"Once Upon a Time" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
Mother I'm tired
Come surrender my son
Time has ravaged on my soul
No plans to leave but still I go

Fallin' with the leaves
Fallin' out of sleep
To the last goodbyes
Who cares why?

Mother I've tried
Wasting my life
I haven't given up, I lie
To make you so proud in my eyes

Fallin' out of sleep
Crawlin' over me
To the last goodbyes
Who cares why?

Tuesdays come and gone
Restless I still drive
Try to leave it all behind

Fallin', fallin' out of sleep
Fallin', fallin' with the leaves
I go crawlin', crawlin' over me

Once upon a time in my life...
I went falling...

Mother I hope you know
That I miss you so
Time has ravaged on my soul
To wipe a mothers tears grown cold

Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Once Upon a Time" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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  • +1
    General CommentI think this is a dialogue between a mother and a son...Son: mother im tired...Mother: come surrender my son....and so on
    Ciyaak Boyon December 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes anybody else hear that it almost sounds like he says "Once upon a time... I went bowlin'" I love this song, but somethines I just start laughing.
    voltafan101on August 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a perfect tribute to a perfect mother.
    y2doggyon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFallin', out of sleep. What a beautiful way to describe death.
    Nuphoron June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenther son is a drug addict and he lies about his true life to make her proud of him
    talorinoon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike a lot of Adore, this song is a reflection of Billy's mother, who died just before the album was recorded. It's so sad and a beautiful song.
    RoCkHaRdeRon July 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha, voltafan, you win.
    tinfoilsallyon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha voltafan is right. it's my favorite part of the song though...

    adore's their best album i think.
    nicexdreamon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBilly at his creative peak: Adore.
    thistimeon October 31, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Once upon a time in my life...
    I went falling... "
    Excellent song of an album with so bad critiques
    Goth_Kindeon August 31, 2008   Link

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