"Bored and Extremely Dangerous" as written by and Greg/gurewitz Graffin....
With nothing better to do
No one to come home to
I woefully conclude
To take it out on you
I'm bored to the extreme
This world of foolish dreams
Disillusion
I am not who I seem to be
Yeah sure I might do harm
and bear my right to arm
Retribution
If only someone would listen to me
Listen to me
Listen to me
Listen to me
Listen to me

A room an empty shelf
A book on mental health
I look for inner wealth
A punish in myself
I'm bored to the extreme
This world of foolish dreams
Disillusion
I am not who I seem to be
Yeah sure I might do harm
And bare my right to arm
Retribution
If only someone would listen to me
Listen to me
Listen to me
Listen to me
Listen to me


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"Bored and Extremely Dangerous" as written by Greg Graffin Brett W. Gurewitz

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    General CommentI think it is the school shootings one too...if u listen after the gap when the phone rings, apparently there's a school bell behind it? I don't know if that's true though, as i don't live in America! The pause in the middle is, i think, supposed to express the lonliness that people who do things like shootings are, and then the manic restart shows the switching of their mood from apathy to action.
    crazy_punk_gurlon October 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentExhaust Piper: This song was written by Greg not Brett.

    This song reminds me of Comlumbine or any case of school violence. There are kids who are cast out and tortured and they get pushed over the limit. If someone had listened to their cries for help and showed compassion then such tragedies wouldn't happen. In the break of the song I imagine a angry and desperate kid getting ready to go to school with a gun. The phone rings just a few seconds after he closes the door while leaving.
    Sorrynametakenon May 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreg Graffin is a very open-minded person who writes songs about serious issues, one of which is a generation of kids that exists now that feel misunderstood. I guess they are all put under the umbrella of emo, and they take a lot of shit from people for expressing their anger and frustration in a manner that the rest of society is not used to.

    This song is not about shooting up a school, its just about how people can be assholes to others to the point of driving their subjects crazy enough to react in a way similar to the columbine attacks.

    You say "BR is better than that," but what's to be better than? Is it suddenly not punk if you understand what people go through when they are ridiculed in life?
    badreligion12on March 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalright first off the line is "by punishing myself" as in that's how he finds inner wealth (he, being the person described in te song...not the actual writer). Greg does a part 2 of this song on New Maps of Hell called Honest Goodbye. This song is about the isolation of a man misunderstood or just simply not understood at all whose depression and anger drive him to violence. Greg has a fascination with what makes a human being desire to harm others, he's a humanist.
    thezinseattleon September 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think that it *could* be about school shootings, and if you want to interpret it that way that is totally fine, but you don't have to limit it to shootings. This could be about anyone who gets so fed up with all the shit in this world that they harm themselves or others. But if you think of school shooting then that's what it means to you and I respect that. We all interpret songs differently and if the artist doesn't explicitly explain what each song means then we can all hear it differently, and still all be right about the meaning.
    Peter01on April 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy interpretation of these lyrics is a man desribing his view of his life...sad and filled with problems. He doesn't seem to be aware of the fact that everyone has problems to deal with, many of which are much worse than his. I believe, however, that these lyrics are very unteresting and intrigueing.
    Mandi 03on January 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me basically it's just someone very lonely crying out to be listened. All he wants is someone to talk to about his problems. He's alone, so he has to bottle up everything inside and someday he's going to blow up, that's why he is extremely dangerous.
    blenderheadon July 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty much, I agree
    coolstuff25on August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm almost sure this song is about heroin addiction if u guys didnt no Brett had a very bad heroin habbit for a long time and this is what this song is about, u guys might disagree
    kuffson September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEh, I think this song could be written about Brett's heroin problem, but even if it was I think that the general purpose of the song is to portray someone who is very lonely and really wants someone to listen to him. The break in the middle of the song with the telephone and clock and stuff is so trippy...
    Madcappunkon March 25, 2003   Link

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