"Set the Ray to Jerry" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Born to please every simple need
I stand alone in my thoughts indeed
Hate you for ever making me
I'm in you, I'm your anything
I want you and I need you
All you are is brand new
And I need you
Come to me, let me hold you still
I'm so tired, just as tired as you
Take me for anyone but me
All that you feel is never true
I want you and I need you
All you are is brand new
And I need you
When you say that you are
Forever, my star
Could never every let you go
And never let you know
Let roar these fears
To the whore of my tears
Pure as a lie
I pour to your eyes
Suck you like the sap from a tree
Honey from the dew
From the bumble bees
I want you and I need you
All you are is brand new
And I need you
When you say that you are
Forever, my star
I'll never let go
Never let you know


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"Set the Ray to Jerry" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General Commentthis is one of my favourite smashing pumpkin songs, cos its just so simple and pretty, i just love it. its all about falling in love with someone and not being able or just not wanting to tell them. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is my favorite song...my best friend gave me a mix of all of his favorite SP songs on it, and this one was my favorite off that mix...I've loved it ever since, and I think it's the bassline that does it for me. It just catches you from the very beginning.
    ulcailinchickon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is song is soo good because it's simple. Simple is a nice change of pace sometimes.
    Cokeson March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Definately one of my favourites, I loved it the instant the bass line and the guitar. Its beautiful.

    Has to be about wanting to be with someone, which is why I love it more currently!
    Nightfreakon November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is one of the most beautiful songs that i have ever heard. It's just brilliant.
    Emberlyon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my second favorite SP song. (The first being Obscured) This is also my third favorite song, period. (The second being There There by Radiohead, and the first being Obscured by SP.)
    Cam-winon May 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAt either 02:36 or 02:46 (I can't remember), you hear some kind of honking noise in the background.
    Cam-winon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's between "never let you know" and "let roar these feelings". Some kind of squeaking...it's easier to hear if you have headphones, you can hear it in the right speaker.
    Cam-winon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentarguably the most beautiful smashing pumpkins song to be etched onto paper. the driving bassline propels you from the first note into the perfect late summer/early fall, windows-down, crisp air, snuggling-under-blankets-together-for-the-first-time love song. with drums that lift and cradle the melody, knowing instinctively when to support and when to drop into a comforting background, and vocal phrasing that yearns to convey the raw feeling of need, this song encompasses everything that is right in the pumpkins sound. tres bien.
    rav4guyon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"and all you are is brand new"
    prehaps this line is describing how some people fall in love with someone, simply because they are something different, or they do not know them properly, and as soon as they realise who this person really is, they tend to lose the feelings.
    it happens people
    joeliphiouson November 05, 2006   Link

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