Half-Life of an Autodidact

William Patrick Corgan, Billy Corgan

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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 »


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Is love a fool
A brackish goad?
Protected like
A lilac cove
Becomes by the breath of the sun
Denuded and diffused
Again

And while the winds, so sired, so subsumed
Forbade his day by rule
To ever lapse into ruin
And regret

Juliet, oh I can't crease
I get tired
I just get tired

Cause Fleur-de-lis, noblesse oblige
Down to the wires
I just got tired
Along the flame to you
Among the way to you

40 years to finally wake up
And 9 more to sling the snakes out of you

Richly pink
That steel poem flam
A flint of luck
Miscast my chance
As one
Does after days
A droll dance
Triumph after triumph
Dashed

Words that churned passed fire and the moon
The stranger crossed my view
Making good on their promise and our youth

Purity, please, oh I can't preach
I get tired
I just get tired

Cause Fleur-de-lis, noblesse oblige
Down to the wires
I just got tired

Along the flame to you
Among the way to you
Along the flame to you
I'm on the way to you

40 years to finally wake up
And 9 more to sling the snakes out of you

Along the flail to you
Among the way to you
Along the flail to you
I'm on the way to you

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Written by: William Patrick Corgan

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