Smashing Pumpkins - The Chimera Lyrics




Fairy tales and time in whales
Substitutes for sin
It takes some life to find the light within
Whistle past the lane, lover
Whistle past the lane
'Cause love's forever strange
Nestle on the moon, sunshine
Nestle on the moon
Should you hear that faint murmur
Of what love might do

Seven stars that shine
In my mind, oh my mind
I'll take you with me where I climb
In my mind, oh my mind

And if I'm wrong I'm right
I'm never gonna lose you
If I'm wrong I'm right
Take me to your life

Summertime's the only child
Summertime's the only child this night
You want to brace the golden fool
Let's make this right

Nightingales and nursery crimes
Twins that spark the charts
It takes some trust to find a trust apart
Whistle past the lane, lover
Whistle past the lane
'Cause love's forever strange
Nestle on the sun, starlight
Nestle on the sun
Should you hear that faint murmur
Of what love has done

Seven stars that weep
In my sleep, oh in my sleep
I'll take you with me where I keep
In my sleep, oh in my sleep
And if I'm wrong I'm right
I'm never gonna loose you
If I'm wrong I'm right
Take me to your life
All you need is you, lover
All you need is you
All you need is you, lover
So please need me too
What you need is love, stranger
What you need is love
When your love needs it's danger
Please let me through when I've got you





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Smashing Pumpkins The Chimera Comments
  1. jordannew thomas

    There is a local radio station that plays maybe 4 pumpkins songs and everytime I hear one it makes me wish they would actually play this song because it's one of my favourites hands down.

  2. Marcos Peralta

    Es una pena que este disco no sea tan valorado en la carrera de los Smashing Pumpkins ya que refleja un cambio de dirección en la carrera de sus integrantes.

  3. foxlight3

    This album grew on me a bit slowly but of being there for the release of every album religiously since I was a teenager buying Siamese, this album grew in the deepest and it did it when I felt the least on a day to day basis. Like how am I just remembering that I'm alive, how am I just remembering that I dont give a shit about grammar I just want to feel like this :)

  4. Spooky Dave

    Love that beginning.

  5. ed balls media

    this song is immense - one of their best imo

  6. Nick E.

    I have trouble playing the intro on guitar

  7. tropicwave1

    The Chimera
    The Smashing Pumpkins
    Album
    : Oceania

    Fairy tales and time in whales
    Substitutes for sin
    It takes some life to find the light within
    Whistle past the lane lover
    Whistle past the lane
    'Cause love’s forever strange
    Nestle on the moon, sunshine
    Nestle on the moon
    Should you hear that faint murmur
    Of what love might do
    Seven stars that shine
    In my mind, oh in my mind
    I’ll take you with me where I climb
    In my mind, oh in my mind

    And if I’m wrong I’m right
    I’m never gonna lose you
    If I’m wrong I’m right
    Take me to your life

    Summertime’s the only child
    Summertime’s the only child this night
    You want to brace the golden fool
    Let’s make this right

    Nightingales and nursery crimes
    Twins that spark the charts
    It takes some trust to find a trust apart
    Whistle past the lane lover
    Whistle past the lane
    Cause love’s forever strange
    Nestle on the sun, starlight
    Nestle on the sun
    Should you hear the faint murmur
    Of what love has done

    Seven stars that weep
    In my sleep, oh in my sleep
    I’ll take you with me where I keep
    In my sleep, oh in my sleep
    And if I’m wrong I’m right
    I’m never gonna lose you
    If I’m wrong I’m right
    Take me to your life

    All you need is you, lover
    All you need is you
    All you need is you, lover
    So please need me too
    What you need is love, stranger
    What you need is love
    When your love needs it’s danger
    Please let me through when I’ve got you

    Written by: William Patrick Corgan
    Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

  8. Sam Plautz

    This song reminds me a lot of doomsday clock. The way he sings it

  9. Sharetheland

    As a huge fan who traveled very far to see them live last year I can't believe I only heard this song because of Rocksmith 2014. What a classic Pumpkins song!

  10. Opiate Holidays

    This has such a good throwback feel to it.

    Kristopher Ryan

    maybe because Billy brought out his Silver '57 to record this song. :)

  11. Sam Seely

    Why was this not a single

  12. Sam Seely

    Skol 2019. Might be my top 5-9 songs by Pumpkins

  13. Roiy Benkel

    Fairy tales and time in whales
    Substitutes for sin
    It takes some life to find the light within
    Whistle past the lane, lover
    Whistle past the lane
    'Cause love's forever strange
    Nestle on the moon, sunshine
    Nestle on the moon
    Should you hear that faint murmur
    Of what love might do

    Seven stars that shine
    In my mind, oh my mind
    I'll take you with me where I climb
    In my mind, oh my mind

    And if I'm wrong I'm right
    I'm never gonna lose you
    If I'm wrong I'm right
    Take me to your life

    Summertime's the only child
    Summertime's the only child this night
    You want to brace the golden fool
    Let's make this right

    Nightingales and nursery crimes
    Twins that spark the charts
    It takes some trust to find a trust apart
    Whistle past the lane, lover
    Whistle past the lane
    'Cause love's forever strange
    Nestle on the sun, starlight
    Nestle on the sun
    Should you hear that faint murmur
    Of what love has done

    Seven stars that weep
    In my sleep, oh in my sleep
    I'll take you with me where I keep
    In my sleep, oh in my sleep
    And if I'm wrong I'm right
    I'm never gonna loose you
    If I'm wrong I'm right
    Take me to your life
    All you need is you, lover
    All you need is you
    All you need is you, lover
    So please need me too
    What you need is love, stranger
    What you need is love
    When your love needs it's danger
    Please let me through when I've got you

  14. Enki Chaman

    another great album

  15. Dominic Dehling

    Best Song of em i heard for a long time... Siamese dreams is reborn

  16. BuMp2RuN

    you can def tell no jimmy here...this song is missing him very much

  17. César Alva

    Sensacional ✌️🎵

  18. portalsofmadnes

    Rocket part 2.

  19. Cobalt Dovii

    Who else used to think they said "Nazi crimes"?

  20. Daniel Best

    Oceania is a fucking great album if you give a second listen. While reading the lyrics.

  21. Diego MC

    such a beautiful song 💖

  22. dAvrilthebear

    Isn't this song on a soundtrack to Shrek? No? Cause I think it should be! :)Rock on, Billy!

  23. IndieStaz

    This song has the spark of the Siamese Dream era. Very bad that is so underrated

  24. Jay Batey

    This song is mint there isn't a bad song on this whole album I love it :)

    Sam Seely

    Jay Batey should be number 1!right now

  25. Aleksha McLoughlin

    LOVE THIS SONG.

  26. Daxter5150

    Seven stars that shine
    In my mind, oh my mind
    I'll take you with me where I climb
    In my mind, oh my mind

  27. Dylan Kost

    can anyone tell me what type of guitar that is at the beginning? it sounds so cool

    DrumRoody

    Billy's signature Revered + fuzz

    Ryan Henderson

    DrumRoody his reverend didn’t exist when this was recorded. Probably his signature strat with an octave fuzx

    waxwax44

    Wasn't it the Bat Strat?

    Aaron Archual

    To address the things already said, This was before his reverend guitar, so I bet a shiny penny this is one of his signature stratocasters (With his dimarzio's he designed; you can buy a prewired pickguard with them). That's the guitar. For effects, it sounds like some variation of fuzz. It doesn't quite sound like siamese dream level saturated fuzz with an op amp big muff pi, but I'm sure if you got a op amp big muff, you could get it pretty dang close. Knowing Billy, it's probably through a marshall stack. However, if it's a fuzz pedal he's using, get a clean tube amp and you can't go wrong.

    Sharetheland

    @Aaron Archual Great info here, and I can second everything you said.

  28. Steven Siegfried

    weak album

    Unimatrix28

    @Joe Megson hey Joe, what's the name of your Album again?

    Joe Megson

    I don't... what?

    Evan.

    +Steven Siegfried it's almost as if taste exists. Moron.

    Northernmight

    +Steven Siegfried To be honest, i think, that musically, this is probably the most wellwritten record he has EVER done. Of course, they are more proggy than alot of the earlier stuff, but fucking hell it's good. The thing that, to me is lacking on the record, is the very un-dynamic sounding vocals, and i'm not as fond of the lyrics as i have been in the past, but that's subjective.

    But again. Musically, this is the best stuff he's done. I mean, are you shitting me? :P This is so damn wellwritten.

    Southend Busker

    @Steven Siegfried hes just a different person, thats all, we forget the decades between these little snap shots of life.

  29. Ethan Singleton

    dont see how this song is so unknown ...

    Vladisman Talisman

    I know right

    Enki Chaman

    this band is no longer trendy among this generation

    Sam Seely

    Should be a single

  30. St0ryDr1ven

    I don't know what it is about this song in particular but its just so uplifting, feels like its the anticipation of good times!

    gustavo ayunta

    You Hit the spot!

  31. TheDanimator's Channel

    the drums on this album sound weird

    Taz

    the drums on this album sound w̶e̶i̶r̶d̶  Awesome!

    Cassian Andor

    because its not jimmy chamberlin i guess.

    Unimatrix28

    @JO. O Duh!! Billy is only at his Best when Jimmy is playing his Songs.

    Aaron Archual

    To me, of course it's definitely not Jimmy, but it sounds kinda prog-ish, you know?

  32. sho shirotori

    Mellon CollieとSiamese Dreamの頃のグランジポップとしてのシーン。
    Machina以降のニューウェーヴとしてのシーンがあって今の彼らがいる。
    僕はどっちも大好きなんです。

  33. Colin Coulter

    @SpoooonsNsporks It's about the skills and range of the artists. There's more to the Smashing Pumpkins than "Rat in a Cage"

    theninja001

    Colin Coulter that isn’t even a song ...smh

  34. contaigontag

    the bridge at 2:59 totally sounds like Rocket from Siamese Dream

  35. maspodechamardebel

    good guitar!

  36. Remy Echo

    Sounds like Billy pulled out the BIG MUFF pedal for this one. Specifically reminds me of Zwan- go figure...

  37. griffulin

    rocksmith 2014

  38. Allen

    Chimera = "kuh-MEER-uh"

  39. Eliseo Raya

    The whole song, period

  40. Eliseo Raya

    The whole song, period

  41. Eliseo Raya

    The whole song, period

  42. Jonathan Wright

    the big muff pi was used for hummer and a lot of siamese dream

  43. john smith

    The Smashing Pumpkins - Try, Try, Try

  44. Rick Lloyd

    Mi canción favorita del album. Parece un poco 'punk' como Gish.

  45. Dave Corven

    SP is the best band of the world ....

  46. Dave Corven

    Suban el album completo d oceania

  47. angelizer999

    i love this album tis sing... but kids, i wish all of you kewn the old pumpkins man.... that was.... fuck! from another world... but hey i eally like this stuff im just saying...

  48. kynes333

    Melding guitar sound (mayonaise & down vs modern music) excellent.

  49. Jack Watters

    You don't have to be angry to make GREAT music.

    cdreyes81

    SHH, don't say that out loud.

  50. lisa spencer

    Best.song.ever.

  51. Myiah G

    whoa that sounds awesome. so you know what that was called?

  52. MRLein93

    On Rocksmith 2014 and it sounds much better than what I expected from 2012 era Smashing Pumpkins which is good.

  53. eqsheiky

    I really like the songs from this album, but I miss the sense of the bass hugging you; it seems too far back in the sound now. I used to have this thing from Radio Shack, it was a spinning bar in a box that reflected in light, the sound in the room. When I played Gish, the bass would form a 4 leaf flower, yellow with red edges, slowly rotating counter-clockwise. Nothing else ever emulated that, it was harsh edges and squiggles on everything else. I want a flower remix of this album.

  54. Jonny Ed

    Thats my only problem with this album. Love the songs, but Billy needs more agression again

  55. Jonny Ed

    Quasar, Panoptican, Inkless, Glissandra, The Celestials. Its an alternative rock album... What do you mean the only rock song?

  56. stewart campbell

    i agree its nice.

  57. Brian L'Abbe

    At last they're back

  58. TheValeriepage

    4:17 ooohhhh noooooooooooo!!! i was ready to jump into the crowd!!!

  59. Mike

    Awesome!

  60. Mrs. Skullz

    Smashing Pumpkins are back!!!!!!!!!! Still putting great hits!!!!!!!!!

  61. Swami Chihuahuananda

    I don't like much but I like this

  62. BAK87

    Fuuuuck yeaaaah :)

  63. Stefan

    This album is good but doesnt compare to their older stuff

  64. EricDB007

    initially I was super underwhelmed by this album and put it away until a couple weeks ago. Finally clicking with me then BLAMO! they announce a Pittsburgh show :D def looking forward to hearing these tunes live

  65. mikail Syamsir

    badass guitar

  66. remiisapowerslave

    What about Quasar?

  67. rabbitfishtv

    Or rather, he should keep changing but being true to wherever he is at.

  68. RoCkeRsByMySide

    btw this song is badass.

  69. RoCkeRsByMySide

    this is really the only rock song on the album... im kind of dissapointed. i respect the album and the work they all did tho...

  70. rotmonary

    a quien rayos no le puede gustar esta rolota!
    la energia que tiene es genial agregando esos cambios de ritmos en la bataca
    y Billy pues es una garantia!!!

  71. Cia Schipanski

    I absolutely love what Billy is doing right now. He should never think of changing, he is a true visionary and he speaks to us exactly as he is.

  72. MrFragmatist

    9 people have no taste in good rock.

  73. Dorito World Order

    Billy, can we please have another album like Machina/Machina 2? Or at least hear some of those under-valued gems when you tour?

  74. Jules Thorning

    Billy doesn't sound angry enough, think he needs to start drinking again.

  75. David Mitchell

    ridiculous riffs! best band of all time....

  76. r.d. laing

    should of been placed as the first song on the album...and good enough to open concerts with : )

  77. Michal Kaczmarek

    This song Inkless and Panopticon are the best songs on the album. This is of course just my opinion. :)

  78. noisetape

    Rocket and Frail Bedazzled together, superb.

  79. ZimrayaTV

    Check out my guitar cover of THE CHIMERA!!

  80. MrsFoodmom

    what happened to you punkins? this sounds like blink 182......weak sauce.... though that's some supreme guitar tone.....

  81. XxHarmonicNightsxX

    This would have fit in perfectly on Siamese Dream. Best song on the album!

  82. Theaki zaki

    Superb ROCKET Sound!!!!

  83. jonnivvvvvvvvvvvv

    yes rocket...

  84. mvsxxxx

    reminds me of the old pumpkins sound which is grrrreeat! :)

  85. fatninjacatmatt

    Listen to this song then listen to /watch?v=qjXfFZmkwcg afterwards and tell me if this is even played with 1/4 of the emotion of the old SP! Im disappointed by this album. Still good dont get me wrong!!!! Just nothing compared to old SP

  86. Phoenix Finelune

    Yea... gonna watch :P

  87. mako sushi

    how can it be similar but totally different?

  88. El Sota

    i like it but this cd is very similar to zwan´s cd.

  89. MrMastershake2011

    Actually this riff reminds me of the middle part of "Rocket" from Siamese Dream, where it's just the one distorted guitar playing that riff in G maj.

  90. Arthur Quotations

    Finally, a touch of the old stuff!

  91. DJ hardmous

    that's preposterous

  92. Droptimus 4K Gaming

    garbage

  93. TheValeriepage

    what you need is love stranger what you need is love

  94. Joshua

    Mike (who's a drummer and a rhythm guitarist) helped write part of this song.

  95. GreetTheSacredCow

    Um what.

  96. Daniele Caruso

    Is it true it was totally written by Byrne?

  97. Insomniac Chainsmoker

    ... fuck it, haha... no point...

  98. Sam Farrell

    I totally agree! It rules, indubitably.

  99. Samantha Currie

    amazing song! im learning it on guitar .... almost there !!!

  100. sherlockfury

    is this a tribute to rocket?