"Blissed and Gone" as written by and William Patrick Corgan....
The sun has blessed
The rays are gone
And all the kids have left their tears and gone home

Sweet 17, sour 29
And I can't explain myself
What I'd hoped to find
You were all so kind
Without her here

And if you're still feeling down
Then maybe you need me around
To love and hold you
Don't say i hadn't told you so
Maybe you need me around

I had no luck
I had no shame
I had no cause, just seventeen days of rain
And you in my eyes

Just one more song to slay this earth
And I can't explain myself just what it's worth
It was all I had, but not all I'd need
And I can't escape the fact that I still bleed

And if you're still feeling down
And if this seems way too loud
Then maybe you need me around

I had no voice
I had no drive
I had no choice
I've done my time
I had myself
Had my band
I had my love
Had no hand in watching it all fall apart

And if you're still feeling down
Then maybe you need me around
To lift and scold you
To send you crashing all right now
Maybe you need me around

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"Blissed and Gone [*]" as written by William Patrick Corgan

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    My InterpretationThe lyrics in this song are some of the most personal lyrics Corgan has ever written. I think the song is about his divorce and how he felt like he lost everything that was important to him towards the end of the Mellon Collie era. I think the line "sour 29" pinpoints the when to 96/97 (Corgan was born in '67). This is also when his wife divorced him and when their touring keyboardist died and he kicked Chamberlain out of the band. I think these lines pretty well sum this up and speak to how he felt like his world was crashing around him.

    i had myself /
    i had my band /
    i had my love /
    i had no hand in watching it all /
    fall apart

    With that context, the rest of the lyrics fit together to paint a scene of longing for his wife and unhappiness with his life.
    wikydon April 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is, to me, about realizing that even after a lot of time has passed, you are still in love with someone. Incredibly moving song.
    56on May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song. Its very slow. Something that i like to go to sleep to. I think its about him being in love with a girl who left, and he is just saying that if she wants to come back, that it would be okay with him. And that he misses her, but he doesn't want to quite come out and say it.
    ashley007on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is the last song on the second cd of the greatest hits, and i think it's a perfect swansong because it's basically saying that music has saved him and that it'll always be around. not like losing a lover - the fans will always have the music. and that's what i reckon the song is about, the fact that all though the smashing pumpkins are over, they'll be there when you need them. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful, although i don't agree with the version they chose for the release..
    darrenron June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing... unique sounding but yet very likeable.
    I like Billys voice in this song!
    Rocklovinggirlon May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with what 56 said mostly. Its about missing a lost love one or a lost love one missing you, or both.
    buwhahaon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song I believe has to do with the ending of the Smashing Pumpkins.
    "The sun has left, the rays are gone" -We did well, but now it's ending
    "All the kids have left their tears and gone home" -All the people at the last shows were upset (tears) but now they are going about life again (gone home)
    "You were all so kind when I was near" -Talking about how nice and personable the fans are/were
    "If you're still feeling down then maybe you need me around" -Being upset and putting on your fav Pumpkins cd
    "Just one more song to slay this earth and I can't explain myself just what it's worth" -Even at the last show, it would be hard to not keep playing, at some point it must end and it will be very sad for him
    "I had no hand in watching it all fall apart" -Referencing how his bandmates wanted it to end even though the band was all he wanted.

    Perhaps the song brings in so many details of what happened during the downfall of the band and this is kind of his way of coping with the reality that all he ever wanted was this band and no matter what he did, it is falling apart arund him. poor billy... :(
    Relendon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot that I want to tear down any of the ideas posted, but keep in mind that the song was originally written during the Adore sessions, so it can't be about the break up of the band or the fans after the last show.
    I think it makes sense that it is about a passed love that is regretting their decision to break up and wants to get back together. And Billy is saying I told you we shouldn't have broken up.
    ghostchildon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Corgan, the band's inevitable end was apparent around Adore- Jimmy was gone, tension was building between him and D'arcy.

    Keep in mind that for Machina, he had to practically begged D'arcy to do one last album. She didn't even go on tour for the album.

    I'm sure the writting was on the wall that after the fourth album it wasn't going to last.
    Relendon April 28, 2005   Link

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