Once Upon a Time

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"Once Upon a Time"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Studio sessions
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

"Once Upon a Time" is a song from The Smashing Pumpkins' fourth studio album, Adore. Billy Corgan wrong the song, along with "For Martha, in honor of his mother who had recently died.

Lyric[edit | edit source]

mother i'm tired
come surrender my son
time has ravaged on my soul
no plans to leave but still i go

fallin' with the leaves
fallin' out of sleep
to the last goodbyes
who cares why?

mother i've tried
wasting my life
i haven't given up, i lie
to make you so proud in my eyes

fallin' out of sleep
crawlin' over me
to the last goodbyes
who cares why?

tuesdays come and gone
restless still i drive
try to leave it all behind

fallin', fallin' out of sleep
fallin', fallin' with the leaves
i got crawlin', crawlin' over me

once upon a time in my life...

i went falling

mother i hope you know
that i miss you so
time has ravaged on my soul
to wipe a mother's tears grown cold

Additional personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Joey Waronker  – drums

Production[edit | edit source]

  • Billy Corgan  – producer, engineer, mixer
  • Flood  – mixer
  • Howard Willing  – engineer, assistant mixer
  • Bjorn Thorsrud  – editor
  • Robbie Adams  – engineer
  • Eric Greedy  – assistant mixer
  • Bon Harris  – programmer


As Featured on MTVVideo • Promotional • Live
AdoreMain releaseStudio
The Friends & Enemies of Modern MusicBootleg
The Original F.E.M.M TapeBootleg • Compilation
Live Smashing PumpkinsLive
Live at the Viper Room 1.15.98Billy Corgan acoustic setLive

Tour stats

External links[edit | edit source]