"DIA" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
I receive
Your signal
So you see
I found you out
Shoot the lights we'll get out right and follow this heart
Shoot the lights we'll get out right and follow this heart
Something fades away

I never lost you
Circle my mistakes
I never lost you for good
Ain't I something

I feel nothing
I could never hide
Am I bluffing
Am I just denied?

[Chorus]
Mirror, mirror
Reflect this scream
I've held my belief
Beside these dreams

I can't guess where we'll be tomorrow
Just one wish
Rumours of tomorrow
Can I face tomorrow with you?

To the nines
You want it all
I perceive you'll sell me out
Shoot the lights we'll get out right and swallow this heart
Shoot the lights we'll get out right in time

[Chorus]

Can I face tomorrow with you?
Can I face tomorrow with you?
Drag me to the hollows and choose

The lanterns swing, the swans lie low
We stand alone

Ain't I something
I feel nothing
I can't help but try
Am I bluffing
Have I just denied?

Mirror, mirror
I've lingered long
Perchance to dream the sweetest dream
Mirror, mirror
Reflect this scream
For dreams that long to be

Can I face tomorrow with you?
Can I face tomorrow with you?
Drag me to the hollows and choose alone
Choose the loss
Choose the sea
The longest walk


Lyrics submitted by lunaofthegrayskies

"Dia" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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  • +1
    General CommentThe woman singing and playing violin is Emilie Autumn ^_^ look her up, she has her own amazing music out there!
    Sparkle_motionon March 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe most spine-chilling song on an exceptionally eerie album. its sounds so empty, like his life devoid of love. without the love he seeks so desperately, there really is nothing left to him.
    kitty.on November 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has a few special touches. One: Jimmy (chamberlin) is drumming on it and two: there's a violin in it, which gives it a great extra sound. And the woman who plays the violin also sings a few parts along with Billy. Its great to listen to, it makes me feel comfortable.
    lunaofthegrayskieson July 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this is defibitely the most Pumpkins-like song on the album, and not just because of Jimmy. Is that a reference to M.O.H with 'Just one wish...'?
    Songmeaningsuseron July 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWithout a doubt my favorite song on the album.
    I guess it's about wondering what the future holds, maybe for for him and a partner? Sounds like he's addressing this song to someone and there's a sense of camaraderie, ("shoot the lights we'll get out right").

    It's like he's learned something about a loved one that they wanted to hide, a lack of commitment maybe? ("i receive your signal down").

    He's looking back on his relationship with this person ("i never lost you, circle my mistakes") and focusing on the bad points of it, things he might regret i guess.

    The chorus just sounds like a frustrated sigh, weary of trying to reconcile reality with his dreams perhaps?

    Bleh, there's stuff to be said for all the lines i'm sure, ive gone over some of em, I have some idea
    Mortonium Iceon July 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother awsome song from B.C. It's about a relationship that fell apart and he wonders why sort of like a parrel to drown in wondering why a relationship ended i guess I don't know exactly what this song is about but it is a damn good one.
    LiLBastardon October 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song... no doubt jimmy is an awesome touch...

    not that future embrace and adore aren't good albums, but jimmy always takes billy to a whole 'nother level... at least for me

    even if d'arcy and iha don't come back, if billy reunites the pumpkins with him and jimmy and two nobody fillins, they'll probably be awesome... when the pumpkins existed, i was too young to know them... i would give my right arm (i'm left handed... lol) to see the pumpkins in concert...

    could you imagine, after all the turmoil and time between their breakup, what the crowd would do upon hearing the opening notes of "today," here in 2006, live, from billy corgan? that would be amazing...
    stupid_nameon February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUnfortunately, James Iha won't be coming back; he joined some kind of 70's revival band.
    Cam-winon May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol i agreewith stupid_name

    as to the meaning of the song, i think it speaks about a broken relationship, yes, but it has like two parts... so the first is when they're trying to solve their problems "we'll get out right and follow this heart"... and he wonder whether the relationship will continue, but in the end it doesn't work out ("we'll get out right and swallow this heart") because despite all the effort, the beliefs and screams he held, he was dragged to the hollows, and chose alone the loss.

    So apparently he would have been the one who left her, or lingered too long...
    neutralmonkon August 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. songmeaningsuser has raised a point, what is this 'one wish' that billy refers to?
    Infraon March 07, 2007   Link

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