"Green Day" as written by and Billie Joe/pritchard Armstrong....
A small cloud has fallen
The white mist hits the ground
My lungs comfort me with joy
Vegging on one detail
The rest just crowds around
My eyes itch of burning red

Picture sounds
Of moving insects so surreal
Lay around
Looks like I found something new

Laying in my bed
I think I'm in left field
I picture someone, I think it's you
You're standing so darn close
My body begins to swell
Why does one plus one make two?

Picture sounds
Of moving insects so surreal
Lay around
Looks like I found something new

Laying in my bed
I think I'm in left field
I picture someone, I think it's you
You're standing so darn close
My body begins to swell
Why does one plus one make two?

Picture sounds
Of moving insects so surreal
Lay around


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"Green Day" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentBillie Joe wrote this one about being stoned and lying on his bed thinkin of weird things. It's kinda self explanitary really
    Ticklemepunkon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy lungs comfort me with joy
    Vegging on one detail
    The rest just crowds around

    That's so true! It's such a good explanation of being high and alone, hate to say it.

    "A small cloud has fallen
    The white mist hits the ground"

    That's another amazing explanation. Like that peaceful wave of happiness that comes after the first few tokes..... hmmm. A green day indeed.
    green_eyes88on January 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song "Green Day" was written when the band was called Sweet Children. They liked the name of the song so much that they changed their band name to Green Day. I think the line "Picture sounds Of moving insects so surreal" is a pretty cool line. Great Song
    Insomniac86on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song from 39/Smooth, and also one of my top ten favorite Green Day songs. Period. It's so well done that it kind of feels like being on a trip while listening to it, even if you aren't. One of those few songs that actually evokes the emotion and feeling of what it means through just the music and vocals. But if you are high while listening to it....well, I'll just say it's fucking awesome.
    pleasebeatme92on November 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol...... you can tell he was on SOMETHING lol
    punkness05on July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne word can some up this song: Drugs.
    fuckyouallon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is basically about staring up at the ceiling, thinking about a girl, and being really stoned.
    BuRnOuT_00on August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno doubt BuRnOuT
    greendazeon April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song meant shit to me.. but it's cool
    poser_punkon May 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI once heard Billie and Mike came up with the name "Green Day" while watching an Ernie and Bert skit on Sesame Street. Ernie was explaining to Bert that it was green day, remarking on everything he could think of that was the color green. And I guess Billie or Mike thought of at least one more thing... So it kind of became a private joke between the two of them, a boring day where there's nothing to do but light up and get high. And it explains all the Ernie camios that pop up in their photos.

    Of course I have absolutely no proof of any of this, but it's a damn good story either way.
    davidecoyoteon May 06, 2003   Link

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