"Warning" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
This is a public service announcement
This is only a test
Emergency evacuation protest
May impair your ability to operate machinery
Can't quite tell just what it means to me
Keep out of reach of children
Don't you talk to strangers
Get your philosophy from a bumper sticker

Warning, live without warning
I say a warning, live without warning
Without, Alright

Better homes and safety-sealed communities
Did you remember to pay the utilities?
Caution: police line: you better not cross
Is the cop or am I the one that's
Really dangerous?
Sanitation, Expiration date, Question everything
Or shut up and be a victim of authority

Warning, live without warning
I say a warning, live without warning
I say a warning, live without warning
I say a warning, live without warning
Without Alright!

Better homes and safety-sealed communities
Did you remember to pay the utilities?

Caution: police line: you better not cross
Is the cop or am I the one that's
Really dangerous?
Sanitation, Expiration date, Question everything
Or shut up and be a victim of authority

Warning, live without warning
I say a warning, live without warning
I say a warning, live without warning
I say a warning, live without warning

This is a public service announcement
This is only a test


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"Warning" as written by Tre Cool Billie Joe Armstrong

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentIt means live live to the fullest cause you only have one life to live and don't take any precautions cause it sucks the fun out of everything
    guerrillaradio3on October 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTHis song is cool. I am using it ofr a project in my cimputer class because we have to make an animation about a school rule. hahah this song REALLY fits!
    more_punkon March 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is somthing to do with not worrying about every thing because if you think about every thing that could go wrong you will end up living in total worry all the time. Better just to live your life to the full.
    Evilsheepon April 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso, this song is amazing. I've always kinda noticed that EVERYTHING has a warning label these days! You can't do anything without there being a risk to it, and this kinda says, "Just go for it. Life's a risk worth taking."

    The warning label stuff has gotten this insane: I was watching a commercial for a car, the one where they have it drive on the ledges of buildings. Then this appeared at the bottom of the screen:
    "Yes this is a fantasy. Cars can't actually drive on buildings."

    Who would try to drive a car on a building?!?!?!
    Green_Day_Girlon February 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favorite videos ever. Its like doing a hidden picture game in Highlights magazine when I was a kid.... spotting all the things we are told not to do....
    1) operate heavy machinery after drinking cough syrup
    2) running with scissors (my favorite)
    3) crossing police lines (nice Oakland shout out re: who is more dangerous.. police or me?)
    4) too many plugs in appliances
    5) swimming after eating
    6) running at a swimming pool
    7) using a blender with the top off
    8) drinking expired milk
    9) accepting candy from strangers
    10) watching tv too close to the set
    11) making sexualized comments to co-workers
    12) wearing dark clothes at night
    13) standing next to the microwave
    14) staring at the sun..... and more.... those are the ones that just come to mind.

    This song is reminding us that most rules and guidelines we are fed like children, really have very little chance of causing damage (especially if you dont over do it or do it recklessly).... so what the f-. Take some chances, its your life, live it. Its anti-authoritarian and very punk!

    Oh Green Day, you are my hero!
    Retton September 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this songggg! weeeeee i love them. i see greenday & blink in 25 days!
    thursdayROCKSon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfantassssstic!!!!...Warrninnn...liveee without a warnin. wohooo...this songs rocks..!
    galvarkon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song. the video is kickass. me and my friends are learning how to play it (jess-drums, hanna guitar, me bass) its gonna be great... haha i needed the lyrics tho. how sad.
    greendaycutie221on August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment100% agree with guerrillaradio3
    frostedflakes098on March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentf***in anarchy, haha =)
    wannabepunkon March 14, 2003   Link

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