Tales Of A Scorched Earth

Album: Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)

Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Billy Corgan wrote this song about his continuous struggle with apathy. In the chorus he recites the line, "And I'd die just to feel," which tells the listener how much he'd give just to be able to feel emotion of any kind. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    stein - brisband, IA

Comments: 4

  • Dewayne from EnglandGreat song for dealing with apathy, mainly cause it just makes you wanna break s--t and go insane.
  • Karl from Ingatestone, United Kingdomin most bits of this classic track it goes on like Morbid Angel, and some of it goes like Slipknot. last June, i got Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness from HMV.
    I hope anyone remember Billy Corgan going all Slipknot on this song
  • Matt from Houston, TxThis song pretty much sums up my life
  • Andres from Deltona, FlI believe Billy Corgan sang into a Mic that was made to pick up Guitar sounds.

    I remember reading this somewhere, but unfortunatly I can't cite the source so don't take my word for it... :
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    It's not a normal mic, but one that is designed to pick up louder (higher?) noices.
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