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The Raven

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The Raven.  Down memory lane during our high school days, this poem was given to us as a piece for our annual speech choir competition.  This is the longest poem I have ever memorized since I learned to read.  I am proud to say that after twenty years, I still do remember the lines word for word.

The Raven” is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”. The poem makes use of a number of folk and classical references.”  www.wikipedia.com

Happy reading and Happy Halloween.

                         The Raven
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
  Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
   As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
  "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-
                Only this, and nothing more."

    Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
  And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
    Eagerly I wished the morrow;- vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost Lenore-
  For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-
                Nameless here for evermore.

    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
  Thrilled me- filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
    "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door-
  Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;-
                This it is, and nothing more."

    Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
  "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
    But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
    And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
  That I scarce was sure I heard you"- here I opened wide the door;-
                Darkness there, and nothing more.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering,
        fearing,
  Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
    But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
    And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore!"
  This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!"-
                Merely this, and nothing more.

    Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
   Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
    "Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice:
    Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore-
  Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;-
                'Tis the wind and nothing more."

    Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and
        flutter,
  In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed
        he;
    But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door-
  Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door-
                Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

   Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
  By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
   "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no
        craven,
   Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore-
  Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
                Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
  Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
    For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door-
  Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
                With such name as "Nevermore."

    But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
  That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
    Nothing further then he uttered- not a feather then he fluttered-
    Till I scarcely more than muttered, "other friends have flown
        before-
  On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
                Then the bird said, "Nevermore."

     Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
  "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
     Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
     Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore-
  Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
                Of 'Never- nevermore'."

    But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
  Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and
        door;
    Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
    Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-
  What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
                Meant in croaking "Nevermore."

    This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
  To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
    This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
    On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
  But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er,
                She shall press, ah, nevermore!

    Then methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
  Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
    "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee- by these angels he
        hath sent thee
    Respite- respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore!
  Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
                Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    "Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!- prophet still, if bird or
        devil!-
  Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted-
    On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore-
  Is there- is there balm in Gilead?- tell me- tell me, I implore!"
                Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    "Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil- prophet still, if bird or
        devil!
  By that Heaven that bends above us- by that God we both adore-
    Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
    It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore-
  Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore."
                Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    "Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend," I shrieked,
        upstarting-
  "Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
    Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
    Leave my loneliness unbroken!- quit the bust above my door!
  Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my
        door!"
               Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
  On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
    And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the
        floor;
  And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
                Shall be lifted- nevermore!

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Gregorian-The Raven, from the album Masterpieces
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Lyrics

The clock struck midnight
And through my sleeping
I heard a tapping at my door
I looked but nothing lay in the darkness
And so I turned inside once more

To my amazement
There stood a raven
Whose shadow hung above my door
Then through the silence
It spoke the one word
That I shall hear for evermore

Nevermore
Thus quoth the raven, nevermore

And still the raven remains in my room
No matter how much I implore
No words can soothe him
No prayer remove him
And I must hear for evermore

Quoth the raven, nevermore
Nevermore
Thus quoth the raven, nevermore

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Flood

Flood

Jars of Clay

Rain rain on my face
It hasn’t stopped
Raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become
One with the mud

[Chorus]
But if I can’t swim after 40 days
And my mind is crushed
By the crashing waves
Lift me up so high
That I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up when I’m falling
Lift me up I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up I need you to hold me
Lift me up and keep me from drowning again

Down pour on my soul
Splashing in the ocean
I’m losing control
Dark sky all around
Can’t feel my feet
Touching the ground

[Chorus]

Calm the storms that drench my eyes
And dry the streams still flowing
Casting down all waves of sin

And guilt that overthrow me
[Chorus]

Lift me up, when I’m falling
Lift me up, I’m weak and I’m dying
Lift me up, I need you to hold me
Lift me up, and keep me from drowning again

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Adore, Smashing Pumpkins’ Second Best

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, is of course the best album the Smashing Pumpkins ever had.

Adore is the second best.

Adore is comparable to Mellon Collie as far as musicality is concerned.  The only thing that sets the two albums apart is that there are some songs in Mellon Collie that showcase the band’s other equally competitive forte- the upbeat almost-hard rock songs.

Adore might be the best for those audience who prefer gothic, dark and emotional rock.  Adore would be best appreciated by hopelessly romantics and sentimental fools.

Adore, the album is composed of sixteen (16) tracks.  However, there are seventeen (17) cuts in a Japanese version.

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To Shiela is the first song.  To Shiela sets the perfect listening decorum and gives the listeners hints of what the album has in store for them.

Enjoy the video and savour the lyrics only the pumpkins can deliver.

1.  To Shiela

To Shiela

Twilight fades
Through blistered avalon
The sky’s cruel torch
On aching autobahn
Into the uncertain divine
We scream into the last divide

You make me real
You make me real
Strong as i feel
You make me real

Sheila rides on crashing nightingale
Intake eyes leave passing vapor trails
With blushing brilliance alive
Because it’s time to arrive

You make me real
You make me real
Strong as i feel
You make me real

Lately I just can’t seem to believe
Discard my friends to change the scenery
It meant the world to hold a bruising faith
But now it’s just a matter of grace

A summer storm graces all of me
Highway warm sing silent poetry
I could bring you the light
And take you home into the night

You make me real
Lately I just can’t seem to believe
You make me real
Discard my friends to change the scenery
Strong as i feel
It meant the world to hold a bruising faith
You make me real
But now it’s just a matter of grace

2.  Ava Adore

Ava Adore

It’s you that I adore
You will always be my whore
You’ll be a mother to my child
And a child to my heart
We must never be apart
We must never be apart

Lovely girl
You’re the beauty in my world
Without you there aren’t reasons left to find

And I’ll pull your crooked teeth
You’ll be perfect just like me
You’ll be a lover in my bed
And a gun to my head
We must never be apart
We must never be apart

Lovely girl
You’re the murder in my world
Dressing coffins for the souls I’ve left to die
Drinking mercury
To the mystery of all that you should ever leave behind
In time

In you I see dirty
In you I count stars
In you I feel so pretty
In you I taste god
In you I feel so hungry
In you I crash cars
We must never be apart

Drinking mercury
To the mystery of all that you should ever seek to find
Lovely girl
You’re the murder in my world
Dressing coffins for the souls I’ve left behind
In time
We must never be apart

And you’ll always be my whore
Cause you’re the one that I adore
And I’ll pull your crooked teeth
You’ll be perfect just like me
In you I feel so dirty in you I crash cars
In you I feel so pretty in you I taste god
We must never be apart

3.  Perfect

Perfect

I know we’re just like old friends
We just can’t pretend
That lovers make amends
We are reasons so unreal
We can’t help but feel that something has been lost

But please you know you’re just like me
Next time I promise we’ll be
Perfect
Perfect
Perfect strangers down the line
Lovers out of time
Memories unwind

So far I still know who you are
But now I wonder who I was…

Angel, you know it’s not the end
We’ll always be good friends
The letters have been sent on

So please, you always were so free
You’ll see, I promise we’ll be
Perfect
Perfect strangers when we meet
Strangers on the street
Lovers while we sleep

Perfect
You know this has to be
We always we’re so free
We promised that we’d be
Perfect

4.  Daphne Descends

Daphne Descends

with the sugar sickness
you spy the kidnap kid
who kids you to oblivion
it’s the perfect hassle
for the perfumed kiss
he makes you miss him more than home

you love him
you love him more than this
you love him and you cannot, you can’t resist
you love him
you love him for yourself
you love him and no one, no one else

past sidewalk ashes
a last lovers arc
you come apart to intertwine
it was all so simple
as you watched him move
across the darkness in your room

you love him
you love him for youself
you love him and no one, no one else

and the winding vines
the pretty boys dive
and thru the pinhole stars
into the shadow mind
you will lose him then
on some gentle dawn
this boy is here and gone

you love him
you love him for yourself
you love him and no one, no one else
you love him
you love him more than this
you love him and you cannot, you can’t resist

you love him…

5.  Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

 Mother I’m tired

Come surrender my son
Time has ravaged on my soul
No plans to leave but still I go

Fallin’ with the leaves
Fallin’ out of sleep
To the last goodbyes
Who cares why?

Mother I’ve tried
Wasting my life
I haven’t given up, I lie
To make you so proud in my eyes

Fallin’ out of sleep
Crawlin’ over me
To the last goodbyes
Who cares why?

Tuesdays come and gone
Restless i still drive
Try to leave it all behind

Fallin’, fallin’ out of sleep
Fallin’, fallin’ with the leaves
I go crawlin’, crawlin’ over me

Once upon a time in my life…
I went falling…

Mother I hope you know
That I miss you so
Time has ravaged on my soul
To wipe a mothers tears grown cold

6.  Tear

 Tear

the lights came on fast
lost in motorcrash
gone in a flash unreal
but you knew all along
you laugh the light
I sing the songs
to watch you numb

I saw you there
you were on your way
you held the rain
and for the first time
heaven seemed insane
cause heaven is to blame
for taking you away

do you know the way that I can?
do you know the way that I can’t lose?
do you know the things that I can?
do you know the things that I can do?

where is your heart? where is your heart gone to?
tear me apart
tear me apart from you
you laugh the light I cry the wound
in gray afternoons

I saw you there
you were on your way
you kissed me cold
and for the first time
heaven seemed insane
for taking you away
cause heaven is to blame
for taking you away

the lights came to pass
dead opera motorcrash
gone in a flash unreal
in nitrous overcast

do you know the way that I can?
do you know the way that I can’t choose?
do you know the things that I can?
do you know the things that I can’t lose?

tear me apart
tear me apart from you
where is your heart?
where has your heart run to?

7.  Crestfallen

Crestfallen

Who am I to need you when I’m down
Where are you when I need you around
Your life is not your own

And all I ask you
Is for another chance
Another way around you
To live by circumstance, once again

Who am I to need you now
To ask you why to tell you no
To deserve your love and sympathy
You were never meant to belong to me

And you may go, but I know you won’t leave
Too many years built into memories
Your life is not your own
Who am I to need you now
To ask you why to tell you no
To deserve your love and sympathy
You were never meant to belong to me

Who am I to you?
Along the way
I lost my faith

And as you were, you’ll be again
To mold like clay, to break like dirt
To tear me uo in your sympathy
You were never meant to belong to me
You were never meant to belong to me
You were never meant to belong to me

Who am I?

8.  Apples + Oranjes

 Apples + Oranges

What if the sun refused to shine?
What if the clouds refused to rain?
What if the wind refused to blow?
What if the seas refused to wave?
What if the world refused its turn?
What if the stars would hesitate?

What if what is isn’t true?
What are you going to do?
What if what is isn’t you?
Does that mean you’ve got to lose?
Digging for the feel of something new

What if the silence let you dream?
What if the air could let you breathe?
What if the words would bring you here?
What if this sound could bring you peace?

What if what is isn’t true?
What are you going to do?
Digging for the feel of something new
What if what is isn’t you?
Does that mean you’ve got to lose?

It came from your thoughts, your dreams and visions
Ripped up from your weeks and indecisions

What if the sun refused to shine?
What if the clouds refused to rain?
What if the world refused to turn?
What if the clocks would hesitate?

What if what is isn’t true?
What are you going to do?
What if what is isn’t you?
Does that mean you’ve got to lose?
Digging for the feel of something new

Does that mean you’ve got to choose
The feel of something new?
Does that mean you’ve got to lose
The thoughts you cannot lose?
What are you going to do?

9.  Pug

Pug

Kiss and kill me sweetly

Come and drive me home

Drag the miles in me

I am yours alone

Inside where it’s warm

Wrap myself in you

Outside where I’m torn

Fight myself into, into, into you
Desire me so deeply

Drain and kick me hard

Whisper secrets for me

Try to go too far
Inside where it’s warm

Wrap myself in you

Outside where I’m torn

Fight myself into, into, into

Please don’t change

Please don’t change at all

Bring your rain

Bring your rain to fall
Inside where it’s warm

Wrap myself in you

Outside where I’m torn

Fight myself into, into, into you
Come and kiss me sweetly

Ride the telephone

Drag the miles to me

I am yours alone

Yours alone, yours alone

On the telephone

Yours alone

Looking for a kiss

Kiss Yours alone

10.  The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete

The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete

Dusty screams, through doors and imaginary floors
“Why can’t you miss me?”
Pistol Pete removes the final breaths from
her unkind and she is shaken
What does this mean in love or in peace?
With you lying next to me
So faithless serene
And she calls to him

Let the waste cross the ancient trails to you
Far out beneath the sorrow clouds
Let them taste the bitter lost mistake of you
Let them cry out through your rusted scars

Alone he roams inside the ordinary
catacombs of her waiting
With raven hands she steals and
staggers towards her man
Still scorned by his demon

Because he’s undone
Become the language of
Disaster and love, vengeance and dust
And she calls to him

Let the waste cross the ancient trails to you
Far out beneath the sorrow clouds
Let them taste the bitter lost mistake of you
Let them cry out through your rusted scars

Dusty screams, through doors and imaginary scenes
Of hurt and teardrop
As he holds her down, in the cold lonely winds
Together again, her inside him
And she calls to him

Let the waste cross the ancient trails to you
Far out beneath the sorrow clouds
Let them taste the bitter lost mistake of you
Let them cry out through your rusted scars

11.  Annie- Dog

Annie-Dog
Amphetamine annie-dog
Has her leash and a face
Her velvet spleen her
shackle spine
Her dimond curse
It comes with mineA vessel she
For violent I
Confession arms a wake
Mine, mine you were always mine
Possessed by my taste

And below the angel dog
Combs her hair and
sings her psalms
The bombs go off
She doesn’t notice
It all goes wrong
She sets things tragic
She is venus
She is mars
she’s electric
And the struggle of

Upon my face we leave no trace
But in her stomach mercury aged

She holds the blood
She carves the knives
She digs the wires in our babies

Amphetamine annie-dog
Pulls her trash
And her stories
From place to place

And bed to bed
Gives of herself and
the magnet headAnother floor another ceiling
Counting stairs with
double meanings

Is it wrong to be
swallowed whole
To disappear in her
To give her the priceless peace
Of giving up control

We tumble out into the streets
And annie-dog she
drags her leash
Pretty face
Ugly mouth
Bitter bred and so released

And by the no
And by the yes
Annie goes if you couldn’t guess

A simple man
A sycophant
Her elephant with the
laughing call
She wants clean sheets
And fresh flowers
And dental shots
And the hong kong glue

Amphetamine annie-dog
Has her leash and a face

12.  Shame

Shame

you’re gonna walk on home
you’re gonna walk alone
you’re gonna see this through
don’t let them get to you

shame

love is good and love is kind
love is drunk and love is blind
love is good and love is mine
love is drunk all the time

shame

you’re gonna walk on home
you’re gonna walk alone
you’re gonna walk so far
you’re gonna wonder who you are

shame

love is good and love is kind
love is good and love is blind
love is good and love is mine
love is good all the time

hello goodbye, you know you made us cry…

13.  Behold the Nightmare

Behold the Nightmare

I faced the fathoms in your deep
Withstood the suitors’ quiet siege
Pulled down the heavens just to please you
Appease you
The wind blows, and I know

I can’t go on
Digging roses from your grave
To linger on
Beyond the beyond
Where the willows weep
And the whirlpools sleep
You’ll find me
The coarse tide reflects sky

And the night mare rides on
And the night mare rides on
With a December black psalm
And the night mare rides on

Where I fear is lost here
The wind blows, and I know

All you have to do is run away
And steal yourself from me
Become a mystery to gaze into
You’re so cruel in all you do
But still I believe, I believe in you

So may you come with your own knives
You’ll never take me alive
With all the force of what is true
Is there nothing I can do?

I can’t go on
Digging roses from your grave
To linger on
Beyond the beyond
Where the willows weep
And the whirlpools sleep
You’ll find me

And the night mare rides on
And the night mare rides on
With a December black psalm
And the night mare rides on

I’ve faced the fathoms in your deep
Withstood the suitors’ quiet siege
Pulled down the heavens just to please you
To hold the flower I can’t keep

14.  For Martha

For Martha

Whenever I run

Whenever I run to you lost one

It’s never done
Just hanging on

Just past has let me be
Returning as if dream
Shattered as belief

If you have to go don’t say goodbye
If you have to go don’t you cry
If you have to go I will get by
Someday I’ll follow
you and see you on the
other side

But for the grace of love
I’d will the meaning of
Heaven from above
Your picture out of time
Left aching in my mind
Shadows kept alive

If you have to go don’t say goodbye
If you have to go don’t you cry
If you have to go I will get by
I will follow you and see
you on the other side

But for the grace of love
I’d will the meaning of
Heaven from above

Long horses we are born
Creatures more than torn
Mourning our way home

15.  Blank Page

Blank Page

Blank page was all the rage
Never meant to say anything
In bed, I was half dead
Tired of dreaming of rest
Got dressed, drove the state line
Looking for you at the five and dime
Stop sign told me stay at home
Told me you were not alone

Blank page was all the rage
Never meant to hurt anyone
In bed, I was half dead
Tired of dreaming of rest

You haven’t changed…
You’re still the same
May you rise as you fall

You were easy, you are forgotten
You are the ways of my mistakes

I catch the rainfall
Through the leaking roof
That you had left behind
You remind me
Of that leak in my soul

The rain falls
My friends call
Leaking rain on the phone

Take a day, plant some trees
May they shade you from me
May your children play beneath

Blank page was all the rage
Never meant to say anything
In bed, I was half dead
Tired of dreaming of rest
Got dressed drove the state line
Looking for you at the five and dime
But there I was, picking pieces up

You are a ghost
Of my indecision
No more little girl.

16.  Once in a While

Once in a While

Horses run
Once in a while for you

The shades will draw
Once in a while for you

Destiny will hide the sense of your time
Once in a while
Once in a while for you

The soldiers will fall
Once in a while for you

The shades will crawl
Once in a while for you

You’ll take the walls
I will take the new ring

Once in a while
Once in a while its you
Once in a while its you

Once in a while
You’ll make it on your own
You’ll make it so alone
Feel so alone

You’ll try to care
Once in a while for me
And I will be there
Once in a while
Once in a while for you
Once in a while for you
Once in a while for you

17.  17  Seconds

17 Seconds

17 seconds of compassion

17 seconds of peace

17 seconds to remember love is the energy behind witch all is created

17 seconds to remember all that is good

17 seconds to forget all your hurt and pain

17 seconds of faith

17 seconds to trust you again

17 seconds of radiance

17 seconds to send a prayer up

17 seconds is all that you need

Smashing Pumpkins will be performing Live in Manila on August 07, 2012 in the Smart Araneta Coliseum as they promote their latest album…
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Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness– the first music album I actually bought out of my pocket.  CD was not yet popular during those days.  It was CT that inhabited those racks juxtaposed CT player.  Of course, CT stood for Cassette Tape and it looked like this:

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Volume 1 and 2

The first set I bought was lost a month after so I bought another.  After five months, it was lost again due to fortuitous event.  For the third time, I tried to have another but I found it hard to.  I ransacked branches of Odyssey and Radio City including those in Glorietta but to no avail.  CD replaced CT yet still it is nowhere to be found.

According to Wiki,

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the third album by American alternative band, The Smashing Pumpkins released October 24, 1995 on Virgin Records. Produced by frontman Billy Corgan with Flood and Alan Moulder, the twenty-eight-track album was released as a two-disc CD (2-volume CT in my case), and triple LP. The album features a wide array of styles, as well as greater musical input from bassist D’arcy Wretzky and second guitarist James Iha.

Led by the single “Bullet with Butterfly Wings“, the record debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, the first and only such occurrence for the group. The album spawned five more singles—”1979“, “Zero“, “Tonight, Tonight“, the promotional “Muzzle“, and “Thirty-Three“—over the course of 1996, and has been certified nine times platinum by the RIAA. Praised by critics for its ambition and scope, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness earned the band seven Grammy Award nominations in 1997. It is also widely considered one of the best albums of the 1990s.

*And it sounds like this:

**Uploaded original versions were removed from Youtube for Intellectual Property Rights Infringement Cases.  I recently uploaded two tracks, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Love and finger-crossed that Youtube would tolerate this for quite some time.  You can search the net for original audio tracks and find out that first is still the best.  Notwithstanding, enjoy Smashing Pumpkins Poetry at its best with the following lyrics.

Disc One, Dawn to Dusk

Disc One (Dawn to Dusk)

1. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

This track sets the perfect decorum for an emotional solitude.  Turn the lights off and light a candle.  Just make sure you are home alone.

2. Tonight, Tonight

Tonight, Tonight

Time is never time at all
You can never ever leave without leaving a piece of youth
And our lives are forever changed
We will never be the same
The more you change the less you feel
Believe, believe in me, believe
That life can change, that you’re not stuck in vain
We’re not the same, we’re different tonight
Tonight, so bright
Tonight
And you know you’re never sure
But you’re sure you could be right
If you held yourself up to the light
And the embers never fade in your city by the lake
The place where you were born
Believe, believe in me, believe
In the resolute urgency of now
And if you believe there’s not a chance tonight
Tonight, so bright
Tonight
We’ll crucify the insincere tonight
We’ll make things right, we’ll feel it all tonight
We’ll find a way to offer up the night tonight
The indescribable moments of your life tonight
The impossible is possible tonight
Believe in me as I believe in you, tonight

3. Jellybelly

Jellybelly

welcome to nowhere fast
nothing here ever lasts
nothing but memories
of what never was
we’re nowhere, we’re nowhere, we’re nowhere to be
nowhere, we’re nowhere, we’re nowhere to see
living makes me sick
so sick i wish i’d die
down in the belly of the beast
i can’t lie
you’re nowhere, you’re nowhere, you’re nowhere to be
nowhere, you’re nowhere, you’re nowhere to see
there’s nothing left to do
there’s nothing left to feel
doesn’t matter what you want, so
to make yourself feel better
you make is so you’ll never
give in to your forevers
and live for always
and forever, forever, you’re forever to be
forever, forever, you’re forever to me

4. Zero

Zero
My reflection, dirty mirror
There’s no connection to myself
I’m your lover, I’m your zero
I’m the face in your dreams of glass
So save your prayers
For when we’re really gonna need’em
Throw out your cares and fly
Wanna go for a ride?She’s the one for me
She’s all I really need
Cause she’s the one for me
Emptiness is loneliness, and loneliness is cleanliness
And cleanliness is godliness, and god is empty just like me
Intoxicated with the madness, I’m in love with my sadness
Bullshit fakers, enchanted kingdoms
The fashion victims chew their charcoal teeth
I never let on, that I was on a sinking ship
I never let on that I was down
You blame yourself, for what you can’t ignore
You blame yourself for wanting more
She’s the one for me
She’s all I really need
She’s the one for me
She’s my one and only

5. Here Is No Why

Here Is no Why

the useless drag of another day
the endless drags of a death rock boy
mascara sure and lipstick lost
glitter burned by restless thoughts of being forgotten
and in your sad machines
you’ll forever stay
desperate and displeased with whoever you are
and you’re a star
somewhere he pulls his hair down over a frowning smile
a hidden diamond you cannot find
a secret star that cannot shine over to you
may the king of gloom, be forever doomed
and in your sad machines
you’ll forever stay
burning up in speed
lost inside the dreams, of teen machines
the useless drags, the empty days
the lonely towers of long mistakes
to forgotten faces and faded loves
sitting still was never enough
and if you’re giving in, then you’re giving up
cause in your sad machines
you’ll forever stay
burning up in speed
lost inside the dreams, of teen machines

6. Bullet With Butterfly Wings

Bullet With Butterfly Wings

the world is a vampire, sent to drain
secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
and what do I get, for my pain
betrayed desires, and a piece of the game
even though I know-I suppose I’ll show
all my cool and cold-like old job

despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
someone will say what is lost can never be saved
despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

now I’m naked, nothing but an animal
but can you fake it, for just one more show
and what do you want, I want change
and what have you got
when you feel the same
even though I know-I suppose I’ll show
all my cool and cold-like old job

despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
someone will say what is lost can never be saved
despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

tell me I’m the only one
tell me there’s no other one
jesus was an only son yeah
tell me I’m the chosen one
jesus was an only son for you

despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
someone will say what is lost can never be saved
despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a
despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a
despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

tell me I’m the only one
tell me there’s no other one
jesus was an only son for you

and I still believe that I cannot be saved
and I still believe that I cannot be saved
and I still believe that I cannot be saved
and I still believe that I cannot be saved

7. To Forgive

To Forgive

ten times removed
i forget about where it all began
bastard son of a bastard son of
a wild eyed child of the sun
and right as rain, i’m not the same but
i feel the same, i feel nothing
holding back the fool again
holding back the fool pretends
i forget to forget nothing is important
holding back the fool again
i sensed my loss
before i even learned to talk
and i remember my birthdays
empty party afternoons won’t come back
holding back the fool again
holding back the fool pretends
i forget to forget nothing is important
holding back the fool again
i forget to forget me
i forget to forget you see
nothing is important to me
i knew my loss
before i even learned to speak
and all along, i knew it was wrong
but i played along, with my birthday song
holding back the fool again
holding back the fool pretends
i forget to forget nothing is important
holding back the fool again

8. Fuck You ( An Ode to No One)

Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
I’m never coming back
I’m never giving in
I’ll never be the shine in your spit
I disconnect the act
I disconnect the dots
I disconnect the me in me
And you’re mistaken, It’s you that’s faking
Living and breathing and dying too
This message is for anyoine who dares to hear a fool
You can’t bring me back, you can’t bring me back
Cause I give it all back to you
Thru sacred alleys, the living wrecks
Wreak their havoc upon this world
The disenchanted, the romantics,
The body and face and soul of you is gone down that deep black hole
Destroy the mind-destroy the body-but you cannot destroy the heart
And you, you make me so I need to disconnect
And you make it so real
I don’t need your love to disconnect
To runaround kids in get-go cars
With vaseline afterbirths and neon coughs
Galaxies full of nobodies
Giving us the farewell runarounds
I took a virgin mary axe to his sweet baby jane,
lost my innocence to a no good girl, scratch my
face with anvil hands, and coil my tongue around a bumblebee mouth
And I give it all back to you
No way, I don’t need it, I don’t need your love to disconnect
And you make it, so real, I don’t need your love to disconnect
No way to disconnect
And you make it so real
I don’t need your love to disconnect
No way to disconnect

9. Love

Love
to my mistakes, to my mistakes of cowardice
she shimmy shakes, the jimmy jakes of consequence
born of the airs and dues house, my airs of madness do declare
that it’s ok, it’s love
it’s what you wanted to see, it’s who you wanted to be
for what you needed to need, she’ll make it up
love, it’s who you know
machine gun blues, her vacant rush is so steel
i’m unaware, lost inside your visions
i got mine too over, i got mine and i got you
cause i know you, you’re love
it’s what you wanted to see, it’s who you wanted to be
for what you needed to need, she’ll make it up
love, it’s who you know
–> and when I lost my mind, I knew I was in for the long ride
can i look up to you as you look down on me
can i feel in to you as you felt in to me
i can’t help what you see, i can’t help but to be
for what i needed to need, she’ll make it
love, it’s who you knowLove solves everything. Love

10. Cupid de Locke

Cupid de Locke
Cupid hath pulled back his sweetheart’s bow
To cast divine arrows into her soul
To grab her attention swift and quick
Or morrow the marrow of her bones be thick
With turpentine kisses and mistaken blowsSee the devil may do as the devil may care
He loves none sweeter as sweeter the dare
Her mouth the mischief he doth seek
Her heart the captive of which he speaks
So note all ye lovers in love with the sound
Your world be shattered with nary a note
Of one cupids arrow under your coatAnd in the land of star crossed lovers
And barren hearted wanderers
Forever lost in forsaken missives and Satan’s pull
We seek the unseekable and we speak the unspeakable
Our hopes dead gathering dust to dust
In faith, in compassion, and in love

11.  Galapogos

Galapogos
Ain’t it funny how we pretend we’re still a child
Softly stolen under our blanket skies
And rescue me from me, and all that I believe
I won’t deny the pain
I won’t deny the change
And should I fall from grace here with you
Will you leave me too?Carve out your heart for keeps in an old oak tree
And hold me for goodbyes-and whispered lullabyes
And tell me I am still
The man I’m supposed to be
I won’t deny the pain
I won’t deny the change
And should I fall from grace here with you
Will you leave me too?Too late to turn to turn back now, I’m running out of sound
And I’m changing, changing
And if we died right now, this fool you loved somehow
Is here with you
I won’t deny the pain
I won’t deny the change
And should I fall from grace here with you
Would you leave me too?

12. Muzzle

Muzzle
I fear that I’m ordinary, just like everyone
To lie here and die among the sorrows
Adrift among the days
For everything I ever said
And everything I’ve ever done is gone and dead
As all things must surely have to end
And great loves will one day have to part
I know that I am meant for this world
My life has been extraordinary
Blessed and cursed and won
Time heals but I’m forever broken
By and by the way…
Have you ever heard the words
I’m singing in these songs?
It’s for the girl I’ve loved all along
Can a taste of love be so wrong
As all things must surely have to end
And great loves will one day have to part
I know that I am meant for this world
And in my mind as I was floating
Far above the clouds
Some children laughed I’d fall for certain
For thinking that I’d last forever
But I knew exactly where I wasAnd I knew the meaning of it all
And I knew the distance to the sun
And I knew the echo that is love
And I knew the secrets in your spires
And I knew the emptiness of youth
And I knew the solitude of heart
And I knew the murmurs of the soul
And the world is drawn into your hands
And the world is etched upon your heart
And the world so hard to understand
Is the world you can’t live without
And I knew the silence of the world

13. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans

Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
As far as you take me, that’s where I believe
The realm of soft delusions, floating on the leaves
On a distant shoreline, she waves her arms to me
As all the thought police, are closing in for sleep
The dilly dally, of my bright lit stay
The steam of my misfortunes
Has given me the power to be afraid
And in my mind I’m everyone
And in my mind
Without a care in this whole world
Without a care in this life
It’s what you take that makes it right
Porcelina of the oceans blue
In the slipstream, of thoughtless thoughts
The light of all that’s good, the light of all that’s true
To the fringes gladly, I walk unadorned
With gods and their creations
With filth and disease
Porcelina, she waits for me there
With seashell hissing lullabyes
And whispers fathomed deep inside my own
Hidden thoughts and alibis
My secret thoughts come alive
Without a care in this whole world
Without a care in this life
It’s what you take that makes it right
And in my mind I’m everyone
In my mind I’m everyone of you
You make it right
It’s all alright
You make it right
Porcelina of the oceans blue

13. Take Me Down

Take Me Down
Take me down, to the underground
Won’t you take me down, to the underground
Why of why, there is no light
And if I can’t sleep, can you hold my life
And all I see is you
Take my hand, I lost where I began
In my heart I know all my faults
Will you help me understand
And I believe in you
You’re the other half of me
Soothe and heal…
When you sleep, when you dream, I’ll be there if you need me,
whenever I hear you sing…
There is a sun, it’ll come, the sun, I hear them call me down
I held you once, a lover that once, and life had just begun
And you’re all I see…
And trumpets blew, and angels flew on the other side
And you’re all I see, and you’re all I’ll need
There’s a love that God puts in your heart

Disc Two (Twilight to Starlight)

1.  Where Boys Fear to Tread

“Where Boys Fear To Tread”
Candy cane walks down
To build a bonfire, to break my fall
My baby, my sweet thing
Just maybe we could lose ourselves this time
King of the horseflies, dark prince of death
His tragic forces are heaven sent
In sweet things, in a lovers breath
In knowing this was meant to be the last
A go-go-kids, a go-go-style
A suck suck kiss, a suck suck smile
As always, in young need
A veiled promise to never die
On dead highways, her black beauties roam
For june angels, so far from home
For a love lost, a faded picture
To tread lightning, to ink the lavender skies
So get on the bomb
Get back where you belong

2.  Bodies

“Bodies”

Cast the pearls aside, of a simple life of need
Come into my life forever
The crumbled cities stand as known
Of the sights you have been shown
Of the hurt you call your own
Love is suicide

The empty bodies stand at rest
Casualties of their own flesh
Afflicted by their dispossession
But no bodies ever knew
Nobodys
No bodies felt like you
Nobodys
Love is suicide

Now we drive the night, to the ironies of peace
You can’t help deny forever
The tragedies reside in you
The secret sights hide in you
The lonely nights divide you in two
All my blisters now revealed
In the darkness of my dreams
In the spaces in between us
But no bodies ever knew
Nobodys
No bodies felt like you
Nobodys
Love is suicide

3.  Thirty-three

Thirty-Three 
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

4.  In the Arms of Sleep

“In The Arms Of Sleep”

Sleep will not come to this tired body now
Peace will not come to this lonely heart
There are some things I’ll live without
But I want you to know that I need you right now
I need you tonite
I steal a kiss from her sleeping shadow moves
Cause I’ll always miss her wherever she goes
And I’ll always need her more than she could ever need me
I need someone to ease my mind
But sometimes a someone is so hard to find
And I’ll do anything to keep her here tonite
And I’ll say anything to make her feel alright
And I’ll be anything to keep her here tonite
Cause I want you to stay, with me
I need you tonite
She comes to me like an angel out of time
As I play the part of a saint on my knees
There are some things I’ll live without
But I want you to know that I need you right now
Suffer my desire
Suffer my desire
Suffer my desire for you

5.  1979

1979

Shakedown 1979
Cool kids never have the time
On a live wire right up off the street
You and I should meet
Junebug skipping like a stone
With the headlights pointed at the dawn
We were sure we’d never see an end to it all

I don’t even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed to the earth below

Double cross the vacant and the bored
They’re not sure just what we have in store
Morphine city slippin’ dues down to see

We don’t even care as restless as we are
We feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts
And poured cement, lamented and assured
To the lights and towns below
Faster than the speed of sound
Faster than we thought we’d go
Beneath the sound of hope

Justine never knew the rules,
Hung down with the freaks and ghouls
No apologies ever need be made
I know you better than you fake it to see

We don’t even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don’t know just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below
The street heats the urgency of now
As you see there’s no one around

 

6.  Tales of a Scorched Earth

Can’t find a video nor an audio

“Tales Of A Scorched Earth”

Farewell goodnight last one out turn out the lights
And let me be, let me die inside
Let me know the way from of this world of hate in you
Cause the dye is cast, and the bitch is back
And we’re all dead yeah we’re all dead
In side the future of a shattered past
I lie just to be real, and I’d die just to feel
Why do the same old things keep on happening?
Because beyond my hopes there are no feelings
Bless the martyrs and kiss the kids
For knowing better, for knowing this
Cause you’re all whores and I’m a fag
And I’ve got no mother and I’ve got no dad
To save me the wasted, save me from myself
I lie just to be real, and I’d die just to feel
Why do the same old things keep on happening?
Because beyond my hopes there are no feelings
Everbody’s lost just waiting to be found
Everyone’s a thought just waiting to fade
So fuck it all cause I don’t care
So what somehow somewhere we dared
To try to dare to dare for a little more
I lie just to be real, and I’d die just to feel
Why do the same old things keep on happening?
Because beyond my hopes there are no reasons

7.  Thru the Eyes of Ruby

“Thru The Eyes Of Ruby”

Wrap me in always, and drag me in with maybes
Your innocence is treasure, your innocence is death
Your innocence is all I have
Breathing underwater, and living under glass
And if you spin your love around
The secrets of your dreams
You may find your love is gone
And is not quite what it seemed
To appear to disappear
Beneath all your darkest fears
I believe in never, I believe in all the way
But belief is not to notice, belief is just some faith
And faith can’t help you to escape
And with this ring I wed thee true
And with this ring I wed thee now
And with this ring I play so dead
But no one’s asking for the truth, so let me tell you
If you spin your love around
The secrets of your dreams
You may find your love is gone
And is not quite what it seemed
To appear to disappear
Beneath all your darkest fears
To the revelations of fresh faced youth
No one will come to save you
So speak your peace in the murmurs drawn
But youth is wasted on the young
Your strength is my weakness, your weakness my hate
My love for you just can’t explain
Why we’re forever frozen, forever beautiful,
Forever lost inside ourselves
The night has come to hold us young

8.  Stumbleine

Stumbleine

Boredoms in the bathroom shaking out the loose teeth
Sally’s in the stirrups claiming her destiny
And nobody nowhere understands anything
About me and all my dreams
Lost at sea
Jack it up judy set your heart alight
Mayfair mistress of the satellites
Misspent youth- faking up a rampage
To hold off the real slaves
Paid off and staid
And what you never knew
Can never get to you
So fake it
I’ll be your stumbleine
I’ll be your super queen
And make you
Jukebox fuckup hanging round the drugstore
No matter what you say he’ll be back for more
Mommy’s in the manger with the little kids
She’s got her reasons, got my forgets
Of tears and idle threats
Misplaced
And no matter what they do
They can’t get to you
So fake it
I’ll be your stumbleine
I’ll be your super queen
And make you me
Come around ruby I could never sleep alone

 

9.  X.Y.U.

XYU

She didnt wanna be, she didnt wanna know
She couldnt run away cause she was crazy
She gave it all away, she saw her baby break
And in the air it hung that she was dull razors
And I said, I wanna fill you up, I wanna break you, I wanna give you up
From one another, another one should come to one another
No one should come between us
Still I was lonely, and she was by my side, my one and only
Knows that she could never hide
I couldnt feel her, and it was just a game,
Cause I was lonely and she was crazy
Rat-tat-tat, ka boom boom, now take that, and just a bit of this
Cause Im a watcher, and Im a doer of none
Come to save you, cause youre all mine
I hurt where I cant feel, I feel where I cant hurt
I know where I cant know, I bleed for me and mine
Ka-boom, a rat-tat-tat, and some good ole bliss
Cause Im a sister, and Im a motherfuck
I am made of shamrocks, I am made of stern stuff
I am never enough, I am the forgotten child
And I said I wanna fill you up, I wanna break you, I wanna give you up
From one another, no one should ever come
In between us, between us and our love
Mary had a little lamb, her face was white as snow
And everywhere that mary went I was sure to go
Now marys got a problem, and marys not a stupid girl
Marys got some deep shit, and mary does not forget
And this is how marys garden grows, and this is how mary has her ghosts
And into the eyes of the jackyl I say ka-boom
Now we begin descent, to where weve never been
There is no going back, this wasnt meant to last
This is a hell on earth, we are meant to serve
And she will never learn [she will never learn]
Bye bye, baby goodbye [bye bye]

10.  We Only Come Out At Night

“We Only Come Out At Night”

We only come out at night, the days are much too bright
We only come out at night
And once again, you’ll pretend to know me well, my friends
And once again, I’ll pretend to know the way
Thru the empty space
Thru the secret places of the heart
We only come out at night, the days are mush too bright
We only come out at night
I walk alone, I walk alone to find the way home
I’m on my own, I’m on my own to see the ways
That I can’t help the days, you will make it home o.k.
I know you can, and you can
We only come out at night, the days are much too bright
We only come out at night
And once again, you’ll pretend to know that
There’s an end, that there’s an end to this begin
It will help you sleep at night
It will make it seem that right is always right
Alright?
We only come out at night
11.  Beautiful
TBC

 

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Parodya ng Parokya ni Edgar

parody (pronounced /ˈpærədi/; also called send-upspoof or lampoon), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or trivialise an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation. As the literary theorist Linda Hutcheon puts it, “parody … is imitation, not always at the expense of the parodied text.” Another critic, Simon Dentith, defines parody as “any cultural practice which provides a relatively polemical allusive imitation of another cultural production or practice.” Often, the most satisfying element of a good parody is seeing others mistake it for the genuine article.[citation needed]

Parody may be found in art or culture, including literaturemusic (although “parody” in music has an earlier, somewhat different meaning than for other art forms), animationgaming and film.

The writer and critic John Gross observes in his Oxford Book of Parodies, that parody seems to flourish on territory somewhere between pastiche (“a composition in another artist’s manner, without satirical intent”) and burlesque (which “fools around with the material of high literature and adapts it to low ends”).

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Parokya ni Edgar (English translation: Parish of Edgar) is a Filipino band that was formed in 1993 by a group of college students. The band is famous and most lauded for its original rock novelty songs and often satirical covers of popular songs. The band has since transcended musical genres, varying styles from one song to another – alternative rock to pop rockfunk to rapcore, and so on – while providing comic relief to their listeners. Despite having “Edgar” in the band’s name, none of the members go by it.

-Wikipedia

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Buloy, of course is PnE’s greatest hit but what interests me most about PnE is its comical parody covers of some classic foreign and local hits.

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1.  Trip

Trip is from PnE’s debut album Khangkhungkherrnitz. It is the band’s parody cover of Creep. Creep, of course is Radiohead’s greatest hit.

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2.  Alimango

Alimango is from PnE’s second album Buruguduystunstugudunstuy.  It is Parokya’s cover of  Pearl Jam’s Animal.  The feat should have been better if they covered the Eddie Vedder’s hit Daughter, but PnE found it not fit to.

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Learn to sing both Alimango and Animal.  It’s not a difficult task.  All you need to memorize is

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…9,10 10 legs and again
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8..9,1010 legs and again

Dalawang pansipit
Kung maipit ang sakit!

Ang lalaki, o kay laki ng, ang lalaki ng alimango
O kay laki, ang lalaki, o kay laki ng alimango

and

one, two, three, four, five against one
five, five, against one
said one, two, three, four, five against one
five, five…five, five…five against one
torture from you to me
abducted from the street
i’d rather be…
i’d rather be with…
i’d rather be with an animal
why would you wanna hurt me?
so frightened of your pain…

The lyrics are so plain and simple, however the beat of the drums and the rhythm of guitars make it hard for you to get over it.  I forgot, the signature voice of Eddie Vedder will forever haunt you! That’s if and only if you are willing to learn the songs.

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3.  The Crush (Bakit ang pangit pangit mo?)

Also from Khangkhungkherrnitz, The Crush is Parokya’s version of  Should I Stay Or Should I go? the 1980’s hit of the punk rock band The Clash.

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Yes, it was originally The Clash who made it to the top.  Surprisingly, I am moved that PnE’s version is more comparable to Weezer’s attempt.

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The parody soars up to the highest level with this in-your-face lyrics:

Darling you gotta let me know!
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!
You always say that you are pretty,
Pero ika’y mukhang lalake!
So c’mon on and let me know,
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!

I’m saying PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
Go away, ‘cuase you smell “panis”!
Ang hininga parang kubeta!
Ang panget na may anghit pa!
So c’mon on and let me know!
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!

Sa itsura mong bakulaw!
Ang daigdig ko ay gugunaw!
Parang naglalakad na pimple!
Kay Chiquito pwedeng double!
So c’mon and let me know!
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo!

Ang kutis mo’y parang adobe
(Your skin is like a rough stone)
Ang buhok mo’y parang alambre
(Your hair is like a tangled wiring)
Katawan mo’y parang tambyolo
(Your body is like a raffle ticket)
Para kang galing sa impyerno
(It is as if you came from hell)
So c’mon and let me know
Bakit ang pangit pangit mo

*Internalize the lyrics and use it against your X’s! LoL

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4.  Papa Cologne

Papa Cologne is a parody cover of “Lança Perfume” by Rita Lee.  Papa Cologne is included in Halina sa Parokya album.

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All that I can say is Merci!

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5.  Picha Pie

Picha Pie, next to Buloy is PnE’s second greatest hit. Picha Pie,  from the album Gulong Itlog Gulong is a parody cover of  Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive.  It’s not pizza.  It’s picha.  Just like how the Filipinos pronounce it. Kung anong tunog siyang sulat. Pizza Pie, the term itself is technically and politically incorrect.  Pizza is the Italian translation of the English Pie. And this band from Ateneo and UP is very much aware of it.

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Hahaha! (Laughing out loud). What the hell is she doing in my blogsite? Certainly, it wasn’t Gloria who did inspire PnE to cover the song.  Yes, she definitely sent those Videoke Drag Queens to stardom but por pabor, it was CAKE who made it more palatable to masculine taste.

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6.  Chikinini

Chikinini is from the album Bigotilyo.  It is the band’s parody of Banal na Aso.  Indeed, a parody upon parody.  Banal na Aso (Santong Kabayo) is a satirical parody on Philippine society.  Don’t be surprised.  They’re both from UP.

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No. that’s not Benjie Paras.

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7.  Nakaw ang Wallet Ko

Nakaw Ang Wallet Ko, also from Khangkhungkherrnitz is a parody cover of Guns & Roses’ Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door!

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Guns & Roses is Guns & Roses.  That’s why this song is usually associated with the band. Little and lately did I know that this song was originally done by another legend Bob Dylan.

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There’s still a version of Mark Knopfler, which some claims is the best.  But it’s too much.

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8.  The Ordertaker

The Ordertaker is from the album Halina sa Parokya.  The Ordertaker is a parody on Chopsuey and Toxicity of  System of a Down .

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The embedding of official video was disabled by request.  Watch on Youtube:

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9.  Macho

Macho is from the album Solid.  Macho is the band’s parody on Macho Man performed originally by the Village People.

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Embedding disabled by request. Watch on Youtube.

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10.  Nakakainis

Nakakainis is from the album Solid.  It is the band’s version of When in Rome‘s The Promise.  But one Youtube commentator said, “It does not even sound like The Promise.”  Agree? Let’s see.

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I never thought that this hit in the late 1980’s would have this high definition video.

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11.  Tange

Also from the album Solid, Tange is their version of Popeye’s theme.

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Hahahaha! Laughing out loud again!

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12.  Yakinikitombo

Yakinikitombo is from Gulong Itlog Itlog.  OMG, it’s the band’s treatment of  Oh My Golly by The Pixies.  Well, just some sort of a filler.

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Parang hindi naman.

Thanks for the Youtube uploaders.  More in-depth reviews later.