main main songs + releases music the band news + press tours online

[search]
[what's new]

<-Prev : I Am My End Next-> : I Am One Pt. 2
Tour Info
Guitar Tablature
Bass Tablature


Back to the Songlist index
 

I Am One

"That's my one drum beat. When I first came up with the beat, Jimmy didn't wanna play it. [...] Lyrically, it's not much of a song. It's got something to do with the holy trinity, that's all I can tell you" -BC, Matt Pinfield interview, Nov. 2011

"A statement of spiritual unity, based on the gnosis of the holy trinity. Lyrically stripped from an article I'd read on Bishop Desmond Tutu. Our first single, re-born here faster, Jack-over-the-candlestick nimble. Yellow Strat on the left, Black Les Paul on the right. Full pan. An unmistakable drum rattle from the venerable, now closed, Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin. Just an amble down the road from the ominous state capitol. Laws are made, laws to be broken. I am one, you are one. Infinite repeat." -BC, Gish 2011 re-issue liner notes

 

Lyrics

i am one as you are three
try to find a messiah in your trinity
your city to burn
your city to burn
try to look for something in your city to burn
you'll burn
am i as i seem?
i'm down
down, so down

time is right for a guiding light
try to turn to reasons in your bitter life
your city to burn
your city to burn
try to look for something
in your city to burn, you'll burn

see you, don't you just want to?
see you, i am one
see you, don't you just want to?
see you

see you, don't you just want to?
see you, i am one
see you, don't you just want to?
see you, i am one

Alt. Titles/Lyrics

I Am One   (1999/12/20 rant)
I Am One   (2000/01/07 rant)
I Am One   (2000/02/06 rant)
I Am One   (2000/01/15 rant)

  Studio

1989 - Reel Time Studios
Dec 1990 - Mar 1991 - Smart Studios (Gish recordings)

Availability

I Am One (Limited Potential)
Gish (x3)   (buy [amazon.com])
I Am One   (buy [amazon.com])
Siamese Dream   (buy [amazon.com])
Earphoria   (buy [amazon.com])
Rarities and B-Sides (x2)   (buy [amazon.com])
Gish (promo)
I Am One (promo)
Earphoria (promo)
The Smashing Pumpkins (promo)
The Smashing Pumpkins 1991-1998 (promo)
7 Track Machina Promo - Unnamed (promo)   (buy [amazon.com])
Vieuphoria   (buy [amazon.com])
Greatest Hits Video Collection: 1991-2000   (buy [amazon.com])
The Absolute Middle of Nowhere #17
Hut Recordings 1991-2001   (buy [amazon.com])
Grunge Instinct
String Quartet Tribute to Smashing Pumpkins   (buy [amazon.com])
MySpace Smashing Pumpkins Tribute

1989 Demos 7"
3 Feet High
Acoustic Daze
The Aeroplane Flies Underground (x2)
A La Mode Vol. 1
A La Mode Vol. 2
Astoria '94
Billy Don't Be A Hero
Black Sessions (Alley Kat)
Bury Me
The Cutting Edge (x2)
Daydream Kisses
Disarm the Pumpkins
Drown
Earphoria
Feeling Like a Smashed Pumpkin
Fishing Blue
The Forgotten Songs Pt. 1
From the Mixing Desk
Halloween Party
Hot Lolla!
A Kiss of This
Live U.S.A.
London 1994
Man of Light (x2)
May We Have A Record Contract, Please? (x2)
Out of Focus
Party All Night
Pisces Iscariot + Friends
Pluggelectric (x2)
Pumpkin Seeds
Rarities Vol. 2
Rawk
Reel Time Sessions I
Retrospective (x2)
Rhinoceros Daydreams (x2)
Sad Thoughts - Live Sounds
Shine
The Singles and More
Smashed
Smashing the Puppets
Spaceboy (cover with baby and pumpkin)
Space Boys
Spaceboys (cover with baby and pumpkin)
Sunshine of Your Love
Tribute to Blue Oyster Cult (BOC) - (Live Storm)
Tribute to Blue Oyster Cult (BOC) - (Sugarcane)
Trick or Treat 7"
Versions
Virgins
Vredenburg 2000
Waiting For the Past
The World Is A Vampire - (Diverse)

total: 82 (22 official releases, 60 boots)

Extra Links

iTunes

 

BMI Number  603520



Main | Songs & Releases | Music | The Band | News & Press | Tours | Online

copyright © 1999-2014 spfc.org
Section corrections/submissions: songlist@spfc.org
General site info/bugs: info@spfc.org / webmaster@spfc.org
Get updates on twitter / connect via facebook. Like the site? Order something from Amazon.
spfc.org is in no way associated with or authorized by the smashing pumpkins, zwan, billy corgan, or any of their agents.