When I listen to the Smashing Pumpkins, in my mind I enter a different realm of possibility. I can see my hand open a door into gentle memories of sweet nostalgia. It penetrates their music. I feel like most of their songs are postcards written for previous times. The lyrics of their songs I would tattoo all over my body because they simply mean so much to me. I always thought getting “shakedown, 1979” on my wrist would make me totally badass. Heh-heh. My personal favorite song of theirs would be Tonite Reprise. It’s all acoustic, which I die for. I love the re-working of Tonight, Tonight. The music in this song is a simple guitar strumming, but it permeates deep down. It’s definitely the song that gets to my core. The Pumpkins (Billy?) had a way of relieving his stress of his past and making us feel more human in return.
Believe that you can change
that you’re not stuck in vain