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Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins


R.E.M. - Man On The Moon

After reading every single interpretation of this song on Song Meanings, I have just decided to agree with a guy named Dave who, while looking maybe a little too deeply into it, made sense to me.  LOL 

I think this song is about Andy's deeply spiritual beliefs.

With the wrestling and elvis references we can see that Andy was fixated on the kind of performance art that was meant to really entertain people through tricking them. Wrestling is quite obvious but the Elvis reference is a bit more unique because although Elvis died, there have always been people who claimed that he lived on and they believe it and feel it in their hearts as much as they can believe in the presence of living people around them. With the Elvis impersonations we can also see how after his death, these performers all contributed to something that in a way upheld this deeply human desire of immortality.

After Andy died, his friends have paid great tributes to him that honour his spirit in such notori…