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She was crippled and hospitalized a lot, but I don't think she was comatose. Maynard constantly refers to the coma by telling his mother to "wake up", she "plays dead".
Song Meaning People here are taking the first verse too literally. I may be wrong about this, but I'm pretty sure his mother wasn't in a coma for 27 years.
Lead Vocals Maynard James Keenan.
The part about being his perfect enemy is pretty well documented if you listen to either APC or tool, His mothers faith renewed through her aneurysm is the fire that forged his philosophical views on religion and humanity. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. Passive will always be one of my favorite songs in the world. Login with Google Error: Vocals Maynard James Keenan.
He is yelling at himself for knowing what is happening but not responding to his inner-self. By and Down Live. Being Passive, not doing anything and Aggressive, being angry about his drug use.
Flag Hatesolstice on November 12, He's saying he's turned into some whos more dead ;assive alive. Passive, aggressive bullshit Passive, aggressive bullshit Passive, aggressive bullshit. Diary of a Lovesong Live. What's Going On Live. Verified Artists All Artists: General Comment In my opinion Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.
I think that he is saying that he has given up on the person. Come on now Don't play dead cause perfext Don't play dead Cause maybe Someday I'll walk away and say Someday I'll You disappoint me Maybe you're better off this way [Bridge 1] Maybe you're better off this way Maybe you're better off this way Maybe you're better off this way You're better off this You're better off this Maybe you're better off [Chorus] Wake up and face me Why can't you?
However, Maynard is "ever the optimistic one" and knows what the person "could and might have been". I find this song highly emotional and moving. This may or may not be the true meaning but i believe it pfrfect. He is straightforward telling him communication is out of her control, and this being his mom, of course he doesn't want to believe it.
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After suffering from a brain anuerysm she became paralyzed an then fell into a comma. The "passive" person acts almost "dead" because of how he has become due to something. No Replies Log in to reply.
The doctor is literally just a doctor. But the pfrfect is that Judith probably never argued with him about God but rather used what seemed to be "Passive aggressive" tactics as in she probably paassive prayed for his salvation and never became his enemy, which is not what he wanted.
Overall I think this song is about criticizing yourself for not being able to get out of this funk you're in and knowing it's stupid but you just can't stop.