The Nurse Who Loved Me Lyrics - A Perfect Circle

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Say hello to the rug's topography
It holds quite a lot of interest with your face down on it
Say hello to the shrinking in your head
You can't see it but you know its there so don't neglect it

I'm taking her home with me all dressed in white
She's got everything I need pharmacy keys
She's falling hard for me I can see it in her eyes
She acts just like a nurse with all the other guys

Say hello to all the apples on the ground
They were once in your eyes but you sneezed them out while sleeping
Say hello to everything you've left behind
It's even more a part of your life now that you can't touch it

I'm taking her home with me all dressed in white
She's got everything I need some pills in a little cup
She's falling hard for me I can see it in her eyes
She acts just like a nurse with all the other guys

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She's got everything I need pharmacy keys
She acts just like a nurse with all the other guys

Say hello to the rug's topography






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My interpretation | Reviewer: Kat | 12/29/11

This is actually a cover, so rehab related meanings aren't as likely as they would be if this were written for the album.
I see it as a man who is insane and thinks the nurse is in love with him, so he chloroforms her and tries to take her home with him.



love and addiction | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/30/11

when you are goin through rehab and you have someone helping you and "caring" for you, it is quite easy to mistake that care for love. Alot of addicts goin through the program latch on to someone so they can feel loved and fulfill the void they were tryin to fill with drugs. The shrinking in his head is the drugs power over him residing, and the thoughts of wanting to get high ebbing away. She tells him not to neglect it because it is his drive and will power returning. He's still somewhat addicted and her pills in a little cup ease the pain therefore making her a saviour to him. The memories of all that he has lost in his addiction, loved one's and such, are flooding back to him and are now more apart of his life because he longs to have it all back but cannot have any of it. The "apples in his eyes" are people he once respected and adored but "sneezed" them out, or forced them out, while "sleeping" in his addiction. I believe the opening line of "say hello to the rug's topography, it hold's quite alot of interest with your face down on it." is him collapsed to the ground because he is detoxing so incredibly hard.



Jason's opinion | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/12/11

The song is about a guy who was hurt in some way and is treated by a nurse in a hospital. He can't move for some reason and he loves the nurse who is taking care of him and dreams that she loves him too, but he finds out at the end that she cares for him the same ways she does with other patients. So all is only in his head.



DURR HURR | Reviewer: HURR DURR | 10/10/11

Does it matter what the true meaning of the song is? Everyone should interpret music in their own way. The artist may have his or her own definition, but if the song reaches the listener in some way its done its job. Quit over-analyzing the song and enjoy it.



My own understanding | Reviewer: kristyza | 8/29/11

I first off don't ever criticize against how other's relate to music, but I hear everyone speaking their opinions of drug addiction, which indeed can be possible, but also think about it in a relationship aspect too, with a woman, maybe whom he loves, and she loves him, however due to their life situations she is sleeping with other men, basically being "their nurse" for relatively anything such as emotional support, sex whatever, so maybe that's her role as a nurse that he loves, and she loves him but she can't be with him. And she may have the same possible addictions to him that he needs and he craves, and she gives, or has given and she can't for the time being. Maybe she will in another lifetime...



Failure cover song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/18/11

This song is actually a cover of a song by the band Failure (check them out, they're good). So for all of you obsessive Maynard James Keenan fans trying to search his words to give your lives meaning, you probably won't find anything here.



Pharms | Reviewer: Tracy Wilhelm | 5/16/11

I never got the murder bit. Super high, face down on the carpet... all the sudden the rugs looking interesting. "Shrinking in your head..." is awareness drifting in and out. "Even more a part of your life now..." Loss of children (apple of my eye), status,job, whatever via drug abuse/sharing. The nurse loves the guy, hooks him up, and looses everything because of it. In the end, they're in love, face down on the rug, on drugs.



You sick people | Reviewer: Kay | 5/12/11

It's a very light and airy song. Yes, there's addiction, sex and all that- but kinda passing through, the character goes with the flow. Murder?! Somebody needs professional help. That's why I hate reading reviews on APC, Tool and Puscifer lyrics, apparently there are a lot of unstable people who are drawn to MJK's work.



She's dead. | Reviewer: Jake | 5/10/11

I'm pretty sure this song is just about him killing a nurse he had an obsession with (which she may or may not have known about) because he wanted her pharmacy keys and he was jealous of her interaction with other male customers. I think the line that gives it away is

"Say hello to everything you've left behind
It's even more a part of your life now that you can't touch it"
The shrinkage in her head is just the blood draining out of it. But I realize thats a very literal interpretation of the song. I may or may not have gotten it.



I agree with the sexual relations thing | Reviewer: Odysseus | 3/17/11

But for some reason the last time I listened to that song and read the lyrics at the same time I imagined that situation having taken place...I'm a morbid bastard, and I interpret it as him killing her out of jealousy after realizing he wasn't really that important to her.

"Say hello to the rug's topography
It holds quite a lot of interest with your face down on it
Say hello to the shrinking in your head
You can't see it but you know its there so don't neglect it"
He hit her in the head from behind, she is bleeding out on the rug.
"...Say hello to everything you've left behind
It's even more a part of your life now that you can't touch it "
Potentially implying she is a ghost leaving her body behind. Also slightly comical if he hit her from behind due to the word play.

I find it very intriguing that there can be so many different and in-depth interpretations of things inside something that is, as a whole, a metaphor for something much simpler [drug addiction].



Nice | Reviewer: Me | 10/19/10

I think the song is about a drug addict who falls in love with a nurse but he really uses her to obtain his drugs. He talks about her having pharmacy keys and pills which indicate that he is using her to get drugs.



13th step | Reviewer: sweetjuicytacofan | 4/25/10

This whole album deals with addiction and the concepts surrounding it. The 13th step is a joke created around the 12 steps of recovery, implying that you fuck the new comers in the program trying to kick their addictions.

"Say hello to the rug's topography
It holds quite a lot of interest with your face down on it "

-You OD on heroin and are now face down in the rug as a result of drugs/dope

"Say hello to the shrinking in your head
You can't see it but you know its there so don't neglect it"

-To me this is referring to the progressiveness of addiction. Its saying to try and acknowledge what happening to you as you dive deeper and deeper into being a dope fiend; even though you don't realize it.

The whole nurse part is replacing one thing with another (i.e. heroin for a hot nurse with big tits in a hospital) Once off the dope he fills the gap with a hot nurse and the just as addicting medication she has access to. bitch.



I think.. | Reviewer: Gian | 4/11/10

This is about a guy that escaped from a pirate gang and found this nurse who had the key to open a chest he stole from the pirates, and there was a rug in in, together with some apples. I mean, isnt this obvious?



This song | Reviewer: Ashleyann | 12/29/09

I really don't care what it means it makes me feel in a creepy way (I guess) happy. It also has inspired me to do Art, I don't know how many picturs i've drawn since listening to this song. Everyone should have their own oppinions but they shoud also be informed of the facts. STOP CALLING PEOPLE THEY ARE STUPID ITS RUDE!!! Any way its a fantastic song nontheless. I love it and keep playing it over and over again. Thank you for getting me the CD (your know who you are if you read this.)



what????? | Reviewer: james | 12/24/09

FYI this song is originally written by a band named FAILURE. Second guys hate to dissappoint you but the thing about the rug is the character having sex with his nurse from behind. lastly the "apple" thing refers to the fact he believes he was the apple of her eye at one point, then not. This song is about sexual relations between patient and nurse....TRANSFERENCE. Read psychology book and its all there. Again no disrespect just tryin to inform.




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