Goodnight, to every little hour that you
Sleep tight, may it hold you through the winter of a
Long night, and keep you from the loneliness of yourself

Heart strung, is your heart frayed and empty cause it's
Hard luck, when no one understands your love it's
Unsung, and I say

Goodnight, my love, to every hour in every day
Goodnight, always, to all that's pure that's in your heart

Goodnight, may your dreams be so happy and your
Head light, with the wishes of a sandman and a
Night light, be careful not to let the bedbugs
Sleep tight, nestled in your covers

The sun shines but I don't
A silver rain will wash away

The sun shines but I don't
A silver rain will wash away

And you can tell, it's just as well
And you can tell, it's just as well

Goodnight, my love, to every hour in every day
Goodnight, always to all that's pure that's in your heart


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Mellow_Harsher, AngelSwordAF

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  • +2
    General Commentsuch a beautiful song, such a simple meaning: MCIS is a concept album about the cycle of life and death... so if you listen to this song and the you listen to MCIS(song not the album) you will notice that this song ends with the same piano piece that Mellon Collie starts with.... if you dont get it yet ill clear it 4 ya, this song is about death and about the bittersweet taste of it, on one side you are sad cuz a loved person just died, but in the other hand you could be happy for that person cuz it means that its a new beginning for that person (in case you believe in God)...
    silverushon October 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat completes this already-great song and masterpiece of an album is the coda played on piano that fades out to end the album. If you haven't already noticed, it mimics the chord progression in Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (the opening track) but a couple steps higher...

    I know, not much on song "meaning," but I am fascinated with how great albums begin and end. And this album is no exception, as the ending bit leaves you right where you began--albeit, with a feeling like you've just got off the world's largest emotional rollercoaster and it was the most exhilirating experience of your life.
    pinata89on February 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSP's tribute to the Beatles last song on the White Album. Beautifully done. I can listen to this song over and over. D'arcy's voice is mesmerizing.
    President55on July 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA beautiful lullaby to curl up and sleep to after your heart has been broken.
    HanHaLuLuon May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBilly is such a talented lyricist. I seriously believe that he is the best living lyricist. His music is also awesome. He knows how to tear on your heartstrings. This song is sooo good, it just grabs the listener, and doesn't let them go. I love this song
    adam1986on March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever. It reinforces many peoples idea that billy corgan is a god. I can't listen to this song with out crying and smiling, it makes me feel so warm, yet so sad.
    cutoffyourlegson May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBilly sounds so bitter when he says, "And you can tell, it's just as well." All hope is lost so good-night to anything pure that's left in you...

    DeathRockBoyon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kinda always thought this song was about killing yerself..about leaving someone alone..about wanting them to be okay after yer gone...
    WestSideDuck17on June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Westsideduck. I can see that in this song. Not neccessarily killing yourself (but that also works), but maybe wanting someone else to be happy more than yourself, like loving someone so much that their happiness is all that matters.
    prozakruinon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with everyone...
    Nowhere_Girlon July 04, 2002   Link

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