View Full Version : BEST Corgan lyrics?


Elijah Moon
09-03-2014, 04:49 PM
Just to balance things.

I have so many, but for now I'll go with, "Twilight fades through blistered Avalon / The sky's cruel torch, on aching autobahn..." and, well, the whole of that song, really.

herzogxyu
09-03-2014, 04:59 PM
someday we'll wave hello
and wish we'd never waved goodbye
to this romance
we'll drink up every line
and shoot up every word
till it's no more

Elijah Moon
09-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Oh, yeah! That's a favourite of mine too.

Elijah Moon
09-03-2014, 05:05 PM
Take a day
Plant some trees
May they shade you from me
May your children play beneath

Ram27
09-03-2014, 05:23 PM
And I rot in my skin, as a piece of me dies everyday
I know I'm nothing, I know there's nothing I can say
To change the judgement in their ways
I'll never be what you need

bye june
09-03-2014, 05:54 PM
I FEEL JOY
I FEEL JUST LIKE A BOY
YOU KNOW I PLAYED WITH MY TOYS
NOTHING'S REALLY CHANGED

aztec litany service
09-03-2014, 07:04 PM
so tell me what you need, I'll be watching out for you
there are no enemies, only dangerous friends
you grew up very fast
I didn't think I'd miss a thing, 'cause nothing ever lasts


it makes no difference to me if i die in my sleep tonight
i'm sick to the bone, and longing for home, my blood runs white
and i didn't want anyone to be hurt by my words


On our worried knees, given to all beliefs
Scarecrows and disease haunt us all
Ooh, bury your head in the sand
So have we stumbled from grace
Are we being punished for fate
My god is subtle and great
He can't be wounded by the gossip and the hate of the frightened
Who took their paths on the sand, yeah
Fear that grips us all, give us an awful sound
Can't help anything but ourselves
Ooh, bury your head in the sand


you will grow to love me, even if it kills me
do you laugh
and i will speak of solace, and invest in promise
promise not to get too deep, promised i'd never grow weak
but a soldier never comes home
battle rages on and on
do you laugh, could you laugh about it
i know that i could live without it all


despite all my rage i am still just a rat in a cage
and i still believe that i cannot be saved


You're an empty promise, you're an easy chair
You're the gods forces struck down somewhere
You're a secret noticed, you're a mystery sky
You're a wish floating up to the night
And if I could, I'd throw away this world
I'd dress you all in pearls
I'd give you what you wanted
You're all I notice in a crowded room
Your vacant motives unmoved, revealed
And if I just could, be anything for you, just anyone at all
Anything that mattered, washed out
You're the silly reasons in a goldfish laugh
You're the ageless seasons at rest, at last


Bleed in your own light, dream of your own life
I miss me, I miss everything I'll never be
And on, and on I torch my soul to show the world
That I am pure deep inside my heart
No more lies
A crown of thorns, an image formed, deformed
The mark I've borne, a mark of scorn to you
Consume my love, devour my hate
It only powers my escape
The moon is out, the stars invite, think I'll leave tonight
Soon, I'll find myself alone, to relax and fade away
Do you know what's coming down, do you know I couldn't stay?
Free
I shall be free


speak to me in a language i can hear
humour me before i have to go
deep in thought i forgive everyone
as the cluttered streets greet me once again
i know i can't be late, supper's waiting on the table
tomorrow's just an excuse away
so I pull my collar up and face the cold, on my own
the earth laughs beneath my heavy feet
at the blasphemy in my old jangly walk
steeple guide me to my heart and home
the sun is out and up and down again
i know i'll make it, love can last forever
graceful swans of never topple to the earth
and you can make it last, forever you
you can make it last, forever you
and for a moment i lose myself
wrapped up in the pleasures of the world
i've journeyed here and there and back again
but in the same old haunts i still find my friends
mysteries not ready to reveal
sympathies i'm ready to return
i'll make the effort, love can last forever
graceful swans of never topple to the earth
tomorrow's just an excuse
and you can make it last, forever
you can make it last, forever
you, can make it last forever, you
forever you


awake to the dawn and scratch your eyes
light the prayer candles that you remind to send you a boy that you could waste
a little piece of heaven to set you straight, through the hole in the wall


and let time decide who and what will stand its test of love
your hands were speaking no, I felt the movement go
the ice was breaking so I wonder why that I'd identify with you my love
to leave me empty and see if I'd survive
for every questioned hour, for every second devoured
you let me wonder you into a myth that i miss
identify, please identify if it's me you want standing by your side
identify these tears of mine
am i lonely, or am i just alive


And I rot in my skin, as a piece of me dies everyday
I know I'm nothing, I know there's nothing I can say
To change the judgement in their ways
I'll never be what you need, can't help it at all
My love was so beautiful, but now I'm ugly


in the mountain song, sing the echoes
in the long meadows, chase the shadows
in the endless night you whisper endless praise
swear to god that you won't change


it's a murder, it's so chemical
sodium, carbon, filtrate, phosphate
it's the season, it's the ticket
ride the train, you'll always get there
it's a murder, it's concoction
final breathing, evil notion
it's a theory in a practice
where there are no losers


as far as you take me, that's where i believe
the realm of soft delusions, floating on the leaves
on a distant shoreline she waves her arms to me
as all the thought police are closing in for sleep
the dilly dally of my bright lit stay
the steam of my misfortunes
has given me the power to be afraid
in the slipstream of thoughtless thoughts
the light of all that's good, the light of all that's 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
without a care in this whole world
without a care in this life, it's what you take that makes it right
in my mind i'm everyone of you
you make it right, it's all alright
you make it right
porcelina of the oceans blue


Why can't you just stay?
And pay my fuckin' bills?
And take my dog for a walk?
And love the pretty world?


that's enough. i am the king of boredom and procrastination

herzogxyu
09-03-2014, 08:53 PM
You are a ghost of my indecision.
Fantastic line.

DrHalscott
09-03-2014, 08:59 PM
i sit in the dark light
to wait for ghost night
to bring the past alive
to make a toast to life
cause i have survived

myosis
09-03-2014, 09:33 PM
i've faced the fathoms in your deep
withstood the suitor's quiet siege

myosis
09-03-2014, 09:33 PM
time has ravaged on my soul
to wipe a mother's tears grown cold

Butt Pope
09-03-2014, 10:50 PM
Pink ribbon scars
That never forget
I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets
My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained
My belly stings

Butt Pope
09-03-2014, 10:51 PM
We are the fossils
The relics of our time
We mutilate the meanings
So they're easy to deny

Behind me
The grace of falling snow
Cover up everything you know
Come save me from the awful sound
of nothing

reprise85
09-03-2014, 10:52 PM
^ was about to post that

Butt Pope
09-03-2014, 10:53 PM
When you decide
That your life is a prize
Renew and revive
It's alright honey
It's alright, yeah

Happiness will make you wonder
Will I feel OK?
It scares the disenchanted far away

reprise85
09-03-2014, 10:54 PM
And in their eyes I was alive
A fool's disguise
Take me away from you

Shame my tongue
Fat with promise all along
But when I woke up from that sleep
I was happier than I'd ever been

reprise85
09-03-2014, 10:54 PM
haha synch mr. butt pope

reprise85
09-03-2014, 10:55 PM
Words can't define what I feel inside
Who needs them?
Caught with this virus of my mind
I give in to my disease

reprise85
09-03-2014, 10:56 PM
in the eyes, behold and you'll find the 21st century
you detonate her will and her widowed speech
buried in the backyard shadow, the rusty coffee tin
that held her mother's first kiss in a nameless dream

reprise85
09-03-2014, 10:57 PM
time is never time at all
you can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth
and our lives are forever changed
we will never be the same
the more you change the less you feel

Butt Pope
09-03-2014, 10:58 PM
The earth laughs beneath my heavy feet
At the blasphemy in my old jangly walk

reprise85
09-03-2014, 10:59 PM
what'd your father say to you
to turn you cold?
father never quite grew up
he just grew old
and if I was to say to you
you know I love him still
would you think less of me
for hating you

Butt Pope
09-03-2014, 10:59 PM
Much love, Reprise.

Butt Pope
09-03-2014, 11:02 PM
I tied her heart in ribbons and bows

reprise85
09-03-2014, 11:04 PM
for your love i'll disappear
i'll let you think you've won
for your love i'll press my luck
and let you forget my touch

reprise85
09-03-2014, 11:05 PM
the time destroys a man
a child who understands
that anyone who desires
is not my kind
not my truth

fade away, it's all we do
fade away from the truth
desires
fade away

Butt Pope
09-03-2014, 11:06 PM
In a dream
We are connected
Siamese twins
At the wrist

And then I knew we'd been forsaken
Expelled from paradise
I can't believe them
When they say that it's alright

Words can't define what
I feel inside, who needs them?
Caught with this virus of my mind
I give in to my disease of my needs
To my disease of my needs

reprise85
09-03-2014, 11:07 PM
too late to turn back now
i'm running out of sound

reprise85
09-03-2014, 11:08 PM
inside the future of a shattered past
i lie just to be real, and i'd die just to feel
why do the same old things keep on happening?
because beyond my hopes there are no feelings

reprise85
09-03-2014, 11:10 PM
On our worried knees, given to all beliefs
Scarecrows and disease haunt us all
Ooh, bury your head in the sand
So have we stumbled from grace
Are we being punished for fate
My god is subtle and great
He can't be wounded by the gossip and the hate of the frightened
Who took their paths on the sand, yeah
Fear that grips us all, give us an awful sound
Can't help anything but ourselves
Ooh, bury your head in the sand


I thought it was "give in to old beliefs"
and
"Who turn their backs on the sick, yeah"

Butt Pope
09-03-2014, 11:11 PM
Honestly, all the weather and storms I bring
Are just a picture of my needs

Butt Pope
09-03-2014, 11:18 PM
You say I'm empty
We all know I'm full of shit

toase
09-03-2014, 11:29 PM
And for the first time
Heaven seemed insane
Cause heaven is to blame
For taking you away

this thread is so emotional for myself right now

aztec litany service
09-04-2014, 12:27 AM
I thought it was "give in to old beliefs"
and
"Who turn their backs on the sick, yeah"

really sounds like "given to all beliefs" to me. or maybe "given to old beliefs". bill and his mangled vowel sounds you never know. ok edit...i think it is 'given' but probably 'old'

but yeah after close listening w/ headphones it does now sound like "who've turned their backs on the sick" without a strong k sound but it's implied [of course b/c it makes sense]. hmm. whatever it's great either way

toase
09-04-2014, 12:33 AM
Who decides who's crazy

reprise85
09-04-2014, 01:06 AM
really sounds like "given to all beliefs" to me. or maybe "given to old beliefs". bill and his mangled vowel sounds you never know. ok edit...i think it is 'given' but probably 'old'

but yeah after close listening w/ headphones it does now sound like "who've turned their backs on the sick" without a strong k sound but it's implied [of course b/c it makes sense]. hmm. whatever it's great either way

agreed. it's an amazing song. top 20

Lt_Beans_McGood
09-04-2014, 02:17 AM
i'mma jack off all day, would you bury me?

Trotskilicious
09-04-2014, 03:44 AM
fuck you an ode to no one, all of it; here is no why, all of it; to starlight, all of it

--->CAUGHT WITH THIS VIRUS FOR A MIND<---

Shallowed
09-04-2014, 05:11 AM
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

Shallowed
09-04-2014, 05:12 AM
I fell ill inside eternal winter
And stood still beside eternal flame

Shallowed
09-04-2014, 05:21 AM
Upon my wrists, I bear the cross
My losses mount as I climb across the hole of my own soul

Body, face and soul of you has gone down that deep black hole

Shallowed
09-04-2014, 05:25 AM
Who wouldn't be the one you love?
Who wouldn't stand inside your love?

Shallowed
09-04-2014, 05:26 AM
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

Ram27
09-04-2014, 07:51 AM
Coldest winter that I remember settled on us all
Cracked and weary I asked for direction
Home, home, let the word spill from my mouth

thedeadofnight
09-04-2014, 09:48 AM
Words buy new life
Dust clears, no scars
Burnt but bright eyed
The sun's out, a still night stirs
The wait hurts worse than the blows

Elijah Moon
09-04-2014, 10:21 AM
You'll be a lover in my bed
And a gun against my head

Elijah Moon
09-04-2014, 12:17 PM
My friend Dave and I both used to love "In you I crash cars..." but couldn't really figure out why.

Modern90's
09-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Real love
Or is it me you're after
Is it time?
Because it's now or never
Real love
Real love forever
Real love
Born of the fallen chain

Grox
09-05-2014, 03:05 PM
1. Destroy the mind, destroy the body, but you cannot destroy the heart.

20. If you have to go, don't say goodbye. If you have to go, don't you cry. If you have to go, I will get by. Someday I'll follow you - see you on the other side.
21. Living makes me sick, so sick I wish I'd die.
22. What moon songs do you sing your babies? What sunshine do you bring?
23. The useless drag of another day, the endless drags of a death rock boy.
24. I lie just to be real and I'd die just to feel, why do the same old things keep on happening?
25. Do you remember when we first met? Chasing down the alleyways behind my dad's.
26. Dead eyes, dead eyes, are you just like me?
27. Graceful swans of never topple to the earth, tomorrow's just an excuse for you to make it last forever you.
28. Life just fades away, purity just begs, dust to dust we're wired into sadness.

dreams of glass
09-07-2014, 11:52 PM
I'm your lover
I'm your zero
I'm the face
in your dreams of glass.

for the first time
i'm telling how much i need and bleed for
your every move and waking sound in my time
i'll wrap my wire around your heart
and your mind
you're mine forever now

Sweet sweet sweet sweet little agony
I don't know just where you've been
But I'll take take take
All that you have for me
In sin
Where are we going?

I'll think of more.

Sonic Johnny
09-08-2014, 12:08 AM
I will piss on Radiohead

We just can keep fighting the good fight against the britneys

I think I might break up the band again

Ram27
09-09-2014, 09:06 PM
My ships sail the empty seas....


Songs with ocean imagery are generally pretty awesome

Funky_Gibbon
09-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Wrapped my hurt in you
And took my shelter in that pain
The opiate of blame
Is your broken heart, your heart



And if we died right now, this fool you loved somehow
Is here with you



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

Forgotten Child
09-11-2014, 05:01 PM
I love the open road
And all that it suggests
Wheel-wagon dust
Weeds and infidelities
And always swore our love
Never questioned why
In a wooden house
Immovable and silent
And drinking strawberry wine
Forever lost in town

rolmos
09-11-2014, 05:39 PM
jackals like their balls

you know Im not dead

chicken in my heart

F.Delacroix
09-11-2014, 05:49 PM
I love the open road
And all that it suggests
Wheel-wagon dust
Weeds and infidelities
And always swore our love
Never questioned why
In a wooden house
Immovable and silent
And drinking strawberry wine
Forever lost in town

def sum'v my faves

Elijah Moon
09-16-2014, 08:14 AM
"Sometimes someone saying Yes changes what you meant."

I honestly think that's quite a deep, insightful line.

JRock
09-16-2014, 10:36 AM
I like many others here were always drawn to Billy's lyrics. Especially as a high school kid in the early to mid-nineties. Therefore, I was surprised that some people on here posted that they have always considered Billy to be an average lyricist. Although, I have been a member of this board, on and off, throughout the years and under many different handles, and hating on this band is a trend at times (sometimes it is deserved and sometimes it is not).

There are so many lyrics that have moved me through the years. I especially love the lyrics to "Set The Ray to Jerry," so simple and beautiful. With the reissue of Adore coming up, I just want to say that there are so many great lyrics on that album that perfectly fit the sound and mood of the whole record. My favorites were always "Behold, The Night Mare!"

Elijah Moon
09-16-2014, 10:43 AM
My favorites were always "Behold, The Night Mare!"

That was one of my favourites from Adore too.

milk-plus
09-16-2014, 11:28 AM
"Sometimes someone saying Yes changes what you meant."

I honestly think that's quite a deep, insightful line.

Sorry for being an untroo fan, but what song are these lyrics from?

F.Delacroix
09-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Sorry for being an untroo fan, but what song are these lyrics from?

el sol:

sometimes someone saying yes
changes what you'll bet

Ram27
09-16-2014, 12:04 PM
http://i.imgur.com/VjieFul.gif

A flower's still a flower crushed to dust inside your hand

milk-plus
09-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Oh thank you.

JRock
09-16-2014, 12:30 PM
The Zwan songs contain some great lyrics as well. Whenever I think about Zwan I cannot help but to remember the first time I heard Jimmy's drumming on MSOTS...incredible. Too bad that band was so volatile and could not get along. I would have liked to see at least one more album from them because there are so many unreleased and unfinished songs that are so good and may never see the light of day. It was an especially creative period for Billy - in a good way.

Elijah Moon
09-16-2014, 01:28 PM
el sol:

sometimes someone saying yes
changes what you'll bet

That's just not as good. There do seem to be lyrics sites who transcribe it as "meant'" I'd like to think it was as I heard it because it's a far better lyric.

F.Delacroix
09-16-2014, 04:04 PM
ok

Elijah Moon
09-18-2014, 09:44 AM
That's just not as good. There do seem to be lyrics sites who transcribe it as "meant'" I'd like to think it was as I heard it because it's a far better lyric.

Listening back to it, I am certain it's "changes what you meant."

ilikeplanets
09-19-2014, 12:40 PM
You were never meant to belong to me...

What is it you want to change?

All the world must know, that I loved you so..especially when you'd go!

In my mind I'm everyone!!

ilikeplanets
09-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Dead eyes...are you just like me?

Blessed to the many, who are seeking some relief

Soot in my hair, and stars in my hands

You'll be a mother to my child, and a child to my heart...we must never be apart

God is as helpless as me

The more you change the less you feel

pavementtune
10-01-2014, 11:11 PM
I'm a super-powered elevator




http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_POnL7Vp0ADw/TRmILAxZx8I/AAAAAAAAAQM/eevTZOH4u6c/s1600/billygt.jpg

Shallowed
10-02-2014, 06:36 AM
Love comes in colors I can't deny

Is he unable to deny the colors themselves, or is he merely expressing that "love comes in colors" is a true statement?

Poots
10-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Oh well, another day, oh yeah, what a waste
What it is, it never was
I don't care, or give a fuck
My boredom has outshined the sun

and

What I recovered of me, I put into a box, underneath my bed

Anthony_Kiedis
10-02-2014, 08:05 PM
Even if you don't know what the word means in the dictionary, it still affects you with the feeling, just the sound of that word. So even if you don't read the lyrics and follow them in a linear fashion, they do have an effect on you, just the sound of them

Poots
10-02-2014, 08:08 PM
Anthony, I'm glad you're here. What does "With the birds of shale its a loney view" mean?

Anthony_Kiedis
10-02-2014, 08:12 PM
Inspired by birds that I saw while I was singing outside of Flea's house, and also the line has to do with how I feel like an outsider, looking in.

Poots
10-02-2014, 08:15 PM
Were the birds shale colored or were they actaully decorative stone birds in Flea's garden?

Ram27
10-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Just one more song

To slay this earth

And I can't explain to myself

Just what it's worth

Anthony_Kiedis
10-04-2014, 08:11 PM
It's kind of like the ancient language of Sanskrit, which was designed to have a sonic effect on your nerves and your emotions

Elijah Moon
10-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Anthony, I'm glad you're here. What does "With the birds of shale its a loney view" mean?

"With birds I'll share this lonely view."

coldestrose
10-05-2014, 09:25 PM
Inspired by birds that I saw while I was singing outside of Flea's house, and also the line has to do with how I feel like an outsider, looking in.

I thought it was the birds seen while sitting outside the house that was rented to record blood sugar sex magik and californication

dreams of glass
10-12-2014, 11:13 PM
I know this was posted already, but i heard the song today and realized how much I've always loved the lyric:

My god is subtle and great
He can't be wounded
By the gossip and the hate of the frightened
Who took their paths on the sand, yeah

whole song is great, but those few lines are just potent

reprise85
10-13-2014, 05:49 AM
isnt it "who turn their backs on the sick"