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”
Time 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.
Ahhhhh…the power of music! After an emotionally draining date I had on Sunday, this album acted as a great pick-me-up. It is interesting to me how quickly music can refresh the mind. It is even more interesting to me how much music from my teenage years can help remedy a bad day.
I listened to this album all throughout high school. It was a favorite that I popped in the cd player of my parents’ toyota camery and did my long drives through the Lancaster country side 🙂