Lyric

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"Lyric"
Lyric (song) cover.jpg
Single by Zwan
Released3 June 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.

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 Discogs MusicBrainz
May 2003 Martha's Music • Reprise PRO3922 CD Europe 1507599 c36947c4-e65b-4b6c-a08c-9c20f10a299a [3]
May 2003 Martha's Music • Reprise PRO-CDR-101081 CD US 1660570 32f29d0d-792b-4d46-ac12-e591d70b32ca [3]
June 2, 2003 Martha's Music • Reprise 9362 42624-2 • W607CD CD Europe 421974 8ace263b-d72c-4c10-8e71-40e96c6bdb29 [1]
June 2, 2003 Martha's Music • Reprise 5439 16661-7 • W607 7" vinyl Europe 1597485 e92ec91f-cedc-48c4-b83b-c7158cdcc417 [2]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Availability

TitleNotesType
Mary Star of the SeaStudio
LyricCD singleSingle

Tour stats

  • Total plays: 88 plays (88 full, 3 soundcheck), 3 artists
  • First performance: Zwan 2002-04-05 at Blue Note, Columbia, MO, US
  • Last performance: Billy Corgan 2017-11-12 at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA, US

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