"When I Come Around" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
I heard you crying loud, all the way across town
Cause you been searching for that someone
And it's me out on the prowl
As you sit around feeling sorry for yourself

Well, don't get lonely now, and dry your whining eyes
I'm just roaming for the moment
Sleazin' my back yard so don't get
So uptight you been thinking about ditching me

No time to search the world around
'Cause you know where I'll be found
When I come around

Well, I heard it all before, so don't knock down my door
I'm a loser and a user so I don't need no accuser
To try and slag me down because I know you're right

So go do what you like, make sure you do it wise
You may find out that your self-doubt means nothing
Was ever there
You can't go forcing something if it's just not right

No time to search the world around
'Cause you know where I'll be found
When I come around

No time to search the world around
'Cause you know where I'll be found
When I come around

When I come around


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"When I Come Around" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General Commentto me it seems the character feels his relationship (probably girlfriend, cause it says 'ditching me', but could be parents etc.) is choking, and for now he just needs to get a lot of freedom. when he's ready to have a tight relationship again he'll come around and let himself been found. so in the song he ask people not to be angry or say, but to just let him go his own way and trust him eventually everything will turn out fine.
    MapleLeafon November 02, 2004   Link

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