Widow Wake My Mind

Album: Teargarden By Kaleidyscope 1: Songs for a Sailor (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from the first of eleven EPs that make up the physical release of Teargarden by Kaleidyscope by American alternative rock band, Smashing Pumpkins. The song was originally released for free on the internet.
  • In an interview with Musicradar.com, Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan was asked when he writes a song like this that opens with a great riff, does he start with the riff or with the main section first? He replied: "Actually, in the beginning I just had the two parts, just the [sings softly] 'Ohh, oh-ohhhh,' and then I had the chord changes for the chorus. A lot of times when I write something like that I think, Oh, that's a dumb song. [We both laugh] I do! I'll think, Oh, that's a silly song - and then, three days later, I'll be in the kitchen making a cup of tea and it's still in my head! So I try to listen to that part of myself. Yeah, I like that it has a cute charm to it, you know?"

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