Find a way in the silence…

A Perfect Circle has a new album coming out; their first in fourteen years.

I was a big fan of their bleak sound for a brief period following college, but mostly left them behind years ago.

This song came up on my feed and I thought I would give it a listen to see if they still resonated.

I was blown away.

Yes, its the Maynard James Keenan (vocalist) we’ve come to expect: saddened and frustrated by the breakdown of society…but there’s also an underlying spiritual awareness, dare I say joy, that underlies this song.

Has MJK been reading Merton?

 

“Disillusioned”

(Dopamine, on dopamine…)

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…)

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

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