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playShakedown 1979, cool kids never have the time
playOn a live wire right up off the street
playYou and I should meet
playJune bug skipping like a stone
playWith the headlights pointed at the dawn
playWe were sure we'd never see an end to it all

playAnd I don't even care
playto shake these zipper blues
playAnd we don't know just
playwhere our bones will rest
playTo dust I guess
playForgotten and absorbed into the earth below

playdouble cross the vacant and the bored
playThey're not sure just what we have in the store
playMorphine city slippin' dues, down to see that

playWe don't even care, as restless as we are
playWe feel the pull in the land
playof a thousand guilts
playAnd poured cement, lamented and assured
playTo the lights and towns below
playFaster than the speed of sound
playFaster than we thought we'd go,
playbeneath the sound of hope

playJustine never knew the rules
playHung down with the freaks and the ghouls
playNo apologies ever need be made
playI know you better than you fake it, to see

playAnd I don't even care
playto shake these zipper blues
playAnd we don't know just
playwhere our bones will rest
playTo dust I guess
playForgotten and absorbed into the earth below

playThe street heats the urgency of sound
playAs you can see there's no one around

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meaningMeaning

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.

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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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