"St. Jimmy" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
St. Jimmy's comin' down across the alleyway
Up on the boulevard like a zip gun on parade
Light of a silhouette
He's insubordinate
Coming at you on the count of one, two (one, two, three, four)

My name is Jimmy and you better not wear it out
Suicide commando that your momma talked about
King of the forty thieves
And I'm here to represent
That needle in the vein of the establishment

I'm the patron saint of the denial
With an angel face and a taste for suicidal
Cigarettes and Ramen and a little bag of dope
I am the son of a bitch and Edgar Allan Poe
Raised in the city under a halo of lights

The product of war and fear that we've been victimized
I'm the patron saint of the denial
With an angel face and a taste for suicidal

Are you talkin' to me?

I'll give you something to cry about

St. Jimmy

My name is St. Jimmy I'm a son of a gun
I am the one that's from the way outside
A teenage assassin executing some fun
In the cult of the life of crime
I'd really hate to say it but I told you so
So shut your mouth before I shoot you down ol' boy
Welcome to the club and give me some blood
I'm the resident leader of the lost and found
It's comedy and tragedy,
It's St. Jimmy
And that's my name, and don't wear it out


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"St Jimmy" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentBilly joe described the cd this way in the mag revolver: It's about a guy(Jesus of suburbia) who's 19 to 21 whos sick of his little town and everything and everyone he grew up with. He finally gets pissed off enough to leave and go to the city and gets mixed up with St.Jimmy
    who's sorta this "punk godfather" type of guy"a totally charismatic,totally pschycotic,instigator"("a mix between Darby Crash and John the Baptist")And he is not a good influence. ThenI n "She's a rebel" we meet the girl that he can relate to"a kindred spirit".They want you to think on this CD. The theme that keeps comeing up is "does he go with the rage or the love"?(stuff in "" came direct from the mag the rest I shortened a bit.)
    noonespecial333on November 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHa! i really love this song!..its like my anthem i gues, I atually went as st. jimmy this year for halloween :D i made it and everything, I'm not gonna comment on this songs contribution to the story of AI i think thats pretty much covered :OP
    AjaDarkoon November 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is totally green day. These lyrics are very wrong, but i think St Jimmy is the average teenage kid and thats what its about really. i love the song tho, good stuff
    TheFedman2002on September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this song rocks!one of the best on the album!
    hybridkidon October 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha huever wrote these lyris has them totally wrong... anyway this song is just about non belief of god. and teenage angst. PUURE GREEN DAY
    greenspunkon October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Jesus of Suburbia has grown into his altar ego- the young, drug addicted, white-trash, punk rocker St. Jimmy.
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    Jakeberton October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyric edit with correct lyrics.
    Idanon October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, noonespecial333! If the Jesus of Suburbia is punk rawk-ish, then why do they bash him up in the song? (on a steady diet of soda pop and ritalin/ doing someone else's cocaine).

    This song kicks ass!
    lucky_guess_roxon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree this song defanitly kicks ass like the chargers kicked the browns ass yesterday
    Tachion December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentu dumb fucks, american idiot is a rock opera, this is just describing the charector saint jimmy
    fuck u all
    iambilliejoeon December 20, 2004   Link

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