so here we are
true superstars
we're so real from afar and now
now you're with us now

and the mouths of babes sing revolution
and the mouths of babes scream disillusion
you can't break what's already broken
cause from the mouths of babes comes nothing

the "dream" was a sham
for saving what you can't
and now they're me but i'm not them
i am you and you are me

it's in the ways i walk thru fire
it's in the ways of my desire
and when i said that you're no good
what i meant was i wish you could

be there forever
be young forever
i wish you were there

so now i bid farewell
beyond the bounds of hell
and now you'll swear you knew us well
well you can never tell

and the mouths of babes sing revolution
and the mouths of babes scream disillusion
you can't break what's already broken
cause from the mouths of babes comes nothing


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe nobody has written anything about this, it is my favourite Pumpkin's song.
    addictedjaneon June 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song has the best riff in the world! it just rocks so much...i love smashing pumpkins so much, and this is their best rock song, i reckon. either this or here is no why...yeah. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston March 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsounds almost to much like "quiet" to me, as far as the music goes
    eu4eaon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome rock song with a fantastic raw quality! I have all 5 discs of "Aeroplane Flies High" in my CD holder right now and this song is blaring out out of my speakers! Anyway, I agree with all of the comments above, fame is not as enjoyable once you lose your innocence, and the "babes" represent the young and unexposed, who are known to have an easier time enjoying the little things in life.
    sfifield93on April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmouths of babes is the truth, babies are real and innocent and don't lie.
    mysterywhitegirlon September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this one is also about fame.
    Duielon November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think hes talkin specificly about himself and his generation maybe,saying that they are not alright but disillusioned,but alot of his darker songs seem to reflect lost love.
    Ciyaak Boyon February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan this song is great, if you havent heard it listen to it now. It's about being famouse and how it's not THAT great.
    ZEROpumpkinson August 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it called moths of babies, or mouths of babes. ai've heard it both ways and now here it says babies, but the lyrics say babes. Don't get me wrong I ABSOLUTELY adore the smashing pumpkins, but im just confused on the title.
    fallingXfaston January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is "Mouths of Babes" From what I can tell the lyrics are accruate, just not the title. The superstar reference seems correct.
    aptitudeon January 28, 2006   Link

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