Glass and the Ghost Children

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The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, lead guitar) and James Iha (rhythm guitar), the band has included Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar), Melissa Auf der Maur (bass guit… more »

To the center of the earth 
Or anywhere God decides 
Full of fever pulling forth 
We hear our call as all 
To the center of the earth 
As if written in 
DNA is reaching out 
To your frequency 

I want to live 
Don't want to die 
I want to live 
I want to try 
All in prayer 
Prayer in all 
All are scared 
Scared of all 

Black rooms are calling 
To men in leather coats 
White labs are cooking 
Up the silver ghost 
The glass migrates under 
Her translucent skin 
And all are spiders 
Wonder what we've got us in 

All is you 
You are all 
All with you 
You in all 
I want to live 
I don't want to die 
I want to live 
I want to try 

"So it's all very obtuse, because it's all, like, I don't know. So, like, I started thinking that everything I operate on is based on what I believe God was telling me to do. God could be my intuition or whatever, but I always assume, I always assume that the voice I hear is the voice of God. Then I started thinking, what if I'm insane? So I'm operating on the premise that I'm hearing the voice of God or what I perceive to be God speaking to me or through me, but maybe I'm completely in...so all my...demagoguery in my life about me thinking that my life has importance, my, my...thinking that my life has importance. My--my--my thought of it and the fact that I believe I'm following my intuition which in and of itself may be completely false. So then I started freaking out, thinking--of itself may be completely false. And again this creature that believes he's acting upon heavenly intuition but meanwhile he's totally rampant. And I started thinking maybe this is the cause of all the negativity against--and I started thinking maybe this is the cause of all the negativity against--and I started thinking maybe this is the cause of all the negativity against..." 



So meets the final coda of a vinyl storm 
One more cherry cola to lift up her dead arms 
A dream of soft focus, sunsets filters through the din 
We are losing contact as she dials it in 
She can hear glass calling, or is it someone that looks like him? 
She eyes TV reflection, and nods a knowing look 
She says it doesn't matter, she never liked her looks 
I have seen a thousand fractures, I have seen everything 
'Cause knowing is its own answer, love something in a book 
There's not much left to ponder, not much left to cook 

As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her 
As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her 
As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her 
As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her 
As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her 
As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her 
As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her

Written by: WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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