The Long Goodbye

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"The Long Goodbye"
Song by Billy Corgan
ReleasedOctober 13, 2017
Studio sessionsJuly and October 2016 – Shangri La Studios
Length2:43
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan

"The Long Goodbye" is a song off of Billy Corgan's second studio album, Ogilala. At his concert on June 17, 2019, Corgan revealed that the song is about aliens, or more specifically, "...me singing to the aliens, ‘Get me the fuck off this planet!'" This was reaffirmed in the Thirty-Three podcast, with Corgan adding:[1]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Well, the end days rise
Yet the world gets by
While they fill my skies with junk
Still celestial bodies spinning out the sun
Are bringing your deliverance as one

Hail the wounded stars hiding ageless arks
Come and take my body so far, so far
Cause home may be calling
Or home some other lark
But as a noonday witness, I'm lost!

Pull the sticky pine
Build some other mind
Cause faith ain't enough, ain't enough
For as God's my pilot I need Him to make the charts
To route my escape from this heart

Well, the end days rise
Yet the world gets by
While they fill my skies with goodbyes
Still celestial bodies spinning out the sun
Are bringing your deliverance as one
They are bringing your deliverance as one, as one

Availability

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OgilalaStudio
Neath The Darkest EvesVideo

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Corgan, Billy. "Good in Goodbye (with Jimmy Chamberlin)". iHeartPodcasts. Retrieved October 4, 2022.

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