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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

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: William Patrick Corgan

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Jake Boro MFC

[Verse 1]
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



All comments from YouTube:

Maxime Larmeaux

Crazy we are nostalgic about a song from 20 years ago which talks about nostalgia from 20 years ago

Thrond le boucher

Crazy how I'm 43 years old now.

Jodi Michelle Schoenherr

Sounds perfectly appropriate now with all the time traveling going on! Cheers🎉😍

Giulio Cosani

Like 74-75 by Connells.

Jodine Fraser

Please ttgf

Jonathan Lewis

It's because some of us are from 40 years ago and have always had good taste.

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Michael Motel

I was 18, graduated class of '79, and this song still hits home at 61 years old...

StoicalTea

I’m 18 now

Jeff Parker

Spot on ...born in 61' being a '79 grad this song and vid stokes the memory of random fun ..being outdoors ...doing crazy shizz ...backyard parties ...borrowing the 'rents car and taking it places should not of been. We were free'er than generations that followed.

Kimberly J L Pitts

Class of 79 17 years old now 61 too! Love this song!

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