"La Dolly Vita" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
I lay my head on her bosom
To cry myself to sleep
I see no greater wisdom
Than she has given me

La dolly vita
Sweet as true love
La dolly vita
Cool as ice cream
Cool as ice cream

You hear a lot of visions
You can't even stop
Can't see what you're missing
Spinning like a top

Fade away, I want to see her
Fade away, I want to see her
I only want to meet her

La dolly vita
True as blue sky
La dolly vita
Cool as ice cream
Cool as ice cream

Take it all the way down
Forsake what you have now
Take it all the way down


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"La Dolly Vita" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General Commentnot sure what it's all about, but it's most awesome.
    uselessdragon July 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdefinitely my pumpkins fav....for a quick analysis picture this scenario while walking down a street:
    "I lay my head on her bosom
    To cry myself to sleep
    I see no greater wisdom
    Than she has given me"- the dreams that women give you

    "La Dolly Vita
    Sweet as true love
    La Dolly Vita
    Cool as ice cream
    Cool as ice cream"- sweet life, just like a new love you have, that tastes good like a ice cream(ice cream because u see a ice cream cart on the sidewalk)

    "You can ear a lot of visions
    You can't even stop
    Can't see what you're missing
    Spinning like a top"- those dreams again are haunting u, with every step you take, a new confusion rises from ur head, "you cant see what you're missing" -> ur missing the reality that sorrounds u

    "Fade away I want to see her
    Fade away I want to see her
    I only want to meet her"- the girl that is poetically beautiful, u dont know her but shes dreamy, appears in front of u

    "True as blue sky"- u look up at the blue sky, and think hes the only one who knows her

    "Take it all the way down
    Forsake what you have now
    Take it all the way down"- u promised urself that if run into that girl, u would talk to her, ask her out...something...but u failed, and u just "remake" promise for the next time u see her....
    Thats the Dolly Vita...and inspiration for every day...
    u can guess why I love it...
    ricardoborges123on July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!
    sam_amadoron September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a girl and he's living the good life with her.

    Even though it was originally on Tristessa 7'', you can find it on Pisces Iscariot.
    Love is suicide...on January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to AMG, this song was recorded live...?
    Cam-winon February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo...they fucked up the track listing. It's just a studio recording. My WinMX says the same thing...but trust me I know my shit.
    Love is suicide...on March 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBtw it's pretty good, but it's so plain! Not quite up to the standard of other Pumpkins b-sides like "Drown" and "Rotten Apples."
    Love is suicide...on March 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an amazing song...

    The Pumpkins are like Pearl Jam...they have SO many rare songs and b-sides, that if you bought both band's albums, you'd be missing out on half of the great music!

    I can't make out the meaning of it, or what's significant about La Dolly Vita, but I agree it's about inspiration...

    One of my SP favs!
    ElderOblivionon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think La Dolly Vita is taken off of the phrase "La Dolce Vita." La Dolce Vita translates from italian as "the sweet life." It was also the title of a movie in the 1960's which brought it into more common use in english.
    searaven64on December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust a good song, I understand it's about having a good life with the girl of your dreams. But it can just settle you, calm you straight down.
    Infraon January 29, 2007   Link

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