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    General CommentI really like the idea of instead if suicide every 17 seconds, do something possitive, awesome. But I am in a hurry so that's all I can say.
    Requiem89on December 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto samREDmonstalker:

    this song is 17 seconds long because every 17 seconds someone commits suicide. it's symbolic. or so i was told. oO;
    indignityon June 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn general, all you truly need is 17 seconds to feel it all..
    songbirdsweetsourjaneon January 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentZerpens is right, this was a poem Billy Coragan wrote for the Adore album. I found it to be the most inspirational part of the album. And in truth all anyone really needs is 17 seconds . . .
    ChaosFluro24on September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this poem...
    "17 seconds to remember all that is good
    17 seconds to forget all your hurt and pain"
    It's amazing
    Nowhere_Girlon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentall I have to say is fuck,why couldn't it have been 20 secs long, it was way to beautiful to be such a constricted short piece. but corgan does that tyope of stuff. I remember at the end of the song before stumbaline (i think thats how you spell it) on melon choly theres a little piece he did at the end there and i wish that melody could go on forever because its such a beautifully composed piece of music that I could spend the rest of my life listening to,but unfortunatly its only 30aprox
    samREDmonstalkeron May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIs it me or is this an early version of "Wound" from Machina?
    y2doggyon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song does sound very...archaic...a perfectly disquieting way to end a haunting album. The song sounds old, with an air of sadness, coldness, and loneliness conveyed by an ancient-sounding piano over a short 17 seconds.
    virex7on April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti was listening to blissed and gone as i read these comments and i must say 17 sounds nothing like it.
    noss81on August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHmm, this is very interesting. It's 17 seconds of an old recording of grand piano. It's sort of like a sequel to Martha/Blank Page. I think it goes well with "Once in a While" included on the import version of Adore.

    The Smashing Pumpkins must have done a lot of thinking when making this. To them, 17 seconds is like a ticking of life. Well I'm also in a hurry like Requiem89, I'll comment more on other songs later. :-)
    smashingpumpkinsguyon December 27, 2005   Link

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