The Smashing Pumpkins 2000-02-12

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February 12, 2000 – Dallas, TX, US
Live performance by The Smashing Pumpkins
Resume the Pose tour
DateFebruary 12, 2000
VenueDeep Ellum Live
Coordinates32°47′5″N 96°47′4″W
LocationDallas, TX, US
Venue typeClub
PersonnelBilly Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, Melissa Auf der Maur
Order of bandsThe Smashing Pumpkins

Earlier the same day, the band signed autographs at the nearby Tower Records.

Setlist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Rock On" [David Essex] [6:02] 
  2. "The Everlasting Gaze
  3. "Stand Inside Your Love
  4. "Blue Skies Bring Tears" [5:33] 
  5. "I Am One" (with rant) [7:25] 
  6. "Ava Adore
  7. "Glass and the Ghost Children" [10:45] 
  8. "I of the Mourning
  9. "Zero
  10. "Heavy Metal Machine
  11. "To Sheila
  12. "The End is the Beginning is the End(tease) 
  13. "Cherub Rock

Encore one[edit | edit source]

  1. "1979(acoustic) 
  2. "Join Together" [The Who(acoustic) 

Encore two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  2. "Once in a Lifetime" [Talking Heads] [3:35] (live debut)
  3. "X.Y.U." [8:30] 
  4. "Foxy Lady" [Jimi Hendrix(tease) 
  5. "How Many More Times" [Led Zeppelin(tease) 
  6. "We Love You" [6:34] 
    1. "I Want to Take You Higher" [Sly and the Family Stone(tease) 

Banter[edit | edit source]

Rock On
The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Blue Skies Bring Tears
I Am One
(BC midsong: Inspired, desired, contrive, immobilize, destroy, distrust. Sling the arrow back, Cupid, and pierce it through my soul. Psshew. Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, ladies and gentlemen, welcome! Welcome to our continuing, rolling, dramatic circus. Where almost, but not quite, the news is bigger than the music, but no, the music is bigger than the news. Thank you for being here in the flesh and blood, thank you for being here, thank you for being here. Welcome to the start of this new millennium. Some people would argue this is not a millennium at all, but um, we’ll leave that for another time. So we put our hands up, we put our hands up, we put our hands up and we ask for the energy, we ask for the energy to beam on down from the satellites, we ask, we ask. We’re gonna turn off the CNN beam, we’re gonna turn off the uh...the sports beam...the weather beam and the traffic beam and the air traffic control beam and the mind control beam and the fuckin’ internet beam and uh...everything else that’s going in our brains. We’re gonna raise our hands up, we’re gonna ask for pure energy, pure energy, pure energy. There’s only one way to ask for pure energy, there’s only one way to ask for pure energy, it’s gotta come from your stomach. Now, I’m not much of a leader, but please follow after me. Alright, here we go. From the bottom of your soul, from your feet, ready, here we go, ready, ready. (screams) There you go. That felt good. So we sing you this song, (sings) we are the machines...)
BC: Let me take a moment to introduce you to the band this evening. To my right, on lead destruction, Mr. James Iha. To my right, on lead bass, Ms. Melissa Auf der Maur. On the drums, Mr. Jimmy Chamberlin.
Ava Adore
Glass and the Ghost Children
BC: Thank you all so very much, thank you. We’d like to thank everyone who made such an effort to get into the show tonight. We know a lot of you bought scalped tickets and stuff and uh, we’re sorry that’s the way it works out, but.... Everybody alright? If it’s - if it’s too hot in here, we’ll cut our set short. I offer you this symbolic water, heh heh. Heh heh. We’d like to play you another new song. (no crowd reaction) Does anyone here speak English? Hello, heh heh, we’d like to play you a new song. (crowd cheers) Thank you, there you go, that’s the right way to respond. From our upcoming...yes, corporate rock takeover album. This is a song called I of the Mourning.
I of the Mourning
BC: Alright, it’s official, it’s too fuckin’ hot. Heh heh! It’s too hot, that’s it. Heh heh heh.
Iha: (mic very quiet) It’s.... That’s that uh, that’s that Texas fire. These people are just burnin’ up. (mic normal) Is everybody o - oh, okay, now I’m on. Uh, is everybody okay out there? It’s extremely hot. I can’t tell if it’s us or it’s that Texas audience. But we all have long johns on and these are heat serving - saving shirts and uh, they’re three times hotter than normal clothing, so that might be in our heads why it’s so hot.
BC: Heh, maybe if everyone just blows. Nah, it didn’t work [unintelligible word].
Iha: Ahh, heh heh.
(a few seconds pass)
BC: Ah, I feel air! Yes, I feel air.
Iha: (preacher voice) I feel jesus blowin’ down upon ya. (normal voice) Alright.
BC: Let’s just all take a moment to relax because it’s just (laughing) way too hot.
Iha: Wow!
BC: Tell them a story, James, everyone wants to hear a story from you.
Iha: Well, I recently bought this Eddie Bauer coat and it’s filled with down, so it’s uh, you can wear it even in like the coldest temperatures and uh, let’s see: hot chocolate, hot coffee, hot tea, maybe these are things I should not be talking about. Okay, imagine you’re in a...okay uh, Igloo cooler, right. Imagine you’re in an Igloo cooler and you’re feeling really at one with yourself.
Somebody in crowd: I’m naked!
Iha: What? Naked? Okay, and you’re naked. Well, I don’t think this is gonna work. But uh...imagine you’re having a fun time at an alternative rock concert. And it’s really not that hot, it’s worth it. We’re ready to sweat, we’re ready to work out with the Smashing Pumpkins, you’re losing those pounds you’ve always wanted to lose! Summer’s comin’ up, winter ain’t gonna last forever, you wanna look trim, you wanna feel good about yourself come summer, you come right here to the Smashing Pumpkins and lose that weight! Ow! The heat driven me crazy, I’m sorry. We will now get back to the rock. Our new album is coming out later this month. We got a tour coming up, a bigger rock tour...and that’s when you’re really gonna lose those extra pounds, and I’m telling you that bread and sugar are bad for you, that you’re gonna put on those pounds. Alright, never mind.
BC: Just stop, please...
Iha: I’m just stalling.
BC: ...stop this sham.
Iha: I’m sorry.
BC: You just want everyone to go buy the album, just admit it.
Iha: No, I want everybody to be healthy and fit, feel good about themselves.
Heavy Metal Machine
To Sheila
BC: (gravelly voice) Thank you very much. (Jimmy starts drumroll that continues until Billy finishes talking) (normal voice) Ladies and gentlemen, for our last trick....
The End is the Beginning is the End (tease - Iha plays 7 notes of riff)
BC: Yes, for our last trick this evening...we take you back to a simpler time, the year 1993. Ladies and gentlemen, heh heh heh, ladies and gentlemen, this is called Cherub Rock.
Cherub Rock
BC: God bless, you guys rock, thank you very much. Thank you very much, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
[encore break]
Iha: Thank you. It’s very hot still but uh...we appreciate your stamina, your rock stamina.
(crowd chanting for Jimmy as he steps up to front of stage)
BC: I see you people are so easily misled, Jimmy actually never left the band, it was a hoax. It was a total hoax, we fooled you all with that Adore album, he was there the whole time, he was the one programming the drum machine, he never left, okay?
1979 (acoustic, Jimmy plays guitar)
BC: Hello, heh heh. How many people were at the in-store thing we did today? Thank you very much, all you lunatics that we saw out there. We know that you don’t have jobs, that’s why you were there, so.... The people don’t raise their hands are the ones that have the jobs, that’s how we know the difference.
Join Together (acoustic)
BC: God bless you, thank you, thank you. (high pitched) Thank you!
[encore break]
Iha: Woo!
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
> Once in a Lifetime
and you might ask yourself
what is our [unintelligible word] doing?
and you might ask yourself
this is not my beautiful wife
you might ask yourself
what am i doing?
you might ask yourself
why must i question why?

letting the days go by
water flowing underground
letting the days go by
water flowing underground
into the blue again
in the silent water under the rocks and stone, yeah!

and you might ask yourself
who is this motherfucking guy on stage?
and you might ask yourself
what the fuck does he know about me?
and you might ask yourself
why am i in dallas?
you might ask yourself
why i have so many questions

letting the days go by
let the water hold me down
letting the days go by
water flowing underground
into the blue again
and to the silent water
under the rocks and stone
there is water underground

and you might ask yourself
why am i not a girl?
you might ask yourself
maybe the world is flat
and you might ask yourself
there’s a fish with my name on it
and you might ask yourself
why must I try?

> X.Y.U.
she didn’t seem to care
she lost all of him
and killed her baby

and i said
i wanna fill you up
i wanna break you
i wanna suck you up
‘cause i’m your lover
and i’m your motherfuck!
come to save you
‘cause you’re all mine

rat tat tat!

and do you love me?
and do you really care?
are you my baby?
or just crazy?

and i said
i wanna fill you up
i wanna break you
i wanna cut you up
‘cause i’m your lover
and i’m your motherfuck!
come to save you
‘cause you’re all mine

rat tat tat!

across the boundaries of what she had deemed possible
i crawled up inside her
across the boundaries of time and love
i knew her

bang bang bang

no more, no more, no more, no more
there’ll be no more creepy crawlin’ glass suckin’, no more
no more trespasses
no more love songs
no more long winded jams
where do we go?
We get on and we get off
now we must get off
feel that power
that’s the [unintelligible word] to a dollar

(outro begins)

BC: Some girls make you think no. Some girls make you wanna say yes. Some girls have evil in their bones. And some girls, they’re just guests in my house. Yeah. It takes a real woman to play a man’s groove if you know what I’m saying, yeaah. For those of you expecting a professional end to a professional rock concert, this is the part of the show that veers off into uncharted territory. If you’re worried about being disappointed, you probably will be, so you may want to leave now. You have been warned. Some girls are just no good. Some girls are baaaad. Some girls are just so fucked in the head. But even the worst girl isn’t as bad as a man. Yes, because it’s the men that are the problem. At least that’s what women tell me. I know no men agree, but that’s what the girls tell me. Yes men, we’re the root of all evil. What do you think, Melissa, are men the root of all evil? No?! Yeah but, you played in a band with Courtney, what would you know about evil? Alright, that’s it. (song ends) That would be the end of the concert, thank you very much. Let me see all those beautiful faces out there. Thank you for sticking with us through the heat wave, we love you so much you don’t even know...
Iha: Woo!
BC: ...god bless you all, god bless you all.
Iha: Lord have mercy.
BC: Lord have mercy, James!
Iha: Lord have mercy...
BC: Lord have mercy.
Iha: ...on this Texas crowd.
BC: I tried, James, I tried to reach down there for that one more moment and I just couldn’t get there.
Iha: (preacher voice) But did you really try? Did you find it in your heart to really try, Billy Corgan? Or was the devil standing in your way, barring your entrance?
BC: I don’t know, heh heh heh. The devil, that’s a heavy concept, James, I just can’t go there right now.
Iha: (preacher voice) Have you ever seen the lake of fire? Eternal burning fire where none swim? Have any of you swum in that fire, that eternal damning, burning fire? ... Ladies and gentlemen, the devil shall smite you...with, well, not a sword like this, but very much like this! Unless...! Unless something happens, unless you walk on through that door. Do you know what door I’m talking about, Billy? Yes, he knows. Yes, he does, but he does not repent, no, he does not! Now for three years, I’ve had the devil in my shoebox. Yes! These very shoes that I walk in, the devil walked in. (normal voice) That’s pretty much my problem. (preacher voice) The devil was in my shoes and now I am clean, I’ve walked through that door!
BC: James, James. James, I’ve known you a long time.
Iha: What, what?
BC: I’ve known you a long time, you’ve gone too far now. Let these people go home. (crowd screaming “No!”) Let them go home. See, they want to go home, that’s why they’re cheering.
Iha: (over Billy’s last sentence) (preacher voice) Let them go home!
BC: They’re cheering because they want to - look, they’re waving their hands goodbye! Look! Look, see!
Iha: (preacher voice) Goodbye to the devil!
BC: These people don’t have the same problems that I do: the devil possession and the confused sexuality, let them go!
Iha: Peace!
BC: Now they’re waving us to follow them home, I’m sorry, that’s not going to happen. We’ve had some very bad encounters with mothers and fathers lately. It’s not - we’re not going home with you tonight. Do you know what they say about Texas moms? It’s uh - everybody knows.
(45 seconds of silence)
Iha: What do you wanna hear? Zeppelin? Zeppelin? ... (preacher voice) (screamed) Owww! You must repent! That’s right! Right here! I’m gonna get on my hands and knees (normal volume) ‘cause the devil wants the heat. Is that what he wants? Father in the sky. Sifting through those marshmallow waves. Must I swim once again through that lake of fire, ladies and gentlemen? Must I swim?! God damn you people, must I swim once again, amen.
Foxy Lady (tease - band jams for about 30 seconds)
Iha: (preacher voice) Lesson one.... How do you want this thing to end, ladies and gentlemen? With a mighty guitar chord or a whimper? Do you want a clanging E-suspended chord or do you want us to just go?
BC: Alright, let’s take a vote, I think that’s the fairest way. Okay, there’s four choices: A, B, C and D.
Iha: Ahhh! Down on your knees.
BC: Choice A: Listen to James go on about the devil for another 10 minutes. Hey, wait wait wait, we’ll choose at the end, that’s choice A. Choice B is listen to me talk about my childhood. I think we’ve been there before. C: we’ll play aimless blues that drone into the night that remind you of the worst night in Austin you’ve ever had. Or D: a brutal soul scarring rock jam that will leave you whimpering. Okay, so, is it - okay, now we’re gonna vote. Is it A: James talking, sermonizing?
Iha: (preacher voice) Can I get a witness? Ow!
BC: Is it B: me going on forever about myself? Considering you’ve bought a lot of the albums, I think you’d vote more for that category. Heh heh heh. C: aimless blues that would make Stevie Ray roll in his grave. Or D: a crushing rock jam.
How Many More Times (tease - Melissa plays a couple times through the riff)
BC: A! It sounds to me like it’s A, sermonizing!
Iha: (noise like a dying cat) of that!
We Love You / I Want to Take You Higher
BC: Alright. One more time. We’re gonna take you higher, we’re gonna take you higher. (singing) I wanna, I wanna take you higher, (speaking) yeah. This is a song that we play that has no title, no words and no direction home. Just like the end of this show, it will wander on aimlessly, but yes, there is a point to the story. So, all the words are made up except for the chorus, which we need to sing - we need you to sing with us. I swear, if you don’t sing, we’re going to smash all our instruments and come out there and hug every one of you.

we’re gonna get so high
we’re gonna reach to the ground
we’re gonna make it so
you’re gonna forget who you were
‘cause every mile you walk
and every word you talk
is inside my heart
and it’s a brand new start

we love you
we love you
we love you
that’s right, we love you
we love you - there you go
we love you - come on, sing, you fuckers!
we love you - come on
we love you
we love you
we love you

BC: Don’t get too cocky just because your governor’s trying to be president. We all know he’s gonna make a shitty president.

i bear my teeth to all witnesses that would wreak
across my reach i speak eternal truth
i may be wearing a dress
but you cannot second guess someone like me
because i’ve come out of the grave too many times
you can count me dead
you can call me fred
you can say the things that they said
but i still love you

i love you
i love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
(screamed) we love you
(screamed) we love youuuuuuuu

BC: Solo, James, come on!

(Iha solo)

BC: So one last time, we reach out to thank you from the bottom of our black hearts. Thank you for being there for us, we hope that we’re there for you.

we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you
we love you

(Billy solo)

(song is just feedback for a moment while Billy talks over it)

BC: Remember they can smash all your mirrors, they can smash all your mirrors, they can smash every mirror in front of you, but there’s always going to be another mirror behind that mirror and another mirror behind that mirror, god bless you, god bless you, god bless you, god bless you, we love you, we love you, we love you.

(song ends)

Iha: Goodnight. Goodnight everybody, thanks a lot. Thanks a lot, [unintelligible few words], goodnight.