"Emenius Sleepus" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Iii Wright and Michael Pritchard....
I saw my friend the other day
And I don't' know
Exactly just what he became
It goes show
It wasn't long ago
And I was just like you
And now I think I'm sick
And I want to go home

How have I been how have you been
It's been so long
What have you done with all your time
And what went wrong
I knew you back when
And you, you knew me
And now I think you're sick
I want to go home

Anybody ever say no?
Ever tell you that you weren't right?
Where did all the little kid go?
Did you lose it in a hateful fight?
And you know it's true
It wasn't long ago
And I was just like you
And now I think I'm sick
And I want to go home


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"Emenius Sleepus" as written by Frank E. Iii Wright Billie Joe Armstrong

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    Song MeaningI can totally relate to this song, my view is that its about being in a situation whether its drugs or alchohol and realising thats its a bad place and you grow out of it. With me I was there but stopped saw where it was taking me, but still have two friends still in the same place, and how it has changed them and I dont want to be round them anymore..
    I would say Green Day is the most honest band out there, in which everyone has something that they cant relate too..

    I'm really looking forward to the new album. Slighty new direction again, with emphesis on American Idiot. Old stuff is still the best. Green Day still showing they are still amazing =) Cant wait for world tour..

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    twistedggon March 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSince JAR is about Mike Dirnt's friedn who died, Mike Dirnt wrote this song, and it mentions his friend, so i would say it's about the same thing as JAR
    Ganonx321on April 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favourites off dookie and i think at some point everyone feels what this song is about. when you're watching a friend mature way too fast. too bad, cos maturity sucks. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree, it's definately about meeting a friend who has changed a little. Let me tell you, it really sucks when that happens. BJ has a way with words.
    Insomniac86on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIs this not the catchyest song of green days-no one could even tell me what this sounded like if i said the name-good song. great lyrics. nuff said
    FREAKISH_FIREFLYon July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBillie didn't write this song asshole, Mike did. Look in the Dookie lyric booklit.
    fuckyouallon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah you people are retarded, you arent true green day fans unless you know who writes the songs, you know who plays them, and you know what they are about. fuck it you guys arent punks.
    GreenDayisaNFGon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthank you. every1 ive met practically thinks billie joe writes all of the songs, but i mean, john wrote a song, tre and mike hav wrote a few aswell. u know theres not just billie joe thats in the band.
    1000_hourson September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentokay.. i gues this song is about having a great friend, and you stop seeing this person for a while so when you see him/her again thay had change a lot and hell it sucks!!!!!!!!! is one of the worsts things in life... but is part of it!
    punker girlon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAwesome, green day is the best EVER
    TheFedman2002on June 23, 2004   Link

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