Pomp and Circumstances

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"Pomp and Circumstances"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedJuly 10, 2007
RecordedAugust 2006 – February 2007
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan
Producer(s)Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Roy Thomas Baker

"Pomp and Circumstances" is a song from The Smashing Pumpkins's seventh studio album, Zeitgeist. It was set to have string arrangements by Danny Elfman, but when he amicably withdrew from the project, the band decided to create its own synthesized orchestration.[1]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

when i was born i lost
when i was freed i fought
now that i'm loved i'm caught
between the rest and this tragic mess
an invited guest

torn, broken and frayed
oh don't we face
war, sunshine and grace
oh won't you stay
for a while
we can fail in style
i can hold your smile
for a while

what was once new now gone
what was once praised now wrong
as they go, we can say we know
but what do we know?
but warm sunshine and graves
don't we see
what's bitter to taste

torn, broken and frayed
don't we face
war, sunshine and graves
oh won't you stay?

'cause i won't tell
i won't tell a soul
that i'm mad as hell
torn, broken and frayed
i'm torn, broken and frayed, no!
i'm cold, worn out and shamed


ZeitgeistOriginal issue (Red cover)Studio

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Thomas, Richard. "Signal to Noise: The Sonic Diary of the Smashing Pumpkins". EQ Magazine. October 2008.

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