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Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Studio sessionsNovember 1997-March 1998 – Sunset Sound
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

"17" is an instrumental song and the concluding track from The Smashing Pumpkins' fourth studio album, Adore. It is the melody for "Blissed and Gone", except played on piano. In the liner notes of the 2014 reissue of Adore, Billy Corgan revealed "Blissed and Gone" was intended to be on Adore in place of "17":

"Blissed and Gone" also makes references to the number 17 with the lyric "sweet 17, sour 29".

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The song is instrumental, but has this accompanying poem in the liner notes:

17 seconds of compassion
17 seconds of peace
17 seconds to remember love is the energy behind which all is created
17 seconds to remember all that is good
17 seconds to forget all your hurt and pain
17 seconds of faith
17 seconds to trust you again
17 seconds of radiance
17 seconds to send a prayer up
17 seconds is all you really need


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