"Walking Alone" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
Come together like a foot in a shoe
Only this time I think I stuck my foot in my mouth.
Thinking out loud and acting in vain.
Knocking over anyone that stands in my way.
Sometimes I need to apologize.
Sometimes I need to admit that I ain't right.
Sometimes I should just keep my mouth shut, or only say hello.
Sometimes I still feel I'm walking alone.
Walk on eggshells on my old stomping ground,
Yet there's really no one left, that's hanging around.
Isn't that another familiar face?
Too drunk to figure out they're fading away.


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"Walking Alone" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright, Michael Pritchard

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    General CommentDamn...I'm the first one to comment on this one, too. Well, I think it's pretty obvious the song's about a guy who can be kind of an asshole to the people around him and doesn't realize he's winding up with fewer and fewer friends as a result of it. He needs to swallow his pride and apologize to everyone, but it may be too late.
    TaoAvatar20on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Sometimes I still feel I'm walking alone." What does he mean by "still"?
    bluemeon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti can relate to this, i can be like it at times. and i'm too damn stubborn to say sorry.
    psychochickenon September 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentblueme: i think he means he's still hanging around the people he's betrayed, every thing seems allright, but deep down he knows they hate him and just don't show it.
    psychochickenon September 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i get like that. too much pride. i can be a dick. and somethimes i feel like the only person who feels the same way about something. im walking alone in other words. i love this song. i listen to it whenever i've fallen out with my dad.

    X peace X
    Billie_Joe_is_mineon June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song used to make me feel like I was the character in the song, I'm a horrible person, I should keep my mouth shut, etc. These are exactly the things I dont need to here since I am very introverted. Im over it now, but it didnt do me much good.
    I actually figured out how to play this song on guitar today. Its very easy.
    punker_rockeron December 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this. I care to much about if i'm wrong or right, you know, start yelling and stuff like that. The horrible thing for me is that 70% I am wrong.
    TBOSMon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentha ha harmonica! seriously good song despite that VERY uncool insrument!

    "Come together like a foot in a shoe
    Only this time I think I stuck my foot in my mouth " <--- genius
    claireyon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love Billie on the harmonica in this one. He should play it more. Great song.
    tovangaron February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHEY! i play the harmonica...go on laugh it up people.....and i love playing this song the guitar part is easy too, anyway i love this song, probably one of my favourites off nimrod, although it doesn't seem the most popular. The menaing has basically been said, and again some amazing lyrics!
    aimz*on February 27, 2005   Link

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