View Full Version : spin off: billy's best lyric?


mpp
06-26-2012, 09:26 PM
so, bill's written some bad shit over the years.......that's been established

but what's his best lyric?


i always liked the first verse of hummer

i also always liked to forgive, but that's a little :erm:

Trotskilicious
06-26-2012, 09:28 PM
right off the top of my head the hot nonsense in FUCK YOU an ode to no one

i took an axe to my sweet baby jane etc

mpp
06-26-2012, 09:31 PM
right off the top of my head the hot nonsense in FUCK YOU an ode to no one

i took an axe to my sweet baby jane etc

i always liked that -- never really cared for the song much though :eek:


i kinda like where boys fear to tread too, but it's more nostalgia than anything -- candy cane walks down to build a bonfire, to break my fall; my baby, my sweet thing, just maybe we could lose ourselves this time; king of the horseflies.....LOL

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 09:40 PM
For me with heavier songs, it's more about the delivery, especially live. Some versions of Fuck You are awesome. "Scratch-my-face-with-AN-VIL-HAAAAAAANDS!!"

Favourite lyrics... first that comes to mind is:

As the Indian summer of my remembrance
Settles on my bones
Cracked and weary I ask for direction home
Home, let the word spill from my mouth
Love, love is everything I want
I, one of many more to come
Love, love is everything I want

Toby
06-26-2012, 09:41 PM
I miss everything I'll never be.

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 09:44 PM
Oh yes ^

pale_princess
06-26-2012, 09:45 PM
a cat purrs to prove that she is still a cat
a dog barks at you to prove he is all that.

Trotskilicious
06-26-2012, 09:47 PM
i always thought aluding to suicide attempts with "pink ribbon scars" was very poetic

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 09:47 PM
Also a lot of lyrics from Mayonaise.

And Iiiii... fail...
BUT WHEN I CAN (wherp)
I will! (whirp)
Tryyyyy to understand
That WHEN I CAN (wherp)
I will!

No more promise, no more sorrow
No longer will I follow
Can anybody hear me?
I... just... want... TO BEEEEEE.... ME!

pale_princess
06-26-2012, 09:49 PM
a little sunshine just to butter my toast

Trotskilicious
06-26-2012, 09:53 PM
shaunna you used to fucking love this band can you be serious for once

pale_princess
06-26-2012, 10:13 PM
for realsies

i torch my soul to show the world that i am pure deep inside my heart

didn't want to lose you once again didn't want to be your friend fulfilled a promise made of tin crawled back to you.

i am the girl of the bitter embrace. i am the girl you'll forever chase.

sweet 17 sour 29 and i can't explain myself what i hoped i'd find.


these ones resonate. and i know it's not a popular choice, but i really like the lyrics for soot and stars.

Liandrin
06-26-2012, 10:17 PM
Not the most original choice, but the lyrics for 1979 are arguably Billy's finest.

Liandrin
06-26-2012, 10:18 PM
She says she wants to marry me.
She says she wants a bay-bee.
But it's not easy
when you're scared.

Xteenmachine
06-26-2012, 10:29 PM
a little sad, little coy pirouette
i gather change around my best
let's take a chance till there's nothing left but to scream

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 10:37 PM
I used to dislike Soot and Stars but it's a pretty fine dirge.

pavementtune
06-26-2012, 10:43 PM
My best friend in high school wrote these lyrics as dedication in a sp guitar tab edition as birthday present:

In a dream
We are connected
Siamese twins
At the wrist



As netphoria theme lyrics I'd vote for

Got me a raygun
Got me an altitude
Can't help but feeling something's wrong
With every one of you

mpp
06-26-2012, 10:46 PM
tell me all of your secrets
i cannot help but believe this is true
tell me all of your secrets
i know, i should've listened when i was told

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 10:47 PM
I don't want to like the others, please
Who is sorry now?
If I show you how,
Will you let me down?

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 10:56 PM
I fell ill inside eternal winter
And stood still beside eternal flame

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 10:59 PM
Basically every lyric to Galapogos

killtrocity
06-26-2012, 11:10 PM
a cat purrs to prove that she is still a cat
a dog barks at you to prove he is all that.

is this Billy or Monte? :confused:


also pretty much everything from Adore minus Ava Adore and Apples + Oranges is the height of Billy's lyrical prowess

dustrock
06-26-2012, 11:11 PM
I always liked "my angel wings were bruised and restrained"

But all the examples here are good.

All the lyrics to Ruby.

Shallowed
06-26-2012, 11:23 PM
The sun shines, but I don't
A silver rain will wash away

Born of the ball and chain
Into a world sustained with sorrow

Spaceboy, they'll kill me
Before I'm dead and gone
And any way you choose me
It won't be wrong
And anyway you choose me
We won't belong

So cry these tears, we'll cry as all
We've held so long to fall apart
As the curtain falls, we bid you all goodnight

Things we said
We don't mean any more
Tear inside her
Like a falling kite...

I think I'm done.

wounded
06-26-2012, 11:30 PM
i always kinda liked ugly

I don't look in the mirror
I don't like what I see staring back at me
Everything is clearer
I'll never see what you see
And I rot in my skin
As a piece of me dies everyday
I know I'm nothing
Because I'm ugly

Grox
06-26-2012, 11:31 PM
what moonsongs do you sing your babies?
what sunshine do you bring?
who belongs?
and who decides who's crazy?
who rights wrongs,
while others cling?

pavementtune
06-26-2012, 11:33 PM
Aaah, this thread reminds me of so many good songs, I'm gonna act like the nostalgic-stuckinthepast-bollyhatesme-spfan (I probably am): fix myself a cuba libre and a smoke and delight my flatmate with the heavenly tunes of PI.


I now realize the slight touch of puberty, but my inner adolescent still loves these lyrics

I need someone to ease my mind
But sometimes a someone is so hard to find

Intoxicated with madness
I'm in love with my sadness

Bolly Crogan
06-26-2012, 11:34 PM
Take a day, plant some trees
May they shade you from me
May your children play beneath

ghost-mutt
06-26-2012, 11:53 PM
behind me the grace of falling snow
cover up everything you know
come save me from the awful sound
of nothing

Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 12:02 AM
caught with this virus for my mind

IEatMyFeces
06-27-2012, 12:03 AM
SUUUUUUNNNSHIINNEEE ITS ALL I WANT TOOO SUNNNNSHINE!!!

TheAeroplane
06-27-2012, 12:12 AM
time heals but i'm forever broken

reprise85
06-27-2012, 12:43 AM
happiness will make you wonder, will i feel ok?
it scares the disenchanted far... away

reprise85
06-27-2012, 12:45 AM
We are the fossils
The relics of our time
We mutilate the meanings
So they're easy to deny

reprise85
06-27-2012, 12:46 AM
quiet has excellent lyrics all around

reprise85
06-27-2012, 12:48 AM
And for a moment I lose myself
Wrapped up in the pleasures of the world

Catherine Wheel
06-27-2012, 12:49 AM
I always thought the appels and oranjes lyrics were really mature and different from what I'm used to hearing by him. Very existential / metaphysical.

soniclovenoize
06-27-2012, 12:50 AM
Fuck, too many, too many, especially anything written between 1995-1998.

reprise85
06-27-2012, 12:54 AM
Muzzle has some great one liners

I fear that I'm ordinary, just like everyone
I know that I am meant for this world
Time heals but I'm forever broken
I knew the silence of the world

Shallowed
06-27-2012, 01:13 AM
I always thought the appels and oranjes lyrics were really mature and different from what I'm used to hearing by him. Very existential / metaphysical.

Sure they're existential, on the same level that ella is transcendental.

Shallowed
06-27-2012, 01:15 AM
For the first time, heaven seemed insane
'Cause heaven is to blame
For taking you away

spaceboye
06-27-2012, 01:15 AM
Rotten Apples


...Suffer her heart
And love her when your love goes unrequited
Where the cool winds blow
I must surely go
For my love calls me below to drag her
from the depths of my soul
When will I see her again?
The other side of friends
The darkened claws of death
The empty breath desire
Dirty your face
With longing and grace, God-given
Suffer her heart
And love her when your love goes unrequited



And In the Arms of Sleep

Sleep will not come to this tired body now
Peace will not come to this lonely heart
There are some things I'll live without
But I want you to know that I need you right now
I need you tonite
I steal a kiss from her sleeping shadow moves
Cause I'll always miss her wherever she goes
And I'll always need her more than she could ever need me
I need someone to ease my mind
But sometimes a someone is so hard to find
And I'll do anything to keep her here tonite
And I'll say anything to make her feel alright
And I'll be anything to keep her here tonite
Cause I want you to stay, with me
I need you tonite
She comes to me like an angel out of time
As I play the part of a saint on my knees
There are some things I'll live without
But I want you to know that I need you right now
Suffer my desire
Suffer my desire for you


:)

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:23 AM
del double post

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:23 AM
good call with rotten apples. i love that damn song and it's fun to play on guitar

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:25 AM
While I may be no expert on this reality
There is no god, but shame
god is hurt, god is cold
Try that once, god is dead
There is not another one

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:25 AM
spaced is an overlooked gem

Catherine Wheel
06-27-2012, 01:26 AM
Sure they're existential, on the same level that ella is transcendental.

I just love how the lyrics seem to try to approach the issue of how a person would feel if their whole existence wasn't what they thought it was. What would they do about it? How would it affect them? The song almost seems like it's about solipsism.

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:27 AM
i mean talk about perfect nonsense. spaced kicks psychedelic ass

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:28 AM
I just love how the lyrics seem to try to approach the issue of how a person would feel if their whole existence wasn't what they thought it was. What would they do about it? How would it affect them? The song almost seems like it's about solipsism.

the simplicity of the message has some charm but um, it doesn't really go very far

Catherine Wheel
06-27-2012, 01:32 AM
I remember him saying he was on ecstasy during the Adore era. That song makes me wonder if he was on ecstasy when he came up with the lyrics.

Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 01:35 AM
the simplicity of the message has some charm but um, it doesn't really go very far

they are mature and challenging

Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 01:35 AM
really reprise

what if

the sun refused to shine?

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:36 AM
del nevermind you clarified

slunken
06-27-2012, 01:42 AM
WHAT IF DUDE

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:45 AM
what if our noses were on our butts? would we be so used to smelling poop smells that it would seem to smell good to us?

slunken
06-27-2012, 01:46 AM
if i had wheels i would be a wagon

BlissedandGone2
06-27-2012, 01:46 AM
I like the lyrics to thirty-three

makes me real sad.

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:46 AM
or would that just be our neutral smell? what if eyes smell really really bad but we're just used to smelling them

slunken
06-27-2012, 01:53 AM
i like billy's 50s junk poetry style as far as favorite lyrics go - wbftt, stumbeline, annie-dog, soot/stars, etc

i liked things like the tafh booklet text and the chards of glass blog updates

June 25, 2000 - chards of glass/Fukuoka Japan -- crackle crackle, is this thing on...hello space rangers, back from the dead for more...here we is in japan and boy are we having a good time...every successive album has been better and better received here, so we send a big thank you to all of our japanese fans around the world...so far we have played 3 shows...sendai, yokohama, and hiroshima, and tonight we take on fukuoka...we transmit our good thoughts to all of you out there somewhere...when we finalize the european dates we will post them as soon as we can, cause I know some are starting to go on sale now...so don't forget that seeing as it is your last dash chance to see us, you don't want to miss it...also I'm starting to see copies of the vinyl version of the album, which of course contains glass and the machines part 2, so grab them while you can because the record company usually only makes about 10,000...is the story any clearer, probably not considering the way I used to write...so enjoy the tangents, hold onto the strings, there are more surprises to come...for anyone who dares to care, we are going into the studio in july to complete some of the extra special machina tracks...so beware!!! talk to you soon xo

slunken
06-27-2012, 01:53 AM
12 whole years ago

Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 01:55 AM
yeah stumbeline

bordom's in the bathroom shaking out loose teeth

Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 01:56 AM
was chards of glass where "burn the lies off their souls" came from

slunken
06-27-2012, 01:56 AM
no that was pre-zeitgeist hype

slunken
06-27-2012, 01:57 AM
also crushing us to dust w/ metal was involved

slunken
06-27-2012, 01:57 AM
supposedly

You Said
06-27-2012, 01:58 AM
God ride on! Krishna ride on! Mark ride on! Sony Vaiiiiiiiooooooo

Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 01:58 AM
what is it

molly's in the stirrups claming her destiny?

i mean that one is a particular doozy,

slunken
06-27-2012, 01:59 AM
i was thinking of that line too - i always (at least now) picture a girl at the gyno or getting an abortion or something

slunken
06-27-2012, 01:59 AM
i mean what else could it be?

reprise85
06-27-2012, 01:59 AM
isn't that song about abortion

or at least that line

reprise85
06-27-2012, 02:00 AM
shit slunken beat me to it

slunken
06-27-2012, 02:01 AM
is there a source for this by chance?

slunken
06-27-2012, 02:02 AM
i don't want this song to fall into the pantheon of tracks like "brick" by ben folds five

Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 02:05 AM
i mean what else could it be?

well that's why i say it's a doozy, because it could also be that she's on a horse (in the stirrups) departing for parts unknown

Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 02:07 AM
i don't want this song to fall into the pantheon of tracks like "brick" by ben folds five

oh come on

slunken
06-27-2012, 02:08 AM
well that's why i say it's a doozy, because it could also be that she's on a horse (in the stirrups) departing for parts unknown

oh come on

You Said
06-27-2012, 02:08 AM
Spiders crawling up her twat

spaceboye
06-27-2012, 02:24 AM
Spiders crawling up her twat

Hahahaha! Yes!

Trotskilicious
06-27-2012, 03:09 AM
oh come on

oh come on

teh b0lly!!1
06-27-2012, 03:59 AM
graceful swans of never topple to the earth

one of the most beautiful lines

teh b0lly!!1
06-27-2012, 04:04 AM
i've faced the fathoms in your deep
withstood the suitor's quiet siege
pulled down the heavens just to please you

teh b0lly!!1
06-27-2012, 04:06 AM
lately i just can't seem to believe
discard my friends to change the scenery
it meant the world to hold a bruising faith
but now it's just a matter of grace

teh b0lly!!1
06-27-2012, 04:08 AM
last night i turned around and thought i saw myself turning
inside the strangest dream of life unloved and cities burning

teh b0lly!!1
06-27-2012, 04:10 AM
man this thread gets me embarrassingly sentimental

ghost-mutt
06-27-2012, 08:24 AM
all of real love is great

reprise85
06-27-2012, 09:21 AM
^ yes it is

emotionalfriend
06-27-2012, 09:40 AM
was chards of glass where "burn the lies off their souls" came from

Not only was it pre-Zeitgest hype, but I think Jimmy is the one that uttered that nonsense.

pale_princess
06-27-2012, 09:58 AM
all of real love is great

word.

especially the line "calling out i won't surrender a locket of her hair"
always sounded romantic to me.

mpp
06-27-2012, 10:14 AM
happiness will make you wonder, will i feel ok?
it scares the disenchanted far... away

that one gives me chills

it's amazing how many people who are not big sp fans love that song

heard it on XM the other day and my wife said "turn this up, i like this one"

mpp
06-27-2012, 10:19 AM
ask yourself a question, anyone but me...are you free?
do you feel love is real?

reprise85
06-27-2012, 10:24 AM
yeah all the lyrics for hummer are superb except the actual "life's a bummer/when you're a hummer"

i think i remember billy saying it was referencing being someone who "hums"

you know, like humming to themselves instead of singing freely or taking some actions or what have you

in that context it's ok

reprise85
06-27-2012, 10:25 AM
ask yourself a question, anyone but me...are you free?
do you feel love is real?

i believe it's "i ain't free"

Cade McNown
06-27-2012, 11:48 AM
Not only was it pre-Zeitgest hype, but I think Jimmy is the one that uttered that nonsense.

This would be correct.

MeAndMyLlama
06-27-2012, 12:10 PM
give me signs
that arrest
it could snow
and happiness
give me time
give me peace
and i will prove
my release

ilikeplanets
06-27-2012, 12:53 PM
what is it you want to change?

blessed to the many, seeking some relief

tonight. it's alright.

Venom
06-27-2012, 02:22 PM
A few one-liner tidbits...

My daydream screams bitter 'til the end

Love comes in colors I can't deny

Slit my wrists and die a whore

Suck you like the sap from a tree

God is as helpless as me

Wrapped my hurt in you

And any way you choose me you'll break instead

You Said
06-27-2012, 02:37 PM
Plant some trees.

now we jack off
now you suck in
now you watch me
and everyone wins.

opera de nuit
06-27-2012, 02:56 PM
With the sugar sickness
You spy the kidnap kid
Who kids you to oblivion


my boredom has outshined the sun


Mascara sure and lipstick lost
Glitter burned by restless thoughts of being forgotten


Hatred sleeps inside my bones
In the stillness of cool air
All the boys have been left for dead
'Cause we go where they fear to tread
The beautiful one's the one's we'll remember
The precious one's our greatest pretenders


Consume my love, devour my hate
Only powers my escape
The moon is out the, stars invite
I think i'll leave tonight


To the revelations of fresh faced youth
No one will come to save you
So speak your peace in the murmurs drawn
But youth is wasted on the young


The lights came to pass
Dead opera motorcrash
Gone in a flash unreal
In nitrous overcast


Goodbye all you widows
Tearstain on the name
Glass into the vein
While seeking some relief


And now I remind her
Of every single liar
Living for the killing stall

DaveKShape
06-27-2012, 03:02 PM
here is no why has that awesome bit before the solo:

the useless drags the empty days
the lonely towers of long mistakes
to forgotten faces and faded loves
sitting still was never enough

within the context of the song, it's pretty hard to top those imo.

opera de nuit
06-27-2012, 03:03 PM
same for ruby-- noticed when plucking out that bit that it doesn't necessarily shine on its own, but in the context, the buildup/release etc. it resonates.

xSmashingGrrLx
06-28-2012, 11:17 PM
Always thought this song was a gem:

The wait hurts worse than the blows

Cut from some polished bone
Crawled out of broken homes
Slipped on the afterglow

Dogfighter28
06-28-2012, 11:22 PM
I wrap my wire around your heart and your mind

Cowlishaw
06-29-2012, 12:15 AM
ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE! ZOMB-EY EY EY EY OH!

vixnix
06-29-2012, 05:56 AM
Jack it up judy set your heart alight
Mayfair mistress of the satellites
Misspent youth- faking up a rampage
To hold off the real slaves
Paid off and staid
And what you never knew
Can never get to you
So fake it

Jukebox fuckup hanging round the drugstore
No matter what you say he'll be back for more
Mommy's in the manger with the little kids
She's got her reasons, got my forgets
Of tears and idle threats
Misplaced

sitting still was never enough
and if you're giving in, then you're giving up

I knew my loss before I even learned to speak.

My boredom has outshined the sun.

God knows I'm restless and weak
Full of piss and vinegar

And in the land of star crossed lovers
And barren hearted wanderers
Forever lost in forsaken missives and satan's pull
We seek the unseekable and we speak the unspeakable
Our hopes gathering dust to dust
In faith, in compassion and in love.

mpp
06-29-2012, 07:35 PM
justine never knew the rules
she hung down with the freaks and ghouls
no apologies ever need be made
i know you better than you fake it


that's some good shit

sppunk
06-29-2012, 09:11 PM
One of my least-favorite songs, but whatever. From Beautiful:

And I can't help but feel attached*
To the the feelings I can't even match*
With my head pressed against the glass
Wanting you

From Soot and Stars

i'll often speak of you*
but the you was always me*
'cause when i speak of me*
it's me i ask of you*

From Mayonnaise:

Shut my mouth and strike the demons
That cursed you and your reasons

From Siva:

Gather strength down in my heel
And dig it in the world I peel

From Quiet:

We are the fossils
The relics of our time
We mutilate the meanings
So they're easy to deny

From Aeroplane Flies High:

black wings carry me so high
up to meet you in the sky

From Cherry:

Hatred sleeps inside my bones
In the stillness of cool air
All the boys have been left for dead
'Cause we go where they fear to tread
The beautiful one's the one's we'll remember
The precious one's our greatest pretenders

And for solely sentimental reasons, from 1979:

Junebug skipping like a stone

ilikeplanets
06-29-2012, 09:43 PM
I'm good enough but I'm not there

Leaves you hanging on the floor for more....and less!

Just maybe we could lose ourselves this time

Come back to me, my mistake

IN MY MIND I'M EVERYONE

Dead eyes....dead eyes, are you just like me? Her eyes were as vacant as the sea...

And I can't help but feel attached to the feelings I can't even match

reprise85
06-29-2012, 09:48 PM
My love is weakness
My love is oh so wrong
My love is sadness
My love is oh so strong
My teeth are razor sharp
My love is fucking strong
I'll be with you
But not for long

reprise85
06-29-2012, 09:52 PM
The useless drags, the empty days
The lonely towers of long mistakes
To forgotten faces and faded loves
Sitting still was never enough

ilikeplanets
06-29-2012, 09:56 PM
I forget to forgive...nothing is important

The sun shines but I don't

I believe in never, I believe in all the ways
But belief is not to notice, belief is just some faith
And faith can't help you to escape

ilikeplanets
06-29-2012, 09:56 PM
Pretty face, ugly mouth

ilikeplanets
06-29-2012, 09:57 PM
soot in my hair and stars in my hand

franzel
06-30-2012, 03:33 AM
away to the side you move your hands
gravity fingers dig in your back
the strangest man won't let you breathe
he's rocking on you in a movie scene

last night i turned around and thought i saw myself turning
inside the strangest dream of life unloved and cities burning

everything from adore except ava adore

slunken
06-30-2012, 03:44 AM
obvious single does not belong on album

pale_princess
06-30-2012, 10:57 AM
apples and oranges has worse lyrics than ava adore, but they're both balls.

TheAeroplane
06-30-2012, 02:00 PM
Dad, dad Dead, dead Was I ever alive? Fucking makes you alive in one minute Solstice I am solstice filled with mercury Liquid fucked See right through your heart Fuck your heart I am mercury liquid pure Hot, alive, dead, mucked fish eyes, doe eyes I was born alive I'll fucking kill you I'll beat your soft baby head with my own hand Careful with that baby... Don't ever say the h word around him Ashamed I am ashamed of my name Say it I hate the sound of your shit because it means no good It means cheap, liar, smartass piece of shit Change it to raygun you fuck Billy the loon I am the loon I am mars Billy addly addly addly... Your name causes shit While I may be no expert on this reality, There is no god, but shame god is hurt, god is cold Try that once, god is dead There is not another one Battle Cold heart radio Feedback The pain Recurring messages of badness Recurring living bad dreams at the vortex of lost souls Wailing lost souls of shame We are in one hole Like a cup of mercury phosphate Brrr Shuddering around Taste my shit you wench Lifting, wailing lost souls who stand a chance Hot, my eyes darkly gaze and wonder Do not enter Why? I was born whole Fractured, divided, shattered into a billion fragments A million piece puzzle A million piece jigsaw puzzle with no this, and no that

reprise85
06-30-2012, 02:31 PM
yeah, spaced is a completely overlooked gem

ilikeplanets
06-30-2012, 06:19 PM
ehhhhhh it's not so overlooked or so gemmy

ilikeplanets
06-30-2012, 06:20 PM
it ties PI up perfectly though

slunken
07-01-2012, 01:49 PM
ties off

teh b0lly!!1
07-01-2012, 01:56 PM
ONE MORE CHERRY COLA

teh b0lly!!1
07-01-2012, 01:58 PM
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Cowlishaw
07-01-2012, 07:32 PM
I licked teh polished chrome

You Said
07-02-2012, 09:48 AM
You’re still just a rat in the six sides of steel cage

TheAeroplane
07-06-2012, 11:24 PM
the tragedies reside in you

iPumpkin
10-10-2012, 01:29 PM
The clever make the world weary
To pull it from its moorings
To fawn the young wicked roost
To weather the coming storms

slunken
10-10-2012, 01:33 PM
I licked teh polished chrome

there's magic everywhere!

Grox
10-10-2012, 01:34 PM
What moonsongs do you sing your babies?
What sunshine do you bring?
Who belongs?
and who decides who's crazy?
Who rights wrongs, while others cling?

I'll sing for you
If you want me to

Grox
10-10-2012, 01:36 PM
with raven hands
she steals and staggers towards her man
still scarred by his demon
because he's undone
become the language of
disaster and love
vengeance and dust
and she calls to him
let the waves cross the ancient trail, to you
far out, beneath the sorrow clouds
let them taste the bitter love's mistake
let them cry out, thru your rusted scars

Slurpee
10-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Can't believe this has not yet been posted in its entirety.

i fear that i am ordinary, just like everyone
to lie here and die among the sorrows
adrift among the days
for everything i ever said
and everything i've ever done is gone and dead
as all things must surely have to end
and great loves will one day have to part
i know that i am meant for this world
my life has been extraordinary
blessed and cursed and won
time heals but i'm forever broken
by and by the way...
have you ever heard the words
i'm singing in these song?
it's for the girl i've loved all along
can a taste of love be so wrong
as all things must surely have to end
and great loves will one day have to part
i know that i am meant for this world
and in my mind as i was floating
far above the clouds
some children laughed i'd fall for certain
for thinking that i'd last forever
but i knew exactly where i was
and i knew the meaning of it all
and i knew the the distance to the sun
and i knew the echo that is love
and i knew the secrets in your spires
and i knew the emptiness of youth
and i knew the solitude of heart
and i knew the murmurs of the soul
and the world is drawn into your hands
and the world is etched upon your heart
and the world so hard to understand
is the world you can't live without
and i knew the silence of the world

redbreegull
10-10-2012, 04:28 PM
love comes in colors I can't deny

djm5101
10-10-2012, 06:05 PM
Porcelina 2nd verse:

In the slipstream, of thoughtless thoughts
the light of all thats good, the light of all thats true
To the fringes gladly, I walk unadorned
with gods and their creations
with filth and disease
Porcelina, she waits for me there
with seashell hissing lullabyes
and whispers fathomed deep inside my own
hidden thoughts and alibis
my secret thoughts come alive

djm5101
10-10-2012, 06:05 PM
yeah muzzle is great too

Trotskilicious
10-10-2012, 06:09 PM
love comes in colors I can't deny

yeah this one is nice

CrabbMan
10-10-2012, 06:12 PM
i always thought aluding to suicide attempts with "pink ribbon scars" was very poetic

It just occurred to me, after more than a decade, that the scars from my suicide attempt to not look like pink ribbons. But I think I shall think of them that way from now on.

redbreegull
10-10-2012, 06:18 PM
I don't know if Billy has ever explicitly said he tried to kill himself. He used to cut though, thus pink ribbon scars

juliajune
10-11-2012, 04:04 AM
I've always thought "my boredom has out shined the sun" was brilliant. One of my favorites.

juliajune
10-11-2012, 04:19 AM
Hi.

Shallowed
10-11-2012, 05:00 AM
love comes in colors I can't deny

I sometimes wonder about the wording of this line.

Does he mean, "it's true, love comes in colors",
or "I can't deny the colors that love comes in"?

reprise85
10-11-2012, 05:02 AM
i always took it the second way

reprise85
10-11-2012, 05:02 AM
but now you got me thinkin'

juliajune
10-11-2012, 05:41 AM
How many people are actually active? Any other SP boards reccomendations? Back in the day, this was the place to post.

reprise85
10-11-2012, 05:58 AM
i'd estimate about 25-30 active posters but we're all kind of over it and most are here for the general board. try the smashingpumpkins.com board if you don't mind leaving your critical thinking skills at the door*



*i haven't been there in a couple years so it might be different, i guess

*Information Technology

juliajune
10-11-2012, 06:03 AM
I should probably be over it too ;) . Will always be my all time fav.

CrabbMan
10-11-2012, 06:45 PM
Personally I have no interest in the general board. But this place does tend to be up-to-date with what's going on in the world of Pumpkins. I still enjoy hearing new stuff as it comes out, and the rare occasion that old shit gets circulated, and netphoria seems to be a good place to find it.

And also it restores my faith in humanity with such positive vibes.

T&T
10-11-2012, 07:13 PM
yeah all the lyrics for hummer are superb except the actual "life's a bummer/when you're a hummer"

i think i remember billy saying it was referencing being someone who "hums"

you know, like humming to themselves instead of singing freely or taking some actions or what have you

in that context it's ok
FYI:
A 'hummer' is someone who doesn't know music theory and composes by what sounds good. it's common for other music composers, that know theory, to look down on hummers as 'not real songwriters'. lets be honest, rock songwriters aren't the most original when it comes to writing a good tune, yet for a good tune to sell all you need is a good hook regardless of how technical or original it is.


back to thread subject:
serve yourself, no one else can do it for you like you
no one else fails like me....

Christian Noir
10-12-2012, 12:28 PM
Chased the charmed... fat with promise

TheAeroplane
10-12-2012, 10:57 PM
sodomy is such a part of you

IWishIWasBlank
10-14-2012, 03:09 PM
Sure hope Jackals Lick Their Balls and Clowns in My Shower already made it into this thread.

I can't think of my favorite lyric yet... I don't think I've been up long enough or something. Clearly I'm a fan of Blank. Hence the alias.