Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Perfect Circle – Judith (album: Mer de Noms 2000)

This song is by A Perfect Circle. My Hubby loves them very much; this is one of his favourite songs. Their lead singer Maynard James Keenan is also the lead singer of Tool. Maynard wrote this song about his mum Judith that suffered from a stroke and became paralysed. Since she was a very religious person, she became even more religious after the unfortunate accident, Maynard thought it was quite ironic that she still praised god after what she’s been thorough.

I don’t really believe in anything, I believe in people, only we can change the world and only we can make things better. I think religion is what will bring an end to this world. All the killing on behalf of “Allah” thing is quite ridicules. Also I don’t really understand why different religions think their way is better than other ways. It’s quite condescending, don’t you think? If there is a god and he is really good then all he wants us to do is to be kind and help one another.

One time my friends and I went skinny dipping in the lake. It was early in the morning and there was a religion guy on his way to pray, there was also a wondering dog that was walking after him. The guy stopped and kicked the dog. I got really angry since I cannot stand animal cruelty. So guess what I did? I got out of the water and started chasing the guy. I was wearing only my undies. Because the guy was religious he wasn’t supposed to look at naked women so he just ran away, what a coward! It was just hilarious! Even the dog was quite amused ;) Check out this anti religion song...

Lyrics: Judith Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Here is a comment from Songfacts website”

Judith was Maynard James Keenan's mother's name. She was a very religious person. One day she had a stroke that left her in a wheelchair partially paralyzed. This stroke only strengthened her belief in God - something that Maynard found to be pretty ironic. The lyrics in this song reflect how he felt about the whole situation - "It's not like you killed someone, It's not like you drove a spiteful spear into his side, You praise the one who left you broken down and paralyzed." He's saying that his mother was a good person who believed in God and yet this is how she was "thanked."

Band’s Official Website: A Perfect Circle

Info about the band: Wikipedia - A Perfect Circle