You know I'm not dead
You know I'm you know I'm not dead
You know I'm not dead

Now you know where I've been
As you sleep shine I am
Waiting down patiently
Born of love

You know I'm you know I'm not dead
I'm just living in my head
Forever waiting on the ways of your desire
You always find your way

And through it all into us all you move
Forgotten touch, forbidden thought
We can never, ever know

You know I'm not dead
You know I'm, you know I'm not dead
You know I'm not dead

Down below the creatures scream
Strangehold of God's machines
Begging to tear us out
Worn as hope

You know I'm, you know I'm not dead
I'm just the tears inside your head
Forever waiting on the ways of your desire
You always find a way

And through it all, into us all you move
Forgotten touch, forbidden thought
We can never, ever know
You know I'm not dead

We all want to hold in the everlasting gaze
Enchanted in the rapture of his sentimental sway
But underneath the wheels lie the skulls of every cog
The fickle fascination of an everlasting God

You know I'm not dead
I'm just living in my head

Forever waiting, forever waiting a cruel death

You know I'm not dead
I'm just living for myself
Forever waiting

You know I'm not dead
You know I'm not dead
You know I'm not dead
You know I'm not dead


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The Everlasting Gaze Lyrics as written by William Patrick Corgan

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  • +2
    General CommentMy speculation is that Billy is speaking to God when he says, "You know, I'm not dead". He feels forgotten by God, forsaken by God and this is his (sarcastic) way to remind God that, hey, I'm still alive/help me out here. It makes sense if you think about it. When he says "And through us all, you move" he seems to be speaking about some kind of spiritual entity. Anyhow, let me know what you think.
    DeathRockBoyon June 13, 2002   Link

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