"One of My Lies" as written by and Billie Joe/pritchard Armstrong....
When I was younger
I thought the world circled around me
But in time I realized I was wrong
My immortal thoughts turned into just dreams of a dead future
It was a tragic case of my reality

Do you think you're indestructible
And no one can touch you?
Well I think you're disposable
And it's time you knew the truth
Cause it's just one of my lies!

Why does my life have to be so small?
Yet death is forever
And does forever have a life to call its own?

Don't give me an answer cause you
Only know as much as I know
Unless you've been there once
well I hardly think so

I used to pray all night
Before I lay myself down
My mother said it was right
Her mother said it too...
Why?


Lyrics submitted by NaginalJJ, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"One of My Lies" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General Commentthis song in my opinion is probably the best on that album. bought it the other day and i was blown away its so good.
    rock_god75on April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis isn't about lying. This is about how false the world is and is Billie Joe's thoughts on death and eternity. It's as religious as Green Day get - think about
    "Why does my life have to be so small?
    Yet death is forever
    And does forever have a life to call its own? "

    and
    "Don't give me an answer cause you
    Only know as much as I know
    Unless you're been there once
    Well I hardly think so "
    It makes sense to me...
    Green_Daveon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou're right green dave
    GreenDayisaNFGon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think when he says " When I was younger I thought the world circled around me
    But in time I realized I was wrong
    My immortal thoughts turned into just dreams of a dead future
    It was a tragic case of my reality" its the best lyric they have ever wrote
    Im-Alrighton May 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat the hell? "and all i wanted was to get real high" is missing from the chorus!! HeLLO!! thats the best part of the song in my opinion cuz i can relate.
    eat shit its newon July 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh, you make me laugh.
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    Jakeberton June 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite GreenDay songs. I also agree those are some good lyrics. This song is about Billie Joe being alone, right?
    Kerplunk809on June 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's like when you realize for the first time that your father isn't invincible, but probably more closer to the point...when you realize for the first time that everyone is dispensible in the end...we die, someone else moves into our homes and throws our stuff in the garbage...and that there are limitations to life...and he realizes that his youthful arrogance and egotism is futile, but what's more...it's false

    and bj realizes all this shit & realizes that ist just him, but everyone...everyone is a nobody and so he wants them to know it....but bj is screwing up....because he's being like an anti-holden caulfield, rather than just letting everyone reach for the golden ring & fail...he's pissed off & telling them how they can't reach for it because they'll fail

    But this along with Going to Pasalaqua and One for the Razorbacks are probably my favorite songs of GD
    CoryGreenwellon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^^i think that's exactly it...

    and i like the Holden Caulfield comparison...cuz BJ is often compared to him, but by saying this you prove that he's not exactly the same...

    and it really is a gr8 song....
    green_day_FREAKon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I can't read Catcher in The Rye anymore without thinking of Billie Joe!! Sad. This is a great song, yeah "eat shit", you're right, the get real high bit is the best! the lyrics are really good, especially as he was such a little baby when he wrote it. aaw
    green_eyes88on January 05, 2006   Link

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