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1979

Smashing Pumpkins


Riff:

E---------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------
G---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-9-4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------
D---x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-7-6-4-2-4-6-7-9-9-9-
A---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
E---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------

 

Intro:  Riff x1

 

w/Riff:

A                       Emaj7   E

Shakedown 1979

A                                        Emaj7  E

Cool kids never have the time

A                                             Bsus4  
On a live wire right up off the street

             B
You and I should meet

 

A                                       Emaj7   E
Junebug skipping like a stone

A                                                        Emaj7   E
With the headlights pointed at the dawn

A                                                Bsus4      B
We were sure we’d never see an end to it all

 

 

      E        Emaj7  Amaj7
And I don’t even care to shake these zipper blues

E    Emaj7     Amaj7
And we don’t know  Just where our bones will rest
E   Emaj7  Amaj7

To dust I guess  Forgotten and

Bsus4                 B
absorbed into the earth below

 

Resume Riff:

A                                                     Emaj7   E

Double cross the vacant and the bored

A                                                                 Emaj7  E
They’re not sure just what we have in the store

A                              Bsus4          B
Morphine city slippin dues down to see

 

          E        Emaj7  Amaj7
That we don’t even care as restless as we are

E      Emaj7  Amaj7
We feel the pull in the land of a thousand

E              Emaj7  Amaj7

Guilts and poured cement, lamented and

B                                   C#m      A

Assured to the lights and towns below

B                        C#m      A
Faster than the speed of sound

B                        C#m         A
Faster than we thought we’d go,

F#                B

beneath the sound of hope

 

Resume riff:

A                                      Emaj7   E
Justine never knew the rules,

A                                                         Emaj7   E
Hung down with the freaks and the ghouls
A                                           Emaj7   E

No apologies ever need be made,

A                                         Bsus4   B

I know you better than you fake it to see

 

Repeat First Chorus

 

Resume riff

A                                                 Emaj7   E
The street heats the urgency of now

A                                                 E (hold)
As you see there’s no one around


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.