1979 Lyrics

The Smashing Pumpkins


album: Track 8 in album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
release date: 1995-10-23
popularity : 1409 users have visited this page.
length: 4:27
engineer: Jeff Moleski, Flood, Claudine Pontier
mix: Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan, Flood
producer: Billy Corgan, Alan Moulder, Flood
composer: Billy Corgan
lyricist: Billy Corgan

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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

junebug skipping like a stone
with the headlights pointed at the dawn
we were sure we'd never see an endto it all

and i don't even careto shake these zipper blues
and we don't know
just where our bones will rest
to dust i guess
forgotten and absorbedinto 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 that we don't 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
  • 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