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Old 04-19-2022, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default TIL: "Like old job" are the lyrics Corgan sings before the chorus in BWBW (for shame)

I was at my local Tower Records at midnight in 1995 to purchase MCIS. I've probably heard "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" 10,000+ times since then. Yet, today....27yrs later....I finally learned that "like old job" is what is sung right before the chorus.

"Like old job"??

I like that - and I'm ashamed that I would have gotten that wrong if it were a trivia question or something...

anyhow....

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 11:11 AM   #2
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_(biblical_figure)

yes. the song makes religious refrences. billy has been doing this since the beginning. ''I am one as you are three''



what did you think the line was?

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 11:17 AM   #3
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speaking of trivia:


I once had to do a trivia contest that was SP related at a job... me and my boss BOTH picked 'smashing pumpkins' to be our group name for a pumpkin carving contest. 'CAN'T HAVE TWO GROUPS WITH THE SAME NAME YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR GROUP NAME T&T, DON'T WANT PEOPLE MISTAKENLY GIVING YOU MY VOTES'
someoen suggest a trivia contest about SP, and the winner could keep the name.

'what astrological sign is billy'.... boss was a fucking idiot. LOL
I DESTROYED HIM!




and then at the final pumpkin carving contest reveal, turns out that nationally we were 8 different carving groups with the name...
Smashing Pumpkins from Montreal
Smashing Pumpkins from Oshawa
Smashing Pumpkins from Waterloo
Smashing Pumpkins from Lethbridge
Smashing Pumpkins from Toronto Group
Smashing Pumpkins from Toronto Sales
Smashing Pumpkins from Toronto Central
LOLS



his pumpkin carving actually won. turns out the boss guy was nuts for halloween more than the pumpkins.

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 12:58 PM   #4
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_(biblical_figure)

yes. the song makes religious refrences. billy has been doing this since the beginning. ''I am one as you are three''



what did you think the line was?
I dunno what I thought it was. And I was thinking it was job (as in work) since the online sites I pulled up w/ the lyrics didn't have it capitalized.

I've always been more of a "how it sounds" person vs. someone who listens to the lyrics/potential meanings of songs....

Anyway - Eh - not sure I why I started this thread ha

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 01:41 PM   #5
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If it makes you feel any better, I can't find any info about when exactly BWBW started being played on the radio or when the video came out, but from then to when I bought the album and read the lyric booklet, I thought the line was "like old Joe," and I couldn't figure out what famous Joe he was alluding to. I think I had it in my head that eventually I'd go to my friend's house, log in to the World Wide Web, find some Geocities fan page that explained the reference, and go back to playing TIE Fighter, which I fucking sucked at.

Does anyone know when the single actually started getting played on the radio, actually? Maybe I just can't figure out the right search terms, but all I'm finding is that the physical single release supposedly hit stores the same day the album did? That doesn't seem right? Does everything have to be such a big goddamn lie on the fucking internet?

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 03:52 PM   #6
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I always heard the "Jesus was the only son for you" bit as "Jesus wasn't on this earth for you" and me and my friend still sing my version lol

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 05:52 PM   #7
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If it makes you feel any better, I can't find any info about when exactly BWBW started being played on the radio or when the video came out, but from then to when I bought the album and read the lyric booklet, I thought the line was "like old Joe," and I couldn't figure out what famous Joe he was alluding to. I think I had it in my head that eventually I'd go to my friend's house, log in to the World Wide Web, find some Geocities fan page that explained the reference, and go back to playing TIE Fighter, which I fucking sucked at.

Does anyone know when the single actually started getting played on the radio, actually? Maybe I just can't figure out the right search terms, but all I'm finding is that the physical single release supposedly hit stores the same day the album did? That doesn't seem right? Does everything have to be such a big goddamn lie on the fucking internet?
it started getting played a month or so before the album iirc

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 06:06 PM   #8
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I always heard the "Jesus was the only son for you" bit as "Jesus wasn't on this earth for you" and me and my friend still sing my version lol
Damn

That lyric hits harder tbh

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 07:04 PM   #9
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Thx reprise, that seems about right to me, and damn, yeah, that lyric rips

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 08:03 PM   #10
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all I'm finding is that the physical single release supposedly hit stores the same day the album did? That doesn't seem right?
i found this, first entry in the charts: https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot...ks/1995-10-21/

and this on page 43 lists bwbw as a "new release 16-22 october": https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...1995-10-14.pdf

so looks like it was released in stores about 1 week before mcis was.

the promo was released at least 1 week before that though: http://www.spfc.org/songs-releases/d...l?discog_id=48

so maybe radio started playing it around 2 weeks before mcis got released?

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 08:11 PM   #11
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Thanks, trev, that's some solid detectin' work

 
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Old 04-20-2022, 02:52 AM   #12
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I always heard the "Jesus was the only son for you" bit as "Jesus wasn't on this earth for you" and me and my friend still sing my version lol
SUCH A BETTER LYRIC

SORRY CAPS ON

 
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Old 04-28-2022, 05:40 PM   #13
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Does anyone know when the single actually started getting played on the radio, actually? Maybe I just can't figure out the right search terms, but all I'm finding is that the physical single release supposedly hit stores the same day the album did? That doesn't seem right? Does everything have to be such a big goddamn lie on the fucking internet?
idk if this helps but i remember zero being the first radio single

 
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Old 04-28-2022, 05:41 PM   #14
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i am 100% certain about this

 
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Old 04-28-2022, 05:43 PM   #15
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i remember hearing the song over and over and thinking "god dammit how can i convince my daddy to buy me this double CD this is a lot to ask for!"

 
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Old 04-28-2022, 05:44 PM   #16
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SUCH A BETTER LYRIC

SORRY CAPS ON
TURN YOUR CAPS OFF STOP BEING A DICK

 
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Old 04-28-2022, 05:47 PM   #17
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i remember hearing the song over and over and thinking "god dammit how can i convince my daddy to buy me this double CD this is a lot to ask for!"
I told this story once before but i Love telling it - one day we were at best buy and he loaded up on kiss and aerosmith CD's and I was like "wow what the fuck" so i snuck in my selection: MCIS for 28 goddam dollars

 
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Old 04-28-2022, 05:49 PM   #18
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so the night i got MCIS was also the first night I also heard the song "room service" lol

 
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i am 100% certain about this
you are wrong

 
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Old 04-29-2022, 05:27 PM   #21
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probably

but local rock radio was different back then!

 
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Old 04-29-2022, 05:30 PM   #22
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i only remember hearing them playing zero!

i didn't have MTV at the time so I didn't see the Tonight video until like a year later at a friends house who had satellite.

 
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Old 04-29-2022, 05:34 PM   #23
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so actually you need to check you privilege

now who's wrong?

 
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Old 04-30-2022, 04:21 AM   #24
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TURN YOUR CAPS OFF STOP BEING A DICK
I'M SORRY I'M TRYING I'M TRYING I JUST CAN'T STOP

 
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Old 04-30-2022, 12:53 PM   #25
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I'M GOING TO POST ANGRILY AS NOT TO

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Old 04-30-2022, 01:01 PM   #27
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AS NOT TO REVEAL MY WEAKNESS

 
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Old 05-01-2022, 05:23 PM   #28
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I remember watching mtv and when Today was played the first time back in 93 or 94 I thought the “my belly stings” lyric was “my village stinks” because he hated the town he lived in and I could relate to that at 14. I was depressed and that lyric made me relate, and when we got the World Wide Web a few years later I looked it up and thought the website was wrong, not me.

 
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Old 05-01-2022, 06:32 PM   #29
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'stinks' and 'sucks' are the most childish swear words

they actively make me recoil a bit

sucks is okay actually if you say 'fucking sucks'

 
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'stinks' and 'sucks' are the most childish swear words

they actively make me recoil a bit

sucks is okay actually if you say 'fucking sucks'
Yeah or if u say “suck’s your mothers cocks in hell”

Now there’s a swear that doesn’t stink, kids!

 
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