From PJ Lifestyle: Judeo-Christian Themes in the Smashing Pumpkins’ Oceania, Part 9: Faith


Welcome to Week 9 of my series exploring Judeo-Christian themes in the Smashing Pumpkins’ 2012 album OceaniaCheck out the previous posts if you want to catch up. Last week we talked about the concept of  The Way in Track 8, the title track. This week, I’ve pressed the skip button to check out Track 10, “The Chimera.”

I can’t really tell what the song is about exactly – the titular creature, a mythical combination of a lion, a goat, and a snake – doesn’t appear anywhere in the lyrics. Some of the lyrics sound as if they come from the perspective of someone who is discovering faith and perhaps even singing to God.

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