"Cherry" as written by Ray Gilbert and Donald M. Redman....
(listen-want to just start it?...ready, flood?
Yeah...one, two, three, four)
Stay with me, I'll set you free
'Cause I can tell you once were pretty
Rose so sad you've lost your petals
And lost the luster of your tattle tales
I need a love to help me find my way
I need a strength that I cannot betray
I need a word to say what I can't say
I need a lover, lover
I need a lover, lover
What are we waiting for?
What are we waiting for?
Time has lost its hold on me
Hatred sleeps inside my bones
In the stillness of cool air
All the boys have been left for dead
'Cause we know where they fear to tread
The beautiful ones, the ones we'll remember
The precious ones, our greatest pretenders
I need a love to help me find my way
I need a strength that I cannot betray
I need a word to say what I can't say
I need a lover, lover
I need a lover, lover
And if you lose yourself
Could you take me, too?
Could you rest inside the sleep?
Stay with me, I'll set you free from you


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"Cherry" as written by Donald M. Redman

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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG SOOO MUCH
    smashingpumpkins44on June 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is greatness.
    thesesolareyeson September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song says it all with so few words. billy's greatness displayed here. this song is truly remarkable.
    creatingMEon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is so good. i reckon it's about how all you need to do is say nice things to a girl and she'll fall for you. there is an element of truth to this, although i think the guy getting the girls to love him is so desperate to feel something that he just says what he knows she wants to hear. so it's pretty sad. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston March 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbilly corgan is a lyrical genius. this song makes me think of a wonderful boy and a horrible girl.

    the lyrics are something that would sweep the tough as nails girls off their feet. some times everyone needs to feel beautiful.

    [heres something beautiful now smash it to .b..i.t.s..]
    hesitating_starson April 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe guitar in this song haunts me through the day... it's so beautiful... the lyrics are wonderful as always. I can't stop to interpret this song... it just seems to wash over me.
    kaisuteon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSmashing Pumpkins' throwaways are better than some band's best effort.
    fetologyon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know, assuredly, that in the line,

    "The precious one's our greatest pretenders"

    the correct word is 'our'? It could easily be heard as "are" which I feel would give it a whole new meaning.
    ebin40ozdjon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is just perfect. I see in it feelings that the love he has for somebody he knows are wrong for some reason, but he just doesn't give a fuck anymore if it's wrong or right, he's getting sick of moral obligations he feels and just wants to experience the raw lust for once especially in the lines "What are we waiting for?"
    but the lines
    "And if you lose yourself
    Could you take me, too?
    Could you rest inside the sleep?"
    show he would still wait for her... The line "Coudl you take me, too" signify to me that no matter how strongly he wants this love, he still respects her.
    polyethylenes1&2on June 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentebin40ozdj, it's "our". It says so in the booklet from TAFH.
    Love.Is.Suicideon September 12, 2005   Link

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