"She's a Saint, Not a Celebrity" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
I'm loud, and I'm vulgar, and I wear the pants in the house, because somebody's got to!
And I'm gonna howl it out! And I'm not gonna give a damn what I do,
and I'm gonna make the biggest goddamn explosion you've ever heard.


Marie, come out tonight
You can be my Valentine
Marie, you're center stage
You're the soul for the new age

I will be the leper
Read me my last rite
A crippled believer
Memory Tight

Marie, would you make a bid
On a broken invalid
Marie, would you drink my wine?
We can live on stolen time

I will be the leper
Read me my last rite
A crippled believer
Memory Tight

Marie, full of grace and sin
Throwing caution, to the wind
Marie, I'm crucified
Drink my blood coming from my eyes

I will be your leper
read me my last rites
A crippled believer
Gimme signs

Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme!
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme!
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme!

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"She's a Saint Not a Celebrity" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentEven though the way he says it does sound like "Marie", I think the album revolves around a character of "Mary" so I think the name is Mary he just says it in a long way
    Brendonsohon January 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah... I think it might be...
    MissNeuroticon February 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing this song is about him wanting to be with someone whose is a saint and not just a typical celebrity. He's always asking her questions to be with him or do stuff with him cause shes different from the rest.
    Marie, you're center stage.
    you're the soul for the new age.
    Those lines relate true to the title, she is the center stage and soul of the new age, not just the typical celeb of now.
    CateJello65on May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it kinda sounds like some kinky fantasy or role-playing game.
    "I will be the leper.
    Read me my last rite.
    A crippled believer.
    Gimme sight.

    "Marie, full of grace and sin.
    Throwing caution to the wind.
    Marie, I'm crucified.
    Drink my blood coming from my eyes."

    *Shudders at the mental images conjured up by the verse.* Even though it makes me think of some kinky fantasy, I like the rhythym of it.
    knockout000on May 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i think he's just saying 'mary' all weird.
    has anyone else made the connection between this album and american idiot? all the religious references and whatnot?
    maybe it's a backstory or something.. idk.
    deadlyxtrendson June 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the character is called mother mary like how american idiot its called saint jimmy.
    Nimrod06on June 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe opening little bit of talking "i'm loud and i'm vulgar and i wear the pants.."
    is from Are You Afraid Of Virginia Wolf and that character is called Martha.
    But, clearly that doesn't really fit in.

    However the dialogue fits in with the idea of the sexual fantasy role playing.
    As in..she's the dominant one.
    ChemicalCaitlinon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Knockout000, and ChemicalCaitlin (By the way, your name is almost spelt the same way as mine. :D)

    Also, I can kind of see the references to American Idiot, with all the religious names and whatnot, but I don't think Billie Joe wants it to be highly religious, he just incorporates the names in, and it sounds great.
    GreenxDayxCatlinon November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNow a days it would seem like Green Day to make a concept album about things, if this was a concept album i'd say it would be either about women or the affects of writing songs while acid tripping. lol
    KyleMartinon August 04, 2010   Link

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