"The Chimera" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Fairy tales and time in whales
Substitutes for sin
It takes some life to find the light within
Whistle past the lane lover
Whistle past the lane
Cause love’s forever strange
Nestle on the moon, sunshine
Nestle on the moon
Should you hear that faint murmur
Of what love might do
Seven stars that shine
In my mind, oh my mind
I’ll take you with me where I climb
In my mind, oh my mind

And if I’m wrong I’m right
I’m never gonna lose you
If I’m wrong I’m right
Take me to your life

Summertime’s the only child
Summertime’s the only child this night
You want to brace the golden fool
Let’s make this right

Nightingales and nursery crimes
Twins that spark the charts
It takes some trust to find a trust apart
Whistle past the lane lover
Whistle past the lane
Cause love’s forever strange
Nestle on the sun, starlight
Nestle on the sun
Should you hear the faint murmur
Of what love has done

Seven stars that weep
In my sleep, oh in my sleep
I’ll take you with me where I keep
In my sleep, oh in my sleep
And if I’m wrong I’m right
I’m never gonna lose you
If I’m wrong I’m right
Take me to your life

All you need is you, lover
All you need is you
All you need is you, lover
So please need me too
What you need is love, stranger
What you need is love
When your love needs it’s danger
Please let me through when I’ve got you


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"The Chimera" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    Song Meaningit's strange, alot of these Song titles don't show up in the songs at all. The Chimera is a good example. but thats OK. alot of great bands have song titles that don't make an appearance in the song itself, but are the actual MEANING of the song. like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Pearl Jam. What is see when i close my eyes and think of 'The Chimera', is a beast. and when that bass kicks in, it SOUNDS like a beast! growling, or roaring. it's really cool. the lyrics are dreamy. "Nightingales and nursery Crimes.." "Twins that spark the charts,"
    there's another term thrown into this song, 'Summer' meaning the present. NOW. nice and sunny. y'know, Summer.
    "summertime is the only child, summertime is the only child this night." this line means that summer is young, like a child.
    Billy Corgan made us wait until Early-Summer for the release of this album. i think that it means something. he released the album when Summertime was only a child. when it was early in the season. i think it was to hype-up the feel of these summertime songs, and make Winter seem so far away, so cold and distant. it all makes sense now.
    sevinteenon September 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty confused with this songs meaning.

    A Chimera is a beast/monster that is comprised of the parts of a lion, a serpant and a goat.

    I don't know how that really relates to the almost lovey-dovey tone and lyrics of this song.


    Whistle past the lane
    'Cause love's forever strange
    Nestle on the sun, starlight
    Nestle on the sun
    Should you hear that faint murmur
    Of what love has done



    It somewhat ties back into the 5 concept songs from earlier in the album. Billy is past the winter/coldness and is into the summer/fun.

    The actions from "Violet Rays" are a murmer now.

    I'm probably way off on that though.
    osubuckeye4on December 12, 2012   Link

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