"Geek Stink Breath" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
I'm on a mission
I made my decision
To lead a path of self destruction
A slow progression
Killing my complexion
And it's rotting out my teeth

I'm on a roll
No self control
I'm blowing off steam with methamphetamine
Don't know what I want
That's all that I've got
And I'm picking scabs off my face

Every hour my blood is turning sour
And my pulse is beating out of time
I found a treasure
filled with sick pleasure
And it sits on a thick white line

I'm on a roll
No self control
I'm blowing off steam with methamphetamine
Don't know what I want
That's all that I've got
And I'm picking scabs off my face

I'm on a mission
I've got no decision
Like a cripple running the rat race
Wish in one hand shit in the other
And see which one gets filled first

I'm on a roll
No self control
I'm blowing off steam with methamphetamine
Don't know what I want
That's all that I've got
And I'm picking scabs off my face


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"Geek Stink Breath" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +2
    General CommentOkay, nobody can tell me that this song is not about speed. . . it only says it in the lyrics. Aside from actually saying "methamphetamines" it talks about going on a mission, the speed bumps that kill the complexion, the rotting teeth, irregular pulse, the pleasure found on a "thick, white line," even having "shit" in one hand. . . not to mention the stink breath. . . but that's just what I think.
    Methanyon June 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE this song... it's probably my favorite at the moment... I can't stop listening to it. I love these lyrics and I see nothing wrong with them. It's a part of life, probably people can relate to and to me it's doesn't seem to be like pro-drugs or anything, it talks about all the negative things and everything. Just commenting on that as some close minded people might have problems with the song words... Even my mother feels the same. It's a part of real life rather people want to know about it or not, you can't really ignore it and remain blind. I love realistic lyrics people can relate too much more than sugar coated lovey dovey ones to be honest... Sorry I'm expanding a bit from this song, but anyhoo... I love to talk and share opinions :D
    basketcase06on September 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about drugs.
    the line: "I'm blowing off steam,With methamphetamine" makes it kinda obvious though
    But it's a song that's neither for or against the use of drugs.
    it tells about crappy things that happens to the people using it "it's rotting out my teeth" "I'm picking scabs off my face" and
    "Lead a path of self-destruction"
    but it also says that it's hard for the guy "Well don't know what I want
    And it's all that I got"
    Katyrinon October 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionWhat about the last line?

    Geek...Stink...Breath

    Sorry if someone already pointed this out. Didn't feel like searching through 50 comments...
    thegitsfanon September 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!!! This was when Billie Joe thought he had to prove his "punkness" to everyone. The whole c.d. is good
    saves_the_day_girlon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is rad. fuck haveing to prove his punkness, i think he just wanted to write a song that rocked it hardcore.
    Mo_Roccoon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is energetic. period.
    Insomniac86on July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMethany, actually the band does admit to using speed in their younger days, but I don't believe they still do it. I think they might have cleaned up a bit, but not totally ;).
    Insomniac86on July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song IS about speed, he said it at a concert I attended.
    fuckyouallon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about speed, but he acts like a drug addict punk, thats the way it goes
    GreenDayisaNFGon August 24, 2002   Link

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