Billy Corgan (from VH1 Storytellers
): "Every once in a while, a song comes, and it comes so fast that you can't even almost remember how it happened. And you almost feel kind of guilty because you almost feel like you don't own the song, of course you still take credit, but this song, Stand Inside Your Love, I had written the music, the song was a little different, it sort of was more new wave, and when the band first came back together to record the Machina
album I sort of threw this up as an idea I had, and we tried to play it the new wave way and it didn't work. Suddenly it sort of mutated into what I would call "Classic Smashing Pumpkins" in the sense that it sounds like it could come from any album, and we immediately arranged the song top to bottom, so the song that you hear on the album is basically the same musical arrangement but I didn't really have a melody and I didn't have any words, and I went home that day thinking, "I really should try to write some words for this song, I really like it." I woke up the next morning, and I was reading a book, and all I had for the song was the line, "Who wouldn't stand inside your love," which, I can't say I really even knew what that meant at that particular moment, and it's the strangest feeling because all of a sudden it's like a faucet opens up in my head and suddenly I can understand the whole song, I see it all. So the lyrics to the song were, and I'm not joking when I say this, were literally written in 10 minutes. I have the sheet of paper that I wrote the lyrics on, and not one word is different, not one word was ever changed, and it all just came out in this stream of consciousness. To talk about what this song is about, it's probably one of the only love songs I've written. I dedicate it to my friend and partner, Yelena."
Todd - South Bend, IN