Green Day

Lyrics


Warning
2000

1.Warning
2.Blood, Sex, and Booze
3.Church on Sunday
4.Fashion Victim
5.Castaway
6.Misery
7.Deadbeat Holiday
8.Hold On
9.Jackass
10.Waiting
11.Minority
12.Macy's Day Parade



Warning

This is a public service announcement
This is only a test
Emergency, evacuation, protest
May impair your ability
To operate machinery
Can't quite tell
Just what it means to me
Keep out of reach of children
Don't you talk to strangers
Get your philosophy from a bumper sticker

Warning, live without warning

Without, alright

Better homes and safety-sealed communities
Did you remember to pay the utility?
Caution: police line
You better not cross
Is the cop or am I
The one that's really dangerous?
Sanitation, expiration date
Pushing everything
Or shut up and be a victim of authority

(Chorus)
(Verse 2) (First 2 lines through megaphone)
(Chorus)

This is a public service announcement
This is only a test

 

Blood, Sex, and Booze

Waiting in a room
All dressed up and bound and gagged
Up to a chair
It's so unfair
I don't dare move
For the pain she puts me through
Is what I need
So make it bleed

I'm in distress
Oh mistress, I confess
So do it one more time
These handcuffs are too tight
Well, you know I will obey
So please don't make me pay
For blood, sex, and booze
You give me

Some say I'm disturbed
But it's what I deserve
Another lesson to be learned
From a girl called "Kill"

My head is in the gutter
Thank you sir
Strike up another mandolin
Of discipline
Throw me to the dogs
Let them eat my flesh
Down to the wood
It feels so good


Church On Sunday

Today is the first day
Of the rest of our lives
Tomorrow is too late
To pretend everything's all right
Well, I'm not getting any younger
As long as you don't get any older
I'm not gonna state that yesterday
Never was

Bloodshot deadbeat
Will I go to sleep
Making your mascara bleed
Tears down your face
Leaving traces of my mistakes

(When I say)
If I promise to go to church on Sunday
Will you go with me on Friday night?
If you live with me, I'll die for you
And this compromise

I hereby solemnly swear
To tell the whole truth
And nothing but the truth
Is what I'll ever hear from you
Trust is a dirty word
That comes from such a liar
But respect is something I will learn
If you have faith


Fashion Victim

He's a victim of his own time
In his vintage suit and tie
He's a casualty dressed to the teeth
In the latest genocide
The new seasons come and go
At the dog and pony show
Gonna sit and beg and fetch the names
And follow your dress codes

What's in a name, hey!

She's a scented magazine
Lookin sharp and livin clean
Livin well and dressed to kill
But she looks like hell to me
When you're dancing through your wardrobe
Do the anorexa-go-go
Cloaked with style for pedophiles
As your credit card explodes

Well you auctioned off your life
For the most expensive prize
Going once, going twice, it's gone

(youth crew)

What's in a name, hey!
What's in a name, hey!
What's in a name?


Castawaye

I'm on a sentimental journey
Into sight and sound
Of no returning
No looking back or down
A conscientious objector
To the war that's in my my mind
I'm leaving in a lurch
And I'm taking back what's mine

I'm on a mission
Into destination unknown
An expedition
Onto Desolation road
Where I'm a...

Castaway, goin' at it alone
Castaway, now I'm on my own
Castaway, goin' at it alone
Castaway, now I'm on my own
Lost and found, trouble bound...
Castaway

I'm ridin' on the night train
And driving stolen cars
Testin' my nerves
Out on the boulevard
Spontaneous combustion
In the corners of my mind
I'm leaving in a lurch
And I'm taking back what's mine


Misery

Virginia was a lot lizard from F.L.A.
She had a compund fracture in the trunk
It started when she ran away
Thumbs out on the interstate
She hitched a ride to Misery

Mr. Whirly had a catastrophic incident
He fell into the city by the bay
He liquidated his estate
Now he sleeps up on the Haight
Panhandling Misery

And he's gonna get high high high
When he's low low low
The fire burns from better days
And she screams why oh why
I said I don't know
The catastrophic hymns from yesterday
Of Misery

Well Vinnie was a hustler out of Amsterdam
He ran the drug cartel in Tinsel Town
They found him in a Cadillac
Bludgeoned with a baseball bat
In the name of Misery

Then Gina hit the road to New York City
Mysteriously the night Vinnie croaked
She stopped in Vegas to elope
With Virginia and a dope
Who kissed the bride eternally

And they're gonna get high high high
When they're low low low
The fire burns from better days
And she screams why oh why
I said I don't know
The catastrophic hymns from yesterday
Of Misery

Well hell's hounds on your trail now once again, boy
It's groping on your leg until it sleeps
The emptiness will fill your soul with sorrow
'Cuz it's not what you make, it's what you leave

And we're gonna get high high high
When we're low low low
The fire burns from better days
And she screams why oh why
I said I don't know
The catastrophic hymns from yesterday
Of Misery


Deadbeat Holiday

Wake up, the house is on fire
And the cat's caught in the dryer
Philosophy's a liar when
Your home is your headstone
Icon is the last chance for hope
When there's no such thing as heroes
Your faith lies in the ditch
That you dug yourself in

Last chance to piss it all away
Nothing but hell to pay
When the lights are going down

Deadbeat holiday, celebrate your own decay
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
On a noose over your home
Deatbeat holiday, get on your knees and pray
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
But at least you're not alone

Christmas lights in the middle of August
Grudges come back to haunt us
Your oldest allies
Are your long lost enemies
Grounded in a duplex to find
That you're living on a landmine
Vacation hotspots
Is a cemetary drive

Last chance to piss it all away
Nothing but hell to pay
When all you wanna do
Is not to give up


Hold On

My mental stability reaches its bitter end
As I step to the edge
Of a shadow of a doubt
With my conscience beating
Like the pulse of a drum
that hammers on and on
As I reach the break of day
As the sun beats down
On the halfway house
Has my conscience beating
The sound in my ear
The will to persevere
As I reach the break of day

When you've lost all hope
And excuses
And the cheapskates and the losers
Nothing's left to cling on to
You gotta hold on...
Hold on to yourself

A cry of hope, a plea for peace
And my conscience beating
It's not what I want
For it's all that I need
To reach the break of day
So I run to the edge
Beyond the shadow of a doubt
With my conscience bleeding
Here lies the truth
The lost treasures of my youth
As i hold to the break of day


Jackass

To know you is to hate you
So loving you must be like suicide
Well I don't mind
If you don't mind
Hell, I am not the one that's gonna die

I guess I just can't listen
To this one-sided conversation again
Well I don't care
If I don't care
No one ever said that life was fair

Well everybody loves a joke
But no one likes a fool
And you're always crackin
The same old lines again
You're well rehearsed on every verse
And that was stated clear
But no one understands your verity

The center of attention
And an honorable mention once again
Congratulations
And salutations
You're a figment of your own imagination

To know you is to bait you
And you fell victim to your own denial
Well I don't mind
If you dont mind
You're was...ting...all...your...time

 

Waiting

I've been waiting a long time
For this moment to come
I'm destined for anything at all

Downtown lights will be shining
On me, like a new diamond
Ring out, under the midnight hour
Well no one can touch me now
And I can't turn my back
It's too late, ready or not at all

Well I'm so much closer than
I have ever known...
Wake up!

Dawning of a new era
Calling, don't let it catch ya
Falling, ready or not at all
So close, enough to taste it
I can almost embrace this
Feeling, on the tip of my tongue

You better thank your lucky stars

Dumbstruck, colour me stupid
Good luck, you're gonna need it
Where I'm going, if i get there at all

Wake up!
You better thank your lucky stars!


Minority

I wanna be the minority
I don't need your authority
Down with the moral majority
'Cause I wanna be the minority

I pledge allegiance
To the underworld
One nation underdog
There of which I stand alone
A face in the crowd
Unsung against the mold
Without a doubt, singled out
The only way I know

Stepped out of the line
Like a sheep run from the herd
Marching out of time
To my own beat now...
The only way I know

One light, one mind
Flashing in the dark
Blinded by the silence
Of a thousand broken hearts
"For crying out loud"
She screamed unto me
A free for all, fuck 'em all
You are your own sight

I wanna be the minority (x4)


Macy's Day Parade

Today's the Macy's Day parade
The night of the living dead is on it's way
With a credit report for duty call
It's a lifetime guarantee
Stuffed in a coffin, 10% more free
Red light special at the mausoleum

Give me something that I need
Satifaction guaranteed to you
What's the consolation prize?
Economy sized dreams of hope

When I was a kid, I thought
I wanted all the things that I haven't got
Oh, but I learned the hardest way
Then I realized what it took
To tell the difference between thieves and crooks
A lesson learned to me and you

Give me something that I need
Satisfaction guaranteed

Because I'm thinkin about a brand new hope
The one I've never known
Cuz now I know it's all that I wanted

What's the consolation prize?
Economy sized dreams of hope
Give me something that I need
Satisfaction guaranteed

Because I'm thinkin about a brand new hope
The one I've never known
And where it goes
And I'm thinkin about the only road
The one I've never known
And where it goes
And I'm thinkin about a brand new hope
The one I've never known
'Cause now I know it's all that I wanted


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