What does Bodies mean?

Smashing Pumpkins: Bodies Meaning

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Bodies Lyrics

Cast the pearls aside of a simple life of need

Come into my life forever

The crumbled cities stand as known

Of the sights that you have been shown

Of the hurt you call your own



Love is suicide



The empty bodies stand at...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2018 !⃝

    This song is about the good, bad and ugly of being in love where 2 then becomes one. Love IS suicide, it’s killing off your singular identity to meddling your identity with another.

    It’s no longer having secrets, no problems just belonging to you, it is tying your own well being to someone else.

    This song was written when Corgan and his wife were estranged, they later divorced. So it makes sense that this song reflects on how it feels and what it means when love ends in loss.

    You became something else with someone, leaving the prior you behind (love is suicide). Then it’s over and no one will ever be them. You have to start over and redefine yourself, essentially be reborn.

    I’m 36 and have loved this song since I was 13. Gotta say even in healthy relationships this is how it plays out. Love is suicide. When you fall in love you are leaving your old self, becoming a new you with another person, and then when it’s over become yet another person. Whether we any stage of this in a positive or negative way doesn’t change that regardless, this is what happens. Most of my relationships have been healthy and by falling in love committed to becoming a better person, and in falling out of it committed to continue to evolve.

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 5th 2018 !⃝

    This song as all has several meanings, the most prominent to me being a recipient of a tragic break up. After starting their new relationship, having sex, the narrator falls into absolute love with their partner. Whether this love is true or untrue we do not know, what we do know is that it ended abruptly for the narrator. The narrator describes the amount of pain they're in when they relate their broken heart to crumbled cities.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2012 !⃝

    Possibly about infatuation or untrue love .. knowing you shouldn't invest feelings in someone but it feels so intoxicating you may just go ahead and do it anyway knowing you will pay the price later.


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