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A Perfect Circle — Gravity
Album: Thirteenth Step
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7.3

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Released: 2003
Length: 4:59
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Lost again, broken and weary
Unable to find my way
Tail in hand, dizzy and clearly
Unable to just let this go

I am surrendering
To gravity and the unknown
Catch me, heal me
Lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live

I fell again like a baby
Unable to stand on my own
Tail in hand, dizzy and clearly
Unable to just let this go

I am surrendering
To gravity and the unknown
Catch me, heal me
Lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live, I choose to live
I choose to live

Catch me, heal me
Lift me back up to the sun
Help me survive the bottom

Calm these hands before they
Snare another pill and
Drive another nail down
Another needy hole
Please, release me

I am surrendering
To gravity and the unknown
Catch me, heal me
Lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live
I choose to live
Comments (73)add comment
This song is powerful.  Maynard's vocals are gorgeous.
Keenan is an artist that will stand the test of time. More people will talk about him in 100 years than Justin Bieber.
 darshan wrote:
This one almost Tool but RP never played Tool?
 
Yes they do! Every now and then we here a peace from fear inoculum.
 johnm2277 wrote:
I'm so loving this station, been listing for about a year now........Playing at the house,car,etc. Thanks for your excellent programming. 
 

About 16 years for me ... still feel exactly the same way! 
Reminds me of Younger Brother
This one almost Tool but RP never played Tool?
Sounds like Porcupine Tree. Like it!
Maybe Prison Sex should be the intro!
Seriously odd almub cover. Is that a banana slug?
I'm so loving this station, been listing for about a year now........Playing at the house,car,etc. Thanks for your excellent programming. 
That was really good! Never heard of the artist or the song. But yeah, that's what RP is for. 
Maynard is a once in a generation talent.
 jchrise wrote:
I thought for a brief moment this was a Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree compilation. Fooled me!
 

I did too. And like most other songs from this band and those, onto the pile of 1s and 2s it goes. 
Also Awesome - the new album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r03V9OEJlgg

 
 LowPhreak wrote:

I don't think the majority of the RP listener base can handle much TOOL, at least not many tracks from 10,000 Days or Lateralus. This is probably as close as they'll get.

 
Unfortunately true.  
In a personal top ten of all time best albums, this fantastic album would be in it.
I thought for a brief moment this was a Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree compilation. Fooled me!
Wow, as in not sarcastically.
 rdo wrote:

I am not into "Metal" or any music that has an adjective to describe it (other than "good"), but I think this is a legitimate question that deserves a response. 
 

Hear, hear!
 amyvoscas wrote:

Yes! Tool!

 
I don't think the majority of the RP listener base can handle much TOOL, at least not many tracks from 10,000 Days or Lateralus. This is probably as close as they'll get.
 Karhu wrote:
More more more of it, please! And please play tool from time to time as well.
 
Yes! Tool!
 MJ_STRONG wrote:
Not heard these/this before...{#Kiss} reminds me of "Tool"

 
Maynard James Keenan is lead singer in both bands.  He's also in Puscifer.
 MJ_STRONG wrote:
Not heard these/this before...{#Kiss} reminds me of "Tool"

 
I think this is the same person, so well spotted.
Not heard these/this before...{#Kiss} reminds me of "Tool"
Cleverly different.  8 from Bristol.
More more more of it, please! And please play tool from time to time as well.
ch83575 wrote:

Watch who your calling a banana slug dude.  That chick might just haul off and banana slug you for that kind of shit.

 
I nearly puked when I saw the first banana slug  I ever saw, in the woods behind my house in Seattle.
He is so freaking brilliant.  Loved him with Tool and his distinct voice- he has a very special thing going with his voice and their unique sound.  Makes me quiver!
 Falcon wrote:

There are some "softer" Tool tracks on Lateralus and 10,000 Days that would blend quite well with the standard RP fare. Then again, I also wouldn't mind things getting a little harder from time to time too.  
 
Agreed ... absolutely love RP ... only time I have to walk away is when I need a little excitement in the day/night with something like the brilliance of Tool amongst others.

Rebecca/Bill, please, just a couple of heavier tracks just once in a while ;o)
 DaMoGan wrote:

That's a banana slug on the album cover, innit?
 
Watch who your calling a banana slug dude.  That chick might just haul off and banana slug you for that kind of shit.

That's a banana slug on the album cover, innit?
... And I didn't even know Maynard was in this side project. Immediately thought Porcupine Tree when I heard this, except slightly darker and harder to listen to. Love it. :D
I really like this. I've enjoyed Tool ever since 'Sober' (ah...MTV when it was good) in the early 90's, but never knew there were any side projects. Thanks for the info! That's why I love this station. For years RP and all of its wonderful listeners have been showing me music and insights that, I feel, make me a better, or at least, a more well-rounded, person.
 gilesclone wrote:
I don't get it.  Why is Maynard's side project cool, but not even one Tool song is ever played on RP?
 
I am not into "Metal" or any music that has an adjective to describe it (other than "good"), but I think this is a legitimate question that deserves a response. 

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
 Byronape wrote:

Tool's music tends to be a little harder than standard RP fare.  Sure, there are some metal guitar work on this song and much of Maynard's other side projects, but Tool has the hardest edge.  RP is a little conservative when it comes to the heavy stuff.

Not a bad thing I suppose, but I wouldn't mind hearing things get a little harder from time to time.
 
There are some "softer" Tool tracks on Lateralus and 10,000 Days that would blend quite well with the standard RP fare. Then again, I also wouldn't mind things getting a little harder from time to time too.  
 Jmanofktown wrote:
Bill, I'm really enjoying that you're dipping into Maynard's work. Although many people can't hear Tool for anything but noise, they are so much more than that! They are so intelligent and are only progressing in their talents as artists continuing to please our ears. Please take a look at Tool's - Wings for Marie pt.2 off 10000 Days. Written in context to his mother. Such a beautiful song. Also; The Humbling River by Pusifer is amazing as well. Thank you radio paradise :-D

 

That song is so damn amazing.
 gilesclone wrote:
I don't get it.  Why is Maynard's side project cool, but not even one Tool song is ever played on RP?
 
Tool's music tends to be a little harder than standard RP fare.  Sure, there are some metal guitar work on this song and much of Maynard's other side projects, but Tool has the hardest edge.  RP is a little conservative when it comes to the heavy stuff.

Not a bad thing I suppose, but I wouldn't mind hearing things get a little harder from time to time.
I don't get it.  Why is Maynard's side project cool, but not even one Tool song is ever played on RP?
Bill, I'm really enjoying that you're dipping into Maynard's work. Although many people can't hear Tool for anything but noise, they are so much more than that! They are so intelligent and are only progressing in their talents as artists continuing to please our ears. Please take a look at Tool's - Wings for Marie pt.2 off 10000 Days. Written in context to his mother. Such a beautiful song. Also; The Humbling River by Pusifer is amazing as well. Thank you radio paradise :-D

Well, at least it'll be over soon

edit:  {#Smile}

Yes.  APC really just makes me want to hear Tool...with a Porcupine Tree chaser.  Sounds like a full prog metal meal.
 efaulkjr wrote:
Wow! Maynard on RP. I wonder if Bill will play some old Tool. Great song!
 
That would be great! Don't think it's going to happen soon, but at least we hear some A Perfect Circle on here. I've got Tool on my mind though, just got tickets to see them in Vegas in a month.

just love it!!! Maynard's voice is amazing...
 Foot wrote:
Pretty good but it sounds like a poor man's Porcupine Tree.
Hmmm.. I like PT but this comment just doesn't sit right.  Tool and PC are top tier progressive, as I see PT. 

Pretty good but it sounds like a poor man's Porcupine Tree.
Wow! Maynard on RP. I wonder if Bill will play some old Tool. Great song!

Turned up really loud, this can shake your soul. . . 
 
A brilliant album (ha, i said album). it has mellowing undertone unlike a Tool album where it can get pretty hard at times. The whole thing puts me in a trance but not quite unconscious.
Love the segue
 chyk5 wrote:


Both bands are great, so what exactly is the "real thing"?
 
Yea, I don't get the OHMish comment either, both bands are very solid....

 blotto wrote:


me too

 
The lead singer is from Tool...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Perfect_Circle

 chyk5 wrote:


Both bands are great, so what exactly is the "real thing"?
 

agreed. i like some songs by A Perfect Circle, some by Tool and some by Porcupine Tree (let's not forget Pucifer!). They can sound similar but all have their moments of greatness
 d00kie wrote:
Reminds me of tool
 

me too

Wait...wait, don't tell me......sounds like a U2 mash on the chorus....
 OHMish wrote:
I like it! {#Tongue-out}
This is the real thing, unlike Porcupine Tree.

 

Both bands are great, so what exactly is the "real thing"?
A good one!!
Maynard {#Meditate}
 countyman wrote:

Reminds you of Tool..........hmmmmmm I wonder why???

 

lol.... yeah, big curiosity there! : P
 jzekeb wrote:
That intro sounded a lot like The Cure.
 
naaaah! more something like Tool
That intro sounded a lot like The Cure.
I like it! {#Tongue-out}
This is the real thing, unlike Porcupine Tree.

Wow, this is f*ckin' good! Very Porcupine Tree-like, but with its own distinctive and possibly sinister feel. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
Thank you RP for a great set this afternoon.  One amazing song after another, some I haven't heard before, and finally this one, which gets a "9" from me on the first listen.  The lyric is stirring and deep.   Thanks, Bill and Rebecca!{#Clap}
I was thinking this could be incubus...
Maynard {#Sunny}
 d00kie wrote:
Reminds me of tool
 

LLLOOLLL, this is the quote of the year!!
 d00kie wrote:
Reminds me of tool
 
Reminds you of Tool..........hmmmmmm I wonder why???

A perfect circle perhaps... but not a perfect tune... kinda like Depeche Mode but less interesting.


I almost wish that A Perfect Circle didn't get so much radio exposure, so I wouldn't have to share them with the FM zombies...

Hints of Tool composition with PT rockability.  8.

Reminds me of tool
alas some perfect circle!