"Saturnine" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
The clever make the world weary
To pull it from its moorings
To fawn the young wicked roost
To weather the coming storms

They are inside now
They are inside
They are inside now
Saturnine

How I love to waste your time
Saturnine
Saturnine

Goodbye all you widows
Tearstained underneath
Blessed to the many
Who are seeking some relief

They are inside
They are inside now
They are inside
They are inside
You'll always run
But you cannot find
Saturnine

Saturnine
Saturnine
You were waiting all this time
Saturnine
Saturnine

Camera take this picture
The wreckage is outside
Quick may you hurry
We are losing our light

We are inside now
We are inside
We are inside
You'll always run
But you'll never find
Saturnine

Saturnine
How I'd love to make you mine
Saturnine
Saturnine

To the ages I am speaking
To the creatures I am sky
Bloody simple features
Everyone chooses sides

Shatter this faith broken
Walk these summer miles
Leave here while forgotten
Carrying forth this child
Saturnine


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"Saturnine [#][*]" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General Commenti believe there are two versions of this song, an adore era version, and a machina era version. i think they have different lyrics.
    twilightlieson May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really really love this song...it's almost like eye...it's beautiful in a strange sense...the lyrics to the second verse are wrong though...it's supposed to be
    "goodbye all you antidotes...
    tearstain on the name...
    glass into the vein
    while seeking some relief"
    rockstar001on May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, the version these lyrics are from is the earlier adore version. the version that is on the greatest hits cd has different lyrics, but they are the same song. and the song rules. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBilly has written many songs with multiple versions
    TumoraXsaulton June 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrockstar001, what's your source for those lyrics? i don't hear that in either version of this song. By the way spfc.org is the best site for pumpkin lyrics out there.
    ghostchildon April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor anyone who doesn't know the word saturnine is a real word that revolves around the idea that that planet saturn hypnotizes people
    aptitudeon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song deal with the situation of all people that haven't a real position in this life.This persons have no idea of time(we are losing time)(we are losing mind.)
    People how search answers in the future will never be happy.Camera take this picture(do we need a picture to remember?).You 'll always cried because you'll never have a real answer.There's no answer in this world.
    UbetokSaturnineon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually a saturnine is a person who is meloncholic, sullen and bitter supposedly due to being born under the astrological influence of the planest saturn
    (check the dictionary)
    neveon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsorry, thats ment to say planet not planest!
    neveon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised this isn't noted as an 'alternate version' on Machina II - the original version is the Adore outtake that appears on judas O. (apparently what looks like an 'O' with a line thru it [as with the title of that album] is pronounced like the 'i' in 'bird'. Interesting, eh?)

    I think that, since it is not noted as an alternate version this version should be referred to as 'Satur9', as it is, I believe, listed as that on some sites, whereas the Adore-era version is always spelled 'Saturnine'.

    Oh, and it's one of my favourite tracks on Machina II. I'm not sure which version I prefer.
    wiggy52on July 12, 2009   Link

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