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1979
The Smashing Pumpkins Lyrics


Shakedown 1979, cool kids never have the time
On a live wire right up off the street
You and I should meet
June bug skipping like a stone
With the headlights pointed at the dawn
We were sure we'd never see an end to it all

And I don't even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don't know just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below

Double cross the vacant and the bored
They're not sure just what we have in store
Morphine city slippin' dues, down to see

That we don't even care, as restless as we are
We feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts
And poured cement, lamented and assured
To the lights and towns below
Faster than the speed of sound
Faster than we thought we'd go, beneath the sound of hope

Justine never knew the rules
Hung down with the freaks and ghouls
No apologies ever need be made
I know you better than you fake it, to see

That we don't even care to shake these zipper blues
And we don't know just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below

The street heats the urgency of now
As you see there's no one around

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Written by: William Patrick Corgan

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Erick Cepeda

Shakedown 1979
Cool kids never have the time
On a live wire right up off the street
You and I should meet
Junebug skippin' like a stone
With the headlights pointed at the dawn
We were sure we'd never see an end
To it all

[Chorus]
And I don't even care
To shake these zipper blues
And we don't know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below

[Verse 2]
Double-cross the vacant and the bored
They're not sure just what we have in store
Morphine city slippin' dues
Down to see

[Chorus 2]
That we don't even care
As restless as we are
We feel the pull
In the land of a thousand guilts
And poured cement

[Bridge]
Lamented and assured
To the lights and towns below
Faster than the speed of sound
Faster than we thought we'd go
Beneath the sound of hope

[Verse 3]
Justine never knew the rules
Hung down with the freaks and ghouls
No apologies ever need be made
I know you better than you fake it
To see

[Chorus 1]
That we don't even care
To shake these zipper blues
And we don't know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust I guess
Forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below

[Outro]
The street heats the urgency of now
As you see there's no one around



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Arcade Craniacs

I WISH THE 90s never left 🥺💔

O Marco Filipe

Just lay down and cry like me 💔

Michael Ramos

Never thought Arcade Craniacs would be here.

James O’Connor

They didn’t leave us; we left them.

LaMorte

If any younger folks are reading this. This is the kind of music we wish you would resurrect. Remember. The record companies have forgotten us and are looking at you with greedy eyes.

Generic Developer

@Garrett Sampson "90s trends are basically back"
Going to the airport without taking off your shoes and a full body patdown? Saying what you like to your friends on the internet without fear of getting fired for being slightly politically incorrect? Being able to work without taking a forced experimental injection shown to cause heart damage? Being optimistic about the future of modern society? I'm not seeing those trends :\

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Pete

I feel sorry for anyone that didn’t experience the 90s. The last decade before the internet took over the world, and music was everything

Minceraft For nite

@John Absanot yup enjoy it until they cut off our heads

John Absanot

@Minceraft For nite I mean you're witnessing your freedom being taken away right now. Just gonna be the same cycle till there's no country. Could be worse though, enjoy it while it lasts.

Altered States

Exactly. The other side of the digital veil. Very lucky to know that world

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