"Having a Blast" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Iii Wright and Michael Pritchard....
I'm taking all you down with me
Explosives duct taped to my spine
Nothing's gonna change my mind
I won't listen to anyone's last words
There's nothing left for you to say
Soon you'll be dead anyway

Well, no one is getting out alive
This time I've really lost my mind and I don't care
So close your eyes and kiss yourself goodbye
And think about the times you spent and what they've ment
To me it's nothing
To me it's nothing
To me it's nothing
To me it's nothing

I'm losing all my happiness
The happiness you pinned on me
Loneliness still comforts me
My anger dwells inside of me
I'm taking it all out on you
And all the shit you put me through

Well, no one here is getting out alive
This time I've really lost my mind and I don't care
So close your eyes and kiss yourself goodbye
And think about the times we spent and what they've ment
To me it's nothing
To me it's nothing
To me it's nothing
To me it's nothing

Do you ever think back to another time
Does it bring you so down that you thought you lost your mind?
Do you ever want to lead a long trail of destruction
And mow down any bullshit that confronts you
Do you ever build up all the small things in your head
To make one problem that adds up to nothing
To me it's nothing
To me it's nothing
To me it's nothing


Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by Mellow_Harsher, danff

"Having a Blast" as written by Frank E. Iii Wright Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +4
    General CommentI always looked at this song as a way of expressing anger. It does hint that he wants to commit suicide, but I also infer that he wants to let it be known and leave a mass destruction behind.

    "I'm talking all you down with me
    Explosives duct taped to my spine"
    and
    "Did it bring you so down that you thought you lost your mind ? Do you ever want to lead a long trail of destruction"

    - Imagine someone in a big building with explosives around them. Not many people would do that to kill themselves..they would do it to harm others also.

    Then again he also says:
    "Do you ever build up all the small things in your head
    To make one problem that adds up to nothing"

    which could mean hes not actually going to do anything, he was just pissed and realized he was just creating more problems. I found the most meaning behind this song during 9-11. That's when it struck me. Either way, this song fucking kicks ass.


    Insomniac86on July 10, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo me, this song more represents just the feeling of having so much shit going on in your life, and you'll just do anything to get rid of them, even if it means losing your reputation or whatever it is that keeps you from saying what you need to say.
    nfg_rocks_4evron March 19, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI really like this song but I don't think the lyrics are as literal as people are saying. I think the suicide bomber thing is more a metaphor for taking people down with him.

    It doesn't really explain the reasons for the situation but I can imagine that he has been betrayed by a group of friends and is now in trouble because of it, so he's basically saying "well im in trouble now but i'll take you lot down with me, all the good times we had mean nothing now".

    But I dont think its actually got anything to do with hime feeling suicidal.
    mark1909on January 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat is different. the "brat in that song was refering to a "brat" in his life. This song is about suicide and it is obvious that he wrote this song about himself. I know I have thought of commiting suicide. This was probably one of the first real songs I have ever understood and it was haunting when i figured out what it was about.
    myownprison333on June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI suspect BJ has better things to do than write suicidal songs for other people.
    Mainstreeton June 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe week Columbine happened, I couldn't get this song out of my head.
    DJacques75on January 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about being feeling really suicidally depressed, believing it's your friends' fault for all your problems and just wanting to kill yourself and take them all with you because of it. Pretty disturbing song actually, considering it's about something so dark but actually kinda has a bit of a happy sound to it (IMO).
    Ximmermanon July 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe nobody has commented on this song. Maybe it's because Green Day's other work off Dookie overshadow it. To think that Billie-Joe has thought about suicide, seriously or not, disturbs me deeply.

    (So close your eyes and kiss yourself goodbye)
    (Loniliness still conforts me)
    (My anger dwells inside of me)
    Typical of BJ's simple but striking lyrics.






    Mainstreeton June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree this song rocks & it is scary but maybee he wasnt talking about a personal feeling maybee he was trying to get inside other peoples heads who do those kinds of things?
    EmoChick86on June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah u guys...dont take these lyrics seriously...i mean he needs something to write a song about, but it doesnt necessarily have 2 b a personal thought or emotion he has...i mean do u think he was singing about himself in the song "brat"(off of insomniac)? i think not
    gdnimrod1039on June 04, 2002   Link

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