Song Info:
Written by Billy Corgan
See the guitar tab
See the Vieuphoria file

December 1992-March 1993

Available On:
-Siamese Dream
-The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-98 (promo)
-Still Becoming Apart (promo)

Other Info:
-An acoustic outtake version of the song first
appeared on the Mashed Potatoes box set, a
bootleg Billy gave to friends in 93-94.(source:SPFC)
-This acoustic version appears on the officially
released promos, Still Becoming Apart + The
Smashing Pumpkins 1991-98
. An alt. mix of the SD
version with a slightly phased acoustic click track
(listen at 3:35 of SD version) + a tambourine.

Song Secrets:
-When asked what made that strange "wheezing"
noise in the song, Billy said that the guitar he used
on the song was a piece of junk, and whenever, he
would stop playing, the guitar would make a loud
noise-Starla Dear
-At 3:42, in the background you can hear someone
say "eh?" or something to that extent.-pLaNkEr

Fool enough to almost be it
Cool enough to not quite see it
Pick your pockets full of sorrow
And run away with me tomorrow

We'll try and ease the pain
But somehow we'll feel the same
Well, no one knows
Where our secrets go

I send a heart to all my dearies
When your life is so, so dreary
I'm rumored to the straight and narrow
While the harlots of my perils

And I fail
But when I can, I will
Try to understand
That when I can, I will

Mother weep the years I'm missing
All our time can't be given
Shut my mouth and strike the demons
That cursed you and your reasons
Out of hand and out of season
Out of love and out of feeling
So bad

When I can, I will
Words defy the plans
When I can, I will

Fool enough to almost be it
And cool enough to not quite see it
And old enough to always feel this
Always old, I'll always feel this

No more promise, no more sorrow
No longer will I follow
Can anybody hear me
I just want to be me
When I can, I will
Try to understand
That when I can, I will
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