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Smashing Pumpkins: Thirty Three Meaning


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Thirty Three Lyrics

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...


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    Nov 9th, 2011 11:44am report

    I think the interpretation that its about Jesus is very interesting and it does make sense. However, I remember hearing Billy Corgan say that the song is called "thirty three" because when he was very happy in his relationship with his ex-wife a psychic told him his life would change very much when he was 33. I think the words are directed at his ex-wife. He's saying that regardless of anything that happens or what anyone says their love for each other can last forever.


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    Nov 5th, 2011 11:59am report

    For what it's worth, I believe the songwriter was imagining how Jesus would feel if he was incarnated back to Earth... looked at in this way, the whole song makes sense; to me it doesn't make sense in any other way.

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