Speak to me in a language I can hear Humor me before I have to go Deep in thought I forgive everyone As the cluttered streets greet me once again I know I can't be late, supper's waiting on the table Tommorow's just an excuse away So I pull my collar and face the cold, on my own
The earth laughs beneath my heavy feet At the blasphemy in my old jangly walk Steeple guide me to my heart and home The sun is out and up and down again
I know I'll make it, love can last forever Graceful swans of never topple to the earth And you can make it last, forever you You can make it last, forever you
And for a moment I lose myself Wrapped up in the pleasures of the world I've journeyed here and there and back again But in the same old haunts I still find my friends Mysteries not ready to reveal Sympathies I'm ready to return
I'll make the effort, love can last forever Graceful swans of never topple to the earth Tommorow's just an excuse And you can make it last, forever you You can make it last, forever you
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Recorded: Between March-August 1995
Written by: Billy Corgan
Available on: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness(CD/CS) Mellon Collie and the Infinte Sadness(12") Thirty-Three Single The Aeroplane Flies High The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-1998 promo
Video Info: Released in 1996. Directed by Billy Corgan and Yelena Yemchuk. First video directed by Billy Corgan and the fifth video off MCIS. Video uses a a wide variety of images to illustrate lines of the song. Some imagery was taken from Lewis Carroll's novels, Alice and Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass. The video was made after the firing of Jimmy Chamberlain, so only Billy, D'arcy, and James appear in the video. Video closes out the MCIS era videos with the MCIS cover lady, now in human form. The video was filmed partially with still pictures.
Song Secrets: That's not really a secret thing but throughout the whole song, the main melody is oddly echoed in the background. -Benoit The Sad Wizard. -There really isn't any percussion in 33, but at 1:09, you can hear someone start to do/shake something that sounds really familar to the "asprin bottle effect" from Cupid de Locke. (This noise continues throughout the rest of the song). -Floowy
Other Info: The drum machine track is the exact duplicate of the one from the Mellon Collie Demos. It was the first song Billy Corgan wrote after touring for Siamese Dream.