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The Smashing Pumpkins — Stand Inside Your Love
Album: Machina (Machines of God)
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1374








Released: 2000
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You and me
Meant to be
Immutable
Impossible
It's destiny
Pure lunacy
Incalculable
Insufferable

And for the last time
You're everything
That I want and ask for
You're all that I'd
Dreamed

Who wouldn't be the one you love?
Who wouldn't stand inside your love?
Protected and the lover of
A pure soul
And beautiful
You

Don't understand
Don't feel me now
I will breathe
For the both of us
Travel the world
Traverse the skies
You're home is here
Within my heart

And for the first time
I feel as though I am
Reborn in my mind
Recast as child and mystic son

Who wouldn't be the one you love?
Who wouldn't stand inside your love?

And for the first time
I'm telling you how much I
Need and bleed for
Your every move and waking sound
In my time I'll wrap my wire
Around your heart and your mind
You're mine forever now

Who wouldn't be the one you love and live for?
Who wouldn't stand inside your love and die for?
Who wouldn't be the one you love?
Comments (181)add comment
Think Steven Lynch nailed Billy Corgan's randomly itchy/scratchy voice:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePmmb12r_ro
Shame on the producer or engineer or someone, I can't hear his vocals. 
 Vinostop wrote:
I love the guitar lines in this song.
 
I can remember having a live acoustic version of this years ago that was really nice. Great guitar work by Corgan.
Just noise really.
Like the bands Yes (Anderson) and Rush (Lee), the vocals of Corgan  are an acquired  taste .However, all have made some really good music
 jbro wrote:
9 rating and volume :cool:
 
Can somebody turn off that grinder?

Oh...never mind. Hit PSD. 
I love the guitar lines in this song.
Very underrated album overall
 Welly wrote:
Noise, noise, noise.
 
Wall of noise
 lemmoth wrote:
great song, great band - 9

 
Couldn't agree more. I really feel pity for those who don't hear that.
 ljenny281 wrote:
I really hate his voice.
 

 
I really hate your post.
I didn't fully appreciate how great the Pumpkins were in the 90s and early aughts, but in retrospect, this song is fantastic.  Sweet, haunting, and catchy all at once.  And even now, well beyond their heyday, they're still great live.
 dwhayslett wrote:
 idiot_wind wrote:
Can he quit the ever-presence whining, just for one song? 

Can you?

 
{#High-five}
I love how Bill puts together musical connections with the track listing. The last four have feature dreadful vocalists. Robert Plant's (up next) voice qualifies these days too. Bob Dylan, and Hendrix must up soon.
One of the last truly great songs written by Billy Corgan, in my opinion. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995, five years before than Machina) required a lot of his creative energy, possibly too much...
 idiot_wind wrote:
You're not suppose to complain about this band. It's not politically correct.

Even though their music is obviously boring, monotonic, repetitive, souless, whiny, "thud and drone".   

But that's just my opinion. Ha!

 
fitting moniker mate.

{#Bananajam} 

edit: hot wind. 
I really hate his voice.
 
what a great song!!! 

many thx for playing this & much love from germany!
You're not suppose to complain about this band. It's not politically correct.

Even though their music is obviously boring, monotonic, repetitive, souless, whiny, "thud and drone".   

But that's just my opinion. Ha!
 vit wrote:
Billy, how about instead you stand inside this phone booth while I fill it with water.
 
Phone booth?!!  Where do they have any of those?
'we really love geek USA'
 ppopp wrote:
Coldplay, Counting Crows, The Smashing Pumpkins - it's the morning of playing bands with the lousiest vocalists on the planet. Dave Matthews must up soon.

 
You forgot the king of the Off-Key and Whiney: Thom Yorke and Radiohead. Oh, yeah, and Arcade (Mis)Fire.
At least Billy Corgan and his mates have some energy cojones and aren't emulating a goddamn funeral dirge.  


 idiot_wind wrote:
Can he quit the ever-presence whining, just for one song? 
 
Can you?
Coldplay, Counting Crows, The Smashing Pumpkins - it's the morning of playing bands with the lousiest vocalists on the planet. Dave Matthews must up soon.
Billy is pushing wrestling entertainment now. Or, it's an increase in his push from interests he says he's always had. I'm glad he's a proponent of reality programming, it certainly trebles the artistic effect of decent r and r tunes like this one. He can write the theme track, Stand Inside Your Ring. 
 Shimmer wrote:
I've only heard one Smashing Pumpkins song that I really like, and this isn't it.

 
That's because most every one of their songs sounds the same. They have a formula that the would make a disco band envious. 

 Egads! Can the lead singer at least try a different octave?  Different phrasing? Can he quit the ever-presence whining, just for one song?  

Can the thud and drone guitar and drumming work be changed just a little? How about a slide guitar?  

How about just trying a little soul or blues? Or fun? Or a love song? 

How about some keyboards? Horns? Some African or Arab rythmn? 
 

 
 Shimmer wrote:
I've only heard one Smashing Pumpkins song that I really like, and this isn't it.

 

ok-I'll bite..which Pumpkins' song gets your "thumbs up"?
great song, great band - 9
 vanmas wrote:
I hate this chainsaw voice...
PSD for me...

 
I like the chainsaw guitars {#Bananajam}
I hate this chainsaw voice...
PSD for me...
 Shimmer wrote:
I've only heard one Smashing Pumpkins song that I really like, and this isn't it.

 
That's pretty sad.
I've only heard one Smashing Pumpkins song that I really like, and this isn't it.
This isn't bad. Kinda like it...but it does fall into the vast collection of SP tunes that don't do much for me.
Boring "thud and drone" mono tones following the PAAD formula. That is, every song the band puts out must have Pain, Angst, Anger, or Despiar.  So predictable...so boring. 

Sadly... RnR has been stuck in the rut for last 20 years.   


RIP RnR.

   
 joempie wrote:
I always thought this band was called 'Smashing Pumkins', not 'The Smashing Pumkins'.

Not that I care either way, but it makes a big difference in the meaning of the band name... Either someone is smashing pumpkins, as in fruit ninja, or we're talking about a bunch of pumpkins that are just smashing...

:)

 
Click the "Larger Cover Image" link up above...

wiki says:

^ Although frequently referred to as simply "Smashing Pumpkins", and credited as such on the covers of Gish,Siamese Dream, and Zeitgeist (and related singles), the band's name has more often been presented as "The Smashing Pumpkins", dating back to their first demo tape, and exclusively so between Mellon Collie (1995) and Earphoria(2002). 
 sandpebble wrote:
One of the greatest voices in modern music!

 
I wouldn't go that far, but this isn't just a "pile of freakin' noise" either.  That's a truly ridiculous assessment.  
what a complete and utter pile of freakin noise
This album ages exceptionally well.. released the day after tomorrow 13 years ago, if I remember correctly (23/5/2000). At first I disliked it for the noisiness (which also sadly permeated the zwan album) caused by relentless level compression, but in recent years I find myself appreciating the sounds and arrangements that hide behind the noise. Also, Speed Kills is one of their best B-sides, go check it out!

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
One of the greatest voices in modern music!
I always thought this band was called 'Smashing Pumkins', not 'The Smashing Pumkins'.

Not that I care either way, but it makes a big difference in the meaning of the band name... Either someone is smashing pumpkins, as in fruit ninja, or we're talking about a bunch of pumpkins that are just smashing...

:)

I totally understand not liking the SP in general and Billy's voice and ego in particular. 

I totally don't understand, however, how much vitriol this particular (IMO godlike) piece of music attracts. 


Solo Billy - not really SP, IMHO...
 vit wrote:
Billy, how about instead you stand inside this phone booth while I fill it with water.
 
Howzbout you step outside yo mind!!!   {#Cheesygrin}
One of the few or maybe the only SP song I could listen to over and over. An acquired taste. Play it again, Bill. 
My ears bleeding!
Volume down overhere...
 vit wrote:
Billy, how about instead you stand inside this phone booth while I fill it with water.
 
I'll get the hose for you.


I ranked this one a 10 long ago, but I don't think I have made any comments before...

this song is good for the ears...


 
thanks for playin smashing pumkins more often in the last few days!!
Having overheard a few of their big hits, I never became a Smashing Pumpkins fan, so I didn't go out of my way to crank them out, they sounded like droning alt grungers, and I couldn't get a fix on Corgan. But this cut is, well, smashing. I'd iTune it. 
The idea that we fill a phone booth filled with water and Billy Corgan - while brilliant and undoubtedly effective - won't work on account of they don't make phone booths anymore.  The thought was there, however.  Imagine how much bad stuff could be avoided in the future if only...

 
dadofsammy wrote:
I missed the whole Smashing Pumpkins thing when it happened.  Oh well.  So heard this for the first time a couple weeks ago on RP.

This is dripping with intensity.  I love it.  You never know, do you?
 


Sounds like all there other songs.

Innovators at first and now its all formulaic.

 
 tapatia1072 wrote:

I really like Billy Corgan, but still I readily and happily admit that Jimmy Chamberlin is a total f**king badass on the drums!
 

Chamberlin is (was?) a wild beast on drums with a style and energy that was his alone.  The one album that Smashing Pumpkins made without him ("Adore," I think) was interesting, but overall it lacked energy in Jimmy's absence.  It reminded me of when R.E.M. recorded "Up" — it was interesting in tone and feel, but the lack of Bill Berry was definitely felt.
Billy, how about instead you stand inside this phone booth while I fill it with water.
I missed the whole Smashing Pumpkins thing when it happened.  Oh well.  So heard this for the first time a couple weeks ago on RP.

This is dripping with intensity.  I love it.  You never know, do you?
A bit biting for those who dig the "usual".

This is still an overlooked masterpiece of an album, and song of course.
 westslope wrote:

Yuck.  Doesn't do it for me.


 
Haha, I haven't even heard this song before, but I'm immediately attracted to the sound of it...

COOL SONG!

9


Yuck.  Doesn't do it for me.


YES!!{#Dancingbanana}
I like it.  And the album too.  One of the best 90s groups.
 gandalfbmg wrote:
Even if you hate Billy Corgan, you've got to admit Jimmy Chamberlain is a badass on the drums...
 
I really like Billy Corgan, but still I readily and happily admit that Jimmy Chamberlin is a total f**king badass on the drums!


Billy Corgan should be held up as a great source of inspiration among young, aspiring singer songwriters everywhere: 

So your voice sounds like a drunken, self-absorbed, pubescent, voice-cracking, Karaoke performance, and your songs sound like muzak fed thru a distortion box, take heart!, because if the Smashing Pumpkins can do it, then so can you!

 mandolin wrote:
...i totally thought this was the silversun pickups...
 

Thanks for making me feel like an old fart this fine Monday...
...i totally thought this was the silversun pickups...
 gandalfbmg wrote:
Even if you hate Billy Corgan, you've got to admit Jimmy Chamberlain is a badass on the drums...
 
Total raw power

 gandalfbmg wrote:
Even if you hate Billy Corgan, you've got to admit Jimmy Chamberlain is a badass on the drums...
 
I totally agree. Even if I happen to Love the pumpkins I find that when I listen to them nowdays I focus all my atention on the drums. Jimmy Chamberlain is a truly amazing musician.

Soemtimes I love Corgan's voice, and sometimes I just want him to shut up
you guys are playing great music this morning...keep it up!
Even if you hate Billy Corgan, you've got to admit Jimmy Chamberlain is a badass on the drums...
 rspauldi wrote:
Please, please, please, let us be civilized.  Please, no Smashing Pumpkins before 11:00 AM in any US time zone.
The lead singer's voice is like the proverbial nails on a chalkboard, making my skin positively crawl.

 

Yup! That sounds bout right!{#Cheers}
outstanding song from a weird album!
brings back memories from their 99 tour :)


"Who wouldn't be the one you love? " 

I love this track.  In UK it is just the right time of day to thrash a bit.  Try it on  decent sound system.

The Baldy Twat in a dress (quote Sharon Osborne) is for sure a difficult character, but has produced some great music.  I don't really care so much for the last SP tome, but absolutely love Siamese Dream, Mellon, and Adore.  This track is the outstanding track of Machina - the video that goes with it apeing Aubrey Beardsley is also very creative.

Love it.{#Bananajam}

Please, please, please, let us be civilized.  Please, no Smashing Pumpkins before 11:00 AM in any US time zone.
The lead singer's voice is like the proverbial nails on a chalkboard, making my skin positively crawl.

I'm so glad more smashing pumpkins is making it into the mix

<waiting for the pumpkin hate to start> :P
Itching to put this up to nine
 iw3gtf wrote:
At the time of this album the pumpkins have already their best times behind them,
but this one is really something good.
Just turn the volume up, two times, let it make you vibrate... mechanically. {#Yell}{#Music}

 
 

yes!  It's a well arranged song.  One of my favorites from them.
At the time of this album the pumpkins have already their best times behind them,
but this one is really something good.
Just turn the volume up, two times, let it make you vibrate... mechanically. {#Yell}{#Music}

 
10 minus 1 for Billy Corgan being such a dink.

God I love Jimmy Chamberlin's drumming though.
One of the greatest love songs ever, ever,  ever! I just love it. As I said to a friend once: See that guy singing the lyrics he wrote? That's me, that is. See that guy screwing his guitar and making it scream in ecstasy? That's me, that is.

SP is one of those bands I've seen live and will never be able to divorce myself of that experience. Billy Corgan was such an incredible ass, insulting the audience and threatening to leave if they didn't quiet down. A brilliant set, musically, but the crowd sure left swearing never to buy one of their albums. Nov. 1991, Gish tour, along with Pearl Jam opening for the RHCP's. Two months later they were kicked off the tour by Anthony Kiedis and replaced with Nirvana.
{#Cool}
 Welly wrote:
Noise, noise, noise.
 
Noise, but I can't hear anything
Just guitars screaming, screaming, screaming
Some guy screaming in a leather jacket
Wooah!


triple toe tapper, 9 thumbs upper
 Marley wrote:
I liked their first two records, but everything after Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was all downhill for me and I lost interest.
 
Same here. 100%

Thx for this great song.!

 lemmoth wrote:
One of the better later efforts.  My son's favorite late Pumpkin's piece - and mine too.
 
/me concurs.

One of the better later efforts.  My son's favorite late Pumpkin's piece - and mine too.

i've always liked these guys, but i just saw Today being used in a commercial, and i feel gutted

probably how 60's people felt when Dylan's Blowing In The Wind was in a commercial. Now I understand their pain


 Marley wrote:
I liked their first two records, but everything after Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was all downhill for me and I lost interest.
 
I agree that the later albums were a bit of a bollocks in general, but there were a few great songs interspersed here and there between all the crap. Such as this one.

A solid 8.

 MinMan wrote:
still RADICAL
 
Hahahaha!  He said radical!  Oh that's funny...

{#Stop}  {#Puke}
Marley wrote:
I liked their first two records, but everything after Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was all downhill for me and I lost interest.


Same here but for me it was Gish.

I liked their first two records, but everything after Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was all downhill for me and I lost interest.


 Beaker wrote:
focking garbage I don't need to hear right this moment. *click*
 
exactly

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Beaker wrote:
Yes , yes. yes!!!!! {#Puke}




Noise, noise, noise.
great song from a not that great album ...
great song great band.  i always feel like the world is coming to an end when they play this.  this would be on the soundtrack for the last hour.

 gumby wrote:


you mean Neil Young?
 

I was sure that he meant Tom Petty. ;)
Smashing Pumpkins always good para Rockear!! :drummer:
bizon wrote:
Has to be one of the most annoying male voices in rock today. God awful!
I can understand why you would say that. For me it's Thom Yorke. At least this rocks.
bizon wrote:
Has to be one of the most annoying male voices in rock today. God awful!
you mean Neil Young?
Second song played in the Mx City Show las SAtyurday april 12...Billy just rocks, powerfull voice, great lirycs, he rocks....
8 -> 9 As stated below, this song ROCKS! Rock isn't supposed to be pretty.
Wow! A Smashing Pumpkins song I actually like. Usually I can't take the voice. This is a good one.
9 rating and volume :cool:
Has to be one of the most annoying male voices in rock today. God awful!
:drummer:
This song ROCKS. That is all.
:puke:
still RADICAL
Geo_orc1 wrote:
You all can hate me for this but for me the Pumpkins begin at Gish and end after Siamese Dream. Two epically sweet and awesome records but that is all.
couldn't disagree more. This is my all time fav SP track and I've been a fan from Gish right until their last album!
Rockabobbie wrote:
Fully agree; if anything, Dream was a slight decline. Gish was a nuclear moment in the history of the rock idiom: Butch Vig's production, the dynamics and polish on the songs (they had been playing them in Chicago for 5 years), and that raw, hungry sound of a band giving it everything they have. For my money, Chamberlin's drums make that album leap off the vinyl. Ever hear the I am One B-side, Tristessa? Whoah!
Amen -- GOTTA' be Chamberlin on the skins! Accept no substitute.
Geo_orc1 wrote:
You all can hate me for this but for me the Pumpkins begin at Gish and end after Siamese Dream. Two epically sweet and awesome records but that is all.
Fully agree; if anything, Dream was a slight decline. Gish was a nuclear moment in the history of the rock idiom: Butch Vig's production, the dynamics and polish on the songs (they had been playing them in Chicago for 5 years), and that raw, hungry sound of a band giving it everything they have. For my money, Chamberlin's drums make that album leap off the vinyl. Ever hear the I am One B-side, Tristessa? Whoah!
Geo_orc1 wrote:
You all can hate me for this but for me the Pumpkins begin at Gish and end after Siamese Dream. Two epically sweet and awesome records but that is all.
I think Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was an excellent album, for the most part. But their new stuff...meh
Geo_orc1 wrote:
You all can hate me for this but for me the Pumpkins begin at Gish and end after Siamese Dream. Two epically sweet and awesome records but that is all.
I don't hate you at all! I just think you're wrong.
My absolute favorite Pumpkins song. Don't ask me why, 'cause I have no idea.
erichb wrote:
A pleasant surprise to help me get through the afternoon grind of doing TPS Reports. Thanks RP.
Is listening to internet radio good for the company? :propeller: