Whenever I run
Whenever I run to you lost one
It's never done
Just hanging on

Just past has let me be
Returning as if dream
Shattered as belief

If you have to go don't say goodbye
If you have to go don't you cry
If you have to go I will get by
Someday I'll follow you and see you on the other side

But for the grace of love
I'd will the meaning of
Heaven from above

Your picture out of time
Left aching in my mind
Shadows kept alive

If you have to go don't say goodbye
If you have to go don't you cry
If you have to go I will get by
I will follow you and see you on the other side

But for the grace of love
I'd will the meaning of
Heaven from above

Long horses we are born
Creatures more than torn
Mourning our way home


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by SephNite

"For Martha" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General Commentbilly wrote this song for his mother. actually most of the adore album was written for her. i just think it's so touching. i had to do this monologue thing for one of my classes where i had to put words to a song while it was playing in the background. i got perfect on it so thanks pumpkins!
    pumpkingirlon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHow amazingly beautiful is this song?
    screwedupfairytaleon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI want this played at my funeral so very badly, but I'm not sure I could do it as soon as it was meant for his mother. I just have this vision of my coffin being lowered into the ground amongst a cloud of dry ice as the psychadelic guitar chorus kicks in ;)
    Pyrrhicon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes the album...not that the other's are weak by any means. But this is another example of Billy's genius.
    y2doggyon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the Adore...
    It's one of my favorite albums...
    This song is so perfect... so beautiful...
    Billy Corgan is everything
    Nowhere_Girlon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably the BEST song on the album. The piano, mixed with the rocking out in the end, and the lyrics, Billy Corgan put all of that on a platter, ate it, and shat it out, and this glowing masterpiece is what he produced. Billy my boy, you've done it again, what a fucking great song!
    TenaciousPiebaldon August 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEvery SP album seems to have that one stand-out track that just sits above the rest of the album and just *knows* that it is pure genius. This song really is perfectly beautiful. If you aren't emotionally affected by For Martha then there is something very wrong with you. I want to live inside of it.
    zeroglitteron July 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is playing at my funeral
    Rocklovinggirlon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNothing much to this song; just an epic, unbelievable (and a little pretentious toward the end) tribute to Billy Corgan's mother. Also it fucking kicks ass.
    Wurby Tictocon September 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i want this song at my funeral, it's a good song. [if you have to go, don't say goodbye] that's so..... idk how to explain. it's just a good song. and there's a guitar in it that just sounds amazing.
    laugh_it_up_nowon November 06, 2004   Link

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