"East" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Tried to tell her who I really am
But I'm not so sure that I really can
Well, you've got to know, I don't understand
Well, you've got to know who I really am Give me one more chance
As I child, I once had a dream
My mother spoke something down to me
She said, "Son, you must walk upon your knees
Down the road, headed for the East"
Give me one more chance
Give me one more chance
If I had a way to go, I'd gather up my throwing stone
Tried to tell her who I really am
But I'm not so sure that I really can
Well, you've got to know I don't understand
'Cause I'm not so sure who I really am
If I had a way to go, I'd gather up my throwing stone
If I had a way to go, I'd gather up my throwing stone


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"East (Demo 88)" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General CommentMy favorite of their early demos. I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it.
    I agree that it's about finding your way in the world.
    FailedOpinionson June 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow! What an amazing song...these lyrics really forshadow the whole Machina concept...Glass (Billy) is young and just now trying to find himself and his direction. Not just that, but the lyrics themselves remind me of Billy's lyrics on Machina. The alternate version of this song on the Reel Time Sessions would have fit nicely on Gish. This song evokes a picture of a setting out on an unknown road at slow dawn (pun intended)...at sunrise, unsure of one's destination, lost, but with a road to follow, and time still to follow it.
    virex7on April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't have said it any better myself virex... not only do the lyrics rock, so does the song.. it reminds me of the rock beat of blue.
    aptitudeon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm shocked there aren't many comments on this one, but then it is a demo. Virex7 seems to have it spot on; Billy is trying to find his way in the world and what he needs to do.

    Definitely a hidden gem.
    captainalaricon January 18, 2010   Link

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