Smashing Pumpkins - Glissandra Lyrics




Fallen lovers and useless friends
Must you glare?
A life uncovers our unions pulled by threadbare
Pleasure taps it's vein

I've been hungry and I've been full
And I've been sated some more
I used to know what for
I used to know
All hours look the same
I used to know
What a wish was for
Magic plumes my soul
Pyramids for sale
Full moons on the rail
Pipers play for dawn

Hypnotized, unwind these lines around my head
What's left for me to leave for you unsaid?
You can't fill with dread

I've been hungry and I've been full
Molten at the spoke
I used to know what for
I used to know what for

La-la-la-la-la...
A pluck on spider strings
Gutter from the stars
Children from the stars
Children cry out proud
As embers blast my heart
Broken where I'd stop

I used to know
What a wish was for
I used to know
What a wish was for

Stolen like a lark
Flicks on tender wrists
Abuse the modern mind
Crush on what you'll find
La-la-la-la-la...





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Smashing Pumpkins Glissandra Comments
  1. Valerie Ward

    Beautiful 💜🍃

  2. Kristopher Ryan

    this song reminds me of Machina. Maybe could have been on that underrated album.

  3. Kellen Brennan

    2:35 he’s a lyrical genius, la la la la laaaa la la la la laaa, how did he come up with that

  4. tfetzer888

    To me this is their best album since Billy brought back the SP name.

  5. Roiy Benkel

    Fallen lovers and useless friends
    Must you glare?
    A life uncovers our unions pulled by threadbare
    Pleasure taps it's vein

    I've been hungry and I've been full
    And I've been sated some more
    I used to know what for
    I used to know
    All hours look the same
    I used to know
    What a wish was for
    Magic plumes my soul
    Pyramids for sale
    Full moons on the rail
    Pipers play for dawn

    Hypnotized, unwind these lines around my head
    What's left for me to leave for you unsaid?
    You can't fill with dread

    I've been hungry and I've been full
    Molten at the spoke
    I used to know what for
    I used to know what for

    La-la-la-la-la...
    A pluck on spider strings
    Gutter from the stars
    Children from the stars
    Children cry out proud
    As embers blast my heart
    Broken where I'd stop

    I used to know
    What a wish was for
    I used to know
    What a wish was for

    Stolen like a lark
    Flicks on tender wrists
    Abuse the modern mind
    Crush on what you'll find
    La-la-la-la-la...

  6. Francesco Minelli

    Amazing song

  7. DiZzAy CuBbY

    Awesome song 👍🏼 😎 👏

  8. OC Wood

    I’d totally drain Billy. No homo.

  9. Jambalaya

    Stop bitching, this is a dope album. Literally, try it! 😂

  10. Lizette Cortes

    Esta es la más hermosa canción. Siempre me llena de melancolía.

  11. CPW1109

    This song reminds me of Machina. This is one of my favorites from Oceania.

  12. joseangel125

    I fell in love with this song omg

  13. RetroArcade

    Fantastico!!!

  14. julie13roses

    Great Album

  15. A UserName

    Some decent melodies on this record but overall the writing and production lack the dynamics of gish/sd and seem comparatively uninspired.  Their original lineup had a dynamic that was greater than what Billy alone (or with anyone else) can achieve.  James and D'arcys' playing style and shortcomings contributed heavily to giving the songs a frenetic character that was elevating.  Their live shows from 91-95 are more interesting than the entirety of their recorded material.    

    A UserName

    @Michael Mitchell Your mildly clever quip does bring up a valid point.  This is a new album, and should be judged as such.  Unfortunately, due to the obvious employment of 90s-era SP guitar cliches, Billy has made the comparison to earlier work for us.  The Future Embrace is actually a much larger divergence/progression, and vastly more interesting album, but it did not do well commercially - so Billy rehashed SP.  This track in particular sounds like a melange of Loveless-era MBV and early SP, as does the whole album, minus the inspiration/writing quality and nuance of the aforementioned. 

    TheNonArtist

    I thought this was a pretty great album. A great change of pace from their earlier stuff imo. Very proggy and atmospheric. The album always makes me think of fall for some reason.

    Q Oscar Jenkins

    almost.. everything they do is classic

    Q Oscar Jenkins

    end of story

    Spungo Flex

    James and Darcy didn’t play on Siamese Dream.

  16. Julio Cesar Diaz Arias

    Not avaible in mexico. Why?

  17. Antonio Rabasco

    2:19 is the best part of the album

  18. Steven Sampson

    Not as good as past records by SP. It was a let down for me.

  19. Noé Style

    The only good song of the album... But really good.

    Paul Jones

    100% disagree

  20. Lewis Aquilina

    best lyrics!

  21. FecalizerOfficialMx

    This fuckers rules so hard... TxSxPx 4 ever

  22. TheAlibabatree

    More like Circa has been listening to Pumpkins. Give Machina a listen.

  23. Rodrigo Abinader

    Should be called Blissandra.

  24. Chris Roberts

    Third best song on here behind , Pale Horse and Panopticon .

  25. Jonny Ed

    That was the first thing I said about it. I think its the lead guitar theme in it thats played a lot

  26. Chris Pudney

    haha, no problem dude

  27. libertarianjury

    Pumpkins are beautiful beyond measure. The music of disruptive technologies, the music of the American dream.

  28. gwombat

    sigh, if you have to explain a joke it's not funny anymore.

  29. LuvMyLedZep

    Fucking thank you bro.

  30. LuvMyLedZep

    I hope for your sake you are kidding. I remember seeing this live on Fuse when Billy was there promoting TheFutureEmbrace. It was a joke, Billy has no children, I'll say it again for people who believe him when he's kidding around, BILLY CORGAN HAS NO KNOWN CHILDREN. He's always making a joke about "Jason Corgan" as well, he's childless as of right now, sadly.

    chris soldatos

    He does now!

  31. gwombat

    billy corgan has acknowledged gerard way as his son.

    /watch?v=RHc43-ni88M

  32. Nexuss123

    Nice pop like old A-HA . Fail.

  33. Chris Pudney

    not sure if youre trolling or whether you think that was actually serious...

  34. Jenn DeSantis

    Love this song!!

    Leigh Ann Collins

    Jenn DeSantis the whole album is pretty good too :D

  35. Fanchus

    One of the best of 2012!!!! AMAZING

  36. GlaDurDeaD

    /watch?v=0FEnSRgT1Ro

  37. LuvMyLedZep

    Really? I can't find any real proof online......if you found an article or something can you send it to me? I've always wondered...

  38. GlaDurDeaD

    he does have a son.

  39. LuvMyLedZep

    It will be a crime against mankind if Billy never has any children.

    chris soldatos

    Augustus !!!

  40. GracefulNanami

    By far.

  41. antoine 0981

    nice playlist, even better group!!!!!

  42. ragepupp1

    This is the best song on the album imo.

  43. TheAlibabatree

    Well, he is 45 years old...

  44. KurtDjango

    maybe im gonna love this song for the next 5-6 years... yes.! new stuff doesnt easily stick well.. anyway, SP are the best..

  45. Dan Lamar

    Corgan and the gang have done it again! Been a big Pumpkins fan for a while, and this is just pure beauty.

  46. yetcop

    i love the guitars, great sound, awesome album!!!!

  47. PeterTosh

    glissando

  48. Marie Wojciechowski

    I love this song !

  49. Trevor Carrera

    I love this song...

  50. promethus50000

    my favorite song from zeitgeist is bleeding the orchid.

  51. Wednesday Length

    i agree with you there my favourite sp song is doomsday clock just because im more of a heavy pumpkins fan but im enjoying songs like this and the chimera because it just feels like corgans trying to grow up creatively and make songs as beautiful as tonigh tonight again.

  52. Jon

    Reminds me of something that would come out around the Machina era, but that's just me. I really like this song.

  53. gomonkeyforcego

    Pumpkins fans are so embarrasing to hear argue over this shit. Listen to the music and enjoy it. This would be the lowest budget album since Gish for all of you screaming 'sellout' or 'millionaires', and while the original members will always be missed, go listen to Mike and Nicole singing live, then listen to James or D'arcy. Actually, do yourself a favour and listen to Beautiful live here on YouTube, and you get to hear them singing simple nah nah's together, totally destroying the song.

  54. Ryan Porter

    *everlasting gaze

  55. promethus50000

    i can't believe people actually wish that billy lived in the past creatively. it's a good thing that every smashing pumpkins album sounds different, that means he's not trying to copy the sound of his most successful albums just to make money. i do like this album, but the first time i listened to the full album it didn't blow me away. a day later i kept thinking to myself to listen to it again, i did , and i slowly started to like more of the songs except maybe 2, or 3 of them.

  56. r.d. laing

    yeah i know...im not dissing him...of course he did some good work after '95..not much tho,stand inside,everlasting glow...look,the guys a legend,theres no disputing that but am i the only one that can see that the better tracks on this album r just reprisals of some of his older stuff ?

  57. r.d. laing

    cheers : )

  58. Alexandre Ferdinand

    'Stand Inside Your Love' was after 'Mellon Collie....'

  59. Corben DelHaagen

    your a pig dog

  60. r.d. laing

    billy became a millionaire upon the release of MCATIS(1995)..the edge came off after that,imo up to that release they were driven and experimental and had the ability to connect across a range of age groups and music genres from alt/pop '1979'..to grunge 'bullet with butterfly wings'..to poetic balladry 'stand inside your love'.. to pure alternatv bliss 'today'..alls im saying is he puts out music like a millionaire would....its safe...its not bad so u need to chill out...

  61. Corben DelHaagen

    oh really? you know that billy is missing passion? you know his thoughts? fuck that, fuck you. you don't know what the hell he thinks. if you watched any interviews from him recently he LOVES the album. he likes the fresh start he says.

  62. r.d. laing

    i agree with the the machina comparison,but theres something missing and its called passion from billy...hes so flat and uninspired,the drumming is first rate,the bass is fine but billy just seems to be going thru the motions on this whole album with his vocals

  63. GracefulNanami

    Best song on Oceania by miles. Best song Billy's shoved out of his head in years, actually.

  64. TheRiffMaker

    Congratulations Corgan!
    Lovely melody!

  65. UltraGaivalas

    geras gabalas nachui

  66. Nathan Rockliff

    Can we not agree that the majority of Billy's music is poetry? I will admit, I enjoy the lyrics and music on the Machinas, with that cool electronic twist. Personally, his singing isn't the best on it. But let's be serious, nothing is worse the Zeitgeist! Had potential, just wasn't executed the right and rushed WAY too much!

  67. Ryan Porter

    machinas lyrics are pure poetry and cannot be beaten, the music style is so varied and strange but yet amazing, simply the best. Each to their own and all that :P

  68. Nathan Rockliff

    Ehh, there are some good songs on the them, but everything before them (excluding adore) outdoes the machinas in my opinion :P

  69. Joshua

    I usually don't like to compare a new song to an old song, but this really reminds me of Raindrops And Sunshowers. At the beginning I even said "Rain falls on everyone, the same old rain. I'm just trying to stay next to you, between the rain and the sun!"

  70. Kremlocke

    The album speaks to everyone diffrently... a song for all kinds each to another it may speak... one at a time

  71. Leavemealoneabout Usingmyname

    This remind anybody else of My Bloody Valentine's "Only Shallow"?

  72. Ryan Porter

    no album ever can top the machinas <3

  73. promethus50000

    one of my favorites.

  74. Hezza chan

    God, this is so sexy. Thank you. ^_^

  75. wasy35

    Beautiful song...Thanks for sharing SP.

  76. Tom Clayton

    Yea alibabatree machina is awsome and can't be topped, unfortunately may I add, I want more of them echoey metallic tones

  77. rob hartmania

    Easily the best alt rock album in the past 5 years.

    Frank Anderson

    well, its 2018 now and its still the best alt rock album this century. no one else can do what billy can do. he set out with Oceania to make an "album". It will most likely be the last time he does that. This album will one day be recognized as yet another masterpiece by the greatest genius in the last days of rock.

  78. Daniel Callahan

    I agree. I really love this track. It's a standout song on the album. One that I'm gonna keep listening to forever :)

  79. TheAlibabatree

    Hard to say, but i think this is my favorite off the album. Its the only song with Machina influence, which makes sense because Machina is my favorite album of all time

  80. Guile Quint

    This CD is really good!!!

  81. kitsune

    Can't stop playing this, thank you SP, you did it again. :D

  82. wiinux

    Love this - great drive and energy!

  83. diana

    I love the guitar in the song so freaking much <3

  84. Ethan O'Daniel

    Incredible!!!

  85. wackattack180

    Two hands full with wanting more :)
    On the way to buy the album right now :D

  86. slinky1killed1bill

    Love it. Sounds great.

  87. Bic Kok

    Great song :)