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Thirty-three

"A simple song in a country tuning, 'Thirty-Three' was the first song the I wrote when I came home from all the Siamese Dream touring. I took three days off, and this was literally the first thing that came out of my hands when I sat down. I was living in my new house for the first time, and this song conveys all of that. The 'cha-cha-cha' sound is my drum machine through a flanger, and what you hear is the same one right off the demo because I couldn't remember how to recreate it. The stringly sounds are part Vocoder, plus five slide guitars tuned to one note each to create the chords." -BC (Guitar World 1/97)

 

Lyrics

speak to me in a language i can hear
humour me before i have to go
deep in thought i forgive everyone
as the cluttered streets greet me once again
i know i can't be late, supper's waiting on the table
tomorrow's just an excuse away
so I pull my collar up and face the cold, on my own
the earth laughs beneath my heavy feet
at the blasphemy in my old jangly walk
steeple guide me to my heart and home
the sun is out and up and down again
i know i'll make it, love can last forever
graceful swans of never topple to the earth
and you can make it last, forever you
you can make it last, forever you
and for a moment i lose myself
wrapped up in the pleasures of the world
i've journeyed here and there and back again
but in the same old haunts i still find my friends
mysteries not ready to reveal
sympathies i'm ready to return
i'll make the effort, love can last forever
graceful swans of never topple to the earth
tomorrow's just an excuse
and you can make it last, forever you
you can make it last, forever you

  Studio

Fall 1994 - Sadlands (Billy's house)
Mar - Aug 1995 - Chicago Recording Company
Aug 1995 - Village Recorder

Availability

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (x2)   (buy [amazon.com])
Thirty-Three   (buy [amazon.com])
The Aeroplane Flies High (x2)   (buy [amazon.com])
Rarities and B-Sides   (buy [amazon.com])
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (promo)
Thirty-Three (promo)
(Promotional Music Video Tapes) (promo)
The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-1998 (promo)
Greatest Hits Video Collection: 1991-2000   (buy [amazon.com])
The Videos (promo)
Shot Full of Diamonds: A Tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins
MySpace Smashing Pumpkins Tribute
Albanopumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Power

1997
Acoustic Melon Songs
Acousticollie And The Infinite Outtakes (x2)
The Aeroplane Flies High
The Aeroplane Flies Underground
Atomic Energy
Billy's Home Demos
Brixton
Brixton
Demos & Outtakes From Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
Dusk
The GM Place
Just Give Me What I Want
Knock on Wood (x2)
Live Bait
The Live Divine
MCIS Demos I
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Ga Ga Goo Goo (x2)
The Mellon Collie Demos
Mellow, Jolly And The Infinite Madness
The Second To Last Gig Ever!
Secret Destroyers
SlapHead's Revenge
Thank You For Participating
There Is No God
Tune in, Turn On, Rawk Out
Turpentine Kisses
Turtles on Drugs
Zero Gravity

total: 47 (15 official releases, 32 boots)

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BMI Number  1995895



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