"Try, Try, Try (Machina Ii Lyrics)" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Pop tart
What's our mission
Do we know
But never listen
For too long
They held me under
But I hear
It's almost over
In Detroit
On a Memphis train
Like you said it's
Down in the heat and the summer rain of
The automatic gauze of your memories
Down in the sleep at the airplane races
Try to hold on
To this heart
A little bit longer
Try to hold on
To this love aloud
Try to hold on
For this heart's
A little bit colder
Try to hold on
To this love
Paperback scrawl your hidden poems
Written around the dried out flowers
Here we are still trading places
To try to hold on
Pop tart
Can you envision
A free world
Of clear division
For too long
They held us under
But I know
We're getting over
In Detroit
With the Nashville tears
Like you said it's
Down in the heat with the broken numbers
Down in the gaze of solemnity
Down in the way you've held together
To try to hold on
To this heart
A little bit closer
Try to hold on
To this love aloud
Try to hold on
For this heart's
A little bit older
Try to hold on
To this love aloud
And we are still alive
Try to hold on
And we have survived
Try to hold on
And no one should deny
We tried to hold onto the pulse of the feedback current
Into the flow of encrypted movement
Slapback kills the ancient remnants
That try to hold on
Try to hold on
To this heart alive
Try to hold on
To this love aloud
Try to hold on
And we are still alive
Try to hold on
And we have survived
Try to hold on
Pop tart
You never listen
Skinned knees
Try to hold on
Stop start
What's our mission
Skinned knees
Try to hold on


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"Try, Try, Try" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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Try, Try, Try (Machina II version) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentits obviously a simpler version, which is probably why it was never a release or on an album (we all know how billy liked to be complex and layer guitar over guitar over guitar). but its amazing. the lyrics are so much better.
    "when can we laugh and take all the credit
    and know we'll go free"
    awesome
    tentnanton February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this version better than the other one...
    tristessa_adoreon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas do i...it has a better feel to it...it's not as cold.
    rockstar001on March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI prefer this version... althought they are both excellent.
    da77ynon May 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone else have Machina II? i was lucky enough to get a copy..its brilliant
    mojo_pinon August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kind of view this as the 2nd half of the first try try try. If you've seen the video, their in a hospital or something, and for some reason the high pitched instrument (is it maybe accordion?) reminds me of a heartbeat monitor (maybe I'm crazy though) so I think of maybe the guy in the video just deciding to try to honestly fix things. IDK, but it still brings me to that when I hear this song. This is brilliant though, kinda rings back to the almost hippie feel the pumpkins had early in their career. This song is awesome.
    Requiem89on January 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this version better just because I can relate more to "Pop tart, what's the matter, did you lose what you're after?"
    aptitudeon January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyrics seem a bit more pushed then the "machines of god" version, seems like Billy is trying a bit too hard to get the story across. I love it, but the lyrics just arent as relaxed as version 1.
    joeliphiouson November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfair comment joeli, but perhaps billy's priority in this version was the story/point to the song as opposed to making it sound all smooth and "nice"?
    both versions are wonderful though, im sure we'll all maintain:-)
    tentnanton January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis version is way better. I also love how, as opposed to the Machina version, it actually fits with the concept, or at least carries some of its themes (most notably "Pop tart/will it matter/if I lose/and just shatter"). I always assumed Billy was referring to God when he said "pop tart". I can't prove it, and I know that there's no real connection between God and a pop tart, but the lyrics seem to relate to Glass questioning God, and therefore his entire life.
    Shatteringon September 09, 2014   Link

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