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Old 11-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #91
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The world's on fire
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Monday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Tuesday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Wednesday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Thursday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Friday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Saturday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Sunday
Fuck sake.

I never actually looked up the lyrics to Being Bland before and I had no idea he was just calling out days of the week and the end of the song. It's a little hard to discern what he's saying at the end and now I wish I could go back to not knowing.

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:44 PM   #92
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Also, is it too early to add these to the list?

WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA

We're gonna make this happen
I'm gonna fly forever
We're gonna ride that rainbow

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:02 PM   #93
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yeah this thread badly needs to be updated.

we can start with "she stabs the clock" or whatever the fuck that shit is.

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:21 PM   #94
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Which song is that from? I didn't end up downloading the leak of the new album because popups that seemed really sketchy kept coming up on the site. Billy ain't worth getting my computer infected with malware.

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:46 PM   #95
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it's from marchin on, the song ppl are raving about like it's some return to form. they seem to think that it's got aggressive riffs and the old snarl BUT IT DOESN'T. in some ways it's the lamest of the bunch becos it tries so hard and fails so pathetically.

the line actually is "she stabs the empty clock."

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:47 PM   #96
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Also, is it too early to add these to the list?

WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA

We're gonna make this happen
I'm gonna fly forever
We're gonna ride that rainbow
redbreegull, we have someone to convert, Zer0 Hour hasn't seen the light of the rainbow yet.

It's the only song I remember 3 days later, how dare you add my Oasis outtake to this thread!

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:00 PM   #97
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it's from marchin on, the song ppl are raving about like it's some return to form. they seem to think that it's got aggressive riffs and the old snarl BUT IT DOESN'T. in some ways it's the lamest of the bunch becos it tries so hard and fails so pathetically.

the line actually is "she stabs the empty clock."
Well, at least she's not stabbing his empty cock. Though that would be a more interesting lyric and probably a sign that Corgan is a fan of the movie Antichrist.

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redbreegull, we have someone to convert, Zer0 Hour hasn't seen the light of the rainbow yet.

It's the only song I remember 3 days later, how dare you add my Oasis outtake to this thread!
LOL, I mean, the lyrics aren't as bad as BURN DOWN THE SUN or we're in the middle (ghosts), but they're still pretty weak. Maybe not cringeworthy, but those WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA parts definitely are. Not sure if those really count as lyrics by my God are they annoying as fuck.

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:28 PM   #98
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for sure, the whoas in that song make me wonder if every single person who was in the studio that day and is responsible for not preventing that crime is completely deaf.


it helps to imagine Corgan in a bunny suit standing in his backyard on a heavy flight day and counting chemtrails ("rainbows") with the satisfied facial expression of a toddler, every chemtrail gets a whoa.

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:13 PM   #99
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Also, is it too early to add these to the list?

WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA

We're gonna make this happen
I'm gonna fly forever
We're gonna ride that rainbow
Up above the streets and houses, rainbow climbing high, Everyone can see it smiling over the sky. Paint the whole world with a rainbow.

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:36 PM   #100
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I want to know, who's done the riding whoa...

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:42 PM   #101
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The world's on fire
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Monday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Tuesday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Wednesday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Thursday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Friday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Saturday
The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on Sunday
Should have ended:
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The world's on fire
Until I'm ready on every fucking day

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:49 PM   #102
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HEAR THE PRAIRIE SOUND
OF A FRIEND CALLED NEIL
Fucking retract that right now you clown!

 
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:59 PM   #103
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To sum it up: xyu is about an immature man-baby using violent language to slut shame a woman he wants desperately
Eh? It's about Chris Fabian, right? His soon-to-be ex-wife.

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:13 AM   #104
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Fucking retract that right now you clown!
"A friend called Neil" just always stuck in my craw as a really awkward way to express the meaning

It might as well be "A man whose parents named him Neil, who is my friend"

I know it's a common enough way to refer to your friend; it just grates on me

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:25 AM   #105
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I always figured he was talking about Neil Young

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:38 AM   #106
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Eh? It's about Chris Fabian, right? His soon-to-be ex-wife.
There’s no way it’s about his wife. They were still on good terms and together. He even had her with him on a radio interview after the album came out and she was talking. Clearly it’s about Courtney. His wife was a classy decent lady and she made the right call divorcing someone who allegedly was cheating on her with some drug skank.

Also XYU is great. I don’t care about revisionist history labeling it un-PC. That line of thinking is the death of art.

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:45 AM   #107
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I always figured he was talking about Neil Young
Well I hope Neil Young will remember

Billy Corgan don't need him around, anyhow

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:00 PM   #108
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I always figured he was talking about Neil Young
For some reason I first thought it was Neil Gaiman — maybe I'd just been listening to some Tori Amos — but yeah, I think it's Young

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:03 PM   #109
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Maybe he's talking about every person in the world named Neil. I can't wait for the unreleased SP B-Side "Neil Before Zod" to finally emerge from the vault.

NEIL YOUNG
NEIL GAIMAN
NEIL DIAMOND
NEIL SIMON

EVERY NEIL WILL KNEEL BEFORE ME
BEND EVERY KNEE
COME ON NEIL
I'LL MAKE YOU ALL FEEL

NEIL ARMSTRONG
NEIL GORSUCH
NEIL MOTHERFUCKING PATRICK HARRIS

EVERY NEIL WILL KNEEL BEFORE ME
BEND EVERY KNEE
COME ON NEIL
I'LL MAKE YOU ALL FEEL

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON
NEIL PEART
VINCE NEIL
DIANE NEAL
SHE WAS ON LAW AND ORDER IN CASE YOU DON'T REMEMBER

NEIL

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:07 PM   #110
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"Neil Before Zod" to finally emerge from the vault.
Nothing this cool could can ever happen, c'mon man

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:10 PM   #111
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Hahaha, so true.

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:15 PM   #112
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What's the point of listing the lyrics individually, they have all sucked since Zwan.
Maybe even since (and including) Machina.

I think the heavier music on Machina and Shitgeist masked the bad lyric writing, but when he got "heartsy" again on Colonoscope, I realized he had lost this sort of magic as well.

Evidence--

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 tonight
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

Owata:

Right off the silver screen
Into a moonbeam
To the Indian sun
Catch up with Jesus
The stars beneath us
Oh what a beautiful night
Cool in your pocket
You can unlock this night
Cool in your pocket

rocket, pocket, FU billy

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:37 PM   #113
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“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”

Sigh. He used to write such beautiful lyrics.

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:39 PM   #114
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phew... I thought you were about to call those cringey

 
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EXACTLY.

They’re so indisputably great that no one could ever think to call them that.

What happened to that Billy??

 
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EXACTLY.

They’re so indisputably great that no one could ever think to call them that.

What happened to that Billy??
No one?

"A Chicago Sun-Times reviewer, Jim DeRogatis, gave Smashing Pumpkins a few bad reviews, saying of 'Hummer,' for example, 'the lyrics are sophomoric, and the song is stupid.' This got him barred from attending the Double Door shows. Some of Billy's statements on this can be heard on the 'Drown' bootleg."

lol, he got banned from 2x Door, and remember this:

"But Chicago wouldn't have it. "Pretentious," railed Tribune columnist Rex Huppke, in a ludicrously rigid opinion piece that ran before "Siddhartha" even opened and that subsequently inspired Corgan to ban the newspaper from covering the event."

BILLY "BELLY" CORGAN = DONALD "LITTLE HANDS" TRUMP

 
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:49 PM   #117
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"lover, you're strange"
this one is like a wet toot.

"Cool in your pocket
Rocks for your rocket ride
Cool in your pocket"

Wordsmith right here.

"I don't wanna fight / Every single night"
The lazyness of this first line. It was the lead off lyric for SP2.0 and it was such a stinker. The delivery made it worse I know...

 
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For some reason I first thought it was Neil Gaiman — maybe I'd just been listening to some Tori Amos — but yeah, I think it's Young
Yeah i always figured it was a shout-out to Young. The time it was written I think Billy was playing the benefit concerts etc including sharing a tipi with him iirc.

 
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No one?

"A Chicago Sun-Times reviewer, Jim DeRogatis, gave Smashing Pumpkins a few bad reviews, saying of 'Hummer,' for example, 'the lyrics are sophomoric, and the song is stupid.' This got him barred from attending the Double Door shows. Some of Billy's statements on this can be heard on the 'Drown' bootleg."

lol, he got banned from 2x Door, and remember this:

"But Chicago wouldn't have it. "Pretentious," railed Tribune columnist Rex Huppke, in a ludicrously rigid opinion piece that ran before "Siddhartha" even opened and that subsequently inspired Corgan to ban the newspaper from covering the event."

BILLY "BELLY" CORGAN = DONALD "LITTLE HANDS" TRUMP

Truth.

 
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There’s no way it’s about his wife. They were still on good terms and together. He even had her with him on a radio interview after the album came out and she was talking. Clearly it’s about Courtney. His wife was a classy decent lady and she made the right call divorcing someone who allegedly was cheating on her with some drug skank.

Also XYU is great. I don’t care about revisionist history labeling it un-PC. That line of thinking is the death of art.
I think there's a tendency to think songs are written about Love; she seems to think this is always the case anyway. I'd not heard about the interview. I thought Billy's marriage was falling apart when recording MCIS? There's an anecdote from somewhere that Fabian claimed a lot of SP songs are about her. At a show in 2000 (Chicago - United Centre, the one broadcast live over the radio) Billy mentioned Muzzle being about her (or the radio announcer did, i forget). To me Beautiful seems to be talking about his married life, Thru the Eyes of Ruby definitely is and XYU always did too.

I'm no expert on this stuff but figured Billy cheated on his wife with Yelena? I mean she was on the scene when shooting the Zero and Thirty-three videos.

There's some ugly lyrics in XYU, no doubt, it's like cathartic venting. I don't think he comes out of it any better than the woman, whoever that may be, I don't think that was the point though.

 
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