Smashing Young Man

Collective Soul

About Smashing Young Man

"Smashing Young Man" is a song by American alternative rock band Collective Soul. It is the third single from their second studio album Collective Soul. The song was written as an insult to Smashing Pumpkins lead singer, Billy Corgan, who accused Collective Soul of plagiarizing music.


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Beggar's description 
Of what I've been missing 
Exploit your position 
Don't think I didn't listen 
Hey I hope you're feeling 

A little better now 
Success is so tragic 
Pain is your gadget 
Your tongue is just lashing 
Just bitching by habit 
Hey I hope you're feeling 
A little purer now 
Hey I hope you're feeling 

Securer now 
Help me I plea 
I don't understand 
Your ways and your means
You smashing young man 

Help me to see 
The good you have planned
You're wearing thin 
You smashing young man 
You preach synthetic-like 

Peace is an oversight 
It's nothing to ignite 
Your self-lit spotlight 
Hey I hope you're feeling 

A little special now 
Hey I want to tell you 
I think you're special now 
I don't recall asking for guidance 

I don't recall wanting to 
I don't recall bowing before you 
But I'm so impressed 
With the kindness in your attitudee

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Collective Soul

Collective Soul is an American rock band originally formed in Stockbridge, Georgia. Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity with their first hit single, "Shine", which came from their debut album Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid. They have recorded seven Number One mainstream rock hits. more »

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Written by: ED ROLAND

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