Talk Talk

I can’t breathe. How am I going to make art?

You’re waiting
On miracles
We’re bleeding out

Thoughts
And prayers
Adorable
Like cake in a crisis
We’re bleeding out

While you deliberate
Bodies accumulate

Sit and talk like Jesus
Try walkin’ like Jesus
Sit and talk like Jesus
Talk like Jesus
Talk talk talk talk
Get the fuck out of my way

Don’t be the problem, be the solution
Don’t be the problem, be the solution
Don’t be the problem, be the solution
Problem, problem, problem, problem

Faith without works is
Talk without works is
Faith without works is
Talk without works is
Faith without works is
Dead, dead, dead, dead

Sit and talk like Jesus
Try walkin’ like Jesus
Sit and talk like Jesus
Try walkin’ like Jesus
Try braving the rain
Try lifting the stone
Try extending a hand
Try walkin’ your talk or get the fuck out of my way


“Talk Talk” is the third single off A Perfect Circle’s forthcoming album. Like “Doomed” and “Disillusioned,” it is very much a political statement about the current state of our society.

Another school shooting yesterday, another 17 dead kids and adults. I’m over here trying to figure out how to get back to making art–to write, to collage, to just absorb the world and here it comes at me screaming in terror in the dark before the sun comes up. I don’t know what to do, except resist.

Art is a form of resistance. We have to keep resisting, reconnecting to the resonance, to borrow Maynard’s phrase. I resist.

 

 

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