03-15-13: lyrical breakdown – smashing pumpkins – “ava adore”🎼


song: “Ava adore” by smashing pumpkins
da vibe: bad romance

It’s you that I adore
You’ll always be my whore
You’ll be the mother to my child
And a child to my heart

This body of text describes the lament and pain associated with a child reared from a person no longer in contact with anymore. The sentiment of a love lost is painful for him to deal with, and thus the only existence of his former lover remains in sad, and cruel thoughts and opinions, burned into past memories of which touch everything, anywhere he goes.

We must never be apart
We must never be apart

Simply he is wishing for her return someday.

Lovely girl, you’re the beauty in my world
Without you there aren’t reasons left to find

This is a lamentable, but ravishing longing for the girl once treasured who is now forever lost, she was the solitary beauteous grace within his realm.

And I’ll pull your crooked teeth
You’ll be perfect just like me
You’ll be a lover in my bed
And a gun to my head

Again, here we have yet another bittersweet phrase delineating the wrought confines of passion embellishing ashes. Yet, regardless of all, his emotional state is contradicted by the torment, darkness, and sorrowfulness through the love given by her. The imagery of teeth being pulled out is painful, but not neccessarily for him because it is the tortuousness that he conceives as a picturesque imperfection. It is a human vulnerability that he “adores” quite so. Thus, in essence, they are both rather alike through these shared weaknesses, and afflictions. The estimation of pulling crooked teeth to create a smile more perfect, and regardless of the contortion, she is everlasting in his eyes. Some shades of sadism are subliminally represented with the line: “and a gun to my head”.

Lovely girl, you’re the murder in my world
Dressing coffins for the souls I’ve left to die
Drinking mercury to the mystery of all
That you should ever leave behind in time

This love of whom Corgan is referring to is one of deep sorrow, and is leading him to the hellish caves of dark mental agony in which he cannot seem to escape. This love/woman has (possibly) laid a curse upon his heart and soul, and he remains eternally transformed. The mere mentation of drinking mercury is a definite death sentence, so naturally we have a despicable allusion of suicide. It is quite kindred to that of a “Romeo and Juliet” variant of romance. Again, we have subtle psychological nuances that exemplify the human elements of death, life, and love lost, all presented in tragic form.

In you I see dirty, in you I count stars
In you I feel so pretty, in you I taste God
In you I feel so hungry, in you I crash cars
We must never be apart

Despite this being the latter part of the lyrics, they are the most poignant. In the poetic sense, all of these feelings come rushing in at once. It is the description of such basic events like: crashing cars, and/or gazing upon stars, of which are all uncomplicated in nature, that develop this glowering love that he cannot attain anymore, that is intensifying these insignificances in glum and grisly conformation. He cannot seem to pretermit her essence, despite the reality that he is desperately trying so. Regrettably, he is beneath a grim spell of cacoethes, and it is one of which he cannot let go of despite everything.

-Omar (c) copyrighted. 2013.

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