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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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Agung Prabowo

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:

Wutaii1 Nostalgia

This song is amazing and it was even better when MTV played actual music and this was on all the time. What went wrong?

Mihaela Negritu

Yes, this song is beautiful ! What went wrong ? The musical prostitution came out.

Sheeshkebabz

@Jam W 👍🍻

Jam W

social media is what went wrong

Sheeshkebabz

Reality television. Whoever thought that up should be dragged out into the street and shot.

chbrules

"You mean, you don't want to hear SJW drivel and how you're a terrible person for existing?" -MTV

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AA VFX

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

Marilia Cristian

We were free and didn't realize

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@Norma Olivia Abrego Listen to Alex G you may enjoy his album called Race

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