One and All

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"One and All"
One and All Single Cover.jpg
Single by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedNovember 5, 2014
Recorded2014
GenreNoise rock[1]
Length3:46
LabelBMG/Martha's Music
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan
Producer(s)Billy Corgan, Jeff Schroeder, Howard Willing
The Smashing Pumpkins singles chronology
"Being Beige"
(2014)
"One and All"
(2014)
"Drum + Fife"
(2014)

"One and All" (or "One and All (We Are)") is the second single from The Smashing Pumpkins' tenth album Monuments to an Elegy. The track premiered through the Huffington Post on November 5th, 2014.[2][3]

Recording and sound

In an interview with the Huffington Post, band leader Billy Corgan said "I basically sang the whole song the first time I wrote it... It had written itself."[2] Rolling Stone described the track as having "a deep wash of grungy guitar distortion ...the hard-rocking "One and All" features the drumming of Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee bashing his way through Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder's murky mires of guitar and the singer's lyrics about feeling young."[4]

Reception

The song was favorably received. Stereogum said "The brand new, guitar-overloaded “One and All” is a considerable improvement on “Being Beige,” in my opinion — it’s considerably heavier, too, which plays to Billy Corgan’s strengths at this point in his career."[5] Music Times stated that "Fans of the Pumpkins will not be disappointed, as the song has a darkly metallic quality reminiscent of their 1995 opus Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness."[6] Spin.com stated ""One and All" does boast a shoegaze-set-on-overdrive sheen."[7]

Lyrics

I don't mind what you're running
'Cause you and me we're just something
Don't just hang what you're running on
I don't mind we're so alone

We're one and all
We are, we are so young
We're young, we're young
We're one and all
We are, we are so young
We're young, we're young
We're one and all
We are, we are so young
We're young, we're young

Lest it be that we're livin'
Don't ya hide what you're given
Don't ya pulse for the ones that stall
Don't ya mind if it's me at all
Don't ya mind if it's me at all
If it's me at all?

I'd just say when you're bluffing
'Cause you and me we're off running
Baby sweet of the ruts and cuts
I don't save for rainy days

We're one and all
We are, we are so young
We're young, we're young
We're one and all
We are, we are so young
We're young, we're young
We're one and all
We are, we are so young
We're young, we're young

Catch as can what you're doing
Me and you we're just ruins
Sespertines for the morning's trawl
Don't ya mind if it's me at all
Don't ya mind if it's me at all
If it's me at all?
If it's me at all?
If it's me at all?

I don't mind a thing or two
We're one and all
We are, we are so young
We're one and all
We are, we are so young
We're one and all
We are, we are so young
We're one and all

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."One and All"3:44

Release history

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country Discogs MusicBrainz
November 10, 2014 BMG Digital US 8156180 51b9f453-a6b0-41ae-b06e-62f3629d2cfa [1]

Personnel

The Smashing Pumpkins
Additional musicians

Charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[8] 47

Availability

TitleType
One and AllSingle
Monuments to an ElegyStudio

References

  1. Zaleski, Annie (December 9, 2014). "Smashing Pumpkins rediscover their musical focus but lose lyrical depth". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Smashing Pumpkins' 'One And All' Is The Latest Hit From The Band's Super-Album". The Huffington Post.
  3. "Smashing Pumpkins Release New Song "One and All"". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  4. "Hear Smashing Pumpkins' Guitar-Saturated Rager 'One and All'". Rolling Stone.
  5. "The Smashing Pumpkins – "One And All" - Stereogum". Stereogum.
  6. "Smashing Pumpkins Share New Single 'One and All' from Upcoming Album 'Monuments to an Elegy' [LISTEN]". Music Times.
  7. "Smashing Pumpkins Release the Harmonious 'One and All'". November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  8. "Smashing Pumpkins Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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