"Church on Sunday" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Today is the first day of the rest of our lives
Tomorrow is too late to pretend
Everything's all right
I'm not getting any younger as long as you don't get any older
I'm not going to state that yesterday never was

Bloodshot deadbeat and lack of sleep
Making your mascara bleed
Tears down your face
Leaving traces of mistakes

If I promise to go to church on Sunday
Will you go with me on Friday night?
If you live with me, I'll die for you
And this compromise

I hereby solemnly swear to tell the whole truth
And nothing but the truth is what I'll ever hear from you
"Trust" is a dirty word that comes only from such a liar
But "respect" is something I will earn...
If you have faith

Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Church on Sunday" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    My InterpretationI like the domestic abuse interpretation. Below is what I thought before I read that one. I'm not putting this forward as a definate interepretation, more of an alternative for you to look at.

    I see this as a political song. Greenday is singing as the Conservative movement in the United State. Essentially they're argueing that the coalition of the religious right and the Republican party is a 'compromise', although if they agree to 'live together' (e.g., the religious right votes Republican, and the Republican party throws them a few scraps of meat every so often), they'll 'live and die' for it - well the Republican party was definately alive a while ago, and it looks like Greenday were very prophetic, as what brought down the Republicans in '08 was the religious right (personified in Sarah Palin as veep candidate).
    djbthirteenon May 03, 2009   Link

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