The Smashing Pumpkins — Obscured
Album: Pisces Iscariot
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6.8

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Total ratings: 674
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Lost your head
Now you sleep on the floor
What you said
I don't want anymore
Through the haze
Make your eyes up to ache
Out in space
Days away

Through these eyes
I rely on all I've seen
Obscured
Through these eyes
Looks like I'm home tonight

Left for dead
As you sweep out the door
Things we said
We don't mean anymore
Tear inside her
Like a fallen kite
Hah, hah, hah, hey, hey, yeah

Through these eyes
I deny on all I see
Obscured
Through these eyes
Looks like I'm home tonight
What you said
Made a mess of me
What you said
I don't want
Obscured
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 misterbearbaby wrote:
In some golden future, all elevtors will play this all the time. I also predict that, at that time, homicide rates will be zero because of the stuff in the water. 1.

 
or

OR 

We could become demented Lindsey Buckingham lookalikes transcribing coded messages from the planet Beltron:

Kim Coates yelling about a piece of paper in scene from  

You smell that damned paper, misterbearbaby. Smell it good now!   
 garycha wrote:
 I think Corgan was/is a violent minded punk and that inspired a prolific period of great creative activity in the 90s.  I love the Pumpkins and consider Siamese Dream, Mellon and Adore, to be great pieces of work, whiny voice and all.  It sort of suits, but I can understand how it could grate with some.
But then I don't like Men Without Hats. {#Angel}
 
I don't think the fellow with that metal top-hat does either:
hats
Good song.
Nice tune. Underrated in my opinion. Should be played on a more regular basis.
Thanks Bill for todays amazing playlist.
 (former member) wrote:


I gave this song a big 10 long ago...  this song is good for the ears...

 

It might mean more if you hadn't also given a 10 to 5167 other songs.


Wow a great segue from Bach Cello Suite!  Who knew?!  .......well except Bill of course.  {#Cheesygrin}  ...One of my favorite SP tunes.
Ahhh...longing for the old lineup.
 jhorton wrote:
Sounds less like Smashing Pumpkins, more like Pumpkin Lattes.

 
{#Roflol} 
Sounds less like Smashing Pumpkins, more like Pumpkin Lattes.
This was originally on the "Today" single.  It made it onto a lot of my mix tapes back then...
 Sloggydog wrote:
There is no album in the pic but wasn't this on Pisces Iscariot? 

 
Yes - a highly under rated album IMHO.  
Love this one - haven't heard it in a looong time!

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
In some golden future, all elevtors will play this all the time. I also predict that, at that time, homicide rates will be zero because of the stuff in the water. 1.
 Sloggydog wrote:
There is no album in the pic but wasn't this on Pisces Iscariot? 
 
Yes, you are correct - great song!! {#Daisy}
There is no album in the pic but wasn't this on Pisces Iscariot? 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 eastcoast wrote:
Another cry baby grunge band getting sentimental
 

 garycha wrote:
 

But then I don't like Men Without Hats. {#Angel}

 
What?
Sure it's easy to poke fun at "Safety Dance".
But the genius that is "Pop Goes the World"?
Come on.

I love the genius that is Smashing Pumpkins.  Love Zeitgeist (2007) the best; there's actually a tarentella on it. 


I gave this song a big 10 long ago...  this song is good for the ears...

Do bands even release singles anymore?  When this came out I had all the singles and b sides.  I had a nice compilation of b sides and rarities that I owned recorded on something called a cassette tape...  The song "Siamese Dream" on vinyl was one of my favorites. 

 FlatCat wrote:
I'm sorry, I can't get past that nasal, whiny voice. No matter how civilized the song is, he sounds like a violent-minded punk to me.
 

LOL but no need to apologise for your own tastes.  For me "Birdcage in your Soul", "West End Girls", are songs that exhibit an irritating nasal, lispy whine that I struggle to get past.  

I think Corgan was/is a violent minded punk and that inspired a prolific period of great creative activity in the 90s.  I love the Pumpkins and consider Siamese Dream, Mellon and Adore, to be great pieces of work, whiny voice and all.  It sort of suits, but I can understand how it could grate with some.

But then I don't like Men Without Hats. {#Angel}

I'm sorry, I can't get past that nasal, whiny voice. No matter how civilized the song is, he sounds like a violent-minded punk to me.
 EssexTex wrote:
So good....I love a good key change
 
love this song as well.

So Tex, do you generally like Billy and the Pumpkins?

Just testing from RP's fantastic iPhone app...
So good....I love a good key change
 nmcvaugh wrote:
My office mate wants to know if this is the reformed smashing pumkins?
 
No.  This is the 'original' pumpkins.  James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin.

My office mate wants to know if this is the reformed smashing pumkins?
jeffhtuner wrote:
This seemed like great song at the time, until we realized that all of Billy's songs were gonig to start sounding like this. It's a nice respite from the hard stuff, but stuff like this doesn't stand alone...
that may be true, but's why we talk about albums and not just collections of singles, no?
i luuuvvv this song... dreamy
beelzebubba wrote:
I remember laughing on my ass when I everybody made a big deal about this new album called "Mellon-Collie and the Infinite Sadness". Yeah, real deep and clever. A name a freshman art student would come up with in a moment of juvenile inspiration.
But you are really deep, aren't you? It's just an album name, nothing more, nothing less.
thank you, thank you, thank you!
I dig this, never heard this before.
YUP YUP!! trancefussion wrote:
I belive that was thier finest album..
:meditate: :meditate: :sunny:
Haven't heard that one in ages. Great song.
Another cry baby grunge band getting sentimental
so mellow. Love it.
BikeCoachDave wrote:
I agree. Nice!!!!
Same here.
Blends in with much of other pumpkin stuff.
Radiohead-head wrote:
WHAT A TRANSITION!!!!!! Smiths - Bigmouth to Pumpkins - Obscured BILL - you can still make me jump out of my seat and swear out-loud bro. Nice job playing great music.
I agree. Nice!!!!
WHAT A TRANSITION!!!!!! Smiths - Bigmouth to Pumpkins - Obscured BILL - you can still make me jump out of my seat and swear out-loud bro. Nice job playing great music.
This seemed like great song at the time, until we realized that all of Billy's songs were gonig to start sounding like this. It's a nice respite from the hard stuff, but stuff like this doesn't stand alone...
mrselfdestruct wrote:
He also wrote Take Me Down on MCatIF and The Bells on the 33 single. Cool low-key songs seem to be his specialty.
There's also "...Said Sadly" with Nina Gordon, "Believe," "The Boy," and "Go". Definitely check out his solo album "Let it Come Down" if you like his work. It's alternative country in a sense... kind of like Whiskeytown. Quite a departure from the Pumpkins, but a great album anyway.
Gish05 wrote:
It's so funny how the Pumpkins are such a love/hate band. People new to their material either like the song, or don't. People that have known about them for years either love the band, or hate them. Rarely will I see an "eh, they were ok" kind of comment. By the way, The song James wrote for Pisces was "Blew Away." Blue is a b-side from Gish and one of my favorite SP songs. Obscured is an outstanding acoustic rock song.
He also wrote Take Me Down on MCatIF and The Bells on the 33 single. Cool low-key songs seem to be his specialty.
It's so funny how the Pumpkins are such a love/hate band. People new to their material either like the song, or don't. People that have known about them for years either love the band, or hate them. Rarely will I see an "eh, they were ok" kind of comment. By the way, The song James wrote for Pisces was "Blew Away." Blue is a b-side from Gish and one of my favorite SP songs. Obscured is an outstanding acoustic rock song.
Pisces is actually one of my favorite Pumpkin albums...James Iha actually wrote some of the tunes (Blue)...which makes the album a bit more dynamic than other pumpkins albums.....not that there's anyhting wrong with Billy Corigan.....he's still a god....but to hear something a little different from the Pumpkins is a good thing.
I never liked they guys. I thought they were pretentious, self-absorbed and not nearly as clever or deep as they thought they were. I remember laughing on my ass when I everybody made a big deal about this new album called "Mellon-Collie and the Infinite Sadness". Yeah, real deep and clever. A name a freshman art student would come up with in a moment of juvenile inspiration.
mr.selfdestruct wrote:
This song is great. And Pisces Iscariot is a great album, too. I actually like that album more than a few of their "real" releases.
I belive that was thier finest album..
Leslie wrote:
I usually hate this guy's voice but it's rather nice when he's mellow and not screeching.
just what I was going to say!
masterhead wrote:
Just play Vienna Teng and then I will be totally sleep :sleep:
Smashing is too good for them. Bah!