"Bring the Light" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Shot down I stood
Withstood my neighborhood
I got it wrong
But I could
Follow love lest I learn
It's light
To bring the light
I fought with all my might, with light
Oh bring the light

Light, bring the light I never felt so good and right but tonight you'll never need another sound
Oh, bring the light
Bring the light to me

Here and gone oh I trust
You'd spit upon my dust
And mix my ash with your blood
A son of God you know you must arrive
In the light
Bring the light, let's bring the light
Light, oh bring the light

Light, bring the light
It's yours not mine
If you just want to survive
Go grab a glimpse of any star in heaven's high
I never felt so real and loved and alive
No shadows follow me unsung
In the light, bring the light to me

A flower song, clear and bright
Is it wrong, in neon white?
To insist you are mine
Standing dumb in the light
Bring the light
Oh, bring the light
Bring the light!

Light, bring the light
I never felt so real and right and alive
Don't let them steal from you what's yours by right
Light, bring the light
You know there comes a place and time
You can't deny
With every movement shadows cast and align

Bring the light, bring the light
Bring the light let's bring the light
Light, bring the light


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"Bring the Light" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General CommentI think Billy Corgan's transformation from a negative, God-mocking artist in his days of Bullet with Butterfly Wings to his more recent, positive songs is notable. After his project with Zwan, it is clear that Billy Corgan is now a Christian, and this song reflects that conversion. He asserts that the "son of God you know you must arrive in the light" and recognizes that the light is "yours not mine." "Mix my ash with your blood" refers to the dust that we all become and Billy's longing to be saved by the blood of Christ, who was sacrificed for mankind. Light is a major theme in the Bible, and it describes the holiness of God that is pure. In our world of darkness, we should welcome God's light by exclaiming, "Bring the light!"
    wildbill1240on August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's so full of life, love and energy.

    I particularly like the line "mix my ash with your blood" for me this is Billy saying how he has been burnt and hurt but this new love of his is bringing life and passion to him.

    Zeitgeist best album (of the last 7 years...)
    Tomotomson July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch an upliftin and chillin song
    so good to be stoned to
    dburgesson July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe beginning melody of this song originally caught my ear but in true fashion, Billy has spectacular phrasing in his lyrics like the already mentioned "Mix my ash with your blood" and "with every moment shadows cast and align" and "don't let them steal from you what's yours by right". I love the song and the simplicity with which he shares his message. Billy is great.
    srsomedayon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou never know if someone is christain you just worrie about yourself

    i know that sometime the light means satan because god made satan a angel

    i beleave that some "bypolar" etc people that see lights arent really crazy there being attacked in the spirt world

    one posstive sign of a possesion is seeing lights and black but some people dont even see black they see the light, satan using his light against yu

    maybe billy took the sayying keep your friends close and your enemys even closer and acts christain you never know it says in the bible that 30% of all mankind will be sent to a lake of fire :P
    b_rent_420on August 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthitler belaved he was controlled by soursers from the 5th level of hell
    b_rent_420on August 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont give a fuck what the light is im gonna bring it when i go drumming haha

    hopefully its god :P
    b_rent_420on August 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha - b_rent just solved this song for me. I was having trouble understanding this song. but it clicked just now. "Shot down, I stood, withstood my neighborhood" is about Lucifer's fall from grace when he stood against god. Lucifer was also God's light bearer as the first angel created. so the song is from lucifer's point of view, "mix my ash with your blood, a son of god you know you must arrive" Makes a whole lot more sense. and hell is associated with fire and fire is associated with ash. i can't fully interpret it, but the song does make sense from lucifer's point of view.
    Infraon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is definitely not about Lucifer. Aside from the fact that the music is positive, upbeat and uplifting, there is no sense of evil in the lyrics. Go read Billy's lyrics from Zwan and you'll find a trend: he writes about positive aspects of Christianity.

    Lucifer is not a "son of God." Christians/humans are God's children.

    what kind of kit do you play b_rent?
    wildbill1240on October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that maybe Billy is talking about Christianity at least with the Son of God part but more specifically I think he is talking about bringing hope to the world in this dark era where terror hate and war and most importantly political agendas be that conservativism or liberalism, socialism, or anarchy, environmentalism or radical religious beliefs and how they are tearing society apart. So maybe it's about dropping that crap and brining hope to a world that desperately needs it. Since this entire album is about Zeitgeist : the spirit of our times maybe it's about combating the spirit of our times which still is hate and fear.
    PCS153on March 14, 2008   Link

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