One of the Best Songs Ever Made

All right well I can't just give out the lyrics to this beautiful song without giving some brief history so let me start off with that. Surprisingly this was a song that I completely despised when it first came out in 1997. The reason? My mom had a friend named Mary-Ann and she had two kids, Chase, and Ashley. We used to hang out and do things together all the time. The only bad thing was that her kids were always sick. Chase bullied me around 6th grade and he was the one that needed to go to the ER that day because he had developed Hepatitis A and was going to need an IV to replenish lost fluids. As we were driving the song came on and through the whole day I vowed to hate that song for the rest of my life. I never listened to it from 1997- all the way up until about January of 2009. I guess it just took understanding the lyrics and knowing how awesome Billy Corgan is before I could really come to appreciate the song. OK I will break the suspense. The song is 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins. Even though this probably isn't their best song it is for sure the most popular and swung off the Billboard charts when it was first released. I think this song is talking about how desolate our world is and no matter what happens in life we are always going to have struggles but friendship can heal almost any burden.

Here Are The Lyrics

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 wed never see an end to it all
And I dont even care to shake these zipper blues
And we dont 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
Theyre not sure just what we have in the store
Morphine city slippin dues down to see
That we dont 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 wed 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 dont care to shake these zipper blues
And we dont 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 theres no one around

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Mar 24, 2009