Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Song “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” Recreates “1979”

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The Smashing Pumpkins have released a new single titled “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts).” You can listen at 1:53:30 on a new BBC broadcast. The track is the second single off of the band’s new album, set for release in November. “Solara” came out in June as the still untitled album’s lead single. The new album will be the first album to feature Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin together since the MACHINA albums in 2000.

“Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)” has some similarities to “1979” and also sounds inspired by The Cure.

Some fans on Netphoria tried to decipher the lyrics. Take a stab in our comments section:

Flare like a rocket
Torch like a dying sun
Snap like a dragon
Dive like a pelican

Kingdoms of my kingdom come

Skip like a prophet
Spit like a poet’s gun
And say “How long can this go on?”

Stumbling before you speak

Stunning, and stunning, and stunning the black
With sun turned cold
It would seek out all your hopes which are signals
That must mean most

We’re in the middle,
We’re in the middle, ghosts

Rule like a tyrant
Make like a valentine
Cheer like a siren
Soak like a sunken mind

Kingdoms of my kingdom come
It’s all but one song

Row like a felon
Drown like a captain’s son
And say “How long can this go on?”

We’re in the middle,
We’re in the middle, ghosts

Stumbling before you speak

Stunning and stunning, with cannons to lead
In tigers’ tide
We scan the fields, someone dies tonight
It’s tragic, but at least it’s not you

We’re in the middle,
We’re in the middle, ghosts