Love

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"Love"
Song by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedOctober 23, 1995
Studio sessions
Length4:21
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan
Producer(s)Flood, Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan

"Love" is a song from The Smashing Pumpkins' third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. With its guitar flange effect and anamorphic vocal effects, the title "Love" may be a conscious attack on love itself.

Billy Corgan writes in the 2012 reissue liner notes, "Love represented here is both oppressive and inescapable; an unrelenting God that won’t let go until you are spent and hollowed o-u-t."[1]

In a 1998 interview with Switch Magazine, Corgan was asked about what sex and love meant to him, to which he replied, "[sex] doesn’t interest me, I can reject i it … I don’t reject love. Love is what you are, love is suicide."[2]

On Billy's Gravity Demos I the song was known as Straight Ab.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

to my mistakes, to my mistakes of cowardice
she shimmy shakes, the jimmy jakes of consequence
born of the airs and dues, my airs of madness do declare
that it's ok, it's love
it's what you wanted to see, it's who you wanted to be
for what you needed to need, she'll make it up
love, it's who you know
machine gun blues, her vacant rush is so steel
i'm unaware, lost inside your visions
i got mine too over, i got mine and i got you
cause i know you, you're love
it's what you wanted to see, it's who you wanted to be
for what you needed to need, she'll make it up
love, it's who you know
and when i lost my mind
i knew i was in for a long night
can i look up to you as you look down on me
can i feel in to you as you felt in to me
i can't help what you see, i can't help but to be
for what you needed to need, she'll make it
love, it's who you know

Availability

TitleNotesType
Reel Time Sessions IBootleg • Demo
Mellon Collie and the Infinite SadnessDisc one – Dawn to DuskStudio
The Aeroplane Flies High2013 Reissue CD 4: Tonight, TonightCompilation
MCIS Demos IIBootleg
Billy's Gravity Demos IBootleg

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Personnel[edit | edit source]

Preferences[edit | edit source]

  1. Billy Corgan. Liner notes in the 2012 reissue of Mellon and the Infinite Sadness
  2. Switch Magazine (July 1998). "Billy – Switch Magazine". Starla,org. Retrieved August 25, 2021.

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