"Spike" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Hey this Brandon but my friends call me Spike now
I just moved out of my parents' house in Danville
to this wicked warehouse in Oakland
Anyway I spent most of the day spare-changing on the avenue
I started out infront of the Med
but everyone kept saying I looked too young and healthy
so I went up the street to the Gap where all the
yuppie college kids shop
I was there until about 5:30 or 6
I scored about 10 bucks
so me and my girlfriend, you met her, she's from La Jolla
anyway, we got some money from her parents
so we're gonna stop by because

I need a fix(xs 4)

What's that?
Now's not a good time?
What do you mean there's none left?
Well what the fuck dude?
If I would have known that I would have gone to Concord
What do you mean go back to Concord then?
Dude you don't even know who you're talking to
Don't make me get all blackhawk on your ass
wait man I didn't mean that
C'mon dude, please?
Alright man
wait wait wait wait
Do you know anyone that's got any?
Do you got a number?
What do you mean you won't give it to me?
I didn't call for a shitty conversation
I called because

I need a fix(xs 4)

Man I got it rough
when drinking cough syrup
just ain't enough
On and on
I'm a teenage rebel
I'm fucking bored

Mom, this is Spi, I mean Brandon.
I got kicked out of my place in Oakland.
I don't really have any place to go so
I was just wondering if I could stay with you or Grandma or something?
I don't know.
My girlfriend dumped me she moved back to La Jolla, it's kind of a drag.
I guess she's gonna go back to school or something.
Anyway call me back.
Oh, one more thing Mom,
I was wondering if I could borrow $200 because

I need a fix(xs 4)

I'm a teenage rebel


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

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    General Commenti can not tell you how many people i have forced to sit down and "just listen to the lyrics, seriusly, SHHHH don't talk, LISTENNNN!!!!"


    i can not tell you how many of my ADD friends have gotton up and left in the middle of it but... it's amazing.

    the squater kids.. HA.G O HOMME
    whatshernameon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaha. This song is awesome. Yeah i'm not really sure if The Network contains Green day members or not tho. I think the lead, Fink, sounds a little like Billie Joe. either way, the network are cool!
    -Maddie-on April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my faves by the network.. which mite i add is Green Day and Siegfried and Roy, its pretty obvious that it is billie joe singing and they also make numerous references on the site..thenetworkband.com
    basically this song 2 me is bout Billie wen he was young and wanted 2 get stoned all the time..
    AustralianIdioton June 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentKinda obvious what this song is about...HELLO!! "I need a fix" is sung over and over again!! IT'S LIKE THE FRICKIN' CHORUS!!!
    Green Day 101on July 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBillie Joe is Fink, Mike is Van Gough, Tre is The Snoo, and no one is sure quite yet who the other two are though. Some say Devo members, but I say it's Jason White (their 2nd guitarist that tours with them) and Jason Freese (their trumpet player that tours with them). I've seen a lot more pictures and it does seem to look like the Jasons more and more. But anyway, this song is pretty easy to understand: a kid moves away from this family, tries to live on his own, doesn't work out, his girlfriend leaves him, he goes crawling back to his family, and all throughout this he's trying to get some drugs. Quite a funny song.
    sapphirexxon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is very funny.....ah ah ah
    ilarybellaon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood lord. GREEN DAY ARE IN THE NETWORK. yes. they are. lets stop discussing it. on with the song.

    i think its about how kids think theyll move out and live rough and think it really cool, but in reality you should be grateful for what youve got because youll end up using your parents again
    cheddaringoon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentheh this song is basically American Idiot in a nutshell
    Onthelongviewon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes, it is green day... they did this whole album in the time before american idiot because they were so full of inspiration and writing songs left right and center... i read ina green day book that the members names were captain underpants, frankito, and the snoo...? odd... well yeah, awesome song, makes me laugh
    kerplunk_androidon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"heh this song is basically American Idiot in a nutshell"
    You're absolutely right. I've never really thought about that before, but it is. Wow.
    itsfruitcakeweatheron January 28, 2007   Link

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