"Ride A Black Swan" as written by William Patrick Corgan and Mathew Sweeney....
a black swan rode me into my place of destiny
to love, to feel so madly
stubborn to disagree
with people who think that life is just a memory
to be denied
i'll take this picture for ages
of just you and i

as the world goes 'round
it's got me thinking
that the things i want
just keep me sinking down

a white horse picks my dreams up
to take my hopes to god
my prayers have nestled brightly
to dim my sense of awe
i want you to be someone i can't deny
a house of fire
i want you to be something i realize

as the world goes 'round
it's got me thinking
that the things i want
just keep me sinking down
as the world goes 'round
it's got me thinking
that the things i want
will keep me sinking down

remove my spirit from darkness
love become my heaven
as the world goes 'round with our love

i want you to be my message
i want you to be my friend
i want you to be that answer
an answer i must defend
i want us to solve our distrust of everyone
and trust in god
i want us to solve our distrust of who we are

as the world goes 'round
it's got me thinking
that the things i want
just keep me sinking down
as the world goes 'round
it's got me thinking
that the things i want
just keep me sinking down

as the world goes 'round with our love
as the world goes 'round with our love

remove my spirit from darkness
love become my heaven
remove my spirit from darkness
love become my heaven
remove my spirit from darkness
love become my heaven
as the world goes 'round with our love
as the world goes 'round with our love



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"Ride a Black Swan" as written by Matthew D. Sweeney William Patrick Corgan

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    General CommentI think it's about the passing of time and how it has affected Billy Corgan. He's stated in interviews that time seems to go too fast for him; that could explain the chorus. The rest of the lyrics, I think, just describe what he wants from the world and other people as time goes on.
    Wurby Tictocon September 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont think they're related, but did anybody else notice the correlation between this song's title and 'ride a white swan' by trex? just a thought.
    gengyon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti noticed the correlation :)
    Duielon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is a lot like desire
    aptitudeon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentonly 4 comments? wow. this song is amazing. i just love those lines "i want us to solve our distrust of everyone... i want us to solve our distrust of who we are" rock on
    freakishordeon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song from Zwan. i only discovered Billy Corgan and the Smashign Pumpkins last year.

    i want you to be my message
    i want you to be my friend
    i want you to be that answer
    an answer i must defend
    i want us to solve our distrust of everyone
    and trust in god
    i want us to solve our distrust of who we are

    Billy Corgan seems to be an extraordinary human being if he means half of what he says.

    He is a shining light for those who live with trouble and bad memories/thoughts in their lives and can say things so brilliantly that other artists have tried yet failed to say. His song writing in describing emotion is the best i have come across. his musical talant is also unfalliable. He can be a true guitar hero one minute and the next be writing the sweetest piano song. I Still love The Smashing Pumpkins, RIP Zwan and keep rockin Billy.
    bigrobbo2006on November 11, 2008   Link

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