"Prosthetic Head" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
I see you, down in the front line.
Such a sight for sore eyes, you're a suicide makeover.
Plastic eyes, lookin' through a numb skull.
Self-effaced, what's his face.
You erased yourself so shut up.
You don't let up.

You have a growth that must be treated
Like a severed severe pain in the neck.
You can smell it but you can't see it.
No explanation identified 'cause you don't know.
You don't say.

And you got no reply.
Hey you, where did you come from?
Got a head full of lead, you're a inbred bastard son.
All dressed up, red blooded,
A mannequin Do or die, no reply, don't deny that you're synthetic.
You're pathetic.

Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by dennisn3h

"Prosthetic Head" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General Commentit might just be me,but i hear this song and i think of michael jackson coz the words just fit in perfectly with him and everything he has done 2 himself,freak.
    iamtheoneon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol on that last commment....that makes perfect sense, hahaha. but i dont know, i think what its really saying is that theres someone that thinks they're so cool, and that they know everything, but they're not, and they dont know everything, "you dont know" i dont know though, maybe im way off, its still a cool song though
    sparklingmonkeyson July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeh it does remind me of jackson, but its about some1 who is so fake if they're not careful they'll drop apart. 'all dressed up, redblooded a mannequin'. saying they look exactly like the mannequins in shop windows, apart from theyre red blooded. 'dont deny that youre synthetic'. 'plastic eyes looking through a numbskull.', these are all references to dummys in shop windows and the people that look like them.
    1000_hourson September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think he's singing to people who try to be something they're not. The line "you erased yourself" is what really makes me think this. Not to mention that "down on the front lines" could mean that he is singing to a portion of his audience...
    terrancenphillipon June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentreally good song!! i love the guitar at the end btween the chorus and the frontline verse. GOOD!
    greenvelveton November 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is tizzle. Again, another Nimrod song that could've been a hit...........
    TBOSMon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's about fake people.
    fruitonpieon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about people with too much plastic surgery. People who are fake physically, not emotionally.
    ArianeTheFoolon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song... the guitar sounds really funky!
    looezeon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfruitonpie is right. It's a great song. Best off the album, best Green Day song. Shit, best in the fuckin' world! Hell, why stop there? Alien musicians couldn't top this with their laser guns and blaster rays ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Yes, I'm serious about the aliens. They landed in my back yard and started playing a Sum 41 song. It sounded like shit.)

    Green Day is the best band ever.

    See you at the show.
    lucky_guess_roxon February 15, 2005   Link

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