"Try, Try, Try" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Pop tart
What's our mission
Do we know
But never listen
For too long
They held me under
But I hear
It's almost over
In Detroit
On a Memphis train
Like you said it's
Down in the heat and the summer rain of
The automatic gauze of your memories
Down in the sleep at the airplane races
Try to hold on
To this heart
A little bit longer
Try to hold on
To this love aloud
Try to hold on
For this heart's
A little bit colder
Try to hold on
To this love
Paperback scrawl your hidden poems
Written around the dried out flowers
Here we are still trading places
To try to hold on
Pop tart
Can you envision
A free world
Of clear division
For too long
They held us under
But I know
We're getting over
In Detroit
With the Nashville tears
Like you said it's
Down in the heat with the broken numbers
Down in the gaze of solemnity
Down in the way you've held together
To try to hold on
To this heart
A little bit closer
Try to hold on
To this love aloud
Try to hold on
For this heart's
A little bit older
Try to hold on
To this love aloud
And we are still alive
Try to hold on
And we have survived
Try to hold on
And no one should deny
We tried to hold onto the pulse of the feedback current
Into the flow of encrypted movement
Slapback kills the ancient remnants
That try to hold on
Try to hold on
To this heart alive
Try to hold on
To this love aloud
Try to hold on
And we are still alive
Try to hold on
And we have survived
Try to hold on
Pop tart
You never listen
Skinned knees
Try to hold on
Stop start
What's our mission
Skinned knees
Try to hold on


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"Try, Try, Try" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General Commenttry try try is one of the most amazing songs ever created by the smashing pumpkins. and yes, i also cried when i saw the video. it's so touching; like an arrow through the heart
    vengfulheroon August 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJune trys to hold on to glass as he goes Crazy
    NuRGon July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably the one song that stands out the most, for me, off of the machina album. esp. after seeing the video. the full version of that video is crazy. haunting imagery. kinda changed the song for me, making it sadder, but still love it
    BeterThanYouFakeIton May 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, you can tell from the page views that this is a very special song...and it is! One of my favorite songs on Machina, but then, i love every song on that album!!!

    Billy Corrigan: you have a beautiful mind
    MrBigXLon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHOLD THE PHONE! There is an error on the lyrics here. The first line is 'Pop tart' not talk talk, although that's what it sounds like. check out this excellent site for the lyrics explained, with alternate versions that Billy has done live. blamo.org/sp/…
    MrBigXLon April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like the alt. version of this song...it's adds so much more to the song but this song is just as great...the video is great...
    rockstar001on May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, i love the video...it´s actually filmed in stockholm (sweden) where i come from!
    rockkidon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes i like the video too.. on the dvd there is a 15 min. (or less) little movie about the video - i loved that!! - The song is great too
    glittershiton May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and the video. To tell you the truth the video made me cry.
    cowgirl_punkon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't feel bad - I did too. And the short film is even more disturbing. Makes you want to do something about it, doesn't it?
    loserdorkon July 27, 2002   Link

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