"Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" as written by and Billie Joe/pritchard Armstrong....
A thought burst in my head
And I need to tell you
It's news that I for thought
Was it a dream that
Happened long ago?
I think that I just forgot
Well it hasn't been the first time
And it sure does drive me mad

There's a boy who fogs his world and now he's getting lazy
There's no motivation and frustration makes him crazy
He makes a plan to take a stand but always ends up sitting.
Someone help him up or he's gonna end up quitting

I shuffle through my mind
To see if I can find
The words I left behind
Was it just a dream that happened long ago?
Oh well...
Never mind.


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"Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General Comment"Catcher in the Rye" is the best book EVER. If you haven't read it, I recommend you do so. It'll help you understand this song better.
    nietzsche_66on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt is similar in that they both relate to the phonyness of people. ;)
    TheHookon March 10, 2003   Link
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    MemoryMy dad said I should read it and so I did and it was awesome but I just felt kinda of like a empty jar after reading it so sometimes I just sit there and think what happened to him after that
    djsmith777on September 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA boy is getting lazy and is getting ready to give up on whatever it is he is strving for. Like the book which has the character Holden Caufield.
    brianta69on April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcouldn't agree more.
    onearmedscissoron April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlove this song
    it's like hello some1 help me get off my ass and do something cos everytime i try it neva works out or i tell myself i'm gunna do it but i neva do

    the book 'catcher in the rye' - with holden caulfield in it, kicks ass too. cept they blamed it for john lennons assasination
    wendyclearon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think all us slackers can relate to this...
    stardropleton May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe catcher in the rye and the outsiders are the best books ever
    chrisconleyon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn a guitar magazine last year, Billy said "Catcher in the Rye" was his favorite book because he likes how Holden Caulfield was a non-conformist and even thinks of him as kind of a proto-punk. I've always thought the song was about Billy comparing himself to Caulfield, something I think everyone who reads that book does.
    TaoAvatar20on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's sayin how hate cripples you
    wendyclearon July 02, 2002   Link

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