Not Worth Asking

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"Not Worth Asking"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedMay 1990
Studio sessionsSummer 1989 – Reel Time Studios
Length4:01
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

"Not Worth Asking" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins that was recorded during the 1989 Reel Time Studio session and released on the 1990 "I Am One" Limited Potential single and on the The Smashing Pumpkins promotional cassette. It later appeared on the bonus 7" that came with early copies of Pisces Iscariot, along with Rarities and B-Sides, and a live version on 2022's The Rubano Tapes Vol. 1.

On some commercial bootlegs it is incorrectly titled "On My Own".

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Not worth asking, who I'm supposed to be
Not worth saying, seems I'm free
Not worth reaching, to anyone at all
Not worth reaching out to stop this fall
I'm on my own
Yeah, I'm on my own
Not worth being, I might already be
I just want someone to reach for me
Not worth sinkin', it's not worth diggin' down
I've been here before, and hate what I've found
It's too late, too late
I'm on my own, I'm on my own
I've gotta go so far away
It's too late, too late
I'm on my own, I'm on my own
I've gotta go so far away, so far away
Not worth asking, who I'm supposed to be
Not worth saying something, seems I'm free
Not worth reaching to anyone at all
Not worth reaching out, I'll stop this fall
But I like you just the same
You've got to know some how
That I'm the one to blame
We've come so far along
To end this destiny
You've got to know somehow
That it's too late, too late
I'm on my own, I'm on my own
I've gotta go so far away
Yeah, it's too late, too late
I'm on my own, I'm on my own
I've gotta go so far away, so far away

Availability

TitleNotesType
Reel Time Sessions IBootleg • Demo
The Ignoffo TapeBootleg • Compilation
The Smashing Pumpkins (promo)Promotional • EP
Trick Or Treat?Bootleg
Pumpkin SeedsBootleg
Sunshine of Your Love (album)Bootleg
Mashed PotatoesBootleg
Pisces IscariotBonus 7" singleCompilation
Rarities and B-SidesCompilation
Ghost Children/Friends and EnemiesTribute
The Rubano Tapes Vol. 1Live

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