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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