"Doomsday Clock" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Is everyone afraid?
Is everyone ashamed?
They're running towards their holes to find out
Apocalyptic thieves
Are lost amongst our dead
A message to our friends, to get out

There's wagers on this fear
Oh, oh, so clear
Depends on what you'll pay to hear

They're bound to kill us all
In white-washed halls
The jackals lick their paws

Please don't stop
It's lonely at the top
These lonely days
Will they ever stop?
This doomsday clock
Tickin' in my heart, not broken

I love life everyday, each and every way
Kafka would be proud to find out
I'm certain of the end; it's the means that has me spooked
It takes an unknown truth to get out
I guess that I'm born free, c'est la vi
I was meant to beg from my knees

Please, don't stop
It's lonely at the top
These lonely days
Will they ever stop?
This doomsday clock
Tickin' in my heart
These lonely days, will they ever stop?

Gotta dig in
Gas mask's on
Wait in the sunshine overhead
If this is living, sakes alive
Well, then, we can't win, no one survives

Is everyone afraid?
You should be ashamed
Apocalyptic screams mean nothing to the dead
Kiss your little son to know all there is
C'mon, last call!
You should want it all!

It's lonely at the top
These lonely days, will they ever stop?
This doomsday clock
These lonely days, will they ever stop?
It's tickin' in my heart
Is everyone afraid?


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"Doomsday Clock" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General Commentthis definately fits as a soundtrack for "Transformers". I've seen the trailer for that movie, and it really does fit.

    It's a good song. I've heard someone say it was "Mellon Collie meets Machina" which is slightly true.
    The lyrics are a bit as though this song is about the world ending. I'm just a little bit unsure of the "these lonely days, will they ever stop?" part.
    and billy needs to work on pronounciation of french sentences: c'est la vie. its a bit unclear, but a nice change!
    lunaofthegrayskieson June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song absolutely rocks. I'm pretty sure that no one really needs to be explained the meaning, as Billy makes it pretty clear throughout the course of the song. Although the lyrics borderline on being too politically weighed down, I think that it's fine as long as the rest of the album isn't too much. I can't wait to hear it in Transformers and as the opening song for Zeitgeist!

    Oh, and I know that there's thousands of you out there that this song/Zeitgeist doesn't sound like "real SP," but how much did Mellon Collie sound like Gish? How much did Siamese Dream sound like Adore? This is just a new SP era, like it or not.
    Dr. Don June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentICant fucken wait for zeitgesit!
    ThisIsNotABruiseon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentICant fucken wait for zeitgesit!
    ThisIsNotABruiseon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentzeitgeist is out, kinda - btjunkie.org/torrent/Smashing-Pumpkins-Zeitgeist-2007-SAW/…
    and yea, the albums kinda good, its mostly similar to melloncollie, the song neverlost sounds like it could have easily been on melloncollie, and the rest are a return to the heavier pumpkins, before adore, which is very refreshing. overall it is an excellent album, it is sort of like machina, with the old billy corgan from melloncollie, and almost like zwan without the pretentiousness and happy summery spirit, which actually describess the old pumpkins
    bobolsonon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Please don't stop, it's lonely at the top" is apparently from some message Billy got from a fan.
    ... atleast I read so in a (positive) review!
    KingJelleon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so kick-ass!
    supernukeon July 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so kick-ass!
    supernukeon July 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song overall- not very cryptic though.
    Infernalon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I love this line: "I'm certain of the end, it's the means that has me spooked".
    Zero_The_Heroon July 13, 2007   Link

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