I sit around and watch the tube but, nothing's on
I change the channels for an hour or two
Twiddle my thumbs just for a bit
I'm sick of all the same old shit
In a house with unlocked doors
And I'm fucking lazy

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored, I'm going blind
And I smell like shit

Peel me off this Velcro seat and get me moving
I sure as hell can't do it by myself
I'm feeling like a dog in heat
Barred indoors from the summer street
I locked the door to my own cell
And I lost the key

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored, I'm going blind
And I smell like shit

I got no motivation
Where is my motivation
No time for motivation
Smoking my inspiration

I sit around and watch the phone, but no one's calling
Call me pathetic, call me what you will
My mother says to get a job
But she don't like the one she's got
When masturbation's lost its fun
You're fucking lonely

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored, I'm going blind
And loneliness has to suffice
Bite my lip and close my eyes
Slipping away to paradise
Some say, quit or I'll go blind
But it's just a myth


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"Longview" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +10
    General CommentThis is the song of my generation. Sitting around. Bored. Doing nothing. Basically sums up my life.
    aj2828ajon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +7
    General CommentI don`t see how it could make you hyper. It`s about the opposite. Its about being bored at home and too lazy too even shower. All you do is sit around the house and masturbate
    Sampoon April 14, 2002   Link
  • +5
    General Commentits not just about boredom. its about masturbation. what do you think he meant by 'bite my lip and close my eyes, take me away to paradise'? and the last line just gives it away: 'some say quit or ill go blind, but its just a myth'
    PJ10on May 11, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentsong is just plain simple. ur bored. so u masturbate.
    "bit my lip and close my eyes, take me away to paradise"
    yea that sums it up
    mandycakes331on April 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is good and funny, even though it seems like it's about some loser who has nothing to do but masturbate. He's to lazy to even shower.
    SULU1on September 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is actually about the lead singers fight with Agrophobia which is the fear of leaving your house. The lyrics are very telling of this and the singer was treated for this mental illness. People that suffer from this disorder dont want to be stuck at the house but feel they have to be. "In a house with unlocked doors" is just one lyric that gives you insight. He also compares his house to a prison and the line about masterbating so much that its not fun shows the length of time he was mentally locked in his house. Read the lyrics carefully and you will see. You can also look up the singer to find out. Who would have known...
    bigdnumber3on October 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always loved how it's relatively calm, and then once it gets to the chorus it explodes, allowing Billie to vent his frustration over his situation.
    Lardarschon February 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentStoned, bored, hanging out in your room and just... beating off because you're horny.

    I am surprised how few people mention the masturbation thing, considering the chorus mentions the myth about "going blind."
    TheCoolSideofthePillowon August 29, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOkay team "Spank the monkey", listen up!

    This is clearly not about doing the "five knuckle shuffle"... Why? He clearly states that "masturbations lost its thrill"... So, not about "jerkin the gherkin".

    This song is about what he does to get off because every other part of his life is boring... Even "stroking the snake".

    There's two clues to what it's actually about, firstly the chorus: "bite my lip and close my eyes".. I'll get to this.. But trust me, it's not about "tipping out"..

    Most important clue: "I smell like shit"..
    Okay, now, I'm basing this on facts about the author. This could mean he's simply too lazy to adhere to a strict personal hygiene regime.. But.. Fact, the author was a junkie.. After not much time on google, you'll find that heroin junkies emit a certain odour.. (it's why the lead singer of the fat white family smeared himself in feaces... It's a statement that he doesn't care about his habit)...

    So.. When you shoot up, I imagine that you would really.. Bite your lip and close your eyes.. Then go to paradise.

    So, not at all about "bashing the bishop".

    Just another smack anthem...
    D_Psi4oron May 28, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song just mellows me out and its kinda depressing. the chorus is probably the best line in punk rock history.
    sic n twistedon April 25, 2002   Link

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