"Burnout" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
I declare I don't care no more
I'm burning up and out and
Growing bored
In my smoked out boring room
My hair is shagging in my eyes
Dragging my feet to hit the
Street tonight
To drive along these shit
Town lights

I'm not growing up,
I'm just burning out
And I stepped in line
To walk amongst the
Dead

Apathy has rained on me
Now I'm feeling like a
Soggy dream
So close to drowning but
I don't mind
I'll live inside this mental cave
Throw my emotions in the grave
Hell, who needs them
Anyway

I'm not growing up
I'm just burning out
And I stepped in line
To walk amongst the
Dead

I'm not growing up
I'm just burning out
And I stepped in line
To walk amongst the
Dead
Dead

I'm not growing up
I'm just burning out
And I stepped in line
To walk amongst the
Dead

I'm not growing up
I'm just burning out
And I stepped in line
To walk amongst the
Dead
Dead


Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by Jirachibi

"Burnout" as written by Tre Cool Billie Joe Armstrong

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General Commentgreat song, can totally relate, i'm not growing up, im just burning out...
    KristiNHon March 06, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentYeah, everyone feels like this at a certain point.
    fuckyouallon March 28, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song starts out Dookie so well...so much adrenaline in this song
    BlackLungFeveron June 18, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is the epitome of Green Day. The character in this song just doesn't give a shit. He's lazy, depressed, and doesn't care. They really know how to write a good song...
    jumpsundayon May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favourites off of Dookie!
    StJimmy2014on January 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with jumpsunday. Though the line, "In my smoked out boring room", could have meaning to the song title "Burnut". As if he smoked so much that he became a burnout and started not to care anymore.
    Insomniac86on July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe title "Burnout" could also come from emotional or physical stress build up. "Throw emotions in the grave
    Hell, who needs them anyway" this is a fucking awesome song! a great way to start of a great album.
    Insomniac86on July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song. and panic song too. green day is the best ever.
    thursdaynighton October 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a dude who smokes entirely too much pot (but then again, who doesn't :D). That's all it's about... a dude feeling like a burnout cuz he smokes a lot :)

    APATHY has rained on me... i think i can relate :)
    NameBrandon April 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, pretty much it. Punk who sits at home all day, smokes alot and just drags along. One of Green Day's best.
    Karlon May 10, 2003   Link

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