1979…

It was the last year of the seventies, he couldn’t wait until 1980 began and he could put this sorry decade behind him…

The clocks just changed meaning the end of summer and the start of what seemed like an infinite sadness.

He walked past a house and noticed a pumpkin on the porch. “I Hate Halloween too” he said to himself and kicked the pumpkin all the way down the path.

He hated Halloween but he loved smashing pumpkins!

 

This post was inspired by Sunday Photo Fiction using the above photo…

…and the lyrics to the song “1979” by Smashing Pumpkins

“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 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 store
Morphine city slipping 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 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 now
As you see there’s no one around”

 

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