"Today" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
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


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by tur2rr2rr

"Today" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    General CommentThis is my overly analytical take on the song. I've never met Corgan or claim to be a connoisseur of lyrics I did not write the song but I do enjoy literature, poetry and writing myself and definitely enjoy lyrics and attempting to decipher them. So please don't think my opinion holds any merit. Here goes:
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    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

    The speaker has decided to end his/her existence and this brings peace and a sense of control. No more procrastinating or stalling. Either the speaker will stare open eyed into the "sun" until the deed is done and "burn the eyes out", or may be referring to the person crying until their eyes are dry and burning until the act is done.
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    I wanted more
    Than life could ever grant me
    Bored by the chore
    Of saving face

    This person expected more out of life-love/relationship, career, acceptance, etc. or may be referring to not being materialistic and unable to find comfort in the things mentioned above. Severe depression/detachment and a form desensitized disassociation has led to boredom and a lack of joy for day to day interaction. Although the person has mastered the art of deception and putting others needs/emotions first, the façade and fake smile are no longer used as a defense mechanism and the speaker has lost all interest in pretending to be happy. Entertaining other's happiness has become a chore.
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    Today is the greatest
    Day I've (N)ever known
    Can't wait for tomorrow
    I might not have that long
    I'll tear my heart out
    Before I get out

    Sarcastically and ironically a " great(est) today has never be known to exist. The speaker cannot or will not wait another day to complete the task at hand or may be referring to the fact that by tomorrow they will no longer be alive. The attempt to fight the urge to stay alive will be had before giving in or may be a reference to attempting to get attention by letting a loved one/the world know that they are planning on committing suicide or harming themselves. One last attempt to have someone notice or stop the act.
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    Pink ribbon scars
    That never forget
    I tried so hard
    To cleanse these regrets
    My angel wings
    Were bruised and restrained
    My belly stings

    My favorite part of the song, lyrically and melodically. This person has attempted suicide or flirted with the idea of self mutilation in the past. May be a failed attempt or scars from going "up the street and not across". The scars are both a symbol of not going through with the act as well as a shameful reminder that they never fully committed to seeing it through. Could also be a reference to the pink ribbons associated with cancer survivors which would change the entire scenario of the songs plot/meaning. Speaker has attempted to cover or hide the scars or make any amends or atonements for any wrongdoing in general or to others. This person's "wings" have been "bruised" through the battle of hardships and tribulations and/or were "restrained" by either these obstacles or purposely held back. The "belly stings" referenced has always conjured up an image of the person ingesting poison and the after effects.
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    I want to turn you on

    A possible desire to be wanted
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    Today is the greatest
    Today is the greatest day
    Today is the greatest day
    That I have ever really known

    Today is the greatest day due to the fact that the speaker now knows what it is like to give up and give in. This person now realizes and appreciates life to the fullest because they now the importance and beauty of life itself.
    boredumbon October 09, 2019   Link

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