"Letterbomb" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
Nobody likes you
Everyone left you
They're all out without you
Having fun

Where have all the bastards gone?
The underbelly stacks up ten high
The dummy failed the crash test
Collecting unemployment checks
Like a flunkie along for the ride

Where have all the riots gone?
As your city's motto gets pulverized
What's in love is now in debt
On your birth certificate
So strike the fucking match to light this fuse

The town bishop is an extortionist
And he don't even know that you exist
Standing still when it's do or die
You better run for your fucking life

It's not over 'till you're underground
It's not over before it's too late
This city's burnin'
It's not my burden
It's not over before it's too late

There's nothing left to analyze

Where will all the martyrs go when the virus cures itself?
And where will we all go when it's too late?

And don't look back

You're not the Jesus of Suburbia
The St. Jimmy is a figment of
Your father's rage and your mother's love
Made me the idiot America

It's not over 'till you're underground
It's not over before it's too late
This city's burnin'
It's not my burden
It's not over before it's too late

She said, I can't take this place
I'm leaving it behind

Well she said, I can't take this town
I'm leaving you tonight


Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84

"Letterbomb" as written by Frank E. Michael Pritchard

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI think this song ties together almost everything. I think that jimmy and Jesus are the same person because all the letters in the cd jacket are addressed to "J" for jimmy or Jesus, and the song states that "st. jimmy is a figment of your father's rage and your mother's love" and "your not the Jesus of suburbia" this explains the "oh therapy can you please fill the void" in part 4 of Jesus of suburbia. his home life made him, "Jesus," lose his Identity so he when to therapy. and I think that in homecoming when jimmy dies its the death of the alter ego. that’s what is meant by "he blew his brains out into the bay in the state of mind in my own private suicide." So with the death of jimmy, the rebellious drug using city punk, Jesus goes to “filling out paperwork”
    whatsernameon December 26, 2004   Link

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