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 / why can't you) 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
2x you're better off this
Maybe you're better off

Wake up (again to / why can't you) face me, come on and
Rise up, (why can't you / I tell 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


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    General Commentthis is a cover of Vacant by Tapeworm (the [hopefully] soon to be band).

    Performed live by A Perfect Circle 1/31/00 (Unreleased)

    i fear this song. you should too.
    nicoleon January 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti was fortunate to get to see them for this concert, and i got the mp3's the next day. (i didn't feel bad, i bought the album, saw the concert, etc.). and this song was completely unexpected. it was certainly uhm.. 'harder' than normal a perfect circle, and it's a really good song. but when i heard ashes to ashes then, that one stuck in my head more than this one.
    fauston April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can see myself singing this song to myself in the mirror. It's exactly how I feel about myself.
    Riding the Spiralon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhy cant you try and face me why cant you try and face me why can you try and face me you fucking disappoint me
    plasticwonderon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love maynard's stuff and this song is totaly amazing. It's a beautiful blend of talent. and it's one of those songs that's just... empowering and really connects to me. i have recited the lyrics under my breath more than once to help me deal with people.
    rezon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThey played this song live, it is really a Tapeworm song.
    Tapeworm is:
    Maynard Keenan (Tool/APC)
    Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
    Atticus Finch (12 round)
    Danny Lohner (NIN/Rob Zombie)
    Josh Fresse (APC/Rob Zombie/Vandels/etc.)
    Llan2193on July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti wish there were a studio version because concert quality songs suck...but this song is a godly song.love the drums.tapeworm is going to be good
    Lateraluson September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI also wish there would be a studio version. i have a couple concert version songs but sometimes the quality is so bad that you cant even understand what they're saying. despites the bad quality i think this song is really good.
    BlackOmegaon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWith me it is trying to connect my different personalities.
    Makes alot of sense to me. How a personality fades out and is vacant and the main personality thinks it is better this way and the other personalities doesn't want tro wake up and face it.
    *rambles* ;)
    Amadeoon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, could be succesful if it was recorded in an studio and put on an album.
    Muzzyon March 05, 2003   Link

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