1979 Lyrics

The Smashing Pumpkins


album: Track in album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
release date: 1995-10-23
popularity : 168 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Shoegaze/Grunge
length: 4:27
producer: Billy Corgan, Flood and Alan Moulder
mixer: Billy Corgan, Alan Moulder and Flood
engineer: Flood, Claudine Pontier and Jeff Moleski
composer: Billy Corgan
lyricist: Billy Corgan

Cover Art

The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness cover art
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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 the 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 the ghouls
No apologies ever need be made
I know you better than you fake 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 around


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • 2 Tonight, Tonight
  • 3 Jellybelly
  • 4 Zero
  • 5 Here Is No Why
  • 6 Bullet With Butterfly Wings
  • 7 To Forgive
  • 8 Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
  • 9 Love
  • 10 Cupid de Locke
  • 11 Galapogos
  • 12 Muzzle
  • 13 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  • 14 Take Me Down
    CD 2
  • 1 Where Boys Fear to Tread
  • 2 Bodies
  • 3 Thirty-Three
  • 4 In the Arms of Sleep
  • 5 1979
  • 6 Tales of a Scorched Earth
  • 7 Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  • 8 Stumbleine
  • 9 X.Y.U.
  • 10 We Only Come Out at Night
  • 11 Beautiful
  • 12 Lily (My One and Only)
  • 13 By Starlight
  • 14 Farewell and Goodnight