Ramona

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"Ramona"
SP - Ramona.jpg
Single by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedOctober 30, 2020
Studio sessions
Length3:48
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan
Producer(s)Billy Corgan
The Smashing Pumpkins singles chronology
"Anno Satana"
(2020)
"Ramona"
(2020)
"Purple Blood"
(2020)

"Ramona" is the fourth single from The Smashing Pumpkins' eleventh studio album, CYR. It was released on October 30, 2020 with "Wyttch" serving as an accompanying A-side. A music video directed by Linda Strawberry was released the same day. On March 22, 2021, the song was re-released by Sumerian Records to radio.[1]

A version of "Ramona" was recorded during September-October 2014 – Pumpkinland II sessions, but presumably it is not the same recording heard on CYR.

Music video[edit | edit source]

The music video was written by Billy Corgan and directed and edited by Linda Strawberry. It takes inspiration from the Wild Wild West and Spaghetti Westerns as a "surreal gothic-western inspired love-story".[2] All band members make appearances in the video. The entire shoot was done a single day over the course of about 8 hours.[3] The video stars burlesque performer and model, Mosh, who also starred in the "Cyr" music video as well as Shiny Vol. 1 vignettes.[4]

Official music video

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

i should wander
yet i shaln't gander far
beyond her spells enchant
as red made roses
as red made crimson morns
black makes my blood char
i know i'm ruthless
a'int the kind to see
i know i'm ruthless

ramona, ramona, ramona
storms with thee
ramona, a'int it just i dreamed?
ramona, ramona, ramona
you with me
ramona, let's not say we're bound
i know i'm ruthless
a'int the kind to free

i've been riding high
i've been riding stone alone
right out of my mind

ooh, the incantations of
the souls she’s torched to dust
by hex that had no stage
of all the evidence
of all i've ever been
was some innocence to where i belonged
by the elements i've been roaming too long

i know i'm ruthless
a'int the kind to plead

ramona, ramona, ramona
storms with thee
ramona, a'int it just like i dreamed?
ramona, ramona, ramona
you with me
ramona, let's not say we’re bound
ramona, ramona, ramona
deliver thee
ramona, a'int it like i dreamed?
ramona, ramona, ramona
you with me
ramona, ramona please

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Billy Corgan.

No.TitleLength
1."Ramona"3:48
2."Wyttch"3:43

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country Discogs MusicBrainz
October 30, 2020 Sumerian Digital Worldwide 16137180 [1]

Additional personnel[edit | edit source]

Music video

Availability

TitleNotesType
RamonaSingle
CYRStudio

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/SmashingPumpkins/comments/mb0zrs/new_album_progress_update_new_cyr_single_ramona/
  2. Schatz, Lake. "Smashing Pumpkins Drop New Songs "Wyttch" and "Ramona": Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  3. Linda Strawberry, November 3, 2020 Instagram Q&A
  4. Billy Corgan. October 31, 2020 Instagram Q&A