"Song of the Century" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
Sing us a song of the century
That's louder than bombs
And eternity
The era of static and contraband
That's leading us into the promised land
Tell us a story that's by candlelight
Waging a war and losing the fight

They're playing the song of the century
Of panic and promise and prosperity
Tell me a story into that goodnight
Sing us a song for me

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"Song of the Century" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentGreat intro to the cd, has a kind of kids gathering around their grandpa for a story feel to it. Definitely builds your anticipation and flows well into 21st Century Breakdown. From what i can tell the two verses seem to be divided into a Bush-Obama style each verse summarizes what's come about so far in each of their presidencies. I'm doubt this is really what its about since the music was most likely finished before Obama became president but, hell, it fits.
    SouthernPunk777on May 09, 2009   Link

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