Blue Skies Bring Tears

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"Blue Skies Bring Tears"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Released2000
Studio sessions
Length5:45
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

Blue Skies Bring Tears is a song from The Smashing Pumpkins' fifth studio album, Machina/The Machines of God. A heavier version was released on Machina II, and up to three other versions also exist.[1]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Machina version

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 presense
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 (don't want you)
as i awake the city sight
we'll watch the seasons die

blue skies bring tears
take me inside your body
blue skies bring tears
cover me with your soul
blue skies bring tears
to the darkest recess
blue skies bring tears
is where i wish to go
blue skies bring tears
you are the sweetest flower
blue skies bring tears
that i have ever devoured
blue skies bring tears
i ask for nothing given
blue skies bring tears
for nothing in return
blue skies bring tears
blue skies bring tears

blue skies bring tears

Machina II version

long run the silent horses
soft cry the shellshock houses
wring dry the salty tears
of sailors and their lovers

bring forth the silent movies
kiss all the twilight crime
bleach blonde the high wire groupies
sucking up their time

lungs crack the vapors anxious
drain out the fleeing sources
sits through the sunday speeches
delivered out in thin air

rain rusts the creaking masses
wind blows the temples down
blood fills the exit tunnels
streaking out of town

it's about time
it's about drawing near
blue skies bring tears
blue skies bring tears
blue skies bring tears

unleash the armageddon
draw down the hungry prayer
kneeling for the final verdict
judges draw you near

let fly your model armies
let fly the locust cry
uncork the hidden forces
amassing to a lie

it's about time
it's about you here
blue skies bring tears
blue skies bring tears

i need time
too find your soul
too find your lie
blue skies bring tears
until i go blind

shake loose the huddled masses
spit on the urgent armies
cracked tooth the fading roses
frozen since your burn

fire all your dead tree soldiers
shoot down these skeletal bells
i don't know means to crisis
that doesn't go through hell

blue skies bring tears
blue skies bring tears
blue skies bring tears

Arising! tour version

From The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music.

long run my silent horses
soft cry the shell shocked houses
wring dry the salty tears
of sailors and their lovers

bring forth the silent movies
kiss all the twilight crimes
bleach blonde the high wire groupies
sucking up their time

rain rust the creaking masses
wind blows the temples down
blood fills the exit tunnels
streaking out of town

it's about time
it's about fear
blue skies bring tears

unleash the armageddon
draw down the hungry prayer
kneeling for the final verdict
judges draw you near

let fly your model armies
let fly the locust cry
uncork the hidden forces
amassing to a lie

it's about time
it's about being here
blue skies bring tears
don't you love me
i'll be here for you tonight
'till the seas die

you are the angel becoming
you are the angel ascending
cracked tooth, your fading roses
frozen since your burn

Availability

TitleNotesType
Machina Acoustic DemosDemo • Bootleg
Machina/The Machines of God (premaster)Promotional
Machina/The Machines of GodMain releaseStudio
The Friends & Enemies of Modern MusicBootleg
Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern MusicTwo-LP set (CR-04)Studio
The Original F.E.M.M TapeBootleg • Compilation
If All Goes WrongThe Fillmore ResidencyVideo

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Billy Corgan, October 4, 2020 Instagram Q&A

External links[edit | edit source]