"Tarantula" as written by and Robert Maxwell....
I don't want to fight
Every single night
Everything I want is in your eyes
You and me go back
To places I don't know to care
The spoils of all I got were left as scraps
Don't let me say this
But you're no worse than me
It's crazy

You're as real as real ever was
Just because you feel you've had enough
You believe that someone gave us up

I wanna be there when you're happy
I wanna love you when you're sad
Can't stand the morning rain
Get out, I'll take your place then
Can't stand the blazing sun
Close your eyes, you'll see
The angel dies

I don't wanna be anything believes
A million watts of sound can't compare
Come along, you'll see the world
The the crowd unfolds
The college starts to flow, and then you're home

Oh, is the White House all they want?
I'll sing for

You're as real as real ever was
Just because you're every living soul
You're so real that someone gave us up

Don't break the oath
I wanna love you when you're happy
Don't break the soul
I wanna be there when you're sad
Retain the pouring rain

The unreal, as real as any loss
Too easy now
The unreal in every living soul
Dumb day now

Can't stand the blazing sun
Can't stand the morning rain
Ah, get out, I'll take your place again
I don't wanna be alone
I don't wanna be alone
I don't wanna be alone, no

If it's the White House all they want
Black house they'll get


Lyrics submitted by arpeggio

"Tarantula" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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  • +1
    General CommentA slice of awesome pie.
    myfriendbrennon May 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat first single. Surpasses anything that was on the Machina album. It sounds like it could've been put on the Mellon Collie album, a sort-of mix of Here Is No Why, Zero, and Muzzle. Really excellent song.

    I kind of think it's about awareness. If Corgan was not a singer in a rock band, nobody would pass a 2nd glance at him. I think he's sort-of putting himself down, saying that being a musician does not make him "above" any other person. A line that emphasizes this and that stuck out for me was "Yes I'm real, 'cause someone gave us sound". As to the title of the song, I have no clue why it was named Tarantula.
    T_Capon May 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor information's sake, the song is named "Tarantula" as a tribute to the band The Scorpions. Corgan and The Scorpions collaborated once and Corgan wanted to show his gratitude.
    T_Capon June 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song
    i cant find it anywhere tho
    help?
    me and my bf have been wishing for the pumpkins to get back together...
    chemicalnirvana495on May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure about some lyrics:

    Everything I want is in your eyes (light?)
    The angel die (dust?)
    It's a white hot soul they want, sinful (shameful?)
    You're real, as real as it goes (as real as any ghost?)
    2nd: get out and take your places (place again?)

    anything else?

    to me it sounds like talking about two things: 1) he stopped doing what he loved doing, which is to play to a lot of people, and affect a lot of people with his music, and 2) the zeitgeist as a whole is pretty apathetic, people are not being real to themselves or fulfilling their purpose, and need to take their place and brave the rain and sun to make a difference

    to me, it's as inspiring as cherub rock.

    flv2mp3.com/delivery/…
    arpeggioon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really hard to get, iknow u can type this in to get the flv file, then the hard part is convertin that 2 mp3, pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolmusic/spinner/audio/songs/…
    bobolsonon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think hes sayin that if he didnt sing then nobody would notice him, and how people cant empathize or really telll that ur there until u somehow make the aware of it.
    bobolsonon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's really hard to understand what he's saying at some points, but here's what I think should be changed :

    You and me go there
    to:
    You and me go back

    The spoils of all I got were left to scrounge.
    to:
    The spoils of all I got were left for scraps.

    Anything for these
    to:
    Anything beneath
    dannylamondon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI still hate the album art, but this song is good. I hope for more goodness.
    blakeeon May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think part of it's about the idols of today's world & those who choose to follow them.

    "Oh it’s a white hot soul they want,
    sinful."
    Referring to the idols themselves. "Sinful" may be referring to the idols as fakes & their immoral rise in the entertainment world.
    &
    "If it’s a white hot soul they want
    It’s a black heart they’ll get."
    Referring to the fans of these "phoney" idols & the wicked hearts they'll possess for encouraging them to succeed.
    Ralfion May 21, 2007   Link

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