Tear

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"Tear"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Released1998
Recorded1997
StudioChicago Trax Recording, Sunset Sound
Length5:52
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

Tear is a song from The Smashing Pumpkins' fourth studio album, Adore. It was written for the Lost Highway soundtrack but was rejected by by David Lynch in favor of "Eye".[1]

Videos

Live at Pinkpop Festival, 1998. Chino Marino can be seen in the small crowd behind D'Arcy at the 1:53 mark.
Winner of the #AdoreMyCover contest, by The Garden of Earthly Delights

Lyrics

the lights came on fast
lost in motorcrash
gone in a flash unreal
but you knew all along

you laugh the light i sing the songs
to watch you numb

i saw you there
you were on your way
you held the rain
and for the first time heaven seemed insane
cause heaven is to blame
for taking you away

do you know the way that i can?
do you know the way that i can't lose?
do you know the things that i can?
do you know the things that i can't do?

where is your heart?
where is your heart gone to?
tear me apart
tear me apart from you

you laugh the light i cry the wound
in grey afternoons

i saw you there
you were on your way
you kissed me cold
and for the first time heaven seemed insane
for taking you away
cause heaven is to blame
for taking you away

the lights came to pass
dead opera motorcrash
gone in a flash unreal
in nitrous overcast

do you know the way that i can?
do you know the way that i can't choose?
do you know the things that i can?
do you know the things that i can't lose?

tear me apart
tear me apart from you
where is your heart?
where has your heart run to?

Personnel

Availability

TitleNotesType
AdoreMain releaseStudio

References

  1. Justin Coloma (director), Amy Kettenburg (producer/interviewer) (November 4, 2009). DLF.TV Visits Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. David Lynch Foundation.

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