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2007.09.?? 
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Soon after the official release of Zeitgeist in July, 2007, Chinese bootleggers came with their version. It contains all the tracks of Zeitgeist and some random Judas O tracks on a white CD. The second CD (silver) is the Greatest Hits CD in its entirety. Note the many spelling errors and the unusual wooden package with Spanish (?) lyrics for “Starz”.



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Length: 3:44

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Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “I had this mellow guitar riff that was very simple--almost a ballad-- and we kept messing around with it. And one day, we thought, ‘What if we played it really loud.’ And that was it. Suddenly it transformed into this beastly thing.” Billy Corgan “We’ve learned a lot of lessons over the years about not taking songs at face value when they emerge. I think that’s something Flood taught us along the way. ‘Doomsday Clock’ started off almost a folk calypso number and it turned into this . . . Apocalypso. We’re believers that a good song is a good song whether it’s played on an electric guitar or a zither.” Jimmy Chamberlin

Is everyone afraid?
Is everyone ashamed?
They’re running towards their holes, to find out
Apocalyptic means are lost among our dead
A message to our friends to get out
There’s wages on this fear
Oh so clear
Depends on what you’ll pay to hear
They’re bound to kill us all
In whitewashed halls
Their jackals lick their paws
Please don’t stop
It’s lonely at the top
These lonely days
When will they ever stop?
This doomsday clock ticking in my heart
Not broken
I love life every day
In each and every way
Kafka would be proud, to find out
I’m certain of the end
It’s the means that has me spooked
It takes an unknown truth to get out
I’m guessing I’m born free, silly me
I was meant to beg from my knees
Please don’t stop
It’s lonely at the top
These lonely days
When will they ever stop?
This doomsday clock ticking in my heart
These lonely days when will they ever stop?
We gotta dig in, gas masks on
Wait in the sunshine, all bug-eyed
If this is living?
Sakes alive!
Well then they can’t win
No one survives
Is everyone afraid?
You should be ashamed
Apocalyptic screams
Mean nothing to the dead
Kissing that ‘ol sun
To know all there is
Come on, last call
You should want it all
Ah, it’s lonely at the top
These lonely days
When will they ever stop
This doomsday clock ticking in my heart
These lonely days
When will they ever stop
This ticking in my heart
Is everyone afraid?

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Length: 3:17

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Additional Info: It's working title was Shades Of Doom. From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “That song’s very much in our old kind of Pumpkins wheelhouse. It was kind of like getting reacquainted with an old friend at a high school reunion.” Jimmy Chamberlin “This song reminds me of when they would bring back Vincent Price in the Eighties to do Vincent Price again. I feel like I brought out the mid-Nineties guy to have a stroll through his narcissistic, nihilistic landscape.” Billy Corgan

I’m on the street yeah
I want you
I’m looking for myself
I’m gonna make it
I’ll take it
Like everybody else
Belle of the fawning
I’m yawning
Sister can’t you spell
Above suspicion
Hey listen!
I’m digging my own hell
‘Cause I want you bad
‘Cause I want you bad
And without peer
And without fear
I’m without anyone at all
I’m torn apart, decrying
How unjust you are
For bursting
My black heart
‘Cause you don’t want me no more
But just you worry
‘Cause when they scratch-scratch my door
You’ll hurry
Ah 1, 2, 3
This gun is loaded, devoted
You postulate the rest
Riding the seesaw
There’s no law
That I have ever met
I’m just a flat punk
On dead junk
Riding a vanguard
Cut from the vaunted
I’m haunted, till death do us part
‘Cause I want you bad
‘Cause I want you bad
Fall in hate with me
With one trick
You will want it all
The yeah-yeah tears
The now and here
The without anyone at all
I’m torn without
I’m crying out for doom
‘Cause you don’t want me no more
But babe don’t worry
‘Cause when you scratch-scratch my door
I’ll show you, either or ?
We are the lurking
The panzers
The black as coal as night
Stealing what stealthy
And stellar
Until we get it right
Notice the yearlings
The dead things
The pretty as you please
I am the regent, the marquis
Sowing my bad seeds
‘Cause I want you bad
‘Cause I want you bad
Fall in hate with me
With one trick
You will want it all
As St. Patrick pipes on!

Length: 4:03

Additional Info: Also known as Orchid. From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “I realized listening to ‘Orchid’ that it’s a distant commentary on what happened to the bands of the Nineties. The song even has a bit of an homage to Alice in Chains in the harmonies. Alice in Chains is one band that I appreciate so much more now than when we were all in the same competitive streak. I also thought a lot about Kurt Cobain and what we’d all been through as a collective unit and the battle-scarred feeling of that. I wondered about what our contribution was as a generation. I’m close to Courtney Love. I know the negative ramifications of that time. I see what she goes through, and the ramifications on Francis Bean. Everybody can talk about the Kurt on a t-shirt, but they’re still real people . So in a way, that song is a cost assessment.” Billy Corgan “We’re great believers in continuing the search musically until the last possible minute looking for something better than what you have, and that song is one that benefited.” Jimmy Chamberlin

If life is my witness
Love is my song
If nothing means no one
Then blank, I belong
If fear conquers easy
I can lead on
Milk from the flower
Blood from the dawn
So here we are
Upon your stage
The laughs we shared
The dreams we saved
Bleeding the orchid
We’re bleeding the orchid
Bleeding the orchid
Blessed my weakness
Blessed my wrongs
As hate forms the sequence
Of one by one
As freedoms die easy
We suffrage the want
There’s clouds in my shower
Ghosts in my arms
Youth is where you are
Faith some sinner’s child
We’re bleeding the orchid
We’re bleeding the orchid
Bleeding the orchid
Gilded art this silent march past triumph thru alarm
So thus charmed
Does this will stand for much?
But heart’s untouched by heart’s unloved
Bleeding the orchid
Here we are
Upon your stage
The love we share
The dreams we’ll save
They’re bleeding the orchid
They’re bleeding the orchid
They’re bleeding the orchid
They’re bleeding the orchid

(My Love Is)

Length: 3:48

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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

Length: 3:49

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Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “Billy bought this guitar from this guy from Paris (James Trussart) who makes steel guitars and he brought a couple examples of his work to our rehearsal space. Billy grabbed one and plugged in into his amp and immediately started playing the riff from ‘Tarantula’ and the song was written pretty much on the spot.” Jimmy Chamberlin “That’s our nod to the Scorpions, and UFO--a loving nod to the hard rock bands of that era.” Billy Corgan

I don’t want to fight

Every single night

Everything I want is in your eyes

You and me go back

To places I dont know to care

The spoils of all I got were left for scraps

Don’t let me say this

But you’re no worse than me

It’s crazy

We are the real

If real ever was

And just because

We are the real

They feel we have enough

We are the real

‘Cause someone gave us up

I want to be there when you’re happy

I want to love you when you’re sad

Cant stand the morning rain?

Get out i’ll take your place then

Can’t stand the blazing sun?

Then close your eyes you’ll see

The angel dust

I dont want to be

Anything believed

A million watts of sound can’t compare

Come along you’ll see the world

The pulse ripples, the crowd unfurls

The current starts to flow and then you’re on

Oh it’s white hot soul they want

To sing for

We are the real

If real ever was

And just because

We are the ruin

Of every living soul

We are surreal

Cause someone gave us up

Don’t break the oath

I want to love you when you’re happy

Don’t break this oath

I want to be there when youre sad

Freeze-frame the pouring rain

We are the real

As real as any ghost

So easy now

We are the real

In ever living soul

Oh dont they know?

Can’t stand the blazing sun?

Can’t stand the morning rain?

Oh get out i’ll take your place again

I dont want to be alone

I dont want to be alone at all

If it’s a white hot soul they want

Then a black heart they’ll get

Length: 3:41

Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “I originally wanted this song to sound sort of as if it were from that weird period from 1972-1974 when bands started going metal like Judas Priest but a lot of it still sounded poppy like the Sweet. I wanted ‘Starz’ to sound like that, but of course then Roy blew it up into some other thing. Yes, I am aware that there was a band Starz back then. Now I’m going to have to buy their stuff.” Billy Corgan “That’s Roy being Roy--as only he can.” Jimmy Chamberlin

Born of love and cast in light

Don’t you know we cannot die

We are stars

We are

We are stars

We are

We are stars

We are

The stars above, stars of grace

Shining down what’s left of face

You hurt so bad

This knowing, this fallacy

I want so much

To follow as I lead

For love I keep

Silent I weep

Dead suns rule dead air

But heaven is everywhere

Stars…

Torn from god and flung towards night

Don’t you want what I can’t fight

We are stars

We are

We are stars

We are

We are stars

We are

The stars that shine, stars that bleed

Silver seeking destiny

So follow please

This hurts so much

This knowing carries me

We want so bad

We forget we are free

Spirit smile on

Deep black diamond

So rise the lost toys

Island of white noise

And purple haze

We are starz

We are starz

We are starz

What hurts so much

Is knowing we are free!

Length: 9:50

Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “It started off as this weird little shuffle thing. We were arguing back and forth in November of ‘05 whether we should have a shuffle on the record. Billy wanted a shuffle. So it became a search for a new way to do a shuffle. We were also listening to Fela, all these 14-minute Nigerian jams and watching documentaries about him. So we went down this road of seeing how power can come from repetition.” Jimmy Chamberlin “In Pumpkins logic, if you’re going to make people wait for six minutes for the payoff, the money shot better be good. Ultimately, this became the musical statement of the album. The drum take is one of Jimmy’s crowning achievements. It’s worth the price of admission. Lyrically, the song reflects the decision I made when we were in Scottsdale to stop watching all network or cable news. I noticed the effect that had on me–I stopped being afraid. In general, I’m not afraid of getting on the stage in front of 60,000 people, so why should I be afraid of a plane crashing into my house? I was trying to wrap my head around the way we’re being force-fed a level of paranoia. It’s a personal reflection on what it all means. The ‘revolution’ in the lyrics isn’t the revolution of picking up a gun. That’s never worked, and it never will work. Jesus was right.” Billy Corgan

Tired eyes

Closed for days

There’s no regret

‘Cause there’s no place

I don’t know

What I believe

But if I feel safe

What do I need

A home

A home

A home

Revolution

Revolution

Revolution blues

What will they do

Revolution

Revolution

Revolution blues

What will they do to me

What will they do to me

What will they do to me

What will they do to me

Dulcet tongues

Whisper fast

The future yearns

Right now’s the past

Rouse me soon

The end draws nigh

Who’s side are you on?

Your blood you cannot buy

Revolution

Revolution

Revolution blues

What will they do

Revolution

Revolution

Revolution blues

What will they do to you

Well I

I feel alright

So tonight

I got to ask you why

Why deny it

It’s no surprise

I’ve got to survive

Freedom shines the light ahead

I’ll lead the last charge to bed

I said my last rights

I don’t have to run scared no more

Fight

I wanna fight

I wanna fight a revolution

Tonight

I wanna fight

I wanna fight a revolution

Tonight

At the light

At the light

Do you wanna watch me die

Let me be something good

Let me prove something real like I should

Let me embrace every single living thing

Let me be every single moment I ever misunderstood

Length: 4:13

Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “We were about to break for Christmas at the end of ‘05, and it was sort of the last day at school, musically. We were about to pack up and I said, ‘Let’s try to write one more song,’ and Jimmy said ‘Okay.’ So that song comes from that little bit of extra effort. I’ve heard Dylan talk about writing songs like being a gamble and a hot streak. Once you’re on the roll, you have to keep going.” Billy Corgan “We always say it’s the extra ten percent that makes a hundred percent difference in what we do. And that song is one of my favorites.” Jimmy Chamberlin

All hands on deck

Setting sail to get wrecked off course

You make what you want of me

I will keep you anyway

Let’s fill these hours and kill desire

Let’s fill these hours and kill desire

I’m in touch with you

Let’s kill these hours and fill desire

Every turn is torture thought

Every kicking of the drum

I’ve seen the film

I know the place

I’m never lost

There’s just one way across

I’m never lost

Headlights shoot north

The ends of earth off course

Of course

If you think just right

If you’ll love you’ll find

Certain truths left behind

All this is that once forgot

A closing down of the gate

But oh these hours

I lost my place

I’m never lost

There’s just one way

There’s no disgrace in failing me

Let’s kill these hours and fill desire

I’m in touch with you

Let’s kill these hours and fill desire

I’m in touch with you

I’m in touch with you

Length: 3:35

Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “This was one of the songs we had earmarked for Roy Thomas Baker to produce. As we later told Roy, we had heard all these stories about him being completely insane which turned out not to be true. He’s one of the most hard-working, aware and brilliant people we’ve ever worked with and we couldn’t wait to hear what he did with that song.” Billy Corgan “For me that track is all about Roy–the way he produced, that drum sound. Roy doesn’t produce songs; he produces moments. We were constantly trying our best to put a smile on Roy’s face.” Jimmy Chamberlin

Shot down I stood
Withstood my neighborhood
I got it wrong
But I could
Follow love lest I learn
It’s light
To bring the light
I fought with all my might, with light
Oh bring the light
Light, bring the light
I never felt so good and right
But tonight you’ll never need another sound
Oh, bring the light
Bring the light to me
Here and gone oh I trust
You’d spit upon my dust
And mix my ash with your blood
A son of god you know you must arrive
In the light
Bring the light, let’s bring the light
Light, oh bring the light
Light, bring the light
It’s yours not mine
If you just want to survive
Go grab a glimpse of any star in heaven’s high
I never felt so real and loved and alive
No shadows follow me unsung
In the light, bring the light to me
A flower song, clear and bright
Is it wrong, in neon white?
To insist you are mine
Standing dumb in the light
Bring the light
Oh, bring the light
Bring the light!
Light, bring the light
I never felt so real and right and alive
Don’t let them steal from you what’s yours by right
Light, bring the light
You know there comes a place and time
You can’t deny
With every movement shadows cast and align
Bring the light, bring the light
Bring the light let’s bring the light
Light, bring the light

(Come On)

Length: 3:15

Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “That was one of the original riffs that I brought from Chicago when we went to Scottsdale. The problem with a song like that is you’ve got this great riff and then that’s all you’ve got. The riff comes in two minutes. Then you take weeks out of your life being a slave to that riff. We really have a love-hate relationship with the riff songs.” Billy Corgan “The real problem is after that great riff, you need another great riff.” Jimmy Chamberlin

C’mon let’s go

I’ll find you waiting there

Beyond their violence dared

A light around your soul

You could be my friend

Lovely and different

Crushing up the stars above us

A guarantee to spoil our rot

Tears were once my only way back home

Someone speaks and instantly I’m cold

C’mon let’s go

C’mon let’s go

Beyond the great unknown

Beyond their punched-up skulls

To die upon this road

C’mon let’s go

C’mon let’s go

Anesthetized I’m hollow

Playing to the dark back row

C’mon let’s go

Go

C’mon let’s go

Assimilate, it’s all been staged

I’ve made mistakes, they penetrate

They’re gonna take, it’s all the same

They cannot wait, their love spells hate

I wanna love

I wanna love

I’m pushing back

I’m serpentine

I’m pushing back

Lord save me

With need

Lord walk me home

C’mon let’s go

C’mon, c’mon let’s go

Tears were once my only way back home

Someone weeps and instantly I’m thrown

C’mon let’s go

C’mon let’s go

Go

C’mon let’s go

Length: 4:51

Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: “In the beginning, before it went disco, that one was very Morricone and kinda bad.” Jimmy Chamberlin “I started the song on an acoustic guitar, and I just loved something about hearing the words ‘God and Country’ coming out of my mouth because I’m just not that patriotic. It was like our ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic.’ So I have this cheap synthesizer that is our go-to instrument when we don’t know what to do, and I started playing the chords and pushing different buttons and ultimately settled on a dance rhythm. What makes the song even more bizarre is that you have a sort of political message to a disco beat--thanks to Roy who mixed it like an old Donna Summer dance track. I told him the bass was just too loud and he gave me a face like I was taking away his toy. Of course, Roy was right.” Billy Corgan

I want to live for god and country
I want to give for god and country
It’s too late for some
It’s too late for what you’ve done
I can’t help what I divide in you
For god and country I’ll fight
For god and country I’ll die
For god and country my soul is so alive
My soul is so alive
Lay down your arms to me
Lay down your arms for god and country
I want to live where no one’s watching my way home
I want to give until I’m bursting with unknown
It’s too late for some
It’s too late for everyone
I can’t help what I destroy in you
Well who needs this anymore?
C’mon make it so
That’s when they build their cross of death
You won’t build your own
It’s time to wake up!
It’s time to wake up for good
I can’t help you though I should
For god and country we’ll fight
For god and country we’ll die
For god and country my soul is so alive
My soul is so alive
Lay down your arms to me
Lay down your arms For god and country
You can’t deny god and country
We’re fighting for our lives
You can’t deny god and country
Our souls are so aligned
In this time of god and country
We’ll take you on our side
It’s alright
My soul is so alive
With god and night
With god and country
My soul is so alive

Length: 4:18

Additional Info: From Zeitgeist track by track interview: "Billy had a sketch of that one that was just him at the organ at first. And I think I was the first cheerleader for that song. I thought the melody and the use of space was so compelling. Even though I play busily myself, I’m a sucker for a lot of space in songs.” Jimmy Chamberlin “I played it for Jimmy and he’s usually my BS meter, and he loved it. Then I played it for an ex-girlfriend, and she started crying, and it didn’t even have lyrics yet. So then we talked about getting an orchestra, but instead we got an old Emulator--the Art of Noise keyboard--and built the track around that.” Billy Corgan

When I was born I lost

When I was freed I fought

Now that I’m loved I’m caught

Between the rest and this tragic mess

An invited guest

Torn, broken and frayed

Oh don’t we face

War, sunshine and grace

Oh won’t you stay

For a while

We can fail in style

I can hold your smile

For a while

What was once new now gone

What was once praised now wrong

As they go, we can say we know

But what do we know

But warm sunshine and graves

Don’t we see

What’s bitter to taste

Torn, broken and frayed

Don’t we face

War, sunshine and graves

Won’t you stay

‘Cause I won’t tell

I won’t tell a soul

That I’m mad as hell

Torn, broken and frayed

I’m torn, broken and frayed

No, I’m cold, worn out and shamed

Length: 3:09

It’s in blood

I suppose

Breaking jars

I’m no good

As the prodigal son

And I know that you’re mesmerized

You had a vision, made these laws

And sanitized, are we above desires

I miss him so

You are so fucked

It has begun

Revolution crawls

All over you

I was listening

You light up the sky

And scrape out your skull

Your lovely face

Will never be claimed thrice

And we’re so unlikely to

Upon my wrists I bear the cross

My losses mount as I climb across the home

Of my own soul

I’ll claim my prize

I don’t exist

I am divine

A ghost with eyes

(Billy: yeah, vietnam.)

(James: you headin’ to vietnam?)

(Unknown: yes, I need to be at the co-op.)

(Unknown: thanks dude.)

(Jimmy: I’m jungle-drummed out, man.)

Length: 3:15

BMI Number: 3649468

Close your eyes
Until the sunlight dies
In your head a thousand stars
Through the darkness you can see a light
And if they steal your life
Your heart is still mine
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing, a truth, there’s no other
I want to believe in you, dear
On Sunday…
There’s a life I hide
Well I tried to disguise
And I can take you a million miles away
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing, a truth, there’s no other
I want to believe in you, dear
On Sunday I made amends
For all my mistakes
May God speed be with you
Oooh…oooh…oooh…oooh
And I…
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing a truth, there’s no other
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing a truth, there’s no other
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, (soft) you sing, a truth, a lover
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing a truth, there’s no other
I want to believe in you, dear
Sunday
Sunday
I want to make amends
For all my mistakes
May God speed be with you

Length: 4:00

We’re so young

And we’re so dumb

With our registered calculations

And if you dare

And should I care

I could destroy you

And take you there

As the spitfires begin their descent

And tragic romantic ascent

My love is one hundred percent

Come back to me, my mistake

Come back to me, my mistake

Come back to me, my mistake

Mistake, it was all my mistake

So suck me through

Your saliva screws

I can’t help myself if I don’t know

The flaws in you

That were equal to

The mysteries I’ve almost knew

And I’ve said this so many, many times

Can’t help you out of your mind

So please don’t judge me unkind

Come back to me, my mistake

Come back to me, my mistake

Come back to me, my mistake

And if you pretend

Please try to offend everyone

We share the sea monkey disease

So give me my greatful little piece

And do what you want as you please

Come back to me, my mistake

Come back to me, my mistake

Come back to me, my mistake

Length: 3:14

Additional Info: On the UK version of "Machina II, Friends And Enemies Of Modern Music" this track is misspelled as "Slow Down".

Midnight people

Rushing for a downtown train

Watching and wasting away

Their hearts beat free

Cool frequency

And I don’t know what it is

I’m gonna run the slow dawn

Seeking sigh, oh so faint

I’m gonna run the slow dawn awake

It’s blessed undone

The songbirds all around

And I’m not sure what it is

But I’m sure that I could give it

Awake the slow dawn

Slow dawn moves by my side

Teach your silent sleep

Slow dawn

The midnight people

Washing down here, wasting way

They’re gonna run the slow dawn awake

The slow dawn awake

The slow dawn awake

The slow dawn awake

Length: 3:46

Because you are
Because you are
Because you are
Because you are
Because you are
I’ve got the tremor to stay
Because you are
I scar the stranger, betrayed
All of my senses ashamed
I will deny all that I am afraid
Lies will disguise
Rules of time and endgames
Because you are
Because you are
Because you are
Because you are
Because you are
I chew the rust off my face
Because you are
I wipe the stain off my haze
Because you are
I am released, born of age
Because you are
I stare inside empty faith
I will deny all that I am afraid
Lies will disguise
Rules of time and endgames
Because you are
Because you are
Because you are
By choosing [?]
Because you are
Because you are
Rinse the scars off my skin
Because you are
I touch the scars of your skin
Because you are
I let the travel begin
Because you are
I let the travel begin
Because you are
I let the travel begin

(Turns Left, Looks Right) (edit)

Length: 7:53

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

Length: 4:20

Written By:

BMI Number: 1351044

I spin off and lose my head

Throwing stray a spark instead

Gather strength down in my heel

And dig it in the world I peel

Way down deep within my heart

Lies a soul that’s torn apart

Tell me, tell me what your after

I just want to get there faster

I don’t live – I inhale

I don’t give – I unveil

Don’t want to live in your misery

I don’t live – I inhale

Sprinkle all my kisses on your head

Stars full of wishes fill our beds

She said, “I’m dead”

All this pain smothers me

Like a bomb that you can’t see

Tell me, tell me what your after

I just want to get there faster

I don’t live – I inhale

I don’t give – I unveil

I don’t live – I inhale

I don’t live

(edit) Lull.Greatest Hits, edited version

Length: 5:57

Written By:

BMI Number: 1248201

Additional Info: Edited version as released on Lull. The edit on Greatest Hits is a bit shorter; 5:51. Another edit of 6:01 can be found on the rare Chrysalis promo "The Music Of The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-1998".

Planned a show
Trees and balloons
Ice cream snow
See you in June
Could have known
I would reveal
Should have known
I would conceal your way
She knows
And she knows, she knows, she knows
And she knows, she knows, she knows
How’s it she knows, she knows, she knows
And she knows, she knows
Colors show
After the moon
I should go
See you in June
Your way
And she knows
And she knows, she knows, she knows
And she knows, she knows, she knows
How’s it she knows, she knows, she knows
And she knows, she knows
Open your eyes to these mustered lines
Open your eyes to these mustered lines
The way
And she knows
And she knows, she knows, she knows
And she knows, she knows, she knows
How’s it she knows, she knows, she knows
And she knows, she knows, she knows

Smart Studios version #1 (edit)

Length: 4:27

Written By:

BMI Number: 346740

Additional Info: Edited version.

No matter where you are

I can still hear you when you drown

You've traveled very far

Just to see you I'll come around

When I'm down

All of those yesterdays

Coming around

No matter where you are

I can still hear you when you dream (on some versions, "scream")

You traveled very far

You traveled far, like a star

And you are

All of those yesterdays

Coming around

Is it something someone said?

Was it something someone said?

Yesterday the sky was you

And I still feel the same

Nothing left for me to do

And I still feel the same

I wish, I wish I could fly

I wish, I wish I could lie

I will, I will try

I will, I will

Goodbye

Length: 4:57

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

1993 SD version

Length: 3:19

BMI Number: 1776114

Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow’s much too long
I’ll burn my eyes out
Before I get out
I wanted more
Than life could ever grant me
Bored by the chore
Of saving face
Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long
I’ll tear my heart out
Before I get out
Pink ribbon scars
That never forget
I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets
My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained
My belly stings
Today is
Today is
Today is
The greatest day
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you
Today is the greatest
Today is the greatest day
Today is the greatest day
That I have ever really known

Length: 3:17

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

1995 MCIS version

Length: 4:16

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

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

Length: 2:40

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

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

Length: 4:54

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

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

Length: 3:23

BMI Number: 4353755

I know

We’re just like old friends

We just can’t pretend

That lovers make amends

We are

Reasons so unreal

We can’t help but feel

That something has been lost

But please

You know you’re just like me

Next time

I promise we’ll be perfect

Perfect

Perfect

Strangers down the line

Lovers out of time

Memories unwind

So far I still know who you are

But now I wonder who I was

Angel

You know it’s not the end

We’ll always be good friends

But the letters have been sent on

So please

You always were so free

You’ll see

I promise we’ll be perfect

Perfect

Perfect

Strangers when we meet

Strangers on the street

Lovers while we sleep

Perfect

You know this has to be

We always were so free

We promised that we’d be

Perfect

Length: 4:00

BMI Number: 5090964

You know I’m not dead

You know I’m, you know I’m not dead

You know I’m not dead

Now you know where I’ve been

As you sleep, torn I am

Weighted down patiently

Born of love

You know I’m, you know I’m not dead

I’m just living in my head

Forever waiting on the ways of your desire

You always find a way

And through it all, into us all you move

Forgotten touch

Forbidden thought

We can never have enough

You know I’m not dead

You know I’m, you know I’m not dead

You know I’m not dead

Found below, the creatures scream

Stranglehold, a god machine

Begin to tear us out

What is hell

You know I’m, you know I’m not dead

I’m just the tears inside your head

Forever waiting on the ways of your desire

You always find a way

And through it all, into us all you move

Forgotten touch

Forbidden thought

We can never have enough

You know I’m not dead

We all want to hold in the everlasting gaze

Enchanted in the rapture of his sentimental sway

But underneath the wheels lie the skulls of every cog

The fickle fascination of an everlasting god

You know I’m not dead

I’m just living in my head

Forever waiting

Forever waiting a cruel death

You know I’m not dead

I’m just living for myself

Forever waiting

You know I’m not dead

You know I’m not dead

You know I’m not dead

You know I’m not dead

Length: 4:13

BMI Number: 5090965

You and me

Meant to be

Immutable

Impossible

It’s destiny

Pure lunacy

Incalculable

Inseparable

And for the last time

You’re everything that I want and asked for

You’re all that I dream

Who wouldn’t be the one you love

Who wouldn’t stand inside your love

Protected and the lover of

A pure soul

And beautiful

You

Don’t understand

Don’t feel me now

I will breath

For the both of us

Travel the world

Traverse the skies

Your home is here

Within my heart

And for the first time

I feel as though I am reborn in my mind

Recast as child and mystic sage

Who wouldn’t be the one you love

Who wouldn’t stand inside your love

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 wrap my wire around your heart

And your mind

You’re mine forever now

Who wouldn’t be the one you love and live for

Who wouldn’t stand inside your love and die for

Who wouldn’t be the one you love

Length: 5:09

BMI Number: 5246453

Pop tart

What’s our mission

Do we know

But never listen

For too long

They held me under

But I hear

It’s almost over

In detroit

On a memphis train

Like you said

It’s down in the heat and the summer rain of

The automatic gauze of your memories

Down in the sleep at the airplane races

Try to hold on

To this heart

A little bit longer

Try to hold on

To this love

Aloud

Try to hold on

For this heart’s

A little bit colder

Try to hold on

To this love

Paperback scrawl your hidden poem

Written around the dried out flowers

Here we are still trading places

To try to hold on

Pop tart

Can you envision

A free world

Of clear division

For too long

They held us under

But I know

We’re getting over

In detroit

With the nashville tears

Like you said

It’s down in the heat with the broken numbers

Down in the gaze of solemnity

Down in the way you held together

To try to hold on

To this heart

A little bit closer

Try to hold on

To this love

Aloud

Try to hold on

For this heart’s

A little bit older

Try to hold on

To this love

Aloud

And we are still alive

Try to hold on

And we have survived

Try to hold on

And no one should deny

We try to hold on

To the pulse of a feedback current

Into the flow of the cryptic movement

Slapback kills the ancient remnants

That try to hold on

Try to hold on

To this heart

Alive

Try to hold on

To this love

Aloud

Try to hold on

And we are still alive

Try to hold on

And we have survived

Try to hold on

Pop tart

You never listen

Skinned knees

Try to hold on

Stop start

What’s our mission

Skinned knees

Try to hold on

Length: 4:16

Fall into the century on a supersonic cross

Blessed she in aching silence, eternal loss

Calling out I won’t surrender a locket of her hair

Sympathize her pious pleasures, go down the stairs

Into the dark again

To feel alive again, and wait for

Real love

Or is it me you’re after

Is it time

‘Cause it’s now or never

Real love

Real love forever

Real love

Born of the ball and chain

Into a world sustained with sorrow

Real love

A real touch we speak in

Is it ours

Or is it what we’re seekin’

Real love

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

Fall down the stairs again

To feel alive against tomorrow

Real love

Or is it me you’re after

Is it time

‘Cause it’s now or never

Real love

Real love forever

Is it love

Or just yours to treasure

Real love

Real love

Real love

We never listen

Real love will listen

And tell her of a fortune

Real love is riches

Scratch through the changes

Real love is nameless

So tired and hopeless

Real love is painless

Nobody mentions

We ever move to collect

The solar questions

Demon scorn should not relax

The laws of gravity

Real love

Length: 3:54

Should I know all we’re missing

What’s to stop what they’re missing

To feel love, to be in love

All around

Anyone can hold a promise

Not everyone can feel honored

To be in love, to feel love

All around

Turn me on, hear me speak

Let me be what I need

You’re enough for me

Many times while you sleep

I’m dreaming of what to keep

To know your wish, hold it true

To slay the things that trouble you

Turn me on, out of reach

Listen here, feel me

Just believe, just believe

You’ll see

To feel love, to be in love

All around

Hold the truth if you want it

If you don’t, I won’t flaunt it

To feel love, to be in love

All around

When you’re young you can promise

Anything that you wanted

To be in love, to feel love all around

Turn me on, let me speak

From my heart, I receive

Plain happiness, just happiness

You and me

To feel love, to be in love

All around

To be in love, to feel love

All around

To feel love, to be in love

All around

To be in love, to feel love

Around

I know your wish, I hold it true

(Feel love around)

To hide the things that trouble you

(Feel love around)

Turn me on out of reach

(Feel love around)

Let me speak all my peace

(Feel love around)

Just believe what you keep

(Feel love around)

You’ll never need to hurry me

(Feel love around)

To be in love, to feel love

All around

To feel love, to be in love

All around

To be in love, to feel love

All around

To feel love, to be in love

All around

To be in love, to feel love

All around