What does Cherub Rock mean?

Smashing Pumpkins: Cherub Rock Meaning

Album cover for Cherub Rock album cover

Song Released: 1993

Cherub Rock Lyrics

Freak out
And give in
Dosent matter what you belive in
Stay cool
And be some bodies fool this year
Cause they know
Who is rightous
What is bold
So im told
Who wants honey
As long as there's some money
Who wants that honey


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 24th 2009 !⃝

    This song is about commercial music. The words 'freak out and give in doesnt matter what you beleive in' relates to selling out regardless of moral value. The chorus, 'who wants honey as long as there is soome money' mentions how mainstream can bring 'the sweet life' as long as the record label make money. The bridge: 'let me out' being repeated says that he wants to get out of an industry that is more focused on money than actual music

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2019 !⃝

    This song is ALL about chrystal Meth. The honey is the melted meth that has been burnt to a honey colour that is sitting in the bat witch is the pipe used. "Who want honey as long as there's some money, who want that honey,let me out! "

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 19th 2013 !⃝

    I agree with the anonymous dude at the top. It's pretty much a "fuck you" song. :P

  4. anonymous
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    May 5th 2012 !⃝

    The song is
    about the hipster bands that didn't like them! This song is Billy's Fuck you to them.

  5. Gail Powell
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    Aug 15th 2011 !⃝

    This song is about a woman. It is not about Courtney Love. This woman is powerful and very popular. She is also very righteous and bold and can turn any record into gold. Yes, Cherub Rock is about the music industry, but there are some sweet "secrets" this particular woman has that everybody wants. The snarl of Billy Corgan in this song obviously says that he missed out getting a hold of this "honey."

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2011 !⃝

    Billy corgain had a dream that there were cherubs playing rock music in honey pools for money. And when he woke up he wrote the lyrics.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 14th 2009 !⃝

    This song is about being pissed off at the indie rock community.

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