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Set the Ray to Jerry

"Another remnant of a distant Siamese Dream past, 'Set the Ray to Jerry' was first written somewhere during the Gish tour. It's always been a band favorite, and seemingly only the band's, because no one ever mentions it. A sweet, simple song featuring only bass, drums, and some delayed James guitar. One night Flood and I put everything we had on a couple of tapes (about 40 songs) and just drove around Chicago until 3:30 in the morning deciding what was on or off the album. When we listened to 'Set the Ray,' it really moved me, but when I looked over to Flood he just shook his head no. That was the end of 'Set the Ray' on the album, because I trust Flood's opinion so much."

-Billy Corgan (Guitar World, January 1997)

 

Lyrics

Born to please, every simple need
I stand alone in my thoughts indeed
Hate you
For ever making me
I'm in you, I'm your anything

And I- want you
And I- need you
And all you are is brand new
And I- need you

Come to me, let me hold you still
I'm so tired, just as tired as you
Take me for anyone but me
All that you feel is never true

And I- want you
And I- need you
And all you are is brand new
And I- need you

When you say that you are
Forever my star
Could never let you go, no, no
And never let you know

Let roar these fears
To the whore of my tears
Pure as a lie, I pour to your eyes
Suck you like the sap from a tree
Honey from the dew, from the bumblebees, yeah yeah

And I- want you
And I- need you
And all you are is brand new
And I- need you

When you say that you are
Forever my star
Could never let you go, no, no
Never let you know

And I- want you
And I- need you
And all you are is brand new
And I- need you

Alt. Titles/Lyrics

Set The Ray To Jerry   (Demo)
Set the Ray to Jerry   (early lyrics)

  Studio

Fall 1992 - Chicago Studio [?]
Dec 1992 - Mar 1993 - Triclops Sound Studios
Mar - Aug 1995 - Chicago Recording Company
1994 - Gravity Studios
Nov 1994 - Pumpkinland

Availability

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness   (buy [amazon.com])
1979   (buy [amazon.com])
The Aeroplane Flies High (x2)   (buy [amazon.com])
Greatest Hits (Rotten Apples)   (buy [amazon.com])
Rarities and B-Sides   (buy [amazon.com])
The Killer In You   (buy [amazon.com])
Ghost Children/Friends and Enemies
Ghost Children/Machines of God

The Aeroplane Flies High
Benefit With Beautiful People
Billy's Gravity Demos I
California Nightmare
Covers & Rare Stuff Vol. 1
Double Door
Fish Jam
MCIS Demos II
Mellon Collie Disc Three
Quiet and Other Songs
Rarities Vol. 2

total: 20 (9 official releases, 11 boots)

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BMI Number  1776130



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