The Smashing Pumpkins – Thirty-Three

25 Feb, 2013

Album: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995), Virgin

At the top of their game, SP recorded a fantastic work of art. A double album, an accomplishment of their creative path marked out by epically expansive and elaborately detailed records. A varied palette of emotions and complex knot of sound, which I have enthusiastically been unraveling for many weeks. However, it also hides a couple of unexpectedly modest, and simply beautiful songs, like this.

 

 

[-]  [+]  Lyrics:


Speak to me in a language I can hear
Humor me before I have to go
Deep in thought I forgive everyone
As the cluttered streets greet me once again

I know I can’t be late
Supper’s waiting on the table
Tomorrow’s just an excuse away
So I pull my collar up
And face the cold, on my own

The earth laughs beneath my heavy feet
At the blasphemy in my old jangly walk
Steeple guide me to my heart and home
The sun is out and up and down again

I know I’ll make it, love can last forever
Graceful swans of never topple to the earth
And you can make it last, forever you
You can make it last, forever you
You can make it last

And for a moment I lose myself
Wrapped up in the pleasures of the world
I’ve journeyed here and there and back again
But in the same old haunts, I still find my friends
Mysteries not ready to reveal, sympathies I’m ready to return

I’ll make the effort, love can last forever
Graceful swans of never topple to the earth
Tomorrow’s just an excuse, tomorrow’s just an excuse
And you can make it last, forever you
You can make it last, forever you
You can make it last, forever you, forever you

 

Songwriters: William Patrick Corgan

 

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Rasto
Rasto

I have always liked to discover new and also forgotten sounds and enthusiastically share it with anyone who was willing to listen to my passion, without any genre prejudices. Writing a blog about music is my way of paying back some of the energy I‘ve received from music over the years.

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3 Comments

  1. March 11, 2013

    Ak by ma niekto prinútil vybrať si album na každú príležitosť, bol by to tento. Nájdu sa tu veci na laškovanie pod perinou, hádku s Bohom, snenie či brutálne precitnutie do reality.

    • Rasto
      Rasto
      March 11, 2013

      Keď to vyšlo, museli sme sa dať traja dohromady, aby sme vyskladali dosť peňazí na zálohu do požičovne CD a mohli si to nahrať. Bol som nešťastný, že sa to nevošlo na jednu kazetu a nemohol som to plynule počúvať celé ako jeden album. Pohltilo ma to na dlhú dobu. A keď som potom neskôr zohnal aj všetky single s vyše 20 b-stranami, dal som si s chuťou ďalšie kolo.

    • Zebra
      Zebra
      March 13, 2013

      Pamätám si akoby to bolo včera, keď sme s Lazom s napätím vošli do CD shopu a po zvážení všetkých možností nakoniec Lazo album kúpil za dnes neuveritelných 1200 SKK (cca 40€). A to sme boli študenti, čo nemali peňazí nazvyš. Ale táto doska sa jednoducho nedala nekúpiť.

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