Nothing left to say
And all I've left to do
Is run away
From you
And she led me on, down
With secrets I can't keep

Close your eyes and sleep
Don't wait up for me
Hush now don't you speak
To me

Wrapped my hurt in you
And took my shelter in that pain
The opiate of blame
Is your broken heart, heart, your heart

(So now) I'm all by myself
As I've always felt
And I'll betray my tears
To anyone caught in our ruse of fools

One last kiss from me, yeah
One last kiss good night

Didn't want to lose you once again
Didn't want to be your friend
Fulfilled a promise made of tin
And crawled back to you

I'm all by myself (close your eyes and sleep)
As I've always felt (don't wait up for me)
I'll betray myself (hush now, don't you speak)
To anyone, lost, anyone but you

So let the sadness come again
On that you can depend on me, yeah
Until the bitter, bitter end of the world, yeah
When God sleeps in bliss

I'm all by myself
As I've always felt
And I'll betray myself
To anyone

Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by jackhandey, bugo

Soma Lyrics as written by William Patrick Corgan James Yoshinobu Iha

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +5
    General CommentI think you're all off with this Brave New World junk. I remember interviews from back in the day where Billy stated that he doesn't think too hard about his titles, that he just does a six degrees of separation and chooses titles according to association or whatever sounds cool. just take the song as it is: an epic meditation on disengagement and the end of a relationship.
    Halo Apeon May 05, 2004   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationAnyone that has ever had their heart unmercifully ripped out, trampled on and left for dead needs no explanation for this song. It speaks for itself...

    Nothing left to say
    And all I've left to do
    Is run away, from you

    Didn't want to lose you once again
    Didn't want to be your friend...

    I hope it was worth it. Rot in hell...
    drcarpartson January 19, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General CommentUmm, I know that at the very end, like around 6:35, if you put it real loud, you can hear someone saying, "And you need to resist the devil so that he will flee". I found that out from this site:…
    The_Dragon_And_Emuon June 24, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSupposedly Billy Corgan claims this song is based on the idea of a love relationship being like the drug opium. It slowly puts you to sleep, soothes you, and gives you an illusion of sureness and security.
    rasinson October 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow so?
    treestumpon January 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is great. I love the way the song builds up. I always listen to this before I go to sleep and it reminds me of the fall ( I don't know why?)
    Whitey Night Thingson April 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwait. what's "a promise made of tin"?
    typoon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like Billy's referring to someone who keeps going back to a lover who he knows will break his heart again and again. ("I'll betray myself"). The man can't help's a vicious cycle for him. He can't stand being without her love...wants nothing less ("didn't want to be your friend"). It's another example of Billy's genius.
    y2doggyon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite song ever. I can always relate to it. I think it's about the end of a relationship. During a relationship you are in bliss, and everything seems perfect, and then you finally wake up when you see it finally starting to end. I think it's about trying to make it last, but it not working. I love it.
    eleven11on October 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, nota s much for the lyrics as for the's so powerful, beautiful...
    About the title...does "Soma" necessarly has to mean something concrete? Maybe it's like "Mayonaise", you know..
    Dreamlandscapeon June 25, 2003   Link

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