Lyric

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"Lyric"
Lyric (song) cover.jpg
Single by Zwan
ReleasedJune 2, 2003
Recorded2002
Length3:21
LabelReprise
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan
Producer(s)Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud
Zwan singles chronology
"Honestly"
(2003)
"Lyric"
(2003)
Promotional release cover
Lyric - promo single.jpg

"Lyric" is a song by Zwan. It was the second and final single from their album Mary Star of the Sea. It was only formally released in Europe, though a promotional CD was released to radio stations in the US.

The compact disc and 7" vinyl singles included a live Bob Dylan cover, "Nobody 'Cept You" as performed by David Pajo. The CD also included a live version of the Jazz standard "Autumn Leaves" as performed by Billy Corgan. Both were sourced from the October 14, 2002 show at The Hideout in Chicago.

Music video[edit | edit source]

Official music video

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

here comes my faith to carry me on
a faith, not a grave
a fight to to stay strong
so i stand accused of playing numb
i know it as wrong
for i give my strength
i give my heart
take these chains
and hold them as ours
for i must shine
and i will a star
in a season all mine

a lyric, a time, a crusade, a line
one minute, a friend, a road without end
a lyric, a time, a crusade, a line
one minute, a friend, a road without end

so here is the view
i cast about
i'm leaving no room
for you to get out
you'll never get out

dove, can't you cry without an aside
be warm invite
i need you as my way
across my life
to spend these years
create a new thought
for i give you strength
and offer my heart
take these chains
and hold them as ours
for i must star
and i will shine
in a season all mine

a lyric, a time, a crusade, a line
one minute, a friend, a road without end
a lyric, a time, a crusade, a line
one minute, a friend, a road without end
a lyric, a time, a crusade, a line
one minute, a friend, a road without end
a lyric, a time, a crusade, a line
one minute, a friend, a road without end
a road without end

Track listing[edit | edit source]

CD single
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lyric"Billy Corgan3:21
2."Nobody 'Cept You" (live)Bob Dylan4:13
3."Autumn Leaves" (live)Johnny Mercer, Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert2:22
Total length:9:57
7" vinyl
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lyric"Billy Corgan3:21
2."Nobody 'Cept You" (live)Bob Dylan4:13
Total length:7:31
Promotional release
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lyric"Billy Corgan3:21

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
May 2003 Martha's Music • Reprise PRO3922 CD Europe Discogs MusicBrainz [3]
May 2003 Martha's Music • Reprise PRO-CDR-101081 CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [3]
June 2, 2003 Martha's Music • Reprise 9362 42624-2 • W607CD CD Europe Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
June 2, 2003 Martha's Music • Reprise 5439 16661-7 • W607 7" vinyl Europe Discogs MusicBrainz [2]
More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Availability

TitleNotesType
Mary Star of the SeaStudio
LyricCD singleSingle

Tour stats

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