By And Down Lyrics by A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle Lyrics

By And Down Lyrics
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Moving in and out of the shadows
Its no easier mission
Holding onto how I picture you

Showing only bits and pieces
Till the tide betrays you and your empty allocution

Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace of humility
Searching your eyes for the saint is an act of futility
Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace of it
searching your eyes for humility
searching your eyes for a hint or a trace
I'm still searching searching...

Showing all the missing pieces
Till the light betrays you and your empty allocution
Saw the Piper by and down the river
Caught his crippled alchemy
From pounding waves of adoration

Pied Piper float on down the river
Bloated carcass crippled me
The weight of adoration

Moving in and out of the shadows
Its no easy mission
Holding on to how I picture you.
Writer: Keenan, Maynard James
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Group

By And Down Info:

By and Down is both the first original material, and first single, by A Perfect Circle in almost ten years. The studio version appears on the band's greatest hits album, Three Sixty, and a live version is set to appear on their live boxset A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo.

The song was written during the band's live re-emergences in the early 2010s and was first debuted as far back as June 2011, when the band played it live at their North American Summer tour. Frontman Maynard James Keenan told Artist Direct the song evolved in its live setting. "That's always going to happen when you have a song that you've rehearsed in a square room," he said.

"When you get on stage, you feel a push and pull. You need to nudge this part a little harder and you need to get a little quieter on this part. All of those things evolve as you tour, I'd have to say with every song, that's the case. I think they're going to slowly evolve as you do them. For the most part, that song has remained fairly pure from its inception. Because of the experience we've had in the past on the road, I feel like we can kind of predict where that might go."

From the Album:
Three Sixty (2013)

October 14, 2013

Alternative rock, progressive rock, art rock

Length: 5:34

Universal Music Group

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