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Lac de Malsaucy, Belfort

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1997.07.04
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Lac de Malsaucy, Belfort,
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Les Eurockéennes de Belfort Festival


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live 1997.07.04

Length: 4:52

Additional Info: Cover of The Yardbirds.

Instrumental

Collection Items:
Version: Glimpses live 1997/07/04

Tours & Recordings:
Version: Glimpses live 1997.07.04

live 1997.07.04

Length: 3:40

Written By:

BMI Number: 2107463

Additional Info: The studiotrack samples the rocket launcher explosion from an id Software's game called Doom. This sound effect points to the relationship between Doom and the Smashing Pumpkins in the "SPISPOPD" (an abbreviation for Smashing Pumpkins Into Small Piles Of Putrid Debris) joke, dating from December 1993. The Doom explosion, mentioned in the liner notes of MCIS, can be heard at the following times: 1:20 / 1:55 / 2:29 / 3:01 / 3:44.

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, dark prince of death

His tragic forces are heaven sent

In sweet things, in a lovers breath

In knowing this was meant to be the last

A go-go-kids, a go-go-style

A suck suck kiss, a suck suck smile

As always, in young need

A veiled promise to never die

On dead highways, her black beauties roam

For june angels, so far from home

For a love lost, a faded picture

To tread lightning, to ink the lavender skies

So get on the bomb

live 1997.07.04

Length: 4:48

BMI Number: 4038672

I lie, I wait
I stop, I hesitate
I am, I breathe
I meant, I think of me
Is it any wonder I can’t sleep?
All I have is all you gave to me
Is it any wonder I found peace through you?
Turn to the gates of heaven, to myself be damned
Turn away from light
It’s not enough, just a touch
It’s not enough
I taste, I love
I come, I bleed enough
I hate, I’m not
I was, I want too much
Is it any wonder I can’t sleep?
All I have is all you gave to me
Is it any wonder I found peace through you?
Turn to the gates of heaven, to myself be damned
Turn away from light
It’s not enough, just a touch
It’s not enough, just a touch
It’s not enough, just a touch
It’s not enough, just a touch
It’s not enough, just a touch
It’s not enough, just a touch

live 1997.07.04

Length: 4:10

Written By:

BMI Number: 2035564

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

Believe, believe in me, believe

That life can change, that you’re not stuck in vain

We’re not the same, we’re different tonight

Tonight, so bright

Tonight

And you know you’re never sure

But you’re sure you could be right

If you held yourself up to the light

And the embers never fade in your city by the lake

The place where you were born

Believe, believe in me, believe

In the resolute urgency of now

And if you believe there’s not a tonight

Tonight, so bright

Tonight

We’ll crucify the insincere tonight

We’ll make things right, we’ll feel it all tonight

We’ll find a way to offer up the night tonight

The indescribable moments of your life tonight

The impossible is possible tonight

Believe in me as I believe in you, tonight

live 1997.07.04

Length: 4:07

Written By:

BMI Number: 3875741

A livewire moves slow

A transformer always knows

The score is four

Leaves you hanging on the floor

For more and less and more of the blame

And she’s tired

And she’s sick of the same old shit

It’s just more of the same old same

I know she wants more and more and more to witness

To lay down and bear true

A cherry onion firefly

Tastes sweet and white

As you are blue

Knows just what she wants to do

With you below the silver skies

Don’t hate her because she’s undecided

And she’s tired

And she’s sick of the same old shit

It’s just more of the same old same

I know she wants more and more and more to stomach

In honor of her youth

She’s not sorry she’s happy

Sorry she’s happy

She’s not sorry she’s happy

Sorry she’s happy as a turtle

She’s a real live transformer

live 1997.07.04

Length: 3:18

Written By:

BMI Number: 2035569

My reflection, dirty mirror

There’s no connection to myself

I’m your lover, I’m your zero

I’m the face in your dreams of glass

So save your prayers

For when we’re really gonna need ’em

Throw out your cares and fly

Wanna go for a ride?

She’s the one for me

She’s all I really need

Cause she’s the one for me

Emptiness is loneliness, and loneliness is cleanliness

And cleanliness is godliness, and god is empty just like me

Intoxicated with the madness, I’m in love with my sadness

Bullshit fakers, enchanted kingdoms

The fashion victims chew their charcoal teeth

I never let on, that I was on a sinking ship

I never let on that I was down

You blame yourself, for what you can’t ignore

You blame yourself for wanting more

She’s the one for me

She’s all I really need

She’s the one for me

She’s my one and only

live 1997.07.04

Length: 7:56

Written By:

BMI Number: 2107451

Wrap me up in always, and drag me in with maybes

Your innocence is treasure, your innocence is death

Your innocence is all I have

Breathing underwater, and living under glass

And if you spin your love around

The secrets of your dreams

You may find your love is gone

And is not quite what it seemed

To appear to disappear

Beneath all your darkest fears

I believe in never, I believe in all the way

But belief is not to notice, believe is just some faith

And faith can’t help you to escape

And with this ring I wed thee true

And with this ring I wed thee now

And with this ring I play so dead

But no one’s asking for the truth, so let me tell you

If you spin your love around

The secrets of your dreams

You may find your love is gone

And is not quite what it seemed

To appear to disappear

Beneath all your darkest fears

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

Your strength is my weakness, your weakness my hate

My love for you just can’t explain

Why we’re forever frozen, forever beautiful,

Forever lost inside ourselves

The night has come to hold us young

live 1997.07.04

Length: 5:20

Written By:

BMI Number: 3987610

The sewers belch me up

The heavens spit me out

From ethers tragic I am born again

And now I’m with you now

Inside your world of wow

To move in desires made of deadly pretends

Till the end times begin

Is it bright where you are

Have the people changed

Does it make you happy you’re so strange

And in your darkest hour, I hold secrets flame

You can watch the world devoured in it’s pain

Strange

Climb my ribcage to

The replays run for you

Unhook my lights to peek behind the flash

For I am crystal chrome

I am shatter dome

I am kremlin king of angels avenged

To destroy the end

Is it bright where you are

Have the people changed

Does it make you happy you’re so strange

And in your darkest hour, I hold secrets flame

You can watch the world devoured in it’s pain

The zeppelins rain upon us

The guns of love disastrous

A shadow lies amongst you

To defy the future cast

Is it bright where you are

Have the people changed

Does it make you happy you’re so strange

And in your darkest hour, I hold secrets flame

You can watch the world devoured in it’s pain

Strange

Strange

live 1997.07.04

Length: 4:05

Written By:

BMI Number: 2035603

By starlight I’ll kiss you
And promise to be your one and only
I’ll make you feel happy
And leave you to be lost in mine
And where will we go, what will we do?
Soon said I, will know
Dead eyes, are you just like me?
Cause her eyes were as vacant as the seas
Dead eyes, are you just like me?
And all along, we knew we’d carry on
Just to belong
By starlight I know you
As lovely as a wish granted true
My life has been empty, my life has been untrue
And does she really know, who I really am?
Does she really know me at last
Dead eyes, are you just like me?

live 1997.07.04

Length: 5:20

Written By:

BMI Number: 1995912

The world is a vampire, sent to drain
Secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
And what do I get, for my pain
Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game
Even though I know-i suppose I’ll show
All my cool and cold-like old job
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Now I’m naked, nothing but an animal
But can you fake it, for just one more show
And what do you want, I want to change
And what have you got
When you feel the same
Even though I know-i suppose I’ll show
All my cool and cold-like old job
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Tell me I’m the only one
Tell me there’s no other one
Jesus was an only son
Tell me I’m the chosen one
Jesus was an only son for you
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
And I still believe that I cannot be saved

live 1997.07.04

Length: 4:01

Written By:

BMI Number: 2035605

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 world you can’t live without

And I knew the silence of the world

live 1997.07.04

Length: 4:34

Written By:

BMI Number: 2107458

Shakedown 1979
Cool kids never have the time
On a live wire
Right up off the street
You and I should meet
Junebug skipping like a stone
With the headlights pointed at the dawn
We were sure we’d never see an end to it all
And I don’t even care
To shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below
Double cross the vacant and the bored
They’re not sure just what we have in store
Morphine city slippin’ dues
Down to see
That we don’t even care
As restless as we are
We feel the pull
In the land of a thousand guilts
And poured cement
Lamented and assured
To the lights and towns below
Faster than the speed of sound
Faster than we thought we’d go
Beneath the sound of hope
Justine never knew the rules
Hung down with the freaks and the ghouls
No apologies ever need be made
I know you better than you fake it
To see that we don’t even care
To shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below
The street heats the urgency of now (written: sound)
As you can see there’s no one around

live 1997.07.04

Length: 10:10

Written By:

BMI Number: 2035579

She didn’t wanna be, she didn’t wanna know

She couldn’t run away cause she was crazy

She gave it all away, she saw her baby break

And in the air it hung that she was dull razors

And I said, I wanna fill you up, I wanna break you, I wanna give you up

From one another, another one should come to one another

No one should come between us

Still I was lonely, and she was by my side, my one and only

Knows that she could never hide

I couldn’t feel her, and it was just a game,

Cause I was lonely and she was crazy

Rat-tat-tat, ka boom boom, now take that, and just a bit of this

Cause I’m a watcher, and I’m a doer of none

Come to save you, cause you’re all mine

I hurt where I can’t feel, I feel where I can’t hurt

I know where I can’t know, I bleed for me and mine

Ka-boom, a rat-tat-tat, and some good ole bliss

Cause I’m a sister, and I’m a motherfuck

I am made of shamrocks, I am made of stern stuff

I am never enough, I am the forgotten child

And I said I wanna fill you up, I wanna break you, I wanna give you up

From one another, no one should ever come

In between us, between us and our love

Mary had a little lamb, her face was white as snow

And everywhere that mary went I was sure to go

Now mary’s got a problem, and mary’s not a stupid girl

Mary’s got some deep shit, and mary does not forget

And this is how mary’s garden grows, and this is how mary has her ghosts

And into the eyes of the jackyl I say ka-boom

Now we begin descent, to where we’ve never been

There is no going back, this wasn’t meant to last

This is a hell on earth, we are meant to serve

And she will never learn

Bye bye, baby goodbye

live 1997.07.04

Length: 12:13

Written By:

BMI Number: 2035566

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

And in my mind I’m everyone

And in my mind

Without a care in this whole world

Without a care in this life

It’s what you take that makes it right

Porcelina of the oceans blue

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

And in my mind I’m everyone

In my mind I’m everyone of you

You make it right

It’s all allright

You make it right

Porcelina of the oceans blue

(Turns Left, Looks Right) live 1997.07.04

Length: 10:30

Written By:

BMI Number: 3875763

Additional Info: Actually the same song as The Aeroplane Flies High (Looks Left, Turns Right), but spelled as Billy sings it. This is also the commonly used spelling on all releases worldwide. Also known as The Aeroplane Flies High (to avoid the left-right discussion?).

Love is a sentimental heart

Life is a sentimental way

Spy the fragile heart so cursed

As he walks across this earth

I’m disconnected by your smile

Disconnect a million miles

And what you promised me

I hope will set you free

I’m disconnected by your smile

And all I gave to you is lost

And all you took from me is lost

Black wings carry me so high

Up to meet you in the sky

I’m disconnected by your smile

Disconnect a million miles

And what you promised me

I hope will set you free

I’m disconnected by your smile

Wishing you were real to me

Wishing I could make believe

I’ll take my secrets to the grave

Safely held beneath the waves

Always knew I couldn’t save

Always knew I couldn’t save you