"Whatsername" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Thought I ran into you down on the street
Then it turned out to only be a dream
I made a point to burn all of the photographs
She went away and then I took a different path
I remember the face
But I can't recall the name
Now I wonder how whatsername has been

Seems that she disappeared without a trace
Did she ever marry old what's his face
I made a point to burn all of the photographs
She went away and then I took a different path
I remember the face
But I can't recall the name
Now I wonder how whatsername has been

Remember, whatever
It seems like forever to go
Remember, whatever
It seems like forever ago
The regrets are useless in my mind
She's in my head
I must confess
The regrets are useless in my mind
She's in my head
So long ago

And in the darkest night
If my memory serves me right
I'll never turn back time

Forgetting you, but not the time


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"Whatsername" as written by Frank E. Michael Pritchard

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    General Comment(Continuing my review)

    This is the end. Jesus of Suburbia returned home. Who knows what he is going to do with the rest of his life. That's not important. This story is about him growing up (and seeing the problems with the world along the way).

    He is trying to forget Whatshername. He burned her photographs, he crossed out her name. But he can't really forget her. He still remembers her face, and even dreamed that he met her again. But in reality she is gone forever. All he has is his memories of her, and his memories of his journey.

    A good song. I pretty sad, especially combined with the album. The album doesn't have a happy ending, which makes it much more powerful. At the begining, the album looks political. It has a political-sounding title. It has politcal singles (with some political videos). But in reality, that's only a small part of the story. The story is Jesus of Suburbia growing up. It's a powerful story, that is something you would never expect from Green Day. Green Day may have created the pop-punk mold, but they're doing what they can to break it.
    PGMon June 17, 2005   Link

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