Pinwheels

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"Pinwheels"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedJune 19, 2012
Studio sessions
Length5:43
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

"Pinwheels" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins off of their 2012 studio album, Oceania.

Background[edit | edit source]

In an interview with MusicRadar, Corgan said reading Life by Keith Richards may have inspired the open G tuning. Initially the band all enjoyed the song but didn't like the direction it was heading during recording. Corgan attributed the advancement of the song to Jeff Schroeder. "There’s something about melodicism that Jeff is starting to tap into in his own playing, and it’s been a huge contribution. He plays completely different from me, but that’s what I want. He’s really coming into his own".[1]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Mother moon
Mistress of the sun, say
I got you, I got you
Sister soul
Lovers of the tune, sing!
I got you, I got you, I got you
Floating away I think I'll stay as refused
Floating away I think I'll stay blue-black
Floating away I think I'll change next to you
Finding a way to make the loss seem new
Cause you don't deserve me
But I deserve you

Mother moon
Mistress of the sun, say
I got you, I got you
Sister soul
Lovers of the tune, sing!
I got you
I got you
Mother moon
Mistress of the sun, say
I got you, I got you, oh I've got you
I got you, I've got you mother moon

Floating away I think I'll stay as refused
Finding a way to make the loss seem new
Floating away I think I'll change next to you
Finding a way to make the loss seem new
Cause you don't deserve me
But I deserve you
Flies for the may queen
But life for the prince
If nobody wins
Then what gets lost?
If I've got you

Availability

TitleNotesType
OceaniaStudio
Oceania: Live in NYCLive • Video

Tour stats

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bosso, Joe. "Interview: Billy Corgan talks The Smashing Pumpkins' Oceania track-by-track". MusicRadar. Retrieved April 28, 2020.

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