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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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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

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 to 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 the 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 to the earth below

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



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AA-VFX

This band holds the best years of youth! Sounds of freedom, for me! 🏆

Erica Carter

Brother and I drove around our fathers 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix decorated with smashing pumpkin logos. Our concert going vehicle. Fun times!

kLuSe.

We will always be young , because time fears the pyramids , and also fears this song .

praise the wicked

I haven't been there but I wish I was born in the 80s so I could experience both periods

Chicken Wings

I know right

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Michael Trevino

The song and video hits way different when you're actually born in 1979. Everything in this video is what I was experiencing when this album came out. Never forget the first time I was in a car, free of adults, and with other kids my age. Our spirits couldn't be broken, our days could not be ruined. A time of wonder, a time of awkwardness, a time of discovery was upon me and I couldn't inhale it fast enough. What a rush it was to be a young adult discovering the world. Fast forward nearly 30 years and I'm watching my kids do the same thing. Sometimes I lay in bed wishing I had a time machine. Thankfully videos like this and my kids allow me to close my eyes and remember it as it was, where it belongs...inside me forever.

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Morgan Tully

Lol no. We can barely afford gas to travel to work. Kids don't experience these things today. Everything is simulated through a computer screen

Goat Strider

@Yu5aku Agreed, but what's your point? He did not say he remembered the 70s. Being born in 1979 (as was I) means he would have been around 17 when this came out. A pretty good age for it don't you think? It doesn't matter so much what the song is about. The fact is it came out in 1996 and his nostalgia stems from being a teenager at that time. In any case, the 90s were, in some ways, an echo of the 70s.

veronica Alleyne

I just dreally dig the cool beat

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