"Deadbeat Holiday" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Wake up, The house is on fire
And the cat's caught in the dryer
Philosophy's a liar when your home is your headstone
"Icon" is the last chance for hope
When there's no such thing as heroes
Your faith lies in the ditch that you dug yourself in

Last chance to piss it all away
Nothing but hell to pay
When the lights are going down

Deadbeat holiday celebrate your own decay
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
On a noose over your home

Deadbeat holiday get on your knees and pray
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
But at least you're not alone

Christmas lights in the middle of August
Grudges come back to haunt us
Your oldest allies are your long lost enemies
Grounded in a duplex to find that you're living on a landmine
Vacation hot spots is a cemetery drive

Last chance to piss it all away
Nothing but hell to pay
When the lights are going down

Deadbeat holiday celebrate your own decay
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
On a noose over your home

Deadbeat holiday get on your knees and pray
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
But at least you're not alone

Last chance to piss it all away
Nothing but hell to pay when all you want to do is not give up

Deadbeat holiday celebrate your own decay
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
On a noose over your home

Deadbeat holiday get on your knees and pray
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
But at least you're not alone

Deadbeat holiday celebrate your own decay
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
On a noose over your home

Deadbeat holiday get on your knees and pray
There's a vacant sign that's hanging high
But at least you're not alone


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"Deadbeat Holiday" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +1
    General CommentHow good is that opening line?
    Justineon June 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgood song...but the lyrics here is missing a line: in the beginning after the line "icon is last chance for hope" right after its supposed to say "when theres no such thing as heros"
    JessicaisHotton October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Celebrate your own decay" basically means, I think, that it's okay if you're going on the wrong track...it's possible to get back, and don't give up on yourself. It may be considered a very "pop" beat, but the message is more "punk" than punk itself...and i hate using labels
    greendayfan02on July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me, or does the beat of the chorus remind anyone of Nice Guys Finish Last, just slowed down a bit?
    Wazooon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best song off warning, and this song is awsome. Great lyrics.
    fuckyouallon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell it seems to be about suicide but i think the meaning is about being stuck in a dead end in life
    Green_Daveon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about, 'the ship is going down' and lets all have a good time on our way down. I mean 'Philosophy’s a liar when Your home is your headstone' says it all it's about releazing that one day we're all going to die and we only get so little time while we're here. I think it's about fuck all the pre madonnas and goodie goodies trying to look good and make everything last and stay the same forever, it's about likeing who you are and make the most of what you can on the ride down.
    0Brandon1784on September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song even though life may suck....live it up!!
    quicksilver1189on June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with quicksilver but i also think its sort of a redemption song for the band talking bout how drugs have effected their lives
    PlatypusIhateUon May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a sad song if you realy listen to it, "theirs a vacant sign that's hangin high on a noose over your home".
    Kerplunk809on June 20, 2004   Link

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