The Last Song

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"The Last Song"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedNovember 11, 1996
Studio sessionsMarch 1996 – Charing Cross Studios
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

"The Last Song" is a song from the The Smashing Pumpkins' box set, The Aeroplane Flies High. It was originally released as a B-side on the "Thirty-Three" US and UK maxi-CD single. The song features a guitar solo by Corgan's father, William Corgan Sr.[1] and was performed live only once, at the Pumpkins farewell show at Chicago's Cabaret Metro.[2]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

this is the last song
this is the last song i'll sing for you
this is the last song
this is the last song i can give you
the roaring city sleeps
metal fingers clutching dirty sheets
and no one comes for free
in this place where the angels sleep
this is the last song
my eyes are open wonder to this
as you hold the secrets
i count the minutes off so perfectly
the shards of broken glass
sing the strains of a sad old tune
we've made it at last
but what we had is lost inside our past
this is the last song
could you find away across me
to forgive and forget me
to appease and relent me
to deceive and detect me
to understand and release me
to the dawn
this is the last song


The Aeroplane Flies High SamplerUS Virgin promo CDPromotional
The Aeroplane Flies High"Thirty-Three"Compilation
Rarities and B-SidesCompilation
Thirty-Three (podcast)Podcast

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Thirty Three [US] - Smashing Pumpkins | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. Smashing Pumpkins Live at Metro on 2000-12-02 : Free Download & Streaming, retrieved October 26, 2015

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