"Before the Lobotomy" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Dreaming
I was only dreaming
Of another place and time
Where my family's from.

Singing
I can hear them singing.
When the rain had washed away
All these scattered dreams

Dying
Everyone's reminding
Hearts are washed in misery
Drenched in gasoline

Laughter
There is no more laughter
Songs of yesterday
Now live in the underground

Life before the lobotomy
Christian sang the eulogy
Sign my love a lost memory
From the end of the century

Well, it's enough to make you sick
To cast a stone and throw a brick
When the sky is falling down
It burned your dreams into the ground

Christian's lesson is what he's been sold
We are normal and self-controlled
Remember to learn to forget
Whiskey shots and cheap cigarettes

Well I'm not stoned
I'm just fucked up
I got so high I can't stand up
I'm not cursed 'cause I've been blessed
I'm not in love 'cause I'm a mess

Like refugees
We're lost like refugees
Like refugees
We're lost like refugees
The brutality of reality
Is the freedom that keeps me from

Dreaming
I was only dreaming
Of another place and time
Where my family's from.

Singing
I can hear them singing.
When the rain had washed away
All these scattered dreams

Dying
Everyone's reminding
Hearts are washed in misery
Drenched in gasoline

Laughter
There is no more laughter
Songs of yesterday
Now live in the underground


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"Before the Lobotomy" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General Commentgreenday2012vp: i get more out of these songs then i would with books (not that i dont LOVE to read)...but i think they're more meaningful in songs form.
    billie has said that 21st century breakdown is the continuation of american idiot and i can really see that right here. This song always gives you something more the more times you listen to it.
    my favorite line is probably remember to learn to forget...it reminds me of 1984 by george orwell
    gdfan12345on February 16, 2010   Link

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