"Window Paine" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Window Paine
Around my heart
Shadows streak
Around my heart

Do what you got to do
And say what you got a say
Do what you got to do
Yes, start today
Start today

Wind blow shame
Around my heart
Shadows scream
Around my heart

What are you coming to
Stripped down to the bone?
Laughing, living on your own
All alone

Do what you got to do
And say what you got a say
Do what you got to do
Yes, start today
Start today


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"Window Paine (Live 90)" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General CommentI think this is about a person who constantly gets told to do whatever the other person wants them to, regardless of the person's protests.
    lukefunon September 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh yeah, this song has a lot of influence from "Warpigs" by Black Sabbath.
    lukefunon June 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAre those lyrics definitely correct? I've always thought it went:

    "Life aint living
    On your own
    When you're all alone"
    orangebeakeron January 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe the greatest song on Gish in my opinion. The lyrics aren't the songs strongest side, but the rest of it is great.
    Satur9on May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, window pane is a form of distribution of LSD. I always thought was somehow part of the meaning of this song. I remember reading that Billy was into acid during the period of time that Gish was recorded..
    Rebaon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought it could be about someone who has done something they never wanted to do and there was a big conciquience and now they just wanna get it over with.
    iluvuspon June 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust because Billy took LSD during the creation of Gish doesn't mean every, if any, song is about LSD.
    Cam-winon January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Oh yeah, this song has a lot of influence from "Warpigs" by Black Sabbath." -lukefun whatever i don't hear it tho
    Dressed2Depresson February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen i first started listening to Gish, this song stuck out the most. The solo part at the end when the drums are building up faster and faster always reminded me of Stranglehold from Ted Nugent.
    timeconsumeriroboton September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont think any of the songs on gish are "ABOUT" lsd, but they all have influences from the mindstate of lsd. This song is no doubt one of them
    keiofficeon February 07, 2008   Link

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