The Camera Eye

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Billy Corgan

William Patrick "Billy" Corgan, Jr. (born March 17, 1967) is an American musician, producer, lyricist, writer, and occasional poet, best known as the frontman and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins. Formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago, Illinois, in 1987, the band quickly gained steam with the addition of bassist D'arcy Wretzky and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The band's direction has largely been driven by Corgan through his confessional lyrics, grandiose production values, and virtuosic musical interplay, notably with Chamberlin. In three years, The Smashing Pumpkins had transformed themselves into a major label success. Strong album sales and large-scale tours propelled the band's increasing fame in the 1990s, while Chamberlin's dru… more »

Listen, listen, 
This is the mark I cannot place
This is the wish I do not lead
Time uncovers what is keeping still
I unaware moved against my will

Simon says, "pass on by"
Passions wane
Stragglers weep
Hungers fight
For the CameraEye

Hold me so I'll never let you go
Stay with me for a while, while I sleep
Mamas squeeze
Grace my spine
Walk on through the CameraEye

Listen, listen
This is the name I cannot speak
This is the flame I dare not douse
Here things are 
We'll never get that far
Close enough to die a time or two or three

Stretch my skin
Restless gods
Made it so
My heart would pounce
Deposit change in the CameraEye

Who needs pain to survive?
I need pain to change my life
In gentle myths and turning leaves 
We all come to bury truth 

Honey choose, my wet dream
A naked soul, just has to believe
If I bleed, the camera cries
No one doubts the CameraEye

Move fast-forward through the CameraEye

Move fast-forward through the CameraEye

The CameraEye
The CameraEye


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