis- and re-connect to the resonance now
You were never an island

Unique voice among the many in this choir
Tuning into each other, lift all higher

(Dopamine, on dopamine...)

Willingly been re-wired by clever agents within
Looping our reflections, our obsessions draw us in
Fix and fixation, no sentience beyond

We've become disillusioned
So we dive like crows towards anything glittering

Time to put the silicon obsession down
Take a look around, find a way in the silence
Lie supine away with your back to the ground
Dis- and re-connect to the resonance now
You were never an island

Unique voice among the many in this choir
Tuning into each other, lift all higher
3. The Contrarian
Hello, he lied
Like velvet this magician's
Sleight of tongue and hand
Hello, he lied
Beware, belie his smile
As warm and calculated as heroin
Beware the Contrarian

Within everyone
A scale, a voice
Everyone but him
Core is black as pitch
Soul is out of tune
Advocate of none
Beware, belie his smile
Will cost you everything
Cloak and masquerades
Contempt for everyone
Hello, hello, he lied

Hello, he lied
Like velvet this magician's
Sleight of tongue and hand
Hello, he lied
Beware, belie his smile
As warm and calculated as heroin
Beware the Contrarian
4. The Doomed
Behold a new Christ
Behold the same old horde
Gather at the altering
New beginning, new word
And the word was death
And the word was without light
The new beatitude:
"Good luck, you're on your own"

Blessed are the fornicates
May we bend down to be their whores
Blessed are the rich
May we labour, deliver them more
Blessed are the envious
Bless the slothful, the wrathful, the vain
Blessed are the gluttonous
May they feast us to famine and war

What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful?
What of the meek, the mourning, and the merciful?
All doomed
All doomed

Behold a new Christ
Behold the same old horde
Gather at the altering
New beginning, new word
And the word was death
And the word was without light
The new beatitude:
"Good luck..."

What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful?
What of the meek, the mourning, and the merciful?
What of the righteous?
What of the charitable?
What of the truthful, the dutiful, the decent?

Doomed are the poor
Doomed are the peaceful
Doomed are the meek
Doomed are the merciful
For the word is now death
And the word is now without light
The new beatitude:
"Fuck the doomed, you're on your own"
5. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Time is money and money is time
We wasted every second dime
On diets, lawyers, shrinks and apps
And flags, and plastic surgery
Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom
Ali and Leia have moved on
Signal the final curtain call
In all this atomic pageantry

Bravissimo, hip-hip hooray
For this fireworks display
Mind and body blown away
What a radiant crescendo

Ticker tape parade
Our hair and skin like
Like Marilyn Monroe
In an empty wind

Time is money and money is time
We wasted every second dime
On politicians, fancy water
And guns, and plastic surgery
Like old Prince and Brady's mom
All the dolphins have moved on
Signaling the final curtain call
In all this atomic pageantry

Bravissimo, hip-hip hooray
What a glorious display
Melt our joyous hearts away
Under the mushroom cloud confetti

Hip-hip hooray
For this fireworks display
Mind and body blown away
What a radiant crescendo

Hip-hip hooray
Hip-hip hooray

Ticker tape parade
Our hair and skin like
Like Marilyn Monroe
In an empty wind

Time is money and money is time
We wasted every second dime
On diets, lawyers, shrinks and apps
And flags, and plastic surgery
Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom
Ali and Leia have moved on
Signal the final curtain call
In all this atomic pageantry
6. TalkTalk
You're waiting on miracles
We're bleeding out
Thoughts and prayers, adorable
Like cake in a crisis
We're bleeding out
While you deliberate
Bodies accumulate

Sit and talk like Jesus
Try walking like Jesus
Sit and talk like Jesus
Talk like Jesus
Talk, talk, talk, talk
Get the fuck out of my way

Don't be the problem, be the solution
Don't be the problem, be the solution
Don't be the problem, be the solution
Problem, problem, problem, problem

Faith without works is
Talk without works is
Faith without works is
Dead, dead, dead, dead

Sit and talk like Jesus
Try walking like Jesus
Sit and talk like Jesus
Try walking like Jesus

Try braving the rain
Try lifting the stone
Try extending a hand
Try walking your talk or get the fuck out of my way
7. By and Down the River
Moving in and out of the shadow
It's no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you

Showing only bits and pieces
'Til the light betray you and your empty allocution

Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace of humility
Searching your eyes for the saint is an act of futility

Searching your eyes for a hint or trace of it
Searching your eyes for humility
Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace
I'm still searching, searching

Showing only bits and pieces
'Til the tide betrays you and your empty elocution
Float the Piper by and down the river
Carcass crippled underneath the pounding waves of adoration

Pied Piper, float on down the river
Bloated carcass crippled me, the weight of adoration
Moving in and out of the shadows
It's no easy mission, holding on to how I picture you
8. Delicious
How inconvenient and unexpected and harrowing for you
As consequences tend to be
For the rest of us so delicious to witness your dread
Poetic justice consummate

Not unlike you to heedlessly
Hoist away your smug grenade
Arrogant and insolent
You don't give a damn
Collateral be damned

Not unlike you to hoist away
Hoist away your smug grenade
Choice and bed be made
Good night, sleep tight

So delicious
For the rest of us to witness your dread
Poetic justice consummate

Not unlike you to heedlessly
Hoist by your own vain petard
Wrong side of history
You don't give a damn
Collateral be damned

Not unlike you to hoist away
Hoist away your smug grenade
Choice and bed be made
Good night, sleep tight
9. DLB
Instrumental
10. Hourglass
Red flag red, all the sentinels are damned
The Tokyo kitty, swallow, rose, and canary
Tick tick tick, do you recognize the sounds as the grains count down
Trickle down right in front of you?

A little tickle tickle tickle, all your neck hairs prickle
As they barbecue the sentinels then eat them right in front of you
Hourglass smashed, a billion little pieces
The count down, carry on: five, four, three, two

Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
No hope left in the hourglass

Red flag red, all the sentinels are damned
The Tokyo kitty, swallow, rose, and canary
Tick tick tick, do you recognize the sounds as the grains count down?
Trickle down right in front of you

Tickle tickle tickle, all your neck hairs prickle
As they barbecue the sentinels then eat them right in front of you
Hourglass smashed, a million little pieces
They count down, carry on: five, four, three, two

Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
Breaks down to

Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
Aristocrat breaks down to
Democrat breaks down to
Oligarch breaks down to
Republicrat breaks down to
No hope left in the hourglass

A ten, nine, Ready!
A ten, nine, Ready!
A ten, nine, Ready!
Hate, seven, six
Five, four, three, two
A ten, nine, Ready!
A ten, nine, Ready!
A ten, nine, Ready!
Hate, seven, six
Five, four, three..
11. Feathers
Damage has defined our border
Wall and manner forged in flame
Knowing little of your wounding
Share our mending all the same

Weight of words and wars we carried
I'm like you, just like you
Eyes of secrets, storm and story
Show and tell, we'll make it through

Sadness like a pendulum
Pulls us 'round and to and fro
Onus fate and undue odium
Armor, anchor, lead and stone

By the telling, will they become?
Will they all be feathers?

Eyes of secrets, storm and story
Show and tell, we'll make it through
Onus fate and undue odium
Armor, anchor, lead and stone

By the telling may they become
May they all be feathers
12. Get the Lead Out
Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain't got time for that

We got places to be
We got mountains to climb

Shape the rainbow with me
Owe me so much time

Get the lead out
Suck it up, buttercup

Get the lead out
We got places to be

Get the lead out
Suck it up, buttercup

Get the lead out
Get the lead out

We got places to be

Get the lead out

Get the lead out

Get the lead out
Get the lead out
Get the lead out

Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain't got time for that

Not one to dawdle, got
No time to coddle you
No time to coddle you
No time

Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain't got time for that

Not one to dawdle, got
No time to coddle you
No time to coddle you
No time

Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain't got time for that

Not one to dawdle, got
No time to coddle you
No time to coddle you
No time

Chit-chat, chit-chat
Ain't got time for that

Not one to dawdle, got
No time to coddle you
No time to coddle you
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