"The Hollow"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


Run desire, run sexual being, run him like a blade to and through the heart
No conscience, one motive, cater to the hollow, screaming feed me here
Fill me up again, temporarily pacify this hungering
So grow libido throw dominoes of indiscretions down
Falling all around in cycles, in circles, constantly consuming
Conquer and devour, cause it's time to bring the fire down
Bridle all this indiscretion long enough to edify and permanently fill this hollow
Screaming feed me here, fill me up again, temporarily pacifying
Feed me here, fill me up again, temporarily pacifying


"Magdelena"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


Overcome by your moving temple, overcome by this holiest of altars
So pure, so rare to witness such an earthly goddess that I've lost my self control
Beyond compelled to throw this dollar down before your holiest of altars
I'd sell my soul, my self-esteem a dollar at a time
One chance, one kiss, one taste of you my magdalena
I bear witness to this place, this prayer, so long forgotten
So pure, so rare to witness such an earthly goddess
That I'd sell my soul, my self-esteem a dollar at a time
For one chance, one kiss, one taste of you my black madonna
I'd sell my soul, my self-esteem a dollar at a time
One taste, one taste, one taste of you my Magdalena


"Rose"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


Don't disturb rhe beast, the tempermental goat, the snail while he's feeding on the Rose
Stay frozen, compromising, what I will, I am, bend around the wind silently thrown about
Again I'm treading so soft and lightly compromising my will, I am, I am, I will
So no longer will I lay down, play dead
Play your doe in the headlights locked down and terrified
Your deer in the headlights shot down and horrified when push comes to pull comes to shove
Comes to step around this self-destructing dance that never would've ended till I Rose
I roared aloud here I will, I am, I am, I will
So no longer will I lay down, lay dead
Play this kneel down, gun-shy martyr pitiful
I rose, I roared, I will, I am


"Judith"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


You're such an inspiration for the ways that I'll never ever choose to be
Oh so many ways for me to show you how the savior has abandoned you
Fuck your God, your Lord, and your Christ
He did this, took all you had and left you this way
Still you pray, you never stray, never taste of the fruit
You never thought to question why, it's not like you killed someone
It's not like you drove a hateful spear into his side
Praise the one who left you broken down and paralyzed
He did it all for you, He did it all for you
Oh so many many ways for me to show you how your dogma has abandoned you
Pray to your Christ, to your god, never taste of the fruit
Never stray, never break, never - choke on a lie
Even though He's the one who did this to you, you never thought to question why
Not like you killed someone, it's not like you drove a spiteful spear into his side
Talk to Jesus Christ as if he knows the reasons why He did it all for you
Did it all for you, He did it all for you


"Orestes"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


Metaphor for a missing moment, pull me into your perfect circle
One womb, one shape, one resolve, liberate this will to release us all
Gotta cut away, clear away, snip away and sever this umbilical residue
That's keeping me from killing you and from pulling you down with me in here
I can almost hear you scream
Give me one more medicated peaceful moment, one more medicated peaceful moment
And I don't wanna feel this overwhelming hostility
Because I don't wanna feel this overwhelming hostility
Gotta cut away, clear away, snip away and sever this umbilical residue
Gotta cut away, clear away, snip away and sever this umbilical residue
That's keeping me from killing you, keeping me from killing you


"3 Libras"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


Threw you the obvious and you flew with it on your back
A name in your recollection down among a million
Say difficult enough to feel a little bit disappointed, passed over
When I've looked right through, to see you naked and oblivious and you don't see me
Well I threw you the obvious, just to see if there's more behind the eyes of a fallen angel
Eyes of a tragedy
Here I am expecting just a little bit too much from the wounded
But I see, see through it all, see through, and see you
So I threw you the obvious, do you see what occurs behind the eyes of a fallen angel
Eyes of a tragedy
Well, oh well...apparently nothing, apparently nothing at all
You don't, you don't, you don't see me, you don't, you don't, you don't see me
You don't, you don't, you don't see me, you don't, you don't, you don't see me at all


"Sleeping Beauty"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


Delusional I believe, I can cure it all for you, dear
Coax or trick or drive or drag the demons from you
Make it right for you sleeping beauty, truly thought I can magically heal you
You're far beyond a visible sign of your awakening, failing miserably to rescue Sleeping Beauty
Drunk on ego, truly thought I could make it right if I kissed you one more time
To help you face the nightmare
But you're far too poisoned for me, such a fool to think that I can wake you from your slumber
That I could actually heal you...Sleeping Beauty, poisoned and hopeless
You're far beyond a visible sign of your awakening
Failing miserably to find a way to comfort you
Far beyond a visible sign of your awakening and hiding from some poisoned memory
Poisoned and hopeless Sleeping Beauty


"Thomas"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


Humble and helpless, learning to pray
Praying for visions to show me the way, show me the way to forgive you
Allow me to let it go, allow me to be forgiven
Show me the way to let go, show me the way to forgive you
Allow me to let it go, allow me to be forgiven
Show me the way to let go, illuminate me, illuminate me, illuminate me
I'm just praying for you to show me where I'm to begin, hoping to, hoping to reconnect to you


"Renholder"
m. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


"Thinking of You"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


Lying all alone and restless, unable to lose this image sleepless
Unable to focus on anything but your surrender
Tugging a rhythm to the vision that's in my head, tugging a beat to the sight of you lying
So delighted with a new understanding, something about a little evil
That makes that unmistakable noise I was hearing, unmistakable sound that I know so well
Spent and sighing with a look in your eye, spent and sighing with a look on your face
Like sweet revelation, sweet surrender, sweet, sweet surrender, surrender...
Tugging a rhythm to the vision that's in my head, tugging a beat to the sight of you lying
So delighted with a new understanding, something about a little evil
That makes that unmistakable noise, I was hearing, unmistakable sound that I know so well
Spent and sighing with a look in your eye, spent and sighing with a look on your face
Like sweet revelation, sweet surrendering, sweet revelation, sweet
Thinking of you, thinking, thinking of you, thinking of you, thinking of you, thinking...
Sweet revelation, sweet surrendering, sweet revelation


"Breņa"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


My reflection wraps and pulls me under healing waters to be bathed in Breņa
Guides me safely in worlds I've never been to, heal me, heal me my dear Breņa
So vulnerable, but it's alright, heal me, heal me my dear Breņa
Show me lonely and show me openings to lead me closer to you my dear Breņa
(Feeling so) vulnerable, but it's alright
Opening to...heal...opening to...heal...heal...heal...heal...heal me


"Over"
m. and l. Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan
Mer De Noms (2000)


Been over, been over this before, been over, and over, been over this before
And over, been over this before, so over this
Been over this, so over this, been over this, over this before


"Diary of a Madman/Lovesong"
m. and l. Ozzy Osbourne
Mer De Noms (2000)


Screaming at the window, watch me die another day
Hopeless situation, endless price I'll have to pay
Diarrhea of a madman, walk the line again today
Entries of confusion, Dear diary, I'm here to stay
Sanity now and beyond me I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you, there's no choice
Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I'm hopeless
Voices in the darkness scream away my mental health
Can I ask a question to help me save me from myself?
Sanity now and beyond me I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you, there's no choice
I will always love you (repeat 6x)
Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I'm whole again
Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I'm whole again
I will always love you, there's no choice