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Dead as dead can be
From what the doctor tells me
But I just can't believe him
prefer the optimistic one?
I'm sure of your ability
to become my perfect enemy

Wake up to face me
rise up and show me
someday I'll say you're vacant
and maybe you're better off this way

Leaning over you here
cold and catatonic
I catch a brief reflection
of what you could and might have been
It's your right and your ability
... My perfect enemy

Wake up again to face me
rise up and show me
Someday I'll say you're vacant
and maybe you're better off this way

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

Wake up again to face me, come on and
Rise up, why can't you show me, show me
Some day I'll say you're vacant
and maybe you're better off this way

Go ahead and play dead
I know that you can hear this
Go ahead and play dead
I know that you can hear me
Why can't you turn and face me
Why can't you turn and face me
Why can't you turn and face me
You fucking disappoint me


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    General CommentFirst of all let me just say the live version of this song is awesome...but the whole aspect of Tapeworm appeals to me more....I mean, c'mon, it's Maynard and Reznor together in the same band...WHO DOESN'T LOVE THAT?
    And I think (at least one aspect) the song is about someone ignoring him to the point he's just sick of it...can definitely relate to that.
    Skatterdtopiecezon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome, and yeah, i think youre right, its about someone who is blind to you, or blind to themselves and their own faults
    youreaveragepersonon September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING SONG!! I love it, could be very sussesful as a studio track.
    Muzzyon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis band is gonna rock very hard, didnt Maynard do vacant on the last Tool or APC tour?
    conson April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentive heard apc's version "passive" and it was good... never heard tapeworms version tho... or really anything much of tapeworm at all... weird... but its maynard... so id deff wanna hear more
    Enjoi353on March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttapeworm died out
    slevletteon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti've been listening to it alot, it was written by Keenan, so maybe it was based on how Trent was so hard to work with during recording. it sounds like Keenan is pissed about how Trent keeps trying to fashion tapeworm into what he wants, as opposed to listening to what everyone else has to say. i think Keenan performing (only) Vacant pissed off Trent to the point where he did'nt want to work with Keenan anymore.
    lord decayon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell actually the chorus was written by Trent
    verses by Maynard
    music by Danny Lohner

    so i doubt Maynards verses are about Trent
    possibly though.
    more than likely what the first two people said.

    sucks that Tapeworm didnt work out, wouldve been a great project.
    [EmpireOfDirt]on March 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is Passive by A Perfect Circle good though
    AllOnBlack666on June 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, its not Passive by A Perfect Circle, but yes it is good
    [EmpireOfDirt]on June 17, 2007   Link

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