"Rest" as written by and Billie Joe/kiffmeyer Armstrong....
Hey, can you hear me?
I'm calling your name
Hello, or is this goodbye?
The gleam in your eyes
It troubles my brain
Will I see it again?
So I can rest my head

Angel, angel! Dancing away
As all of my thoughts get rearranged
Angel, angel! Turning away
Just when thing seem
To have changed
So I can rest my head

Hey, can you hear me?
I'm calling your name
Hello, or is this goodbye?
The gleam in your eyes
It troubles my brain
Will I see it again?
So I can rest my head


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

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    General Commentweheyyy, first. anywho, i love this song, its a good slow one, i dont know why i like it, it just rocks. the lyrics are easy to relate to if you ask me, its basically about how he has been troubled by a girl, i think shes gone away, 'hello or is this goodbye' meaning she has come one last time, so is he supposed to say hello or his last goodbyes. then her smile he wants to know if he'l ever see it again so it can put his mind to rest.
    1000_hourson September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think you're right about everything, except, i think this song was written when his mom died. instead of talking about a girl, it's his mom
    slowmotion_freefallon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBillie Joes mom is not deadbut his father is. he died when billie was ten.
    This song's so good!!!
    Princess Poppyon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti've never heard this song
    emo80on January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Billy Joe is just so efforlessly cool.
    quiffpornon January 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Green Day song. And this was before Tré Cool was even in the band!
    himtopiaon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti personnally think its about him not seeing someone and wondering if tehy are alright and you can't go to sleep until you know they are safe
    imsokoolitsunkoolon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favourite green day songs (ironic because it doesn't actually sound anything like green day.....)

    BUT

    it bears a VERY striking to 'In My Room' by the Beach Boys....hmmm....*strokes invisible beard*
    squaxonon July 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've never heard this song, but the lyrics sound great. Now i'm gonna have to go look for it. Thanks *says in voice half excited, but half annoyed since now i have to look it up* Like i need ANOTHER Green Day song on my Ipod. Okay, yeah i do. bye!!!
    Green_Day_Girlon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGot it!!! i now have this song. *does a small dance to show pleasure in owning another Green Day song that is good*
    Green_Day_Girlon February 04, 2007   Link

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