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

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

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

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

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

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

play The street heats the urgency of sound
play As you can see there's no one around

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meaning Meaning

Billy Corgan wrote this about making the transition out of youth and into adulthood.

They chose 1979 for the title because it rhymed with many of the words he wanted to use in the lyrics.

The theme of the song is nostalgia about Billy Corgan's youth.

vocabulary Vocabulary

zipper blues

A depressed feeling one gets from constantly having to move around or not being able to stay in one place. Comes from having to always zip up ones jacket because they always have to leave. Depression caused by successive movement and not being able to settle in one place. Frustration caused by constant mobility and inability to maintain a residence.


Double cross

informal (betrayal)

  1. My partner betrayed me with a double cross

headlights

often plural (vehicle's front light)


ghoul

figurative (person: takes pleasure in [sth] horrible)


beneath

Below, under

  1. She kissed me beneath the trees
  2. What I think adam's hiding beneath his mask?

restless

Unwilling or unable to stay still or to be quiet and calm, because you are worried or bored:


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