Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known
Can't live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow's much too long
I'll burn my eyes out
Before I get out

I wanted more
Than life could ever grant me
Bored by the chore
Of saving face

Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known
Can't wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long
I'll tear my heart out
Before I get out

Pink ribbon scars
That never forget
I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets
My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained
My belly stings

Today is
Today is
Today is
The greatest day

I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you

Today is the greatest
Today is the greatest day
Today is the greatest day
That I have ever really known


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    the most optimistic SMASHING PUMPKINS song. it's just about enjoying today! cause yesterday is gone and tommorow may never come. :)

    warheadon May 02, 2002   Link
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    this song is basically saying...act now...live each day like its your last.....dont wait until tomorrow...cause..who knows..there may be no tomorrow....

    Erickaon May 11, 2002   Link
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    this song is actually about battling suicide... heh

    and in the second verse it's "today is the greatest day i've never known"

    i really like this song, the first time I heard it was when my friend's band covered it... yeah

    fallenstarson May 30, 2002   Link
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    uh... how much more obvious can this song be? this song has been about committing suicide sence the day it first came out on siamese dream. everyone and their mother knows that, its not rocket science. take more than 3 senconds to analyze the lyrics. there may be no tomarrow, because your holding the gun to your own head... hm.. PTW may be getting huge and all, but this is still a very nice cover.

    tomandateforeveron September 15, 2002   Link
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    i love the smashing pumkins, their songs and flim clips are there to spin u out, i think they were on something when they wrote their songs.....how else r u going to get these theories on life?! anyways they are heaps mad and i love em

    pirahanaon May 15, 2002   Link
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    Why whould they put the lyrics in here if anyone wanted to see it why wouldnt they just go to smashing opumkins anyways they sing it just as good if not better than smashing pumkins

    PTWrockson June 11, 2002   Link
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    very cool how PTW covers this song.......I believe taht Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the BEST DOUBLE CD to come out of any rock bad since Pink Floyd's "the Wall".

    mistressbioon July 07, 2002   Link
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    by far the most amazing cover of this song i have ever heard ptw does an amazing job its amazing

    WafeMeMyFriendon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    this is such a stellar cover, ptw's best!!!

    Fallentarzzz8on August 22, 2002   Link
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    Poison The Well will be the shit no matter how big they get. I don't care if they open for Brittney Spears. I'll be there.

    HardcoreKid08on September 18, 2002   Link

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