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Believe

"This was another song recorded the day after the music for the album was done. It's supposed to be an uplifting song, but it had this undercurrent of longing, depression, sadness, etc....The opening guitar was played on a Gibson J-100XTRA, which has got this great, wide-open sound, and there's a clean electric guitar doubling it but mixed way back to give a chorusing 'sparkle.' There are also two bass guitar tracks on most of the song, played on a weird Epiphone bass that I bought for a hundred dollars at a pawn shop, and which also got used a lot on Siamese Dream. On the track, one plays chords high up and the other just plays the root notes to give it some weight." -JI (Guitar World 1/97)

 

Lyrics

Close your eyes
Until the sunlight dies
In your head a thousand stars
Through the darkness you can see a light
And if they steal your life
Your heart is still mine

I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing, a truth, there's no other
I want to believe in you, dear

On Sunday...

There's a life I hide
Well I tried to disguise
And I can take you a million miles away

I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing, a truth, there's no other
I want to believe in you, dear

On Sunday I made amends
For all my mistakes
May God speed be with you

Oooh...oooh...oooh...oooh
and I...
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing a truth, there's no other
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing a truth, there's no other
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, (soft) you sing, a truth, a lover
I want to believe in you and I heard you
Your song, you sing a truth, there's no other
I want to believe in you, dear
Sunday
Sunday
I want to make amends
For all my mistakes
May God speed be with you

  Studio

Mar - Aug 1995 - Bugg Studios (James' house)

Availability

1979   (buy [amazon.com])
The Aeroplane Flies High   (buy [amazon.com])
Greatest Hits (Rotten Apples)   (buy [amazon.com])
Rarities and B-Sides   (buy [amazon.com])
The Aeroplane Flies High (promo)

The Aeroplane Flies High
Covers & Rare Stuff Vol. 1
Electronic Overload
Freedom!
Mellon Collie Disc Three
Zero Gravity

total: 11 (5 official releases, 6 boots)

Extra Links

iTunes

 

BMI Number  3649468



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