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Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedMay 28, 1991
Studio sessions
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

"Daydream" is a song from The Smashing Pumpkins's debut studio album, Gish. It is the only Pumpkins song to entirely feature D'Arcy Wretzky on lead vocals. The song actually ends at the 1:56 mark, followed by the hidden track "I'm Going Crazy" which starts at 2:07.

A live version of "Daydream", with Billy Corgan on vocals, appears on the single for the 2007 song "That's the Way (My Love Is)".

Corgan has stated the song draws influence from My Bloody Valentine.[1]

Song secrets[edit | edit source]

  • At the 1:10 mark, you can hear a click from the cello player's bow hitting the wood of his cello.
  • At 1:20-21, you can hear jingly noises, which is probably someone's bracelet.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

my daydream seems as one inside of you
though it seems hard to reach through this light
your blue and hopeless light

my daydream screams 'bitter 'til the end'
the love i share, true
but selfish to the heart
my heart, my sacred heart

my daydream
my daydream
my daydream
my daydream


Reel Time Sessions IBootleg • Demo
The Smashing Pumpkins (promo)Promotional
The Ignoffo TapeBootleg
Moon Demo1989 demo cassetteDemo
GishMain releaseStudio
Pumpkin SeedsBootleg
Sunshine of Your Love (album)Bootleg
Early 1989 DemosBootleg
Mashed PotatoesBootleg
Chicago Tapes and Unreleased DemosBootleg
That's the Way (My Love Is)

Tour stats

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Billy Corgan Reflects on the 30th Anniversary of 'Gish' and Looks Ahead". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 28, 2021.

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