Galapogos

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"Galapogos"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedOctober 23, 1995
Studio sessions
Length4:47
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan
Producer(s)Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan

"Galapogos" is a song from The Smashing Pumpkins' third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. On Billy's Gravity Demos I it is titled "The Innocents".

The title is a reference to the Galápagos Islands (intentionally misspelled), made famous by Charles Darwin. Lyrically the song compares the isolation Billy Corgan felt with his marriage to that of the islands which inspired the theory of evolution.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

ain't it funny how we pretend we're still a child
softly stolen under our blanket skies
and rescue me from me, and all that i believe
i won't deny the pain
i won't deny the change
and should i fall from grace here with you
will you leave me too?
carve out your heart for keeps in an old oak tree
and hold me for goodbyes-and-whispered lullabyes
and tell me i am still
the man i'm supposed to be
i won't deny the pain
i won't deny the change
and should i fall from grace here with you
will you leave me too?
too late to turn back now, i'm running out of sound
and i am changing, changing
and if we died right now, this fool you love somehow
is here with you
i won't deny the pain
i won't deny the change
and should i fall from grace here with you
would you leave me too?

Availability

TitleNotesType
Chicago Tapes and Unreleased DemosBootleg
Mellon Collie and the Infinite SadnessDisc one – Dawn to DuskStudio
MCIS Demos IBootleg
The Aeroplane Flies High2013 Reissue CD 3: ZeroCompilation
Billy's Gravity Demos IBootleg
Live Smashing PumpkinsLive
Thirty DaysVideo
MCIS Demos III

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