"Bleeding the Orchid" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
If life is my witness
Love is my song
If nothing means no one
Then blank, I belong
If fear conquers easy
I can lead on
Milk from the flower
Blood from the dawn

So here we are
Upon your stage
The laughs we shared
The dreams we saved

Bleeding the orchid
We're bleeding the orchid
Bleeding the orchid

Blessed my weakness
Blessed my wrongs
As hate forms the sequence
Of one by one
As freedoms die easy
We suffrage the want
There's clouds in my shower
Ghosts in my arms

Youth is where you are
Faith some sinner's child

We're bleeding the orchid
We're bleeding the orchid
Bleeding the orchid

Gilded art this silent march past triumph thru alarm
So thus charmed
Does this will stand for much?
But heart's untouched by heart's unloved

Bleeding the orchid
Bleeding the orchid
Here we are
Upon your stage
The love we share
The dreams we'll save

They're bleeding the orchid
They're bleeding the orchid
They're bleeding the orchid
Bleeding the orchid


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"Bleeding the Orchid" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General CommentI think its about the place of the band in the hearts of the fans. And the same attitude they have now, to the attitude they had 10 years ago.

    "So here we are, upon your stage,
    The lies we shared,
    The dreams we saved."

    As if to say, wev done it before

    "Here we are,
    Upon your stage
    The love we share,
    The dreams we’ll save."

    As if to say, we are going to do it again. Im not realy sure, thats what i get out of it so far, its to early to say for sure though.
    dougydarkangelon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInstead of:
    Life is my weakness,
    Love is my soul,
    If nothing means no one,
    Can play all alone.

    I hear:
    If life is my witness
    Love is my soul,
    If nothing means no one,
    And blank Avalon

    Instead of:
    If fear comes easy,
    I can lay down,
    Milk from a flower,
    Blood from a stone.

    I hear:
    If fear conquers easy,
    I can lead on,
    Milk from the flower,
    Blood from a stone.

    Instead of:
    So here we are, upon your stage,
    The lies we shared,
    The dreams we saved.

    I hear:
    So here we are, upon your stage,
    The laughs we shared,
    The dreams we saved.

    Instead of:
    Blessed my weakness,
    Blessed my wrongs,
    As hate forms a sequence,
    Of one by one.

    I hear:
    Listen audience,
    Blessed my rose,
    As hate forms a sequence,
    Of one by one.

    Instead of:
    As freedom’s not easy,
    There’s so much to want,
    There’s clouds in my shower,
    Ghosts in my home.

    I hear:
    As freedom’s die easy,
    There’s so much to want,
    There’s clouds in my shower,
    Ghosts in my home.
    Modus Ponenson July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with dougydarkangel.
    Zero_The_Heroon June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with dougy, but I also think part of it is an inverse of that too, as in the fans in the band's heart:

    "Do you miss where you were?
    They shall seal your shout."
    -As in, Billy missed being in his band, and the cheers and love from his fans "sealed his shout" to get the band back together.


    "Guilty of this silent march,
    There's triumph through love
    So they’ll shout,
    And all this will go on."
    -The silent march could refer to his solo album, and the triumph through love could mean the triumphant return to rock as the Smashing Pumpkins. "So they'll shout/And all this will go on" once again refers to the cheers from the fans, and the Pumpkins will once again go on.

    "We’ll have some trust,
    We’ll have some youth."
    -The trust is from their diehard fans who have been waiting for the reunited band to be back. The youth -- perhaps Ginger and Jeff, the new, young members of the band?

    That's what I think of it so far.
    Keers75on June 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes he say "If life is my witness" for the first line?
    juxtaposedhalfon July 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes he say "If life is my witness" for the first line?
    juxtaposedhalfon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits possible it can be a song to d'arcy and james
    hes basically saying he missed what they used to be and he had the memories
    he ends up sharing the dream/memories/love with new members and continuing with what was dear to him
    ZenfullTangerineon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis could be a political song calling for peace and love instead. or it could be about apathy and love overcoming that particular feeling. i'm not sure
    supernukeon July 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the above comment.
    I heard the same things when listening just a moment ago.
    Brieviloneon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhoops............I mixed one up. It should have read:

    Instead of:
    Listen audience,
    Blessed my rose,
    As hate forms a sequence,
    Of one by one.

    I hear:
    Blessed my weakness,
    Blessed my wrongs,
    As hate forms a sequence,
    Of one by one.
    Modus Ponenson July 12, 2007   Link

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