[Verse 1: Smashing Pumpkins]

from Smashing Pumpkins – Thru the Eyes of Ruby Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The first verse seems to introduce us to a scenario involving two lovers. The song from here on questions the matter of what true love really is and how it manifests itself.

This verse also gives insight into the age of the lovers, which seems to indicate they’re very young.

When you read into the song, it becomes apparent that there is a thematical relationship between the song and Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

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