Disarm

 

By Maestro@FringeMusic

Smashing Pumpkins’ Disarm broaches the topic of child abuse with a brutal intensity that leaves you breathless, especially the line ‘The killer in me is the killer in you‘ that hints at the cyclical nature of child abuse and the strong likelihood that an abused child will repeat the same patterns later on in life:

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Disarm you with a smile

And cut you like you want me to

Cut that little child

Inside of me and such a part of you

Ooh, the years burn

I used to be a little boy

So old in my shoes

And what I choose is my choice

What’s a boy supposed to do?

The killer in me is the killer in you

My love

I send this smile over to you

Disarm you with a smile

And leave you like they left me here

To wither in denial

The bitterness of one who’s left alone

Ooh, the years burn

Ooh, the years burn, burn, burn

I used to be a little boy

So old in my shoes

And what I choose is my voice

What’s a boy supposed to do?

The killer in me is the killer in you

My love

I send this smile over to you

The killer in me is the killer in you

Send this smile over to you

The killer in me is the killer in you

Send this smile over to you

The killer in me is the killer in you

Send this smile over to you

Here is a video from the band’s official YouTube channel:

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