"Silverfuck" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
I hear your winter
And I hear your rain
But I've failed your summer ways
And I feel no pain

I hear what you want
And I feel that way
I hear what you want
And I feel that way

I hear you fade away
And I hear you crawl
And I gave my life away
And I feel no pain
And I feel no pain
And I feel no pain
And I feel your pain

And she was my lover so sweet
And she was my angel
What I've recovered of me
I put into a box underneath my bed

When you lie in your bed
And you lie to yourself
When you lie in your bed
And you lie to yourself
Lie
Lie

Bang bang your dead hole in your head
Bang bang your dead hole in your head
Bang bang your dead hole in your head
Bang bang your dead hole in your head

I hear what you want
And I feel that way
I hear what you want
And I feel that way

(This take, don't give a fuck)


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"Silverfuck (Live 92)" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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  • +3
    My InterpretationThe lyrics seem to be about a man who changes everything he does and his to fit the wants of a girl, only to realize that he is lying to himself, and is, essentially, putting a bullet in his head.
    duckpride82on December 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me it's about how he tried and tried to make himself love her, but he never really did. Now it's over and he doesn't really care. To me the line "Bang Bang you're dead, hole in your head" isn't about how he killed her, just how she is sort of dead to him, he no longer cares about her at all and he's just sort of expressing that. "I hear what you want, and I feel that way" may be about how she wants him to love her and he kind of does, but love isn't something you can just force. She's just a fuck toy to him, that's it. He has his fun, but he could give a shit less about her. maybe I'm way off... just what it means to me...
    kaisuteon July 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyou know once I've read it with the masturbation theory it kind of works....have we really figured out a pumpkin song?


    probably not
    cupid de lockeon May 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe lines "and what I've recovered of me / I put into a box underneath my bed" are neat because it seems like his heart (or soul or whatever he broke in the relationship) was found again and stored away for safe keeping to use in his next relationship.
    typoon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA few years ago, I read about a concept for this video on a fansite. What d'ya think?

    --*As beginning guitars start in, you see a boy (maybe 16) dressed in black walking angrily down a sidewalk. He looks very mad and looks straight ahead as he walks. He is in a small neighborhood and, as he makes his way down the sidewalk, a few people start following. Soon he has a large crowd behind him and all are cheering a laughing. As more guitars start up, you see a girl (about 16) dressed all in black also, walking down another sidewalk, looking as angry as the boy. She too attracts a crowd who is cheering and smiling.*

    *As the guitars continue to play, the camera shoots between the boy and the girl. Boy, girl, boy, girl, and so forth until the bass begins to play and they both meet face to face. They are starring at each other intently as the two crowds melt into one giant crowd screaming and yelling for a fight.*

    *As the bass part continues, the girl raises her arms into the air and suddenly dark gray clouds cover the sky.*

    (I hear your winter.)
    *The boys lifts his arms and clears the sky as he sings.*
    (And I hear your rain.)
    *A cold wind blows past the boy as the girl extends her arms out toward him.*
    (And I failed your summer ways, and I feel no pain.)
    *The boy lifts his arms again and the clouds come back darker this time, almost completely blocking out the sun. The girl then flings her arms out at the boy, and he slides across the ground but picks himself up with ease.*

    (I hear what you want, and I feel that way. I hear what you want, and I feel that way.)
    *The boy and girl began flinging each other around using their powers. They send each other into trees and against houses and so forth. This whole time the crowd is cheering them on. Finally, as the last guitar before the bass solo starts, the boy and girl rise into the air and lock onto each other's shoulders and start to drain each other of their powers. They then each fall from the sky and land on the ground motionless.
    As the bass kicks in, the boy slowly gets back up and staggers toward the fallen girl carefully. By this point, the crowd is silent and watching. The boy kneels down behind the girl and lifts her limp figure into his arms.*

    (I hear you fade away. And I hear you crawl. And I gave my life away. And I feel no pain.)
    *The boy rests his head on top of the girl's as he sings. The camera flashes back to a happy time between the boy and girl when he had latched a delicate silver necklace around her neck as she hugged him lovingly.*

    (And I feel no pain. And I feel no pain. And I feel your pain.)
    *The boy bends down and whispers into the girl's ear. As he sings, 'feel your pain', the passive boy's face reflects deep sorrow and heartbreak.*
    *As the guitar gently plays, the camera pans out around the crowd. You see their sullen faces. Some look away ashamed, but most just watch on as silent tears streak the boy's face.*

    (She was my lover so sweet, and she was my angel. And what I recovered of me, I put into a box underneath my bed.)
    *You see the boy sing and plant a gentle kiss on the girl's pale face. He then reaches down and takes off the necklace she still adorned as they gently sway.*

    (When you lie, in your bed. And you lie to yourself. When you lie, in your bed. And you lie to yourself.)
    *As the boy sings, 'When you lie.', he points to a girl in the crowd. And then as he sings, '.in your bed', he points to a boy. And then when he sings, 'And you lie to yourself.' He points back to the girl. He does this with 2 couples, his face showing the pain he feels for himself and for the couples in the crowd.*

    (When you lie, lie.)
    *Suddenly the sky opens up and rain begins to poor as if the boy's heartache is etched into the sky. He retracts his hand and rests it on his chest. Some in the crowd disperse, but some still remain. The boy's head lulls around as he sings tearfully. As the last "lie" is sung, the boy gets up and gently lays the girl down as he stands*

    (Bang, bang you're dead, hole in your head. Bang, bang you're dead, hole in your head. Bang, bang you're dead, hole in your head. Bang, bang you're dead, hole in your head.)
    *The boy extends his arms out and, as he sings, "bang, bang you're dead," two people from the crowd drop to the ground motionless. He continues this until he hits the 3rd line, when he throws his hands in the air heartbreakedly and four people fall. You see one more girl from the crowd trying to run away, but the boy simply points at her as he sings the last line, and too falls dead.*

    (I hear what you want, and I feel that way. I hear what you want and I feel that way.)
    *The boy flies into a rage as the rain and lightning pound behind him. He destroys trees and fences as he screams. While the guitars are still going, he flies into the air and screams up at the sky. Without warning, the boy is hit by a lightning flash, and falls to the street, dead.*

    *As the song comes to an end, you see the girl get up and walk toward the boy. She bends down, picks the necklace out of his limp hand, and walks away the way she had come.
    As the feedback ends, the clouds disperse and a woman emerges from her house. She sees the dead bodies in the street and screams as she falls to the ground, holding her hand over her mouth. Scene ends with the camera panning up to the sun.*

    By Patty Blair : OwenaX24@yahoo.com
    pumkinhedon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa know, when you listen to the live version of this, it sounds suspiciously like Billy is singing about putting a cap in his ex-girlfriends head and burying her body. ;)
    Crocon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with typo. it reminds me of how i feel if i split up with someone but feel nothing, even though you have broken their heart- "you're dead hole in your head". but the lines "And she was my lover so sweet
    And she was my angel
    And what I've recovered of me
    I put into a box underneath my bed" seem to change the attitude of the song. its like he's been hurt by her (as opposed to him hurting her) and he's trying to repair the damage by holding on to what little he has left.
    ladyboygrrlon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree w/ kaisute, except i think it's mutual...at first they just wanted each other for sex toys over the summer...they let each other go and neither felt any pain over it...

    however, he feels disconnected from wat he feels to be the truth...sure he got immediate pleasure out of it, but he knows he really sold himself out, he was probly a virgin and she was probly older...remember the line he uses on mellon collie: "lost my innocence to a no good girl"...anyway, he wanted a meaningful relationship but disconnected emotional and physical feeling and gave up his virginity to someone he hardly knew/didn't like
    ZinbobDanon June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this was a song about a school shooting, but I don't know
    Foo Ruleson September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about this guy who was in love with this girl and all the while believed that she loved him too.But then,later she leaves him and now he's pissed off(not sad,but pissed off).He tries to get over her.He hates her and wants her dead(or maybe eveb kills her??).Well I didn't see its video or anything but this is what I thought it means after listening to it.
    a_fake_plastic_treeon November 20, 2004   Link

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