Shakedown 1979, cool   never have the time
On a live   right up off the street
You and I should  
June bug   like a stone
With the   pointed at the dawn
We were sure we'd never   an end to it all

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.


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)
My partner betrayed me with a double cross


often plural (vehicle's front light)


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


Below, under
She kissed me beneath the trees
What I think adam's hiding beneath his mask?


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


To suppose