"Orestes (Alternate version)" as written by and Maynard James/howerdel Keenan....
Picture a parish in a playground
Innocent faces in a circle
Tiny hands hold round the edges
A fret for every gentle moment
My heart high above their heads
On a billowing diaphram of memories
And i struggle to catch a glimpse of you
But i'm bound by webs of habit

Gotta cut away, clear away snip away and sever this umbilical residue
Keeping me from killing you
And from pulling you down with me
In here I can almost hear you scream
One more medicated peaceful moment (give me)
One more medicated peaceful moment

And I don't wanna feel this overwhelming hostility
No, I don't wanna feel this overwhelming hostility

Gotta cut away clear away
Snip away and sever this umbilical residue
Gotta cut away clear away
Snip away and sever this umbilical residue
Keeping me from killing you
Snip away and sever this
Keeping me from killing you...



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    General Commentwoah wtf lol dont thnk ive ever heard this song,,,,howd u get it : / uhmmm im a big apc and tool fan and havnt heard it...like ever!
    Maynard-Fanon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits on youtube... youtube.com/…
    vaios2iliadon November 04, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionAN EPIC recreation of an already epic, mesmerising musical masterpiece. i've left an interpretation on the original album version, but i'm not going to try to interpret this one. it's completely different, and the verse sounds so...abstract. i wouldn't know where to begin. amazing
    BrEnNo1023on May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf anyones really interested i have 2 live shows from APCs Mer De Noms tour. One has these lyrics for Orestes the other doesnt. Anyway when i first heard this variation i loved Maynard more than before which was hard to belive. Such an amazing lyricist!
    zurokieaon November 08, 2009   Link

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