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A Perfect Circle — Disillusioned
Album: Eat The Elephant
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 723









Released: 2018
Length: 5:51
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Dopamine
On dopamine
On dopamine
On dope

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
On dopamine
On dope

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
Comments (39)add comment
 coding_to_music wrote:
 
Thanks for posting this video....Maybe this will help the average rating move up from the LOW 6.9....this song really hits me hard, and for a new song to rate a 10 to me it has to be special (of course, IMO) - LLRP and LLMJK!
 B_Drexler wrote:
The music is okay. But the creepy cover prevents a "liking".
 

If you think that's creepy try brutal death metal albums album art to get your head straight
Maynard can do no wrong
 nwbiblio wrote:
The lyrics are spot on, but it's MJK's voice that sends me to the moon, every single time. If there are angels singing at my deathbed, they'll sound like Maynard.
 
Some would argue you'll hear Maynard at the other place, but hey...

kidding. I like his voice too. This song is an effective commentary on our society, sadly.
c.
The music is okay. But the creepy cover prevents a "liking".
tres bon groupe j'aime !!!
I looked at my comment from a year ago and  I subsequently ,quickly grew to appreciate this song.  The words resonate.  His voice resonates. We were in a park on an unseasonably warm day in the winter and people were walking together but alone - each separately engrossed in their devices.  It was kind of shocking.  I had to re-evaluate my own level of obsession with this technology.  Great song anyway.
Awesome song. Creepy album cover.
The lyrics are spot on, but it's MJK's voice that sends me to the moon, every single time. If there are angels singing at my deathbed, they'll sound like Maynard.
My first time hearing this... like very much!

P.S. While our first-world society sure suffers from lack of connection and authenticity, the electronic device aspect is "silicon," while "silicone" is an altogether different kind of pox upon us. 
WOW  2 minutes in and Goose bumps !
Can't believe I am not up to speed w/this release!
Is that a softer, kinder ,Maynard vocal ?
The beginning almost does not sound like him!

Thank you R.P/ A Perfect Circle is always a great choice ; >
 Punkysoup wrote:
I've been thinking a lot lately about my addiction to my phone, to the point that I'm even reading books on how to tear myself away from the 'silicone obsession'. This song really brought these feelings home to me. Thanks, RP!
 
Books or eBooks? hehehe

I've been championing this cause of getting away from CONSTANT technology for the last few years now.  If not for RP (and paying bills) I might not have any reason to go 'online' anymore.  And that might be why this tune is a 10 to me....Long Live RP!!  Long Live Humanity!!
 Randomax wrote:
so Maynard doesn't sing with them anymore -- this doesn't sound like him
 

It's Maynard. But I had problems recognizing his voice too, even when I heard them live at a Vienna concert last year. His voice sounds different indeed, softer maybe
Was the preferred group for my daughter... flashbacks to the agony of teen aged angst
I've been thinking a lot lately about my addiction to my phone, to the point that I'm even reading books on how to tear myself away from the 'silicone obsession'. This song really brought these feelings home to me. Thanks, RP!
 Jackalope1 wrote:
Sounds like a plea for returning to human connection, "put the silicone obsession down". Words to live by. We are destroying ourselves with these devices.
 
Nailed it.
c.
Bravo
Freaking Awesome!!!
The video of that song is also excellent. Small budget, but hits the mark. Very, very good. And very, very true. Look it up on YouTube (the lair of the silicone beast).
This must be the Song of the Month. It's on just about every time I've played RP lately.
 Randomax wrote:
so Maynard doesn't sing with them anymore -- this doesn't sound like him
 

It sounds exactly like him. Slightly vocoded, sure, but this is how he sounds on every APC album. 
Hello, Marilyn Manson?
Just wondering if you've got any album art lying around that we could use? . . .
Always happy to hear this song. Makes me pay attention.
Sounds like a plea for returning to human connection, "put the silicone obsession down". Words to live by. We are destroying ourselves with these devices.
so Maynard doesn't sing with them anymore -- this doesn't sound like him
Eerie lyrics that are so poignant and apropos to the times in which we live. Initially not on the Perfect Circle train lovefest. But this song may change my mind.
This song hits very deep.
Rating 10, fav of all the album
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6 > 8. Go figure.
Pleasantly growing on me... 
Bumped to a 7, powerful lyrics.  
 lizardking wrote:

You might be right about that!  This is the 1st listening for me and I gave it a 7 initially....then I heard the lyric "Time to put the silicon obsession down" and then I read the lyrics....oh wow!!!  7+2 for these great lyrics!!  Long Live RP!!
 
I'm going to rerate to 10.
Effing Awesomeness
Probably the cover  but  this  makes me think of  the IT Crowd's  Richmond and Cradle of Filth.
 jmsmy wrote:
So far this year - there are 2 great albums - this one Eat The Elephant and Shannon In Nashville by Shannon Shaw
 
You might be right about that!  This is the 1st listening for me and I gave it a 7 initially....then I heard the lyric "Time to put the silicon obsession down" and then I read the lyrics....oh wow!!!  7+2 for these great lyrics!!  Long Live RP!!
So far this year - there are 2 great albums - this one Eat The Elephant and Shannon In Nashville by Shannon Shaw
 the_jake wrote:
Am I   #1  ?

Insert big foam finger here
 

Looks like maybe you are!
Jury's still out for me.  
Am I   #1  ?

Insert big foam finger here