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2008.11.04
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(My Love Is) live 2008.11.04

Track Length: 3:48

Written By:

Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “That’s a sexy song made by two men living in a house alone together for four or five months in Scottsdale. There needed to be some sexiness somewhere.” Jimmy Chamberlin “That song was another one that I brought to Arizona with me. And right away it sounded like ‘95 Pumpkins, like it could have been right off of the Mellon Collie record. I feel sorry for Jimmy because he has to hear me complain about such things. And we went back to what Flood taught us and tried the song some other ways. One day we just changed the beat, and it just made the song.” Billy Corgan

They say that life ain’t easy

They’ll say your life’s a crime

Destroy up all good reason

How I’m alive

They’ll say that nothing matters

Not even your will to survive

Of course I love you baby

‘Cause I’m alive

Yes, I’m alive

Whenever I call you out

Whenever I draw you round

Whenever is here and now

That’s the way my love is

That’s the way I care

You should call on me baby

I’m always there for you

Yeah, I’m always there for you

They’ll say you’ll lose your nerve soon

To claim identity

Disgrace our sacred promise

With no belief

Oh, how I believe in you

That’s the way my love is, for you

That’s the way my love is, for you!

I feel a coming age now

I feel a dawn in me

A certain sun keeps rising

On my belief in you

That’s the way my love is

That’s the way i care

You should call on me baby

‘Cause I’m always there for you

That’s the way my love is

That’s the way I care

You should call on me baby

‘Cause I’m always there for you

Yeah, I’m always there for you

live 2008.11.04

Track Length: 2:52

Written By:

BMI Number: 2035552

Instrumental

live 2008.11.04

live 2008.11.04

Track Length: 4:09

Written By:

BMI Number: 4353762

Who am I
To need you when I’m down
And where are you
When I need you around
Your life is not your own
And all I ask you is for another chance
Another way around you
To live by circumstance
Once again
Who am I to need you now
To ask you why, to tell you no
To deserve your love and sympathy
You were never meant to belong to me
And you may go
But I know you won’t leave
Too many years
Built into memories
Your life is not your own
Who am I to need you now
To ask you why, to tell you no
To deserve your love and sympathy
You were never meant to belong to me
Who am I to you?
Along the way I lost my faith
And as you were you’ll be again
To mold like clay, to break like dirt
To tear me up in your sympathy
You were never meant to belong to me
You were never meant to belong to me
You were never meant to belong to me
Who am I?

live 2008.11.04

We are the new gods
Same as the old gods
We’ll take all your blood
And turn it into mud
As Rome burns
One by one
Two by two
Together they ride
Side by side
Into love
Together they die
And still they want to weather the tide
As Rome burns
Forgiveness all your days
To count what you can’t save
We’ll take out one good eye
And leave a world to fall behind
As Rome burns
I see them everywhere out shaking to the beat
Cursing out their elements
With chaos, chaos bleats
And what seemed urgent then turns wicked in the heat
As Rome burns to the motherfucking ground

live 2008.11.04

Track Length: 4:15

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 2008.11.04

Track Length: 6:40

Written By:

BMI Number: 1776129

Nothing left to say
And all I’ve left to do
Is run away
From you
And she led me on, down
With secrets I can’t keep
Close your eyes and sleep
Don’t wait up for me
Hush now don’t you speak
To me
Wrapped my hurt in you
And took my shelter in that pain
The opiate of blame
Is your broken heart, your heart
So now I’m all by myself
As I’ve always felt
I’ll betray my tears
To anyone caught in our ruse of fools
One last kiss for me…yeah
One last kiss good night
Didn’t want to lose you once again
Didn’t want to be your friend
Fulfilled a promise made of tin
And crawled back to you
I’m all by myself
As I’ve always felt
I’ll betray myself
To anyone, lost, anyone but you
So let the sadness come again
On that you can depend on me, yeah
Until the bitter, bitter end of the world, yeah
When god sleeps in bliss
And I’m all by myself
As I’ve always felt
And I’ll betray myself
To anyone
TV clip: “…and you need to resist the devil so that he will flee”

live 2008.11.04

Track Length: 6:01

Like the sun, yeah, I am one
Raising forth when I’m done
So high in the sky
And we’d say what we’d say
And we’d do as we please
And we’d break every rule
On our knees
Like the sun, yeah, I am one
Raising forth when I’m done
What you wait for in the sky, high, up high
And we’d break every rule
And we’d do as we please
And we’d take what we want
On our knees

live 2008.11.04

Track Length: 4:20

Written By:

BMI Number: 4353754

It’s you that I adore
You will always be my whore
You’ll be a mother to my child
And a child to my heart
We must never be apart
We must never be apart
Lovely girl you’re the beauty in my world
Without you there aren’t reasons left to find
And I’ll pull your crooked teeth
You’ll be perfect just like me
You’ll be a lover in my bed
And a gun to my head
We must never be apart
We must never be apart
Lovely girl you’re the murder in my world
Dressing coffins for the souls I’ve left to die
Drinking mercury to the mystery
Of all that you should ever leave behind
In time
In you I see dirty
In you I count stars
In you I feel so pretty
In you I taste god
In you I feel so hungry
In you I crash cars
We must never be apart
Drinking mercury to the mystery
Of all that you should ever seek to find
Lovely girl you’re the murder in my world
Dressing coffins for the souls I’ve left behind
In time
We must never be apart
And you’ll always be my whore
Cause you’re the one that I adore
And I’ll pull your crooked teeth
You’ll be perfect just like me
In you I feel so dirty
In you I crash cars
In you I feel so pretty
In you I taste god
We must never be apart

live 2008.11.04

Track Length: 2:50

Written By:

BMI Number: 2114422

Cupid hath pulled back his sweetheart’s bow
To cast divine arrows into her soul
To grab her attention swift and quick
Or morrow the marrow of her bones be thick
With turpentine kisses and mistaken blows
See the devil may do as the devil may care
He loves none sweeter as sweeter the dare
Her mouth the mischief he doth seek
Her heart the captive of which he speaks
So note all ye lovers in love with the sound
Your world be shattered with nary a note
Of one cupids arrow under your coat
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 dead gathering dust to dust
In faith, in compassion, and in love

live 2008.11.04

Track Length: 4:28

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 2008.11.04

Length: 6:41

Additional Info:

Semi-acoustic, with mouth organ.


I used to know you
I used to care
I used to know you
Are you still there?
I won’t touch you
I won’t feel you
I won’t hear you
I won’t see you
I used to know you
Are you still there?
I used to know you
I used to care
It goes far and wide
It’s a cruel device
I cannot drive
You from my mind
I won’t reach out
I won’t strike in
I won’t dream about
I won’t parse the thought
I used to know you
I used to care
I used to know you
Are you still there?
I jumped from the top
And fell right back and I
Hit the ground running scared
I swam to the bottom of the sea
And I asked around for someone
Who might know me
Ain’t it sad when your choices
Are vegas and your friends
99 floors
And still nowhere to go
99 floors
And still nowhere to roam
A punch to the head
I passed right out and an
Impotent stood dumbstruck
And stared
Armed once again by the fist of fate
I wait for his resurrection home
Ain’t it sad when your choices
Are vices or advice
It’s eleven o’clock
And don’t that make you bawl
It’s eleven o’clock
And don’t ya make it bawl
Evil, ailing
Feeling oh so low
I’m slow to anger
Wonder where I could
Ever go
You know I’d have to forget
It goes far and wide
It’s a cruel device
I cannot drive
You from my mind

live 2008.11.04

Length: 4:44

Ride off the silverscreen
Into a moonbeam
To the alien side
Catch heck with Jesus
The stars beneath us
Oh what a beautiful night
Cool in your pocket
You can’t unlock this night
Cool in your pocket
You can’t unlock it
You can’t help but decide it’s alright
Oh what a beautiful sight you are to me
Oh what a beautiful night
Cool in your pocket
Rocks for your rocket ride
Cool in your pocket
Pleasure or prophet
You can’t stop this night outside
Oh what a beautiful night
Side up the revelry
Roll out the cavalry
Into the waters we dive
Shimmers of the cosmos
Ripple the utmost
Of the quivering tide
Locks for your locket
You can’t unlock his fist
Rocks for your rocket
You can’t unlock his shocks
For your socket eyes that shine
Oh what a beautiful sight you are to me
Oh what a beautiful night
Night, night
What a beautiful night
Oh California
Look what you’ve done
Look what you’ve done to me
Oh Chicago
I’m coming home
I’m coming home to you

live 2008.11.04

Length: 5:09

live 2008.11.04

Length: 4:37

BMI Number: 1776116

Freak out
And give in
Doesn’t matter what you believe in
Stay cool
And be somebody’s fool this year
‘Cause they know
Who is righteous, What is bold
So I’m told
Who wants honey
As long as there’s some money
Who wants that honey?
Hipsters unite
Come align for the big fight to rock for you
But beware
All those angels with their wings glued on
‘Cause deep down
We are frightened and we’re scared
If you don’t stare
Who wants honey
As long as there’s some money
Who wants that honey?
Let me out
Let me out
Let me out
Let me out
Tell me all of your secrets
Cannot help but believe this is true
Tell me all of your secrets
I know, I know, I know,
Should have listened when I was told
Who wants honey
As long as there is some money
Who wants that honey?
Let me out
Let me out
Let me out
Let me out

live 2008.11.04

Length: 2:16

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 2008.11.04

Length: 4:44

Written By:

BMI Number: 2107460

Cast the pearls aside, of a simple life of need
Come into my life forever
The crumbled cities stand as known
Of the sights you have been shown
Of the hurt you call your own
Love is suicide
The empty bodies stand at rest
Casualties of their own flesh
Afflicted by their dispossession
But no bodies ever knew
Nobody’s
No bodies felt like you
Nobody’s
Love is suicide
Now we drive the night, to the ironies of peace
You can’t help deny forever
The tragedies reside in you
The secret sights hide in you
The lonely nights divide you in two
All my blisters now revealed
In the darkness of my dreams
In the spaces in between us
But no bodies ever knew
Nobody’s
No bodies felt like you
Nobody’s
Love is suicide

live 2008.11.04

Length: 5:51

BMI Number: 5246448

Radio, play my favorite song
Radio, radio
Radio, I’m alone
Radio
Radio, please don’t go
Radio
I peer through curtains on empty streets
Behind a wall of caller I.d.
No one’s out there
To hear if I care
About the troubles in the air
As I of the mourning now come
Pick up where my thoughts left off
Cause I’m home to die on my own
As my radio plays my favorite song
Radio, radio
Radio, don’t you know
Radio, radio
Radio, I’m alone
I’ve blown the dust off my guitars
In the attic with the stars
I read your letters to feel better
My tears upon the fading ink
Cause I of the mourning now come
Pick up where my thoughts left off
Cause I’m home to die on my own
As my radio plays my favorite song
Radio, radio
Radio, I’m alone
Radio, radio
Radio, please don’t go
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
What is it you want
What is it you want to change
What is it you want
What is it you want to change
What is it you want to change
Radio, radio, radio, radio
Radio, radio, radio, radio
Radio, radio, radio, radio
What is it you want
What is it you want to change
What is it you want
What is it you want to change
What is it you want to change

live 2008.11.04

Length: 8:49

Written By:

Music By:

This is a song for a son
This is a song for a sailor
The son I never had
This is a song for a kid
This is a song for a tailor
Who stitched up my old heart
Who stitched up my old heart
This is a song for a dog
This is a song for a blown-out bird
The kind that don’t return to the nest
This is a song for a star
This is a song for a space invader
Who flew into the sun
Never to return
Never to return
And I am one of many
Many more to come
Many more to come
I am one of many more
Many more to come
Many more to come
This is a song for a son
This is a song for a sailor
The best I ever had
He sailed without a map
This is a song for that kid
This is a song for that tailor
Who stitched up my old heart
Who stitched up my old heart
And broke it all apart
I am one of many
Many more to come
Many more to come
I am one of many more
Many more to come
Many more to come
You daughters of the revolution
Carry back your sons
Carry them back home
You daughters of the revolution
Carry back your sons
Carry them back home
And I, I am one of many
Many more to come
Many more to come

live 2008.11.04

Length: 3:51

Additional Info: Cover of Stevie Nicks.

I took my love and took it down
I climbed a mountain, I turned around
And I saw my reflection in a snow covered hill
Till the landslide brought it down
Mirror in the sky, what is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life
Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ’cause I’ve
Built my life around you
Time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too
Well, I’ve been afraid of changing ’cause I’ve
Built my life around you
Time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too
I’m getting older too
I took my love and took it down
I climbed a mountain, I turned around
And if you see my reflection in a snow covered hill
The landslide brought it down
The landslide brought it down

live 2008.11.04

Length: 3:28

BMI Number: 1776748

Disarm you with a smile
And cut you like you want me to
Cut that little child
Inside of me and such a part of you
Ooh, the years burn
I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my choice
What’s a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
My love
I send this smile over to you
Disarm you with a smile
And leave you like they left me here
To wither in denial
The bitterness of one who’s left alone
Ooh, the years burn
Ooh, the years burn, burn, burn
I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my voice
What’s a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
My love
I send this smile over to you
The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you
The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you
The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you

live 2008.11.04

Length: 4:47

Written By:

BMI Number: 1995916

Ain’t it funny how we pretend we’re still a child
Softly stolen under our blanket skies
And rescue me from me, and all that I believe
I won’t deny the pain
I won’t deny the change
And should I fall from grace here with you
Will you leave me too?
Carve out your heart for keeps in an old oak tree
And hold me for goodbyes-and-whispered lullabyes
And tell me I am still
The man I’m supposed to be
I won’t deny the pain
I won’t deny the change
And should I fall from grace here with you
Will you leave me too?
Too late to turn to turn back now, I’m running out of sound
And I am changing, changing
And if we died right now, this fool you love somehow
Is here with you
I won’t deny the pain
I won’t deny the change
And should I fall from grace here with you
Would you leave me too?

live 2008.11.04

Length: 9:27

Additional Info: Cover of Paul Simon, contains a piece of Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs.

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
“Fools”, said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence

live 2008.11.04

Length: 12:25

Additional Info: Contains a piece of Suffer.

The march hare ambles on
Darting to and fro
Finds his breath for free
A silver fox breaking clocks
Counting back from 10
Until it ends with me
As I’m swinging from the trees
Can a mirror rescue me?
The march hare blows his horn
His 19 wives lend ear
To a storm come clear
A whisker here
A scabbard there
The march hare appears
To understand what’s next
And he’s pulling on my soul
Just like an overcoat painted red
His faith somewhere
His faith somewhere
His faith somewhere for (?)
Whatever will be will be again
Whatever will be will be again
Whatever will be will be again
Whatever will be will be again
Oh swing low bandalier
Your coins are worthless here
For there’s no here to leave

live 2008.11.04

Length: 10:05

BMI Number: 5246440

We dismiss
The backroads
And ride these streets
Unafraid
Resigned to
Scraping paint
From our bones
Unashamed
No more the eye upon you
No more the simple man
Desolation yes
Hesitation no
Desolation yes
Hesitation no
As you might have guessed
All is never shown
Desolation yes
Hesitation no
And in my prayers
I dream alone
A silent speech
To deaf ear
If you want love
You must be love
But if you bleed love
You will die love
No more the lie upon you
Cast in stone and autumn shade
Desolation yes
Hesitation no
Desolation yes
Hesitation no
As you might have sensed
We won’t make it home
Desolation yes
Hesitation no
Before the rites of spring
Come to mean all things
A little taste of what may come
A mere glimpse of what has gone
Cause for the moment we are free
We seek to bind our release
Too young to die, too rich to care
Too fucked to swear that I was there
Desolation yes
Hesitation no
Desolation yes
Hesitation no
As you might have guessed
We won’t make it home
Desolation yes
Hesitation no

live 2008.11.04