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Album: Siamese Dream
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7.4

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Total ratings: 1780









Released: 1995
Length: 3:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known
Can't live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow's much too long
I'll burn my eyes out
Before I get out

I wanted more
Than life could ever grant me
Bored by the chore
Of saving face

Today is the greatest
Day I've ever known
Can't wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long
I'll tear my heart out
Before I get out

Pink ribbon scars
That never forget
I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets
My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained
My belly stings

Today is
Today is
Today is
The greatest day

I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you on
I want to turn you

Today is the greatest
Today is the greatest day
Today is the greatest day
That I have ever really known
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Poor Billy Corgan. He really really  wanted Cherub Rock to be The Single from this album, and he's stuck with Today. Good song though.
This track and the whole album is absolutely awesome 👏
                                                          




                                                                           {#Bananajam}
Wow.

How did they tune that chain saw under water, to get that sound? 

Must be worthy of some kind of an award!
What a freaking good song. Siamese Dream and Gish are my favourite Pumpkins albums without a doubt! 
A shame that Billy Corgan had to go and lose his mind. Ah well.
Maybe its just because I lived in Chicago or that I'm a Cub's fan but I love the Punkin's hard- edge. Southsider's gonna hate...
Oh look it's Billy Batboy and he's all grown up
I'm not hitting PSD, but I'm definitely not a fan of this track.
 tonyjory wrote:
truly

 

 paulstrangeway wrote:
Good song from a truely amazing album. Give us Silverfuck!
 

What an annoying voice!
Ugh.
Good song from a truely amazing album. Give us Silverfuck!

 ScottishWillie wrote:

idiot_wind wrote:

Uh oh..."thud and drone" song following the boring, monotonic, predictable, formula that was also used by a thousand bands of the 1990s.  

Can't you feel the pain? the angst? the anger? the despair?  What a joke.


I can see where your name comes from.

Excellent! You know that I appreciate great RnR. Like what you find on Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks" album. Check out the song, "Idiot Wind". 

In my humble opinion, The Smashing Pumpkins ain't great RnR. It ain't even good RnR.

Oooops, in case you need t know: RnR stands for "rock n roll". Something the Smashing Pumpkins never figured out. Oh...the pain, the angst, the anger, the despair!!!!

Can you feel it?    

Sometimes the person picks the name, sometimes the name picks the person. 



 
OMG!!  A real battle betwixt y'all....oddly enough I think BD wrote a song about this type of thing.....

For those scoring at home, Idiot Wind 2 ScottishWillie 2 - who will break the tie (where's H8trhater when you NEED him!!?)

LONG LIVE RP!!  Oh....I rate this a 5, which means it's a "good grungeish" song to me.  PEACE!!!

 idiot_wind wrote:

Uh oh..."thud and drone" song following the boring, monotonic, predictable, formula that was also used by a thousand bands of the 1990s.  

Can't you feel the pain? the angst? the anger? the despair?  What a joke.

I can see where your name comes from.

Excellent! You know that I appreciate great RnR. Like what you find on Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks" album. Check out the song, "Idiot Wind". 

In my humble opinion, The Smashing Pumpkins ain't great RnR. It ain't even good RnR.

Oooops, in case you need t know: RnR stands for "rock n roll". Something the Smashing Pumpkins never figured out. Oh...the pain, the angst, the anger, the despair!!!!

Can you feel it?    
 

Sometimes the person picks the name, sometimes the name picks the person. 


I remember my ex- and I watching the whacked-out video for this on MTV, buzzed in a Hong Kong Hotel suite around Christmas of '93.
 trevc wrote:
Hideous racket.

 
Hmmm, that's exactly what my parents told me about "my" music when I was 17.
 BCarn wrote:
Tried to get into this band but Corgan's voice just grates on me. Almost as much as Neil Young's whining voice. It's a toss up.

 
Their cover of "Landslide" is the single worst cover I've heard in the history of popular music.  It's as incredibly awful as Taylor Swift trying to do a duet with Stevie Nicks and sounding like a sea hag.
Ah! For a second there i thought i had switched to Winamp playing stuff off my computer. {#Bananajam}
Tried to get into this band but Corgan's voice just grates on me. Almost as much as Neil Young's whining voice. It's a toss up.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Oh....feel the pain! Feel the angst! Feel the despair!  Feel the depression!!!

It's...it's almost as if they have a formula for this.

It's...it's almost as if they are simply going through the motions. As if they are following a script.

No...that just could not  be! 

You seem to be comfortable with formulaic output.  

I won, I won,,,,, I pushed PSD from the Cranberries Zombie , and this song came up.

Its like winning the lottery


Well you're definitely in the minority here, looks like a 1000 RP listeners gave this dark gem pretty high marks.. .more 10s than 1-6s combined. Too bad you can't vote more than once huh? PSD is your friend on this one. 

idiot_wind wrote:
Oh....feel the pain! Feel the angst! Feel the despair!  Feel the depression!!!

It's...it's almost as if they have a formula for this.

It's...it's almost as if they are simply going through the motions. As if they are following a script.

No...that just could not  be! 
 


Perhaps, but still love those opening bars...
Oh....feel the pain! Feel the angst! Feel the despair!  Feel the depression!!!

It's...it's almost as if they have a formula for this.

It's...it's almost as if they are simply going through the motions. As if they are following a script.

No...that just could not  be! 

Hideous racket.
Today,,,,yes Today, its a 10
Wild sounds from wild times; times of Romance and moving across the world, again, and breathtaking changes. Loved it then; still do...
 ScottishWillie wrote:
 idiot_wind wrote:
Uh oh..."thud and drone" song following the boring, monotonic, predictable, formula that was also used by a thousand bands of the 1990s.  

Can't you feel the pain? the angst? the anger? the despair?  What a joke.

I can see where your name comes from.



 

Excellent! You know that I appreciate great RnR. Like what you find on Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks" album. Check out the song, "Idiot Wind". 

In my humble opinion, The Smashing Pumpkins ain't great RnR. It ain't even good RnR.

Oooops, in case you need t know: RnR stands for "rock n roll". Something the Smashing Pumpkins never figured out. Oh...the pain, the angst, the anger, the despair!!!!

Can you feel it?    
   
 idiot_wind wrote:
Uh oh..."thud and drone" song following the boring, monotonic, predictable, formula that was also used by a thousand bands of the 1990s.  

Can't you feel the pain? the angst? the anger? the despair?  What a joke.

I can see where your name comes from.


Uh oh..."thud and drone" song following the boring, monotonic, predictable, formula that was also used by a thousand bands of the 1990s.  

Can't you feel the pain? the angst? the anger? the despair?  What a joke.


.

 
i once got a lap dance to this
two tracks from the Pumpkins on the same day on RP = "today is the greatest day I've every known"
{#Drummer}    {#Guitarist}
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

If it's any comfort to you, I went through the same kind of thing as an angsty teenager (for me it was the Cure and the Smiths, not the Pumpkins), and it was the music that helped me get through it. Miserable music gives many of us a place to park our misery, and help us through the hard times. Things might have been much worse for your son if he didn't have a band like the Pumpkins helping him along.
 
That's a good point which a lot of people don't seem to understand.  Sad or "miserable" music lets the listener know that there is at least one other person feeling pain - another person to whom they can relate.  I was often more depressed by a lot of the "happy", Top 40 music of the mid-to-late'70s (Bee Gees, Carpenters, Eagles, etc.) than I was by the Lou Reed or other artists I listened to back then.
Smashing Pumpkins = nope. 
Yeah, it was the sound of the era, for sure — STP, Nirvana, Pearl Jam n such. It felt great to crank it, embrace raw grunge, and wail...
If I had a rock band it would sound like The Smashing Pumpkins. That drummer Jimmy Something they kicked out for doing too much heroin was a pretty kick ass drummer!!


 
 Euskadita wrote:
Lovely putrid guitar distortion, unmistakably 90's!

 
I imagine the sound of a screaming old bomber plane in a flaming nose dive trailing smoke and debris. Ah the aural joy of crashing guitars.
Terrible chainsaw voice...
Smells like teen spirit, today and love will tear us apart all within the space of 30 minutes.

Alternative (always hated that name) lives on .{#Biggrin} 

I bought this album back in the day but inexplicably failed to spot its greatness and it lay in hibernation on my shelf for almost two decades. However thanks to the rejuvenating power of Radio Paradise it has been resuscitated and now features very highly in the Davidson family play list with my teenage sons playing it often enough and loud enough to irritate their mother.  



Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song today...
 
 aspicer wrote:
A monumental album that really defines the best the 90's had to offer!  If you don't own this album you should!
 
I got "Siamese Dream" as a throw-in for a Columbia House mail-order CD rip-off binge (yes, yes my name really is Hugh Jazz!) and I was amazed. Beat that disc to death for a while.

Can't say I'm thrilled with what they put out after they got back together. 
Lovely putrid guitar distortion, unmistakably 90's!
 unclehud wrote:
Can't listen comfortably to the Pumpkins.  My youngest boy was going throught the depths of teenaged angst, constantly listening to every song these guys recorded.  The drepressive lyrics and melodies made me really worry about him. 

Very bad emotions, whose memories will never dim with time.
 
If it's any comfort to you, I went through the same kind of thing as an angsty teenager (for me it was the Cure and the Smiths, not the Pumpkins), and it was the music that helped me get through it. Miserable music gives many of us a place to park our misery, and help us through the hard times. Things might have been much worse for your son if he didn't have a band like the Pumpkins helping him along.
 ziggytrix wrote:
not sure which album more distills what I loved about 90s music for me, this one or Pearl Jam's Ten
 
I love this album, but it is definitely the latter - Ten is very aptly named. {#Notworthy}
 myersei wrote:

Only happened to me a couple of times, but the first time i heard this song, i KNEW it would be a classic.
 
I hear ya...  this really is from a GREAT album...  love this song...

 
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is absolutely awesome...  love it today as much as yesterday...

 
 
Only happened to me a couple of times, but the first time i heard this song, i KNEW it would be a classic.


This song is absolutely awesome...  love it today as much as yesterday...

 
A monumental album that really defines the best the 90's had to offer!  If you don't own this album you should!
I guess nobody's perfect. Smashing Pumpkins is Bill's weak spot, the crappy band he has to like to balance out the rest of the awesome. {#Smile}

- Oshyan
Good Punkin stuff. This one's overplayed though.
Very good song from one of the best albums ever made..
OH BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL EARLY 90s GRUNGE ROCK! 


What a blast from the past... still a great song today...
I can't believe I used to like this song! Oh well, we all did stupid stuff when we were younger.{#Lol}


This really is a great song...  love it...

 
Can't listen comfortably to the Pumpkins.  My youngest boy was going throught the depths of teenaged angst, constantly listening to every song these guys recorded.  The drepressive lyrics and melodies made me really worry about him. 

Very bad emotions, whose memories will never dim with time.


I said in the past that it is good to hear this song today, and it still is...

 
"Posted: Jul 15, 2010 - 02:22 < Reply >
Great track from a great album, segued in nicely between God Is an Astronaut and Joy Division. Nice."
——————-you guys getting lazy on us?
 Marzz_13 wrote:
This is the best album they made.  Billy and Jimmy were on top of their game.  The deep cuts from this album are insane.  In the top 5 from the 90's.
 

100%, but also Mellon Collie has a lot of very good stuff inside.


This is the best album they made.  Billy and Jimmy were on top of their game.  The deep cuts from this album are insane.  In the top 5 from the 90's.
 Darkmatter wrote:
Marvellous song from what just might be the rock album with best production in history. {#Guitarist}{#Drummer}
 
Don't know about that, but it is a damn fine song from a damn fine album.


So much good music was made during the 90's.

The 90's also had the Smashing Pumpkins.
Marvellous song from what just might be the rock album with best production in history. {#Guitarist}{#Drummer}


This song is soooo cool...


Great track from a great album, segued in nicely between God Is an Astronaut and Joy Division.  Nice.

Perfect fit  for a grey rainy UK summers day, whilst job hunting.

I think Tonight, Tonight would be great for this station
This song takes me back to my mid 20's driving a horrible DC commute with this song cranked up to 11 and me singing just as off-key as Billy. Great stuff!


What a fantastic song...  living in the present...  love it...

 
 crockydile wrote:
And the award for Most Annoying vocals of the last century goes to: Billy Corgan! {#Crashcomp}
 
{#High-five} Hey, it's not often we agree but when it comes to the 'singing' of Mr. Corgan, I'm on your side. Vocalizing by Billy always sounds so painful for him, what with all the grunting and straining. In fact, I'm surprised he hasn't busted his spleen. Despite that, there are a few Smashing Pumpkins songs that I like, but I don't like them for the vocals, I like them for the music. {#Umbrella}



I love hearing this song today...


This song is just not my bag.  The wife is a hardcore early SP fan, but I never really got into it.  This is a good enough song, but there are better from the album.  I've never been much of a single kinda guy, I prefer the album cuts that you have to digest instead of the radio ready songs. 
That late 90's grunge... I hold firm to "10" and "Nevermind" but this album —early 'Pumpkins' totally did it for me....
 EssexTex wrote:

Me too Mr Tuma.

 


Yeah, this is a true classic from the 1990's...  this is actually from a great album...

not sure which album more distills what I loved about 90s music for me, this one or Pearl Jam's Ten
 romeotuma wrote:


great song...  love it...
 
Me too Mr Tuma.



great song...  love it...


 crockydile wrote:
And the award for Most Annoying vocals of the last century goes to: Billy Corgan! {#Crashcomp}
 
Not in a century that also contained Neil Diamond and Michael Bolton it doesn't.

 romeotuma wrote:
This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
Your ears, not mine. Corgan's screeching is ear-bane!{#Headache}
 goodgroove wrote:

A good tune with good memories associated with it. Infact when I first saw them live, they played this song.  I was only a few feet away from the band with my girlfriend. It was one of the "greatest days of my life".  It was also her first true concert.



 
Nice

whoa...silverspun pickups suddenly got good and soulful.  oh wait...


This song is soooo good for the ears...


A good tune with good memories associated with it. Infact when I first saw them live, they played this song.  I was only a few feet away from the band with my girlfriend. It was one of the "greatest days of my life".  It was also her first true concert.



Like fingernails on a chalkboard.
And the award for Most Annoying vocals of the last century goes to: Billy Corgan! {#Crashcomp}
yuck
I just noticed how like each other SP and Third Eye Blind sound.  I like it.


This is a fantastic song from an excellent album...


God I hate Smashing Pumpkins. And to think I just missed Dire Straights - Romeo and Juliet. {#Cry}
Fantastic transition from God is an Astronaut - Remembrance Day.
Meh. I used to like this, but it's been so overplayed. 

Hey Bill, do something from Gish or somethin'.  :)  
this day will be much greater once billy stops his caterwaulin'...  4 but only for the guitars

 SantaFeGrace wrote:

My mom had one.  It was so much fun to drive & plenty of leg room for a tall person like me....I miss that car...
 

Reminds me of 1993 in Santa Fe, NM when Smashing Pumpkins played Club Luna.  That was a show!
 ssg wrote:
Rock Band made me love this song. Really fun to play.
Much easier to play on a real guitar though.
 

OK, but the drumming would be the simplest ever! Really. Same rhythm throughout the whole song. It annoys me and thrils me all at the same time.


Love it...


Rock Band made me love this song. Really fun to play.
Much easier to play on a real guitar though.
Taking me back! This is 10th grade- my 2nd CD (first being Abbey Road).
Love it-

 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:

One of the four worst voices in all of rock and roll.  I'd rather hear Bob Hite, and that's pretty dire.  Great guitar, though. 
Ross, agreed wholeheartedly.  And this is from someone who is a HUGE Dylan and Waits fan.  My roommate in college was a big Pumpkins fan, and while I think they were very musically talented, I could never get past Corgan's whiny voice.
 


 Kittee wrote:
It's so wrong that I still love this song so much.  Feels like 1997 and I'm driving around in my RX-7.
 
My mom had one.  It was so much fun to drive & plenty of leg room for a tall person like me....I miss that car...
Bill Rocks!  (and sometimes I think he reads my mind, scary, for him) {#Bananajam}


Yeah, this is one of those great songs from the 1990s... this is actually from a very good album...


It's so wrong that I still love this song so much.  Feels like 1997 and I'm driving around in my RX-7.
Good 90's memories.

Boy I sure was high a lot. Back when it was fun!

{#Flamed} 

One of the four worst voices in all of rock and roll.  I'd rather hear Bob Hite, and that's pretty dire.  Great guitar, though. 
Austin2Florida wrote:
Reminds me of my first week in Austin. Saw them live at South Park Meadows. That was a great place for out door concerts! :sunny:
South Park Meadows is now a huge strip mall complete with a Starbucks and Walmart and Target superstores.
BCarderMA wrote:
Good 90's memories.
Second!
She's no Scarlett Johansson ;-)
Good 90's memories.
stubbsz wrote:
It's your computer buddy, turn it off yourself. I turned mine up.
WAY UP!!!
stubbsz wrote:
It's your computer buddy, turn it off yourself. I turned mine up.
Right on
solrac wrote:
turn it off!!!!!!!!!!!
It's your computer buddy, turn it off yourself. I turned mine up.
*\o/*
kalkin84 wrote:
um, no. Neil Young already has that honor. And there are several more between ole billy hear and the plugged nose canadian.
I nominate Conor Oberst for the "Worst Voice Ever" award.
solrac wrote:
turn it up!!!!!!!!!!!
will do!
solrac wrote:
turn it off!!!!!!!!!!!
amen.
turn it off!!!!!!!!!!!
Some songs get better upon re-hearing them. This, alas, is not one of them. Blech.
Reminds me of my first week in Austin. Saw them live at South Park Meadows. That was a great place for out door concerts! :sunny: