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The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania: Pale Horse

  • Published on Jun 27, 2012
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  • Dix Winger
    Dix Winger 19 days ago


  • Music Sketch
    Music Sketch 3 months ago

    Thank you.

  • Shane V
    Shane V 4 months ago

    We are a group of music lovers nerding out over our favorite songs that fall under a new theme each day. Come show us what you got! Today’s theme is “Pale”.

  • Roiy Benkel
    Roiy Benkel 8 months ago

    If I was listen to I'd turn back
    Give up on my reasons
    Forgive up the past
    You think I'd swallow that?
    Bearing weight in ceilings
    Just to stop and ask of Thora Zine
    Thora Zine, Thora Zine, Thora Zine
    They give you this
    They take away that
    Thora Zine
    There'll be no others
    There'll be no long lost friends
    Empty on the insides
    Empty of a last pretense
    To stand by on feeling of the end
    So many lives
    A runaway life
    So many lies
    When they locked you up they shut me out
    Gave me the key so I could ahow you round
    You were not allowed
    Omens of the daydream
    But caught as you're bound in Thora Zine
    Thora Zine, Thora Zine, Thora Zine
    They give you this
    They take away that
    Thora Zine
    There'll be no rallies
    There'll be no long lost friends
    Caught on a spotlight running out of present tense
    To fix by an feeling of an end
    So many lives
    A runaway life
    Please come back
    Please come back
    Please come back pale horse

  • Laimbrane
    Laimbrane 8 months ago +1

    Police Scumbag, Police Scumbag, Police scumbag... pale horse...

  • ferdinand dy
    ferdinand dy 10 months ago

    beautiful song and i cant find it on!!!

  • hairjoos lorjeffiny
    hairjoos lorjeffiny 11 months ago +4

    The same happened to my mother..I'm still calling her back, but will she awake 😟

  • MrRenato5150
    MrRenato5150 Year ago +1

    Beautiful melody... but this music gives me anguish

  • yurii
    yurii Year ago +14

    lmao 2019?

  • Cerati_style
    Cerati_style Year ago

    charly garcia, aznar, gustavo cerati - vampiro. buenos argentina 1991

  • steight oftheHart
    steight oftheHart Year ago +1

    i think it was early christian or pagan belief that Death rode his pale horse

    • Jaymi Davern
      Jaymi Davern Year ago

      Even older, prophecy from Hinduism about the return of Kalki on a white horse too.

  • D Wood
    D Wood Year ago +7

    I think it is great to be a part of a musicians evolution. Billy can do no wring in my opinion. Great drum, great guitar, great vocals and lyric. I find his creativity amazing.u can't expect a musician to replay old tunes all the time. Or tour on songs from 25 years ago.

  • Trent Boots
    Trent Boots 2 years ago +8

    Please come back D'arcy!!

  • mary kylo
    mary kylo 2 years ago +5


  • r.d. laing
    r.d. laing 4 years ago +12

    i fuckin love this song

  • BROOKS 74
    BROOKS 74 4 years ago +9

    I think this was Billys song to virgin records for handing him down for aging as a rockstar and the company wanting the new younger bands to make the company money again, not thinking SP had the songs anymore.. how wrong they are.. Billy is the genius of my generation not eddie vedder not chris cornell.. because they dont have the songs in my opinion.... rawk on 4 life pumpkinhead since 93

  • katherina keller
    katherina keller 4 years ago

    I really like it. His song's always have so much meaning.

  • Thomas Odell
    Thomas Odell 4 years ago +1

    They sound good. A lot better than the music I here going down the street. You know, the kind that sounds like something or someone is banging on the trunk trying to escape.

  • TheDanimator's Channel
    TheDanimator's Channel 4 years ago +9

    1:30 could have been strait out of mellon collie and the infinite sadness
    A classic Billy Chant

    • Keyser Soze
      Keyser Soze 3 years ago

      +TheDanimator o so right would have fit right in!

  • John Mahoney
    John Mahoney 4 years ago +26

    This song is one of Billy's saddest and most personal songs. Its about his mother...she was commited to a mental hospital when billy was just a kid. Thorazine was handed out like candy at asylums especially back in the day...hes singing about her bound to a cot and he pleading for her to come back to him. Once you understand the contents of the lyrics it really gives the song a lot of emotional weight.

    • Jorge Luis Muñoz Carrasco
      Jorge Luis Muñoz Carrasco 7 months ago +1

      Your message is touching me, makes me cry; Billy has had a hard life.

    • Harvey Girl
      Harvey Girl 10 months ago

      That is really sad 😞

    • Ihan Drezt
      Ihan Drezt 3 years ago +3

      +J Money It is to me the darkest and saddest song ever written by Billy Corgan.

    • Patrick
      Patrick 3 years ago +1

      @Ricardo Longo That's what I thought, too. I thought it was about him considering letting her back into his life or the band ("If I was to listen/I'd turn back... Forgive up the past... You think I'd swallow that?"). But I think the mother interpretation is more honest. That said, as anyone who's seen photo's of D'Arcy or read about her arrests can attest, the other interpretation probably isn't that far off.
      Let's stick with D'Arcy interpretation, just to piss her off ;)

    • Ricardo Longo
      Ricardo Longo 4 years ago +6

      The first time I listened to this song, I thought it was about D'arcy, especially because after the Pumpkins she became a horse breeder and had many drug-related problems. Either way, this is one of the best things Billy has written in this century.

  • Mike Becker
    Mike Becker 4 years ago

    Americans really need some...

  • durralf
    durralf 4 years ago +3

    Plea scumbag, plea scumbag, plea scumbag, plea scumbag, plea scumbag, plea scumbag, plea scumbag...

  • goodboy
    goodboy 4 years ago +4

    weird hip hop kinda beat

  • Baffling Barnacles
    Baffling Barnacles 5 years ago +10

    Very Cure sounding. Awesome at that. Much better than some of their harder stuff IMO.

  • Annamarie Anderson
    Annamarie Anderson 5 years ago

    i8 luv it
    i luv it

  • Josh Mcgowan
    Josh Mcgowan 5 years ago +37

    People keep complaining about new Smashing Pumpkins, what's wrong with this? Yeah, it's slow, but they've always had slow songs lol. That's usually how rock acts age anyway

    • Gonzalito Cantu
      Gonzalito Cantu Year ago +1

      Imagine how many times he's faked it for just one more show through good times and bad! Props to Billy and Company! It's a Long Way to the Top .. if you want to rock and roll!

  • starsandspit
    starsandspit 5 years ago +8

    Nice re-worked version of Have Love Will Travel, the 'Unknown Instrumental' from the Mellon Collie sessions.

    • David Humphrey
      David Humphrey 4 months ago +1

      Bit of stretch....I get what you're saying with the tempo and the piano melody, but that's about it. It's not uncommon for artists/songwriters to use bits and pieces from previous work to create new material. But Mike and Nicole add a new dimension to this that wasn't in the Mellon Collie out take.

  • Matt Poserman
    Matt Poserman 5 years ago +3

    Wow, glad I missed this when it came out. This whole record is mind numbingly boring.

    • Absurd Improbability
      Absurd Improbability Year ago +6

      Your mind is probably numb and boring due to lack of intelligent thought and ability to appreciate art. Just my 2 cents worth. Not worth much considering that assholes are a dime a dozen. Still, I feel compelled to plead with you to refrain from getting your panties in a bunch. Open your heart and give yourself to the art of life. Your mind will follow.

    • zeldafan734
      zeldafan734 3 years ago +2

      +Matt Poserman
      Quasaar and Panopticon aren't :-)

  • Phillip Tripolone
    Phillip Tripolone 5 years ago +2

    awesome song I think the weakest link of the SP line up is the Billy Iha replacement. He's too polished whereas Iha was less technical but more imaginative in his notes.

    • werideatdusk
      werideatdusk 9 months ago +1

      Billy iha and billy Chamberlain will always be the tr00 SP

    • Matt F
      Matt F 3 years ago

      +aaron ballard It's not that he wasn't good/tight enough, it's just Billy could record them quicker

    • Lemmy Koopa
      Lemmy Koopa 4 years ago

      @aaron ballard Doesn't mean he didn't help WRITE the riffs.
      I know Billy PLAYED Siamese Dream, but not every single song was written just by him.
      I know that Billy is the biggest driving force behind the Pumpkins, but give credit to where it's due.
      Either way, even though Billy does most of the work, the new stuff might have nice songs, but it'll never have the execution that the original albums had.

    • aaron ballard
      aaron ballard 4 years ago +1

      @Lemmy Koopa Mayonaise was. Take me down was. Blew was. The rest was ALL Billy. James wasn't tight enough to play on the albums for the most part. Look it up.

    • Lemmy Koopa
      Lemmy Koopa 4 years ago +1

      @aaron ballard no he didn't? Mayonaise and a lot of Mellon Collie was done with James

  • Brando Pando
    Brando Pando 5 years ago +11

    Oceania... Fucking great

  • wigon
    wigon 5 years ago +2

    WOW!!! I hope they stick this track on the next version of "Red Dead Redemption". This is a fantastic tribute to Spaghetti Western soundtrack greats like Ennio Morricone who were way ahead of their time. So awesome to hear great artists like Billy Corgan continue this tradition at least in this one song. Damn...I need to find myself a good Dan Electro baritone guitar ASAP. This song inspires me to start writing in that obscure and ignored (but AWESOME) music genre.

  • Drake Daraitis
    Drake Daraitis 5 years ago

    I even took guitar where they used to play in the 80s.

  • Drake Daraitis
    Drake Daraitis 5 years ago +1

    Billy said on CNN it is about the loss of his mom.
    Btw he lived 5 minutes from me.

  • Robin Francis
    Robin Francis 5 years ago

    It's a shame that your dad didn't go to school with Billy.

  • Katie Codding
    Katie Codding 5 years ago

    My dad went to high school with the bassist (Nichole)

  • abubilla
    abubilla 5 years ago +1

    beautiful song!

  • Lausannest Rain
    Lausannest Rain 6 years ago +1

    i came out the rome gig feeling like a was a mental.

  • ScaryManiac
    ScaryManiac 6 years ago +3

    it's actually a pretty good album

  • kynes333
    kynes333 6 years ago +1

    This whole album is a choice to make SP relevant to now. Artistry of BC. I do miss JC. But I too am an lead/guitar which bonded w/ a world class jazz drummer in rock... nothing like it.

  • videoguy
    videoguy 6 years ago +1

    best tune on the album

  • TheUnknown285
    TheUnknown285 6 years ago

    I think it's about death as well. Pale horse is the horse the Horseman of Death rides on. So, it's possibly about a friend that committed suicide?

  • Kamil Malkinski
    Kamil Malkinski 6 years ago


  • Keyser Soze
    Keyser Soze 6 years ago

    wow if im right and may very well b far from it, this song about someone who's lost it (their mind) and been prescribed the drug thioridazine an anti psychocotic given for schizophrenia/dementia and other brain disorders........... just a guess as the repeated word sounds like thioridazine any 1 know??

    • Scott Dufour
      Scott Dufour 4 months ago


  • nickshel
    nickshel 6 years ago

    Or maybe Smashing Pumpkins Maturely

  • mike
    mike 6 years ago

    Did you have a good night? A few friends and I are going to see them in Wembley arena next month. Can't fu**ing wait!

  • DJPunchi
    DJPunchi 6 years ago +3

    the best song i've heard from theirs since machines of god album

  • Franco Buccicardi
    Franco Buccicardi 6 years ago +1

    Fucking awesome song I love it soo damn much.

  • Cody Boyd
    Cody Boyd 6 years ago

    This song makes me think of the sort of lament for a former way of life that was full of novelty, mystery, excitement, and a reckless searching that led to madness. It is the parting with the freedom of that former life; the Garden is closed, however, and once a threshold is crossed there is no returning. One can no longer heed those ephemereal voices, to do so would be to go back to that depth of madness, but to live a life of hollow quasi-comfort on thorazine... it will be never be like b4.

  • lordtablettchen
    lordtablettchen 6 years ago +1

    i think this is the greatest song i heard in the last few years, my interest in music is back. maybe i was hanging around with the "wrong" music too long..

  • EmissionGeneration
    EmissionGeneration 6 years ago

    Nah I completely agree. Today the Business isn't about Music at all, it's just about making Money now, and the majority of Artist have the same frame of mind. As you said, back then, Musicians were more of a Family with each other and respected their work along with everyone elses. The 80's definitely hold a special place is many peoples lives, and always will. Each decade the Music industry just gets worse and worse, apart from a few surprises here and there on rare occasions.

  • Connor Doll
    Connor Doll 6 years ago +1

    I like The Celestials. I'm seeing Smashing Pumpkins live wednesday :)

  • mapleblackdrums
    mapleblackdrums 6 years ago

    I think the 70's and early 80's were nice. Before political correctness, cell phones, computers. It was a different time, it seems like people were closer and trusted each other more. It was before the Crack and Meth epidemic, before AIDS etc, etc.
    There was less music, but for some reason it meant more and was more important. But that's just my view.

  • EmissionGeneration
    EmissionGeneration 6 years ago

    Curious on what decade you would rate the highest?

  • TheUnknown285
    TheUnknown285 6 years ago

    Same here.

  • Caveman D-N-A
    Caveman D-N-A 6 years ago +2

    This is definitely my favorite song from Oceania.

  • Chris Roberts
    Chris Roberts 6 years ago +1

    I am enjoying introducing the greatness of the Smashing Pumpkins to my beautiful daughter . We listen to this together , what a wonderful gift . Thank you Billy and the Smashing Pumpkins .

  • Kamil Malkinski
    Kamil Malkinski 6 years ago


  • pameladilo
    pameladilo 6 years ago

    Pale Horse!!! nice!!!

  • mapleblackdrums
    mapleblackdrums 6 years ago

    To all you people stuck in the 90's, (which was a shit decade) I've got 2 words for you.....Things Change. Why don't you go put an album together? You only need a computer, a good mic and some software. Pshhh.

  • Zack BR
    Zack BR 6 years ago +1

    I need to thank you again too billy. You are my way back home. I wish you would become sad again and create a mellon collie 2. This was the best song of oceania. Miss you man.

  • MoparViking70
    MoparViking70 6 years ago

    These Pumpkins are not very smashing anymore...more like Gentle Pumpkins

  • Mar Ant
    Mar Ant 6 years ago

    man corgan, seriously you had the right method in the 90's stop this shit! we all know you have one more great pumpkins album in you. enough of this mellow bullshit. go back to your old mentality and methods and show us all you still have it!

  • Nexuss123
    Nexuss123 6 years ago

    Please, enough. Stop this smashed pumpkins ...

  • Clif Babb
    Clif Babb 6 years ago

    wtf...this is shit...they dropped the ball on this one

  • spbats
    spbats 6 years ago


  • Ronbuca Tello
    Ronbuca Tello 6 years ago

    I think this song is about Billys past lover Yelena Yemchuk, his "pale horse"

  • Axiomaticness
    Axiomaticness 6 years ago

    Consistency defines the great artists.
    Billy Corgan is a great artist.

  • Sean ODonnell
    Sean ODonnell 6 years ago

    I saw them perform Pale Horse last night. Concert totally blew my mind. Hadn't seem the Pumpkins since the 1st Lollapalooza. They rock today like they did back then. They rocked the way they always will.

  • michke79
    michke79 6 years ago +2

    è un album FANTASTICO !!!!

  • Luis Rafael Heredia
    Luis Rafael Heredia 6 years ago +2

    This intro reminds me so much to Legend of Legaia

  • Indira dd
    Indira dd 6 years ago

    billy is always there when most needed, with great songs, great compositions, thank you for everything always

  • cristobal
    cristobal 6 years ago

    beautiful good album (:

  • mike cegielski
    mike cegielski 6 years ago +1

    beautiful....billy's best work in years...classic, gorgeous....i live it. billy is a genius.

  • Elitron
    Elitron 6 years ago

    Good, but not the Smashing Pumpkins...more like Billy Corgan and the Studio Musicians.

  • spbats
    spbats 6 years ago

    Glad you agree. :D And this song really takes me back to Beware, the Nightmare

  • remiisapowerslave
    remiisapowerslave 6 years ago

    Coldplay are pop shit! and this doesn't sound like pop.

  • Zack BR
    Zack BR 6 years ago

    Yeah, this is perfect. Just follow this direction and you'll keep alive a part of me that I thought was gone for good. Thanks Billy, I still admire you.

  • dru xahnn
    dru xahnn 6 years ago

    I concur, especially this song. new new wave

  • Colt1451
    Colt1451 6 years ago

    This whole album seems like it'd be right at home in the 80's alongside Tears for Fears and Echo and the Bunnyman. Love Pumpkins, and love this direction.

  • Saulmon Phishbass
    Saulmon Phishbass 6 years ago

    Adore is a classic !!!

  • robyg70
    robyg70 6 years ago

    Oh wow, three seconds in and I already knew I would love it. (Elvengirl)

  • agarcialoz
    agarcialoz 6 years ago

    Es lo peor de los SP de largo, o de Corgan mejor dicho. Que plano e insulso se ha vuelto cantando. Si por algo se caracterizaba era por los matices que les daba a los temas su forma de cantar. Ahora no eso

  • e3mada
    e3mada 6 years ago

    Why is this not up

  • Eclet'pit chaine
    Eclet'pit chaine 6 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • spbats
    spbats 6 years ago

    This song reminds me of Adore, in good ways!

  • Eclet'pit chaine
    Eclet'pit chaine 6 years ago

    sick 1!!!

  • Miz Behavin
    Miz Behavin 6 years ago

    going to see them tonite in Edmonton, will post later

  • Thomas Mitchell
    Thomas Mitchell 6 years ago

    Saw them live last night in Winnipeg, BEST CONCERT EVAR!!!!!!!!!!

  • yetcop
    yetcop 6 years ago

    Is like Pink Floyd with The Cure, awesome song!! masterpiece.

  • yetcop
    yetcop 6 years ago

    wow this song is amazing!!! thanks Billy!!!!!

  • Dave Elswick
    Dave Elswick 6 years ago

    I cant listen to this enough.

  • Jesus Flakes
    Jesus Flakes 6 years ago

    bought this album without knowing it existed lol. glad i found it, wonderful band

  • JonTheDandy
    JonTheDandy 6 years ago

    bad coldplay? Fuck that, coldplay doesn't deserve to be mentioned around SP.

  • yardart777
    yardart777 6 years ago

    I know how you feel. I have stopped looking for another great Pumpkins album. It isn't coming. However, Billy will leave us a great song here and there. He's, at the very least very prolific, and over the years, we'll end up with a few diamonds in the rough.

  • Heyner Muñoz
    Heyner Muñoz 6 years ago


  • Matilda Manila
    Matilda Manila 6 years ago

    I love this song, especially hearing it LIVE! Magical.

  • Jackson Gomes
    Jackson Gomes 6 years ago

    Amei esta canção desde a primeira vez que ouvi...causou me comoção!

  • BullsEyeRocker
    BullsEyeRocker 6 years ago

    My fav song in the world at the moment love it!!! Nicole your hot and awesome so humble!

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  • Paulo Costa
    Paulo Costa 6 years ago

    Stunning song! Give me the Thorazine.