Your innocence is treasure, your innocence is death
Your innocence is all I have
The narrator speaks about how the innocence of the lovers is both a blessing and a curse, because they can’t distinguish between what’s real and what’s not.
However, the narrator switches back to the protagonist in this last line, as he says to her beloved that her innocence is what makes her beautiful, and he values most, even if he doesn’t acknowledge it himself.
This introduces another concept to the song: The true value of youth.
To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Thru the Eyes of Ruby” by Smashing Pumpkins Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box