Smashing Pumpkins - MACHINA/the machines of God
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Smashing Pumpkins

MACHINA/the machines of God

2000

1: The Everlasting Gaze
2: Raindrops + Sunshowers
3: Stand Inside Your Love
4: I Of The Mourning
5: The Sacred and Profane
6: Try, Try, Try
7: Heavy Metal Machine
8: This Time
9: The Imploding Voice
10: Glass and the Ghost Children
11: Wound
12: The Crying Tree of Mercury
13: With Every Light
14: Blue Skies Bring Tears
15: Age of Innocence


 

1: The Everlasting Gaze

You know I'm not dead You know I'm, you know I'm not dead You know I'm not dead You know I'm not dead Now you know where I've been As you sleep, shine I am Waiting down patiently Born of love You know I'm, you know I'm not dead I'm just living in my head Forever waiting on the ways of your desire You always find your way And through it all, into us all you move Forgotten touch, forbidden thought We can never, ever know You know I'm not dead You know I'm, you know I'm not dead You know I'm not dead You know I'm not dead Down below the creatures scream Strangehold of God's machines Begging to tear us out Torn is hope You know I'm, you know I'm not dead I'm just the tears inside your head Forever waiting on the ways of your desire You always find a way And through it all, into us all you move Forgotten touch, forbidden thought We can never, ever know You know I'm not dead We all want to hold in the everlasting gaze Enchanted in the rapture of his sentimental sway But underneath the wheels lie the skulls of every cog The fickle fascination of an everlasting God You know I'm not dead I'm just living in my head Forever waiting, forever waiting a cruel death You know I'm not dead I'm just living for myself Forever waiting You know I'm not dead You know I'm not dead You know I'm not dead You know I'm not dead

2: Raindrops + Sunshowers

Rain falls on everyone The same old rain And I'm just trying to walk with you Between the raindrops I send my echo out To get your love without Obscured reflections of my love Rain falls on everyone The same old rain And I'm just trying to walk with you Between the raindrops I'll save a prayer for you So lost and longing to Be dragged through dirty streets Wrapped up in clean white sheets And if you think they'll watch you now You should know they won't Rain falls on everyone The same old rain And I'm just trying to walk with you Between the raindrops And I'm just trying to walk with you Between the raindrops I send my echo out To get your love without Obscured reflections of Of my secret love Force down the words about To get your love without Obscured reflections of my love And I'm just trying to walk with you Between the raindrops Rain falls on everyone The same old rain And I'm just trying to walk with you Between the raindrops Rain falls on everyone The same old rain And I'm just trying to walk with you Between the raindrops And I'm just trying to walk with you Between the raindrops

3: Stand Inside Your Love

You love me, meant to be Immutable, impossible It's destiny, pure lunacy Incalculable, insufferable But for the last time You're everything that I want and ask for You're all that I dream Who wouldn't be the one you love? Who wouldn't stand inside your love? Protected and the lover of A pure soul And beautiful You Don't understand, don't feel me now I will breathe for the both of us Travel the world, traverse the skies Your home is here within my heart And for the first time I feel as though I am reborn in my mind Recast as child in mystic sun Who wouldn't be the one you love? Who wouldn't stand inside your love? And for the first time I'm telling you how much I need and bleed for Your every moment Waking sun in my time I'll wrap my wire around your heart and you're mine You're mine forever Who wouldn't be the one you love? (And live for) Who wouldn't stand inside your love? (And die for) Who wouldn't be the one you love?

4: I Of The Mourning

Radio, play my favorite song Radio, radio Radio, I'm alone Radio, radio Please don't let me go, radio I peer through curtains on empty streets Behind a wall of caller ID No one's out there To hear if I care About the troubles in the air 'Cause I of the morning now go Pick up where my thoughts left off 'Cause I'm home to die on my own As my radio plays my favorite song Radio, radio Radio, don't you know Radio, radio Radio, I'm alone I've blown the dust off my guitar In the attic with the stars I read your letters to feel better My tears upon the faded ink 'Cause I of the morning now go Pick up where my thoughts left off 'Cause I'm home to die on my own As my radio plays my favorite song Radio, radio Radio, don't you know Radio, radio Radio, I'm alone I sit in the dark light To wait for the ghost night To bring the past to life To make a toast to life 'Cause I have survived What is it you want? What is it you want to change? What is it you want? What is it you want to change? What is it you want to change? Radio, radio, radio, radio Radio, radio, radio, radio Radio, radio, radio, radio What is it you want? What is it you want to change? What is it you want? What is it you want to change? What is it you want to change?

5: The Sacred and Profane

Give me tears, give me love Let me rest, Lord above Send the bored, your restless The feedback scarred, devotionless You're all a part of me now And if I fall You're all a part of me now In the sun You're all a part of me now You're all a part of me now Will our love ever be enough? Just in time to prove Will our words ever be enough? Just in time to lose Give me sight and barren breast Pure snow and happiness Give me time, give me peace And I will prove my release You're all a part of me now And if I fall You're all a part of me now Trapped in the sun You're all a part of me now You're all a part of me now Will our love ever be enough? Just in time to prove Will our time ever be enough? Will our love ever be enough? You're all a part of me now And if I fall You're all a part of me now In the sun You're all a part of me now You're all a part of me now You're all a part of me now And if I fall You're all a part of me now In the sun You're all a part of me now Will our love ever be enough? Will our love ever be enough? Will our love ever be enough? Just in time to prove

6: Try, Try, Try

Pop Tart, what's our mission? Do we know but never listen? For too long they held me under But I hear it's almost over In Detroit on a Memphis train Like you said, it's down in the heat and the summer rain The automatic gauze of your memories Down in the sleep at the airplane races Try to hold on to this heart a little bit longer Try to hold on to this love aloud Try to hold on, for this heart's a little bit colder Try to hold on to this love Paperback scrawl your hidden poems Written around the dried out flowers Here we are, still trading places Try to hold on Pop Tart, can you envision A free world of clear division? For too long they held us under But I know we're getting over In Detroit with the Nashville tears Like you said, it's down in the heat with the broken numbers Down in the gaze of solemnity Down in the way you've held together Try to hold on to this heart a little bit closer Try to hold on to this love aloud Try to hold on, for this heart's a little bit older Try to hold on to this love aloud And we are still alive Try to hold on And we have survived Try to hold on And no one should deny We tried to hold onto the pulse of the feedback current Into the flow of encrypted movement Slapback kills the ancient remnants That try to hold on Try to hold on to this heart alive Try to hold on to this heart aloud Try to hold on And we are still alive Try to hold on And we have survived Try to hold on Pop Tart, you never listen Skinned knees Try to hold on Stop start, what's our mission? Skinned knees Try to hold on

7: Heavy Metal Machine

If I were alive If I were real Would you survive? What would you feel? Heavy metal, heavy metal machine Heavy metal, heavy metal machine As sentimental as our broken dreams Let me die for rock and roll Let me die to save my soul Let me die, let me die, rock and roll Let the world forgive the past Let all the girls kiss the boys at last Let me go, let me go, rock and roll Heavy metal, heavy metal machine Heavy metal, a heavy metal machine We're the metal in their metal machines Heavy metal, heavy metal machine If I were dead Would my records sell? Could you even tell? Is it just as well? Heavy metal, heavy metal machine It's elemental to all the rust it brings Heavy metal, heavy metal machine Let me die for rock and roll Let me die to save my soul Let me die, let me die, rock and roll Let the world forgive the past Let all the girls kiss the boys at last Let me go, let me go, rock and roll Heavy metal, heavy metal machine Heavy metal, a heavy metal machine We're the metal in their droning schemes Heavy metal, heavy metal machine Will I survive? Is it up to me? Could you understand That it's not yours to keep? Heavy metal, heavy metal machine Heavy metal, heavy metal machine Heavy metal, heavy metal machine Heavy metal, heavy metal machine

8: This Time

This time I need to know I really must be told If it's over It's up to you, you know The things you want to hold Are in pieces Crashing down Crashing down again Crashing down Crashing down, my friends I've got to move it on I've got to sing my song While I still can Dispatch the last alarms Hand out the last few charms There's no surprises Only love, yeah Only love can win Crashing down Crashing down, my friends This time I need to know I really must be told That it's over I've lived my life alone My every step foretold To never linger And yet it haunts me so What we are letting go Our spell is broken Crashing down Crashing down, my friends Crashing down Crashing down again Only love, yeah Only love will be enough Yeah, only love will win For every chemical You trade a piece of your soul With no return And who you think you know Doesn't know you at all Their drain is needless Someday we'll wave hello And wish we'd never waved goodbye To this romance We'll drink up every line And shoot up every word Till there's no more Crashing down Crashing down, my friends Only love Only love can win So cry these tears We'll cry as all We've held so long to fall apart As the curtain falls We bid you all goodnight

9: The Imploding Voice

Everywhere you are Is everywhere you've been Just lost to the beat Punching through your skin You don't know what to do But still you want to crawl All through the broken glass That's everywhere you are Your love must always be true Your love must always be you Everywhere you are Anywhere you go Even if you're starved It matters what you do But even if you've gone too far You can follow you Everywhere you are And in your mind You were alone All this tim With everything you were And every smile you wore Still locked in your heart Everywhere you are Everywhere you are Every single chard Everywhere you are You're never too far 'Cause anywhere you'd go Even to the stars All you have to do Is play the part of who you are The rest is up to you Phase unwound By yourself Atom bomb On the shelf unsung Pause of light Pulse of life New face dawns Everywhere you are And everywhere you go Even if you're down Even if you're low The thought of you It's in the eyes of all Astride a storied past That's everywhere you are Your love must always be true Your love must always be you Everywhere you are Anywhere you go Even if you're scarred It's all a part of you But ever should you put it down You can never lose me Everywhere you are

10: Glass and the Ghost Children

To the center of the earth Or anywhere God decides Full of fever pulling forth We hear our call as all To the center of the earth As if written in DNA is reaching out To your frequency I want to live Don't want to die I want to live I want to try All in prayer Prayer in all All are scared Scared of all Black rooms are calling To men in leather coats White labs are cooking Up the silver ghost The glass migrates under Her translucent skin And all are spiders Wonder what we've got us in All is you You are all All with you You in all I want to live I don't want to die I want to live I want to try "So it's all very obtuse, because it's all, like, I don't know. So, like, I started thinking that everything I operate on is based on what I believe God was telling me to do. God could be my intuition or whatever, but I always assume, I always assume that the voice I hear is the voice of God. Then I started thinking, what if I'm insane? So I'm operating on the premise that I'm hearing the voice of God or what I perceive to be God speaking to me or through me, but maybe I'm completely in...so all my...demagoguery in my life about me thinking that my life has importance, my, my...thinking that my life has importance. My--my--my thought of it and the fact that I believe I'm following my intuition which in and of itself may be completely false. So then I started freaking out, thinking--of itself may be completely false. And again this creature that believes he's acting upon heavenly intuition but meanwhile he's totally rampant. And I started thinking maybe this is the cause of all the negativity against--and I started thinking maybe this is the cause of all the negativity against--and I started thinking maybe this is the cause of all the negativity against..." So meets the final coda of a vinyl storm One more cherry cola to lift up her dead arms A dream of soft focus, sunsets filters through the din We are losing contact as she dials it in She can hear glass calling, or is it someone that looks like him? She eyes TV reflection, and nods a knowing look She says it doesn't matter, she never liked her looks I have seen a thousand fractures, I have seen everything 'Cause knowing is its own answer, love something in a book There's not much left to ponder, not much left to cook As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her As she counted the spiders, as they crawled up inside her

11: Wound

There you are, as you always were In bathing light and naked blue You're a part of me, eternal one By grand design and setting sun If you wait, I will wait Taste, I will taste If you love, I will love Run, I will run To my last breath Last night I turned around and thought I saw myself turning Inside the strangest dream of life, unloved and cities burning Awake in my arms you cry unshamed Our age of the hours while they still devour all So take it all, I doubt if we will know it's gone 'Cause we've been here since time began Begged God awake and make these plans Wound opens, reveal this broken man And soon there's notions of blood on his hands If you wait, I will wait Taste, I will taste If you love, I will love Run, I will run To my last breath Last night I turned around and thought I saw myself turning Last night I turned around and thought I watched the world ending Inside the crushing down I felt a pang, the tide was turning Destroyed in the wake The jealous ingrates Who'll tear this world down To spite God above With his own love With his own love If you wait, if you wait If you wait, I will wait Taste, I will taste If you love, I will love Run, I will run To my last breath

12: The Crying Tree of Mercury

This is the song I've been singing my whole life I've been waiting like a knife To cut open your heart And bleed my soul into you I did it all for you You and you and you and you This is the sound I've been making my whole life I've been waiting for this night To clear up all the talk Although I'm selfish to a fault Is it selfish it's you I want? You, I did it all for you This love will stand as long as you There's really no excuse I did it all for you These are the tears I've been crying my whole life Like an ocean of desire I'm reaching through the noise Across the dusk of time Within the lilting lies I am singing out to you

13: With Every Light

Taking over, we're taking over Throw the weight up off your shoulders now That we can show our love It's almost over, it's almost over No more war and no more soldiers To stand against his love Away with all the troubles that you've made Away with waiting for another day Away Look ma, the sun is shining on me Impatient in love and aching to be Could you believe in heaven If heaven was all you had? We're taking over, we're taking over Throw away your four-leafed clovers And stand beside this love Away with everything you've grown to hate Away with everything that holds you safe Away And every light I've found Is every light that's shining down on me Every light light I've found Is every light that's shining down on me Every light I've found Is every light that's shining down on me I'm never alone Look ma, the sun is shining on me Taking my time to do as I please Could you believe in heaven If heaven was all you had? The sun is beaming, radiating All the love we are creating We are creating And every light I've found Is every light that's shining down on me Every light light I've found Is every light that's shining down on me Every light I've found Is every light that's shining down on me Every light I've found Is every light that's shining down on me I'm never alone

14: Blue Skies Bring Tears

Unleash the Armageddon So all the children go to heaven I sit by quiet still With their pictures on my eyes You'll draw the guns you're given Write down the words as written And never disturb the presence Of resurrection crutch And it's about time It's about drawing near Blue skies bring tears Blue skies bring tears Blue skies bring tears Descend the darkened stairways Make hate with plastic playmates And fire out remaining traces Of your self-esteem Mainline the deepest secrets Lick clean the dirty fingers I am a stranger to you As you are to yourself And it's about time It's about fear Blue skies bring tears Don't you want me As I awake the city sigh We'll watch the seasons die Blue skies bring tears Take me inside your body Cover me with your soul To the darkest recess Is where I wish to go You are the greatest flower That I have ever devoured I ask for nothing given For nothing in return Blue skies bring tears Blue skies bring tears Blue skies bring tears Blue skies bring tears Blue skies bring tears Blue skies bring tears Blue skies bring tears Blue skies bring tears

15: Age of Innocence

We dismiss the backroads And ride the streets unafraid Resort to scraping pain From our bones unashamed No more the eye upon you No more the simple bane Desolation yes, hesitation no Desolation yes