"Walking Shade" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Look at ya now
Look at ya
Torn estates
Took forever
Couldn't wait on words, on sound

I just want you so
You're everything, so cold
The perfume of your rose in bloom
I just want you so
Anywhere I go
The chase, the bells below
Taken from my soul

On the 9th day God created shame

I'm out walking shade
To brush these fires aside
To calm the rising fight
To build you a new life

Should you choose
I've picked the best for you
It's your turn and my time to test
I'll second guess the rest

Look at ya now
Look at ya
Nothings faced
Took advantage of my faith and called me out

I just want you so
You're everything I'm told
Dumb enough to scold this tongue
I just want you so
Anywhere I go
A kingdom for your rain
A pocket for your soul
I just want you so
You're everything although
The risk is getting close to you

I'm out walking shade
The sun is going out
The word is getting round
That I just want you so


Lyrics submitted by Nosdravde

"Walking Shade" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General Commentkik ass song :P
    MCIF1979on May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHehe, yeah, I agree. :)
    Nosdravdeon May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you both(MCIF1979 and Nosdravde) I still can't find the lyrics for it but for a heads up, the posted lyrics has some lines mistaken.

    the song is all about his old bandmates (particularly zwan and sp except jimmy). Billy demonstrating that they are all users, charades, and bottom feeders.

    In the first line of the song- he sings " look at you now, look at you centerstage?" and he goes on singing " look at you nothing face, took advantage of my fate... I'm a walking shade"

    This is a blatant statement to say that they(old bandmates) all used him, and took advantage of him to maybe make money and become famous and that they don't have the passion like his. nonetheless Billy is sort of a shade for them, a savior, a helping hand. And now that they all left him, billy has something to say to them.

    Billy always have something to say in his first line of a first song in an album. In Machina he starts the album with the line "you know i'm not dead!" which has a say and meaning because after the commercial failure of the adore album(i still think it is as great as the other albums) everyone thought the pumpkins are dead or dying, losing the battle, not famous anymore. So the line " look at you now" fits perfectly for corgan doing his own thing, own thoughts, being free as a solo artists.

    and of course as the other corgan songs are-the lyrics sort of possess lots of allegories and metaphors. so this is just my take on the song.

    I love billy, can't wait to see him in concert in the fillmore in San Francisco and hear his new album.
    zerosnailon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLoved the song and video but the lyrics here are way off here are the real lyrics I found off of B.C's
    look at ya now
    look at ya
    torn estates
    took forever
    couldn’t wait on words, on sound

    I just want you so
    you’re everything, so cold
    the perfume of your rose in bloom
    I just want you so
    anywhere I go
    the chase, the bells below
    taken from my soul

    on the 9th day God created shame

    I’m out walking shade
    to brush these fires aside
    to calm the rising fight
    to build you a new life

    should you choose
    I’ve picked the best for you
    it’s your turn and my time to test
    I’ll second guess the rest

    look at ya now
    look at ya
    nothin’s faced
    took advantage of my faith and called me out

    I just want you so
    you’re everything I’m told
    dumb enough to scold this tongue
    I just want you so
    anywhere I go
    a kingdom for your rain
    a pocket for your soul
    I just want you so
    you’re everything although
    the risk is getting close to you

    I’m out walking shade
    the sun is going out
    the word is getting round
    that I just want you so
    LiLBastardon May 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHey thanks for the lyrics_It's pretty good-Billy Corgan rocks-can't wait to see him in San Francisco this july
    zerosnailon May 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbilly is god
    MCIF1979on June 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment& for those of u who havent already heard, the pumpkins are gettin back together!!
    MCIF1979on June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBilly's songs, old or new, are ALWAYS great...sometimes you gotta get used to it, but then.....*sigh*
    lunaofthegrayskieson July 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOkay, you have to be fucking retarded to translate this song into "Billy hates his former bandmates." If that were the least bit true, why the hell would he have worked with them on this album? You need to wake the fuck up. Get "Blinking With Fists" too...it's a great book of Billy's poems that you would probably like to misconstrue too.
    himtopiaon July 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentokay, you have to be a fucking dumbo to think that i'm talkin about the band sp-i'm talkin about james and zwan you fuck face!hahahah in case you don't know, billy has been confessing his thoughts, not only on his new website but also on his old one. And yeah i already have the poetry book and i bet you don't comprehend shit in there! lol!!!!!
    zerosnailon July 20, 2005   Link

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