"Redundant" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
We're living in repetition
Content in the same old shtick again
Now the routine's turning to contention
Like a production line going over and over and over
Roller coaster
Now I cannot speak, I lost my voice
I'm speechless and redundant
'Cause I love you's not enough
I'm lost for words

Choreographed and lack of passion
Prototypes of what we were
Went full circle 'til I'm nauseous
Taken for granted now
I waste it, faked it, ate it, now I hate it
'Cause I cannot speak, I lost my voice
I'm speechless and redundant
'Cause I love you's not enough
I'm lost for words

Now I cannot speak, I lost my voice
I'm speechless and redundant
'Cause I love you's not enough
I'm lost for words
Now I cannot speak, I lost my voice
I'm speechless and redundant
'Cause I love you's not enough
I'm lost for words


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

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it probably is that "I love you" isn't enough to make everything good again when they fight... yeah, I hadn't really thought of that before. Gotta love SongMeanings!
    SweetestSirenon June 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment^ yeah, and you're a wanker.
    Poinsettiaon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIs it possible that this relationship is the same one as in Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)? It seems Good Riddance could have been the end of the same relationship. Both involve a very loving but tired relationship that was once amazing and has faded to nothing. If so, "I love you" obviously wasn't enough.
    GoodBadBoyon January 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think more than that, he's trying to find a way to apologize to her, and it's gotten to the point where he can't just "I love you" his way out of it anymore. He doesn't know how else to defend whatever it is she's mad about, but their love is old enough that "I love you" isn't powerful anymore.
    weeziegeekertonon June 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionSounds to me like it's the same old relationship, day in and day out. But nonetheless, at the end of the day, he still loves her to pieces.

    'Cause "I love you"'s not enough; I'm lost for words. - meaning that he still loves her so much he can't explain it, even though frankly he's a little bored with the routine.

    Or, that the so-called routine relationship is exactly what he's always wanted, and he makes it sound like it's boring although it makes him love her even more for having a relationship like that.
    hazgirl22on December 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMost people seem to be in agreement that this song is about a failing relationship, but hear me out anyway. Notice how he says "you's" and not you? "'Cause I love you's not enough". Plural right? For me it's about having an eventual falling out with a group of friends. Something happens and things change, but you try to stick around, for whatever reason. Things go wrong though. I'm not gonna get any more specific than that. I mean... there are far too many people on this site seeking sympathy from strangers, no one needs to hear personal examples. But yeah, that's what the song means to me and how I interpret it. I hope that helps.
    LachlanIsPastyon July 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMost people tend to say this song is about a failed relationship. Personally I think it's about falling for someone. The person in the song wants to make a move on the other because the time they spend together is always very repetitive. The person can't speak and are at a loss for words because saying, "I love you," isn't enough to describe how much the person in the song wants the other one.
    SouthParkGirlon November 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song
    JohnLennon4Everon April 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the lyrics to this song they are sooo cool! I guess this songs about a couple who have been together for so long that now they are getting stuck and bored of what they have, and that they want somthing new for them but they still love each other
    Ticklemepunkon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really, really like this song. It's my favorite song off Nimrod. The verses are about a relationship that's starting to go bad... it's getting to be the same old thing all over again, and he's getting sick of it. But the chorus implies that he still loves her, even though it feels like it's been said too many times before and it's not enough.
    SweetestSirenon May 24, 2002   Link

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