Shakedown 1979

from Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Corgan chose the year 1979 because it rhymed with a lot of the words in the song…but it’s also a pretty good year and definitely plays well into the whole “transition” (from youth to adulthood) theme of the song

By 1995, the year the song was written, people born in 1979 were 16 years old. They were the teenagers of that time.

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