Türchen Nummer 3 hat direkt was mit dem Tag zuvor zu tun:
A Perfect Circle – 3 Libras (Acoustic Version)

Stil: Progressive Rock  |  Jahr: 2000  |  Album: Mer de Noms

Single-Cover von “3 Libras”

A Perfect Circle wurde nämlich 1999 als ein Nebenprojekt von Tool-Sänger Maynard James Keenan gegründet. Neben 3 Libras gab es zwei weitere Single-Auskopplungen (Judith und The Hollow) vom Debüt-Album Mer de Noms. Der Titel ist französisch und bedeutet auf Deutsch wortwörtlich „Meer der Namen“, ist rein phonetisch betrachtet allerdings fast deckungsgleich mit „merde noms“ („Scheiß-Namen“) :) .


Cover von “Mer de Noms”

Die Zeitschrift Visions setzte Mer de Noms in ihrer Liste der „150 Alben für die Ewigkeit“ 2005 auf Platz 71. Michael Rensen vom Rock Hard verglich das Album mit einem „nächtlichen Strandspaziergang am Rande einer pulsierenden Cyberspace-Metropole“ und hob den „düster-charismatischen“ Gesang von Maynard James Keenan sowie das „Songwriting-Niveau“ insgesamt hervor. Die Bewertung lag bei 8,5 von zehn Punkten.

Zur Interpretation von 3 Libras:
(Quelle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Libras_(song)

* Maynard James Keenan, in the A Perfect Circle EPK stated, “It’s about being overlooked.”

* In the liner notes to the single, Keenan said: “Up until the mid twentieth century the mountain gorilla was considered a myth. Oddly enough, a legend not unlike Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster. The chance of actually seeing/experiencing this elusive shadow was as likely as finding one’s soulmate. Rare. Precious. Even once discovered they seemed unapproachable. The only way to get close to this magnificent creature was to become empathetic. Abandon all pretense and preconceptions. To bare an open throat. To collapse into the arms of vulnerability. All but extinct, these beings/moments are threatened by the black hearted. The cold and oblivious. The empty eyed profit seekers that overlook these Rare. Precious.”

* Keenan shed some more light on this song in their aMotion DVD, where he explained that this is a song about parasitic-like people seeing something different or special about a person. Instead of nurturing that quality or helping that person grow, the “3 Libras” feed off of the energy in a bad way instead of using it for good.

* On aMotion, Keenan also mentioned that he wrote the song for about 9 or so people in his life that have birthdays around the same time, hence the name “3 Libras.” He titled it so the people with the Libran birthdays could battle it out to figure who he wrote the song about.