Adore – Track 6 – Tear
After the quiet Once Upon a Time ends, Tear comes roaring through your speakers drenched in mellotron strings.
The song pounds away for a few bars, then drops out to Corgan’s vocals, and a quiet drum machine beat. Tear is one of the least electronic songs on Adore. It’s one of the few songs to feature real drums, which were performed by Matt Walker of Filter.
All in all, Tear is another one of the beautifully dark songs on Adore. Lyrically, the song speaks of lost love, possibly dealing with Corgan’s divorce which was occurring during this period. I don’t have a ton to say about this song. It’s better to just listen and enjoy it.
Once again, for the live performance of Tear, the Pumpkins beef the song up with big guitars and aggressive drums. I would love to hear the songs on Adore re-recorded as these live versions. They would make a completely different album.
Listen to Tear
Listen to the live version of Tear