"Shades of Black" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
I'm on the street yeah
I want you
I'm looking for myself

I'm gonna make it
I'll take it
Like everybody else

Belle of the fawning
I'm yawning
Sister can't you spell

Above suspicion
Hey listen!
I'm digging my own hell

'Cause I want you bad
'Cause I want you bad

And without peer
And without fear
I'm without anyone at all
I'm torn apart, decrying
How unjust you are
For bursting
My black heart

'Cause you don't want me no more
But just you worry
'Cause when they scratch-scratch my door
You'll hurry
Ah one, two, three

This gun is loaded, devoted
You postulate the rest

Riding the seesaw
There's no law
That I have ever met

I'm just a flat punk
On dead junk
Riding a vanguard

Cut from the vaunted
I'm haunted, till death do us part

'Cause I want you bad
'Cause I want you bad

Fall in hate with me
With one trick
You will want it all
The yeah-yeah tears
The now and here
The without anyone at all
I'm torn without
I'm crying out for doom

'Cause you don?t want me no more
But babe don't worry
'Cause when you scratch-scratch my door
I'll show you, either or ?

We are the lurking
The panzers
The black as coal as night

Stealing the stealthy
And stellar
Until we get it right

Notice the yearlings
The dead things, the pretty as you please
The pretty as you please

I am the regent, the marquis
Sowing my bad seeds

'Cause I want you bad
'Cause I want you bad

Fall in hate with me
With one trick
You will want it all
As St. Patrick pipes on!


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"7 Shades of Black" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General Commenti love this song! No filler here!
    supernukeon July 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. Even though this is supposed to be one of the "filler" songs on the album, I personally currently enjoy this song more than both Tarantula and Doomsday Clock, and nearly as much as Way My Love Is. I love the way it rocks and the beat to the song, just absolutely amazing. Not a big fan of the overly angsty lyrics, but you can barely even hear what he's saying anyway. ^_^
    Dr. Don July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSupernuke, htf do you manage to do that? You've topped your old record by 2 xtra comments.
    This is one strong song, I do have a suggestion to it's meaning, and if I'm wrong, I apologise. but i reckon this runs in the same vein as Cherub Rock, and Billy is venting frustration on the music industry and these new generation bands that are arriving, I'm thinking of hard-fi and maximo park and their american counterparts.

    I repeat, I've only recently sat down with this album, I could easily be wrong.
    Infraon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha the site went blank on me and I kept refreshing to get the screen back and thus the result..... my bad.
    supernukeon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so raw and amazing. Definately one of my favorite on the album at this time.

    I think this could be a self-critique by Billy about his music and lyrics and the music and lyrics of others. I semi-agree with Infra.

    I think Billy is talking about his old style of writing compared to the tactics used on this current album. A lot of the music and lyrics on this album sound Gish-esque and Cherub Rock-ie (with the exception of For God and Country and Pomp and Circumstances).

    He is obviously beating on himself and it could be because he has brought back a sound that he knew would work for the album instead of pushing his boundaries and experimenting more as he has always tried to do with his music.

    I'm not saying that this album is completely lacking newness, but a good bit of the albums sounds like a return to older styles (which I am thankful for, I wasn't a big fan of Adore, Machina or Machina II).

    Whatever the meaning, the music is amazing.
    lestat86on July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy fav on the album right now, tied with united states
    higginston July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLack of screams and whines + the worst production ever = this song being a flop. There are some great riffs on this album, its just the production. And whats with all these damn french sayings?
    Hardhittn63on October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song! my favorite on this album. i don't know exactly what the lyrics mean, but billy is clearly "St. Patrick" (he was born on that particular holiday). as for the rest, it seems to be another self-indictment...
    corysteinbergon October 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentZeitgeist does not suck I think it is a pretty pertinent album it may not be like the other smashing pumpkins albums but it is a lot better than allot of the other crap that they call music anymore. And the album lives up to it's title Zeitgeist which is a German word which means spirit of the times.

    If any of the songs are about celebrity or are related to the Paris Hilton picture in the book I think it is this song. It is about an unhealthy obsession or love. In the lyrics the sinister alteration to the idea of falling in love, "fall in hate with me".I think the song is simply talking about in the modern era how we are getting our concepts of love and hate mixed up and more and more the concepts of love and violence are getting sickeningly intertwined. Thats just a thought I have no Idea what the song really means but I thought I would put my interpretation down here because I really have started to like this album.
    PCS153on March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can't say I perfectly get it, but can't it be about obsessive love?
    moulin.rouge2001on August 23, 2008   Link

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