I didn’t grow up on The Smashing Pumpkins. I knew who they were, but I rarely listened to them with the exception of a few songs…
Track 2- “Tonight, Tonight”
Is never time at all
You can never ever leave
Without leaving a piece of youth
And our lives are forever changed
We will never be the same
The more you change, the less you feel
and perhaps a few others. Everyone thinks I am crazy for not listening to them…as if I haven’t already given them enough reasons to think I’m crazy. ‘Bout to knock this one off that list 😉
Billy Corgan said that the album was based on “the human condition of mortal sorrow“. It was geared toward young adulthood, and represented everything of his youth that he was never able to clearly articulate until writing this album.
The other day I was talking to someone that had recently been divorced after 12 years. She told me how she felt like she was discovering herself for the first time. We shared our past, and conversed on how much we have changed since our early 20’s.
I often miss those days…the late summer nights, no cares in the world. Responsibility has sunken in…deep. Cheers to adult-ing, but double cheers to commemorating our youth.