Smashing Pumpkins - Pinwheels Lyrics




Mother moon
Mistress of the sun, say
I got you, I got you
Sister soul
Lover of the tune, sing!
I got you, I got you, I got you
Floating away I thing I'll stay as refused
Floating away I thing I'll stay blue-black
Floating away I thing I'll change next to you
Finding a way to make the loss seem new
'Cause you don't deserve me
But I deserve you

Mother moon
Mistress of the sun, say
I got you, I got you
Sister soul
Lover of the tune, sing!
I got you
I got you
Mother moon
Mistress of the sun, say
I got you, I got you, oh I've got you
I got you, I got you mother moon

Floating away I thing I'll stay as refused
Finding a way to make the loss seem now
Floating away I thing I'll change next to you
Finding a way to make the loss seem new
'Cause you don't deserve me
But I deserve you
Flies for the may queen
But life for the prince
If nobody wins
Then what get's lost?
If I've got you





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Smashing Pumpkins Pinwheels Comments
  1. fede camusso

    I love this track.

  2. Phil Yates

    I love this song and album. It's a shame that it's sandwiched between the dogshit that was Zeitgeist and the disappointment that was Monuments To An Elegy. There's been some redemption with the new album, but this is the best Pumpkins release since Machina and sounds like a band in harmony with each other. My Love Is Winter is my other stand out from Oceania, but Pinwheels I come back to over and over.

  3. Sharetheland

    Lately this has become one of my favorite Pumpkins songs ever. Really hits my emotions hard in a way I can't describe. Not sad or happy just... intense.

  4. SPACEB0YZER0

    Favorite song on this album

  5. Dead Weight

    2019.REDISCOVERED...CLOSER NOW TO HEART FELT.

  6. nerdydaddyo

    I'd say in the 26 years I've listened to them, this is top ten one of my all time favorites. Love the composition and the use of synthesizers with guitars.

  7. tropicwave1

    Pinwheels
    The Smashing Pumpkins

    Mother Moon
    Mistress of the Sun
    Say, I got you, I got you
    Sister Sun
    Lovers of the tune
    Sing, I got you, I got you, I got you

    Floating away, I think I'll stay
    [As the view]
    Floating away, I think I'll stay in blue light
    Floating away, I think I'll stay
    Next to you
    Finding a way to make the loss in you
    Cuz you don't deserve me
    I know, that I deserve you

    Mother Moon
    Mistress of the Sun, Say,
    I got you, I got you
    Sister Sun
    Lovers of the tune, Sing
    I got you, I got you
    Mother Moon
    Mistress of the Sun, Sing
    I got you, I got you
    Oh I got you
    Oh I got you
    Mother Moon

    Floating away, I think I'll stay
    [as the fuse]
    Floating away, I think a day with you
    Floating away, I think I'll stay
    Next to you
    Finding a way to make the loss in you
    Cuz you don't deserve me
    But I deserve you
    Flowers for the May Queen
    But life for the prayers
    If nobody wears
    And what is loss, if I've got you

    Written by: WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN
    Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

  8. alonso 05-06

    This is a hugely underrated album by miles, if alternative hadn't been so commercialized I believe it had the potential to evolve into more like this, I've been a fan since day one and I say this album and current Pumpkin music is as good as their past, just matured for me. Thanks Billy and Pumpkins.

  9. pauloing1 pauloing1

    Good, but usesless 48 sec intro.

    Absurd Improbability

    Patience.... Breathe... Enjoy feeling...

    loki352

    I'd say the intro with the long build-up actually goes all the way till 2:11. But I think it makes the song so much better, and doesn't feel useless to me— especially because it comes back later in the chorus sections (like 2:55), which justifies its place at the beginning even more.

  10. Mike R

    Reminds me of 99 Floors from their residency at the Fillmore.

  11. Martin Bradley

    Any yahoos listening DEC 2018 ?

    Canal de bancuri / Jokes channel

    Martin Bradley would February 2019 do? ;)

  12. Daniel Perugini

    Cute song.

  13. Jorge Luis Muñoz Carrasco

    So fantastic, Oceania is a great album, one of their best, an Odyssey. This song is so inspiring!

  14. Dorsia Rez

    Pumpkins fan from the beginning, and I think this (album) is as close to sounding like the OG Pumpkins as anything that Billy has attempted since the break up. Pinwheels is definitely a song I'd confidently throw into a Pumpkins mix. To me, it's not a song that would have felt "off" if it were somewhere on Mellon Collie. Certainly not as off as Cupid de Locke. Hehe...to be clear, I actually love Cupid de Locke. I appreciate it for the variety that it brought to the table, and I think Pinwheels would have fit right in.

  15. Nebulous

    Its kind of hard to listen to this song because its incredibly overwhelming and beautiful it fills me with all sorts of different emotions sad, and happy. Its pretty phenomenal

  16. Roiy Benkel

    Mother moon
    Mistress of the sun, say
    I got you, I got you
    Sister soul
    Lover of the tune, sing!
    I got you, I got you, I got you
    Floating away I thing I'll stay as refused
    Floating away I thing I'll stay blue-black
    Floating away I thing I'll change next to you
    Finding a way to make the loss seem new
    'Cause you don't deserve me
    But I deserve you

    Mother moon
    Mistress of the sun, say
    I got you, I got you
    Sister soul
    Lover of the tune, sing!
    I got you
    I got you
    Mother moon
    Mistress of the sun, say
    I got you, I got you, oh I've got you
    I got you, I got you mother moon

    Floating away I thing I'll stay as refused
    Finding a way to make the loss seem now
    Floating away I thing I'll change next to you
    Finding a way to make the loss seem new
    'Cause you don't deserve me
    But I deserve you
    Flies for the may queen
    But life for the prince
    If nobody wins
    Then what get's lost?
    If I've got you

  17. Peter Barnes

    God I love this song.

  18. Henry TheGreatAmerican

    song starts around 1:27

    Sein Schatten

    i'm not scared of long intros

  19. J Cureton

    beautiful

  20. Paul King

    We're getting married to this next year

  21. Thomas Ramquist

    This album was a bit ahead of its time... to me ....it has fully " marinated"... this album would win a Grammy if it was released now... in 2017

    Frank Anderson

    Agree it gets better with every listen, still. But Billy Corgan nor his band will ever receive a Grammy under any circumstances at this point. He has never gotten anywhere near the credit that he deserves as an artist. If he had Mellon Collie would be in the top five of every "greatest albums of all time" list that gets printed. However, now he has been labeled with the label that makes him less than human in the eyes of all the established media, musical and otherwise. A Trump supporter. Darcy certainly got her payback with that little remark. Its not actually based on anything he has actually said, though one could infer that he doesn't align with the leftist media's talking points, he hasn't came close to being a "supporter" of Trump in reality. If he had been labeled a satan worshipping pedophile who wondered around his house each morning in a dress while drinking the blood of infants that he had just sacrificed with his bare hands he would be fine. In fact, that would probably assure him of multiple Grammies. But not with the "Trump supporter" label. To top it off, he committed another unpardonable sin by exercising his free speech and appearing on Infowars. What he actually said while there doesn't matter, just making an appearance there is enough to completely end the career of any musician who didn't already have 25 years worth of fans. This album certainly does marinate its way into your soul though, doesn't it.

  22. Lizette Cortes

    i love this album <3 <3 is magic <3 <3

  23. tropicwave1

    corrected lyrics

  24. tropicwave1

    Pinwheels
    Smashing Pumpkins

    Mother Moon
    Mistress of the Sun
    Say, I got you, I got you
    Sister Sun
    Lovers of the tune
    Sing, I got you, I got you, I got you

    Floating away, I think I'll stay
    [As the view]
    Floating away, I think I'll stay in blue light
    Floating away, I think I'll change
    Next to you
    Finding a way to make the loss seem new
    Cuz you don't deserve me
    I know, that I deserve you

    Mother Moon
    Mistress of the Sun, Say,
    I got you, I got you
    Sister Sun
    Lovers of the tune, Sing
    I got you, I got you
    Mother Moon
    Mistress of the Sun, Sing
    I got you, I got you
    Oh I got you
    Oh I got you
    Mother Moon

    Floating away, I think I'll stay
    [as the fuse]
    Floating away to make the loss seem new
    Floating away, I think I'll change
    Next to you
    Finding a way to make the loss seem new
    Cuz you don't deserve me
    But I deserve you
    Flies for the May Queen
    But life for the Prince
    If nobody wins
    And what is loss, if I've got you

    Songwriters: Corgan, William Patrick
    Pinwheels lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

  25. Katy Likens

    Just saw this song performed live...."In Plainsong" tour. Amazing!

  26. vinnykster

    Oceania is a masterpiece! Fans and critics that bash the more recent Pumpkins are just bandwagon/casual fans. The core audience like me gets what Corgan is doing. I'm not listening to songs like this one and going "OK if this doesn't sound or make me feel like Zero or Disarm did then it sucks" No. That is not a good way to judge it. Because its a different fucking song, a different feeling, different time and place. Its equivalent to me asking someone to behave as they did at a different time whether it be months years ago. To behave and be the same exact person is an impossibility. Some people that you knew then are dead now. Different people are in your day to day life and same with experiences. Music is a time capsule. If fans understood this fact maybe they'd enjoy the music more.

    TheCandyHole

    @Megafayce basically what he said, w/e I like it.

    Greg Spradlin

    @Frank Anderson This is true. I'm tired of Bandwagon fans.

    loki352

    I get what you're saying, but I really don't like when people write off critics by saying that anyone who dislikes the music is a "casual fan" or a "fake fan". I'm certain there's a select amount of people who just turn off the music and don't give it a chance unless it's exactly the same as their 90's work. But there's probably some who preferred how it sounded back then and don't care for this new style. Also some who might like this style, but think the Pumpkins did a poor job at it and should return to their roots, where they thrived. There's plenty of reasons that others won't like the music, and I'm getting kind of sick of people saying you're not a true fan if you don't like their new work. You can't just objectively say their music is automatically good because they're a good band, and you can't discredit other people's opinions.

    Kylo Ren

    I agree, but I'll tell you every time your mother and I get together it's just like the first time all over again...😍😍😍P.S. by "get together" I mean we have sexual relations...😏

  27. Matt Chase

    definitely the closest he has gotten to a great album since the 90's

    vinnykster

    Zeitgeist, Teargarden, Glow/Superchrist, Monuments are all money albums right up there with 90's. It's a matter of listening to it with an open mind and without living in the past. I would take any of these more recent Pumpkin's song collections with me to a desert island.

    Mindcrackings

    @vinnykster Can't say I agree with you about monuments. But I absolutely love Oceania.

    Matt Chase

    My biggest problem with monuments is that it feels so disjointed and as if each song, while good in their own way, just doesn't have that lasting appeal and effect. One and all is definitely the best track and on its own, one of his better songs in a long time, but the rest of the album is a tad boring for my personal tastes. 

    Ben Moore

    I put zwan an the unreleased zwan as my fave an imo most closest to the oldschool material...it broke my heart when they broke up. Love this album an if all goes wrong dvd

  28. Eric Upperman

    I hated this song when i first listened to it; now i love it. Things are weird.

    zeldafan734

    @Eric Upperman I couldn't agree more. This whole album was that for me. Now I love it!

    vinnykster

    That's why SP new stuff is great. It grows on the listener because it's not pop garbage. Corgan has a ton of things going on in his songs so it takes time for the listener to catch up to that.

    zeldafan734

    @vinnykster Exactly what I was thinking. The track Oceania on this album is a testament to this.

    An Elephant

    i know ayyyy

  29. Wallace Gaming Unactive

    Never had a listen to any new Pumpkins stuff until now although I love their old stuff I have to say its all great! especially this album

  30. HanM

    Very similar to Ma Belle, which I prefer.

  31. Jacob Scott

    I think I'll change...Next to you.

  32. Jacob Scott

    Pumpkins.  Helped me through life.

    C. A. Aguirre

    Im in a mayor depression by now, this song has enlighten me...

  33. Justin Bowlin

    I love this album. Haven't smiled so much listening to a Pumpkins/Corgan album since Mellon Collie. 

    jak2324

    mikeisagodd2012 no you

  34. Frank Dozier

    If nobody wins then what gets lost if I've got you?

  35. SuperDungeonBoy

    YES!   YES!   I love this !

  36. Ricky Jay

    Amazing song. SP for ever

  37. THExRAZGRIZ

    YOLOSWAGYOLOSWAG YMCMB. (kidding)

  38. THExRAZGRIZ

    it really pisses me off that some hardcore SP fans don't like this album just because its different. those same people would've hated houses of the holy back in the day because its a bit of an experiment.

    Chris Keese

    My favorite Zeppelin record

  39. Benjamin A

    I really like this one. Oceania was the best album they've put out since the 90s, I'm glad to see Billy got back into a legit sound for the Smashing Pumpkins name.

  40. overanether

    That's Nicole Fiorentino singing. She's the bass player. Jeff Schroeder told Billy they shouldn't bring in any extra musicians, to keep it tight with just the 4 of them. I like the result. But wouldn't rule out any experimentation in the future...

  41. Frank Dozier

    Me too. It has become one of my favorite songs.

  42. roosterwrite

    xro1983 obviously you know absolutely nothing about music or Billy Corgan. Let's keep expecting them to remake Siamese Dream over and over and over again. You probably thought Coda or Physical Graffiti was garbage as well.

  43. xro1983

    What is this FUCKING GARBAGE?!? This is NOT SP! I want SP back NOW!!,,,,,

    Jon Berry

    Say what fanboy??

  44. Jerome Green

    You can do it. Every time.

  45. Rick Lloyd

    Like the acoustic breaks, but those synth sounds I've heard on every other song made in the last 5 years.

  46. Brunella

    WHO 'baba o' riley' influence? Nice song btw.. ;)

  47. Jonnie Bassett

    I thought the exact same :3

  48. lantern1002

    Didn't think I was gonna like this song at first, but it's really grown on me. :)

  49. oberon960

    Man I swear this has a The Who feel to it..

  50. Nexstarcrazyness

    It sounds like a very raw MCIS track. That this is like 60% of a fully produced MCIS track.

  51. Fernando Sousa

    the best song in this album! love it!

  52. Canal de bancuri / Jokes channel

    So beautiful it makes you cry! Can't wait to see them again in July!

  53. Swordof zaLord

    pure genius, love this song, love every song smashing pumpkins has made.

  54. libertarianjury

    Everything Billy does is art. He never went away. Music for the soul. Music that keeps you alive. Music for the pre-Singularity.

  55. VendettaAllan

    So tender. Love it.

  56. baan58adam

    Quality.

  57. TheAlibabatree

    The Rolling Stones write their music collectively (mostly Richards and Jager), but they all contribute... Smashing Pumpkins music has always been written by Corgan; that's the difference.

    Destro EXO-Gei

    TheAlibabatree James Iha did contribute a fair bit, and Jimmy Chamberlin wrote all of his own drum parts, which was part of what made the Pumpkins sound so unique.

  58. maikai196

    Well that's just his opinion.

  59. James Robinson

    billy is the pumpkins. iha and wretzky were nothing more than stage presence. that counts for something iguess but if they were still togther this album wouldn't sound very different at all.

  60. angelfatal

    Really great song, love it, amazing, makes me cry of happyness, i dont know, its so epic, thanks BC :)

  61. Swami Chihuahuananda

    "From boy with rockets in his head to man with shining mind"
    (Bill Nelson) Nice to see BC aging well ; would love to hear some instrumentals....

  62. Chris Ducat

    He never can be though: this is Billy Corgan with a fresh group of musicians. I suppose he has the (legal) right to call it "Smashing Pumpkins", but the Rolling Stones maintained its member list. Corgan wasn't able to do that.

  63. zeecarflip

    It's scary how this song touched me today. I'm amazed. Thanks

  64. dwk67

    It sounds like Billy finally found his muse from the Saimese Dream-Mellon Collie era again. This is a beautiful track and would fit nicely on either of those CD's. This song gives me the feeling of wistfully looking back on your youth in a video with all the happy, sad, and bittersweet emotions wash all over you at once, both wide eyed innocent and regretful at the same time...touching stuff.

  65. Derrick Tyson

    The song began in my mind, Pre-0:00

  66. cebrin

    To each their own I guess. It's a solid album but, I certainly wouldn't give it best of 2012. It is an opinion on both our parts certainly. :) I can't stop listening to the new Big Wreck album myself. It rawks!

  67. mariellemaple

    at first i didnt like it now it speaks to me, this song is so beautiful, cant wait to hear it live

  68. Cmonkey1980

    Do you like Pale Horse? For some reason I can't get into it, but I pretty much love everything else. I've only had the album for a few days though.

    Anti Elijah

    Cmonkey1980 Pale horse was my favorite on the album.

  69. Cia Schipanski

    This kicks ass.

  70. Dallas Lewis

    Intro reminds me of Baba O'Riley by The Who. Love this album though.

  71. SimmyFlora1

    This song intro is in a Major key, but drop it to a Minor and it's the fuckin' "Halloween" theme. Michael Myers is Coming!

  72. jeremywoot

    every second of this song transports me to another world

  73. randomstuffandy

    no doubt that this track should have started at 1:30. I usually love SP intros yet this one is empty and, imho, pointless in context. Even SP lovers (like me) are allowed to speak up sometimes? XxxX

  74. Zach England

    The beginning reminds of (500) Days of Summer.

  75. rafael cruz

    ke chingon tema pff me trasporta perroncicimooooooooooooo felizidades ala banda the smashing pumpkins

  76. HatsOff2TheBull

    the reminds me of something by the Replacements, love it

  77. Isaac Brown

    One of the only Albums i think I have listened from start to finish and not skipped a single song.

  78. Robin Borïk

    Man I love this song; it's so beautiful!

  79. Allan Vendetta

    I love this tune. Makes me feel so... happy (:

  80. Frank Dozier

    I agree. I've listened to it continuously since it came out. Usually I tire of an album after about a month. Not this one. This one really delivers.

    It is Billy's White Album, IMHO.

  81. killbotone

    its like a cross between "pinball wizzard" and elbows "lippy kids"
    great album great song

  82. Demention94

    i got youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  83. DistortedFaiths

    This song takes you out into a place completely unknown due to its eccentricity with all the alien-wave-like-sounding noises and dynamic strumming. This explains how it can be seen as space rock; it really pulls you out there.

  84. Chris Pearson

    Seriously, he needs to get those female back up singers in more songs. I think the band would be that much better with a few other voices along.

  85. Vincent Davis

    Such beauty, how does he do it? Genius.

  86. Arthur Quotations

    An artist has to grow musically...Billy went from young kid with great talent, too mature man with great genius!

  87. killbotone

    Reminds me of a cross between "Teenage Wasteland" by The Who and "Lippy Kids" by Elbow, beautiful stuff

  88. Devan Gill

    This is solid proof that Corgan really knows how to put a song together.

  89. Danton Steele

    oh boy, its like owl city and daisy...its very unique....I wonder if you or he feels that the foil album is like alice in wonderland...whats this the secret of nimh..no no.

  90. Eduardo

    Let the Celestials bless you, Billy Corgan! Thank you!!

  91. Flavio Pezzorgnia

    this is like a mayonaise from 2012. best song from the album!

  92. Sara Haouzi

    This is a true album. You have to listen to the whole thing to absorb all the songs in context properly.
    You got me KO. I'm sorry... can you forgiuve me? I made a mistake, LOL!
    Fucking WOW.
    Man, the world is getting bacj iunto shape!
    Shall buy album now. This song made my mind up.
    Oh thanx... fuck me! Sam Van Halen instead.
    There's a sticker saying to wath for a fall tour. Billy's mentioned the tour. It featured some ne

  93. znerrah

    unbelievable......... Im sorry SP... can you forgive me? can i please listen to you again? i made a mistake lol!

  94. martin jones

    fucking wow

  95. pizza

    '_' ? ---> ( o.o ) ---> *o* !!!

  96. dodu450

    MAN, THE WORLD IS GETTING BACK INTO SHAPE!

  97. Nick M

    shall buy album now. this song made my mind up.

  98. Dan

    On the CD itself, there's a sticker saying to watch for a fall tour. Also, in many interviews this year, Billy's mentioned the tour. He wanted the CD to sink in with a lot of people before going on the road with it so the songs are familiar. On the last US tour they did, it featured some new songs and a lot of Gish/Pisces sprinkled with Siamese and MC&IS. He's said he doesn't want to be a traveling juke box so he leaves the songs like 1979 under lock and key.

  99. Dan

    They're going to be doing a Fall tour this year in the US. Keep your eyes open for the announcement. They're also going to be performing this CD in its entirety and follow the other part of the show with their older stuff. Don't expect songs like tonight,tonight or 1979. He refuses to play the big hits. Google it if you're still curious for more info.