If you spin your love around
The secrets of your dreams
You may find your love is gone
And is not quite what it seemed
To appear to disappear
Beneath all your darkest fears

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

Meaning

If you look at things the other way you might realize they’re not what they appear to be.

This line holds the entire meaning and purpose of the song. Young love may seem eternal and perfect, but in the end its a fragile, imaginary and unlikely to last. And this also applies to love all together, seen as how people are so empty and desperate to be loved that they will cheat themselves into thinking they are in loved, when this is a total lie.

Their darkest fear is that their love is not real.

Man, Billy is quite the downer, ain’t he?

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