"El Sol" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
empty-armed
and half a soul to go

and all i wanted
was you here next to me
a little sunshine and sympathy

now everybody knows
that i've been hanging down so low
'cause now i'm feeling up
soon i'll be feeling out so cold
wondering, will you call
and now i'm feeling high
soon i'll be feeling left for dead
sometimes someone saying yes
changes what you'll bet

and all i wanted
was just to hold you close
a little sunshine
just to butter my toast
and your love next to mine

i had to let you know
that we were meant to be just right
heaven sent, not sympathized
by everybody's lie
and now i'm feeling high
now i'm feeling left so dead
kicking up the dust in bed
wondering, i guess

sunshine
sunshine
sunshine
and some tea

and your love
your love
your love next to mine

i had to let you know
i had to let you go so i
could see my lie fade from your eyes
and to my surprise

that's what i wanted
it's all i wanted
it's what i wanted
me and you

sunshine
sunshine
sunshine
and some tea

that's all i wanted
it's all i wanted
that's all i wanted
it's all i wanted


Lyrics submitted by pinkubus_floyd

"El Sol" as written by Matthew D. Sweeney William Patrick Corgan

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentEven though this song sounds so bouncy and cheery, I always think that it really isn't at all.

    'it's all I wanted...'

    As usual it's that unrequited love thing, the idea that you only want one thing and you can't have it, and you have to let it go for the best of reasons. I always see this kind of message in Billy Corgan's stuff, I loved the Pumpkins and I love Zwan, but I'm starting to think that this view of all the songs is totally just a reflection of my own feelings. but then in a way I guess that's the point isn't it?
    I_hate_user_nameson March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on the cd...mmmm
    jimmysavedmydayon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it sounds happy but it's actually depressing... it's really relaxing and carefree, a nice change from those heart-wrenching pumpkins songs (but i still love them)
    Ethilienon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about unrequited love, but in the sense of getting over it. He's speaking in the past tense about what he wanted. He has found release. The importance of release is shown in the opening line "empty up and help yourself to go", it's about detaching yourself from all the things that drag you down or that you stand to lose and living your life.

    I'll take a stab at a second theme in these lyrics and that's of being forgotten by the person he loved "soon i'll be leaving left for dead". He's afraid for the person getting over him too fast and moving on faster than he is.
    I guess it makes the song like a little high in between two phases of depression over a person whom he loves. There's a hint of apprehension about what the future holds despite having forgiven the past.
    Mortonium Iceon June 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjust curious...
    do u like zwan or the pumpkins more ?
    charlotte474on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know what el sol means ?
    charlotte474on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentel sol = the sun in spanish
    bja1288on February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song one of my favorites on the album. Ima fan of both the Pumpkins and Zwan
    Sethos21on May 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like sympathize not "not hypnotized". maybe thats just on my side, but ive played it over and over. good song
    MathiasCronqviston October 04, 2007   Link

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