Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The Smashing Pumpkins.

For years I've been sleeping
Couldn't tell a soul
Be ashamed
Of the mess you've made
My eyes never forget, you see
Behind me

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

It's a pity we're apart
It's a shame you broke my heart
But I've got a new girlfriend
She looks a lot like you dear
No-one could ever do dear
All the world must know
That I loved you so
Especially when you'd go
Away and leave me here
Go away and leave me alone
All the world must know
~ Pennies.

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
~ Try, Try, Try.

That you can change, that you're not stuck in vain
We're not the same, we're different tonite
We'll the crucify the insincere tonite
We'll make things right, we'll feel it all tonite
The impossible is possible tonite
Believe in me like I believe in you tonite
~ Tonight Reprise.

The original lineup of The Smashing Pumpkins led by perfectionist Billy Corgan is both cool...and weird. And loves their songs and hates it in equal measures. Never in between. Sometimes the songs would be so lovely to listen to that they are played endlessly. Sometimes I could not even go through the first part, often on numbers which feature too many layers of wailing guitars to the point of irritability. Kind of too self indulgent. But if it hits the spot, The Smashing Pumpkins can bring you soaring through the sky.

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