"Are We the Waiting?" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Starry nights city lights
Coming down over me
Skyscrapers and stargazers
In my head
Are we we are, Are we we are
The waiting unknown
This dirty town was burning down in my dreams
Lost and found city bound in my dreams

And screaming
Are we we are, Are we we are the waiting
And screaming
Are we we are, Are we we are the waiting

Forget me nots and second thoughts
Live in isolation
Heads or tails and fairytales in my mind
Are we we are, Are we we are the waiting unknown
The rage and love, the story of my life
The Jesus of suburbia is a lie
And screaming

And screaming
Are we we are, Are we we are the waiting
And screaming
Are we we are, Are we we are the waiting
And screaming
Are we we are, Are we we are the waiting
And screaming
Are we we are, Are we we are the waiting
Ohh..
Are we we are, Are we we are the waiting
Ohh..
Are we we are, Are we we are the waiting



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  • +5
    General CommentDated: Easter Sunday

    The day Jesus rose from the (city of the) dead ... and found new life in St. Jimmy. The day he decided he was sick of doing what he was told because no reward was coming despite being very patient and waiting so very long. "Are we? We are." is an epiphany.

    ...And patience is only a virtue if someone APPRECIATES you waiting. Otherwise, you're an idiot.


    (Most people don't appreciate anything, these days)
    davidecoyoteon September 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is a collective shout of all the Jesus' of Suburbia. All of them are shouting, wanting to know what they are waiting for. Its really the lament of all of us, espcially the current generation. We have nothing to live of die for. Thats why the song "St. Jimmy" directly follows this song. Jimmy is the savior. He's come to save the jesus' from themselves. He's come to wake up the population, to tell them that life could be better than this.
    Gates Of Steelon November 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhats he mean "the jesus of suburbia is a lie"
    TheFedman2002on October 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing, hell this whole album is pure genius.
    el snapson October 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*continuation SORRY IT CUT ME OFF
    Billie Joe Armstrong wrote the album to be told as a "rock opera", and the songs tell a story.
    whateverrron August 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. I saw this song as someone who has so much dreams for themself but the current place or state their in isn't where their heart is. While waiting for that dream or goal to happen they start to realize that things are not what it appears to be, almost as if in their head in looks better than reality. I also felt this song could be about those who are oppressed or suffering and are waiting, when things will get better.
    lamehelplineon March 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kinda reminds me of 70's music and a bunch of people with lighters waving them about above their heads. good song though
    TheFedman2002on September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know what it is about this song, but i'm in love with it.

    long live green day.
    nikki2141on October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is the transformation of the Jesus of Suburbia to St. Jimmy. Great song.
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    Jakeberton October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagree with u on that 1 el snaps!
    Minifin4BillieJoeon October 20, 2004   Link

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