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Starla

"my friend aneta still says to me that this song should have been on siamese dream. but back again to that no record 2x rule. this was recorded at the same time as plume, and was also intended to be a demo, but we needed b-sides for our pretty XXXXXXXXXNX worthless i am one u.k. single (the dark continent) so in a way plume and starla were their own single if that make makes any sense at all. recorded over time, or recorded at two different sessions, one for vocals and solos and one for drums, etc,.another song with lyrics written at the last second. i wrote the middle part on the back of an envelope--serve yourself no one else can do for you like you and no one else fails like me but in my eyes i i burn alive no more words just you and i high in the the sky--some of my favourite lyrics. better that i did not care solo played at 7am. listen for the police car going by."

"i met this girl in dallas when we were on tour with the chili peppa's and that was where i got the idea for the name for the song because when she said her name i thought wow, what a great title for a song. 2 1/4 years later i run into this same girl at a party and i say did you hear that song we recorded using your name, starla? and she said, no my name is darla but hey starla, darla whatever it doesn't matter, so there you go. never trust a girl who ends up with well i can't say." -BC (PI liner notes)

 

Lyrics

i'm in here
please take me home
starla dear, i'm all alone
when you can't decide what's on your mind, it's clear
i'm near
starla dear

to disappear takes some more time
starla dear, you're on my mind

soon, soon i'll be leaving
soon, soon i'll be leaving
i hear all you're saying
i hear all you're failing

i'm in here
please take me home
starla dear, i'm all alone
when you can't decide what's on your mind, it's clear
i'm here
starla dear

serve yourself
no one else can do for you like you
no one else fails like me
in my eyes i burn alive
fly like a bird
no more words just you and i
high in the sky

  Studio

Spring 1992 - Soundworks

Availability

Gish   (buy [amazon.com])
I Am One   (buy [amazon.com])
Siamese Dream   (buy [amazon.com])
Pisces Iscariot   (buy [amazon.com])
Rarities and B-Sides   (buy [amazon.com])
I Am One (promo)
Pisces Iscariot (promo)
Pieces Iscariot (promo)
7 Track Machina Promo - Unnamed (promo)   (buy [amazon.com])
If All Goes Wrong   (buy [amazon.com])
Ghost Children: A Tribute To The Smashing Pumpkins
String Quartet Tribute to Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [amazon.com])
Adem - Takes   (buy [amazon.com])

A La Mode Vol. 2
Astoria '94
Feeling Like a Smashed Pumpkin
London 1994
The Lost Songs
Non Album Songs (aka Non Album Tracks)
Pisces Iscariot + Friends
The Second To Last Gig Ever!
The Singles and More
Turtles on Drugs

total: 23 (13 official releases, 10 boots)

Extra Links

iTunes
iTunes [VSQ]

 

BMI Number  1995924

 

Notes

From 5:27-30, "listen for the police car go by" (-BC, PI liner notes)



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