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Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Studio sessions
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

"Spaceboy" is a song from The Smashing Pumpkins' second studio album, Siamese Dream. Billy Corgan has stated that "Spaceboy" was written as a tribute to his autistic half-brother, Jesse Andersen.[1]

"Spaceboy" also features Corgan playing the Mellotron. An alternate version of this song (most commonly seen in the unofficially released collection of rarities Mashed Potatoes) features Pink Floyd-esque slide guitar playing in the chorus instead of the Mellotron.

The album version features a hidden message after the song, with audio recording of some late night show (rumoured to be HBO's "Real Sex", although Billy Corgan never confirmed it because of copyright lawsuit possibility) with an anonymous woman speaking: "Now it's, uh, kind of strange, and, uh, kinda awkward for me to talk about, but I thought maybe you could help, um, when we start getting physical, rather than having intercourse, he ends up just masturbating himself, and I end up feeling very alienated and unsatisfied, and it's really come between us." The clip fades in slowly, but the volume is set to be very low, probably to make unaware listener turn up the volume manually and get taken aback by loud and heavy intro riff of the next track, "Silverfuck".

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Feel it
Break your bones
Mr. Jones

Taste me
As I bleed
Taste my need

And spaceboy I've missed you
Spinning round my head
And any way you choose me
You'll break instead

Watch me
Death defy
Defile my life

I don't need
I don't care

I want to go home
I want to go home
I want to go home
I want to go home
'cause when a lover aches
That's when a lover breaks
I want to go home
I want to go home

And spaceboy they'll kill me
Before I'm dead and gone
And any way you choose me
It won't be wrong
And anyway you choose me
We won't belong

We won't belong
We won't belong
We won't belong
We won't belong
We won't belong


Quiet and Other SongsDemo • Bootleg
Siamese Dream (promo)UK and France CDPromotional
Siamese DreamOriginal releaseStudio
Unplugged: 100% Pure Acoustic PerformancesBootleg
Acoustic SeriesBootleg
The Cutting EdgeJune 30, 1993 – Hilversum, NL (studio / acoustic)Bootleg
Mayonaise DreamBootleg • Live
Mashed PotatoesBootleg
Brat PackCompilation
PluggelectricJune 30, 1993 – Hilversum, NL (studio / acoustic)Bootleg
Siamese Dream (Fruit Bats cover)Tribute

Tour stats

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Miller, Andrew. "He's My Brother". Retrieved September 2, 2012.

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