“Judith” is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle. It was released as the lead single from their debut album, Mer de Noms. The single was released as a 1-track compact disc single in North America, and a 4-track single on both disc and vinyl format in Australia. During an interview on A […]

Judith” is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle. It was released as the lead single from their debut album, Mer de Noms. The single was released as a 1-track compact disc single in North America, and a 4-track single on both disc and vinyl format in Australia.

During an interview on A Perfect Circle’s officially released Interview Disc, guitarist Billy Howerdel noted that “Judith” was “a truly unique song, in that it was done – from start to finish – in just one sitting”. According to Howerdel, he had parts of Judith already completed prior to meeting vocalist Maynard James Keenan. After Keenan joined, the song became heavier, and is one of the heaviest on Mer de Noms. Lyrically “Judith” treads ground similar to Tool songs like “Eulogy” and “Sober“, with anti-religious lyrics like “Fuck your God”, the only expletive on Mer de Noms.

Keenan explains on the Amotion DVD how the song is about his mother Judith Marie Keenan, who suffered a stroke and was restricted to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, yet still believed in Christianity.


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