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Riff: A Perfect Circle – “By and Down”

Oct 16, 2013

Searching your eyes for a hint or a trace of humility/Searching your eyes for the saint is an act of futility

from By and Down lyrics by A Perfect Circle

To quote an acquaintance’s take on the cyclic nature of both Tool and APC – “They each have one amazing song that they repeat.” Fans may cry blasphemy, but Maynard’s expressed disappointment with “you” with soothing melodrama over balladic guitars and Josh Freese’s flourishes seems heavily familiar.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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