"Stellar" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Is it wrong to say
I'm lost in your embrace?
Is it wrong to say so?

Within a dream I had, some vista vast
Meant for the poor of soul
Struck from the firstborn
Leapt from a ray of hope
Into a body I once knew
Built a mere kingdom of self abuse
Hitched to some rainbow
Once more, it's always yours
Once more

The wait hurts worse than the blows
The wait hurts worse than the blows

Words buy
New life
Dust clears
No Scars
Burnt but
Bright eyed
The sun's out
A still night stirs

The wait hurts worse than the blows
The wait hurts worse than the blows

Is it wrong to say
There's god and then there's faith?
Is it wrong to say so?

Withstood a thought so sad, I had to laugh
Cut from some polished bone
Crawled out of broken homes
Slipped on the afterglow
Into a worry and a curse
Stole from the bible chapter and verse
Stitched to an old sail
Once more, it's always yours
Once more

The wait hurts worse than the blows
The wait hurts worse than the blows


Lyrics submitted by Love.Is.Suicide

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's a stunning song that proves the Pumpkins still have huge depth in their musical palette.
    Ralfion July 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Is it wrong to say
    There's God and then there's faith?"

    I really like this line. To me its like saying you can be a spiritual person without being religious.
    barium6262on June 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. I love it. I really think it should have been included on Zeitgeist. It deserved to be more than just a b-side/bonus track.

    Definitely my favorite from the new material.
    Love.Is.Suicideon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is summed up by the line "The wait hurts worse than the blows". The way I interpret it is about going through hard times early in life that feel hopeless, and fearing what the future might bring. However, while evolving as a person and hanging in there comes the realization that the anticipation of the worst that could happen is often worse than what actually happens and the process of moving on.
    To break it down more, lines like:
    "Within a dream I had" and "Into a body I once knew" would be like looking back on a time in your life and not even feeling like it was you after being so far removed from it.
    "Built a mere kingdom of self abuse" would be part of the anticipation that is worse than the realization of something
    "Withstood a thought so sad, I had to laugh" - 'withstood' would be the keyword here, and it's like thinking back to a previous experience and you can't believe you were so worried about it at the time

    Anyway, that's just my take on it at the moment, maybe I'm onto something, and maybe I'm off, but it works for me...
    Xebecheon July 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorites off zeitgeist...
    very emotional

    "built a mere kingdom of self abuse"
    "withstood a thought so sad, i had to laugh"

    great lyrics
    mrproboskuson April 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow! I loved the song from the very beginning, I just didn't have the lyrics. I just read them and I think Xebeche described their meaning well. For anyone who thinks this album isn't as personal as the others, well, they just need to take a little time to listen more closely and they will see that the Pumpkin magic has not faded.
    ChrislvSPon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my sp song of the moment. the music of that band is the soundtrack of my life, no artist comes close.
    firewomanon October 22, 2008   Link

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