"Reject" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
Who the hell are you to tell me
What I am and what's my master plan
What makes you think that it includes you
Self-righteous wealth
Stop flattering yourself

So when the smoke clears here I am
Your reject all-American
Sucking up your social sect
Making you a nervous wreck
To hell and back and hell again I've gone
You're not my type
Not my type

What's the difference between you and me
I do what I want and you do what you're told
So listen up and shut the hell up
It's no big deal and I'll see you in hell

So when the smoke clears here I am
Your reject all-American
Sucking up your social sect
Making you a nervous wreck
To hell and back and hell again I've gone
You're not my type
Not my type
Not my type
You're not my type

So when the smoke clears here I am
Your reject all-American
Falling from grace right on my face
To hell and back and hell again I've gone


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

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    General Commentbillie-joe wrote this song after a mum wrote to him complaining that he swore too much in songs. he wrote back saying he doesnt give a damn what she thinks and he will write what he wants. the line 'I do what I want, and you do what you're told' was actually in his letter to this woman. its a quality song
    iamtheoneon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    chorts29on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is aawesome, and the meaning is really different compared to what i originally thought. i mean, at first i thought that it had something to do with some girl asking him out, and him rejecting her, "not my type" but i didnt listen to the rest of the words, and now it makes more sense.
    sparklingmonkeyson July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about socal outcasts. But thats just my opinion.
    fuckyouallon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite green day song. ok well one of many.. this is... one of my favorite green day songs on nimrod? maybe...
    greendaycutie221on August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentiamtheone is correct. no offense, but you're all wrong but iamtheone.
    takin*bak*sundayon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIAMTHEONE is correct. This song reminds of a lot of people I know. There is so many great lines in this song
    TBOSMon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYEAH...this one is definitely in my "favorites" list...
    Even if that list is difficult to amke cause i have sooo many favorite songs from them...ACTUALLY...I LOVE THEM ALL!!! (even the new stuff contrarily to a lot of people here...i mean on the site...
    i just love Green Day!
    green_day_FREAKon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourite green day songs, off my favourite album by them :) I think it's about being rejected by society, personally.
    chemicalnovaon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRevising my earlier post, i did actually hear about that letter and now I see that this song is cos of it. A big DOH! to me.
    chemicalnovaon January 28, 2005   Link

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