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The Smashing Pumpkins - Today

[Chorus 1]
Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t live for tomorrow
Tomorrow’s much too long
I’ll burn my eyes out
Before I get out

[Verse 1]
I wanted more
Than life could ever grant me
Bored by the chore
Of saving face

[Chorus 2]
Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long
I’ll tear my heart out
Before I get out

[Verse 2]
Pink ribbon scars
That never forget
I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets
My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained
My belly stings

The second single from the second album Siamese Dream, 'Today' was the Smashing Pumpkins' breakthrough single. Despite only reaching 44 in the US mainstream chart and 28 in the UK, constant airplay and repeated rotation on MTV has made it one of the most recognisable songs of the 90s. Underneath the melody and seemingly carefree lyrics is a darker tale of Corgan's struggle with depression during the recording of 'Siamese Dream'. As he told Rolling Stone in October, 1993, "I didn't want to go outside. I was eating like a pig and I was gaining weight. I couldn't write songs. I definitely couldn't play with the band without losing my temper. I just lost whatever it is that keeps you sane everyday... I was really suicidal... I just thought it was funny to write a song that said today is the greatest day of your life because it can't get any worse."

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