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

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

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

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

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

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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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Lyrics in blue Chorus

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


often plural (vehicle's front light)


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


Below, under

  1. She kissed me beneath the trees
  2. 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: