Cardinal Rule

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"Cardinal Rule"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
RecordedMarch-April 2014
StudioPumpkinland II
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

"Cardinal Rule" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins that was recorded during the March-April 2014 – Pumpkinland II sessions and likely intended for Day For Night, which was the abandoned sister-album to Monuments to an Elegy. Ultimately it was never officially released along with many other songs from those sessions, though it was performed live a number of times in late 2015 and during the In Plainsong tour. Billy Corgan described it as a "gorgeous as a fingerpicking-type song, we started breaking apart the internal rhythms to be voiced on various 'things.'"[1]

Videos

Live at The Masonic, San Francisco, March 25, 2016
Live from the studio, February 26, 2016

Lyrics

Half a world of winter light
Half a world of summer
But I don't know what [to grow/go] for right now
But you don't know my slumber

Come find me
Come find me, summer
Come find me
Come find me, summer

Half a world of bliss
Is half a world of you
You say everything I want, it's true
Well, I say everything I want, is you
Won't you

Like a butterfly reaching out to someone
Half a world's numbed next to you
Don't you know the reasons for such heartache
Are true

Come find me, summer
Come find me
Come find me, summer
Come find me
Come find me, summer

References

  1. Billy Corgan, SP Nexus, March 28, 2014

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