"Brat" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Mom and Dad don't look so hot these days
They're getting over the hill
Death is closing in and catching up
As far as I can tell
Got a plan of action and cold blood
And it smells of defiance
I'll just wait for Mom and Dad to die
And got my inheritance
Now I want more
Cause I'm getting bored
And I'm going nowhere fast
I was once filled with doubt
Now it's all figured out
Nothing good can last
Crows feet and rot are setting in
And time is running out
My parent's income interest rate
Is gaining higher clout
I'm a snot nosed slob
Without a job
And I know I damn well should
Mom and Dad don't look so hot these days
But my future's looking good

Lyrics submitted by bonj

"Brat" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentI think this song speaks for itself. Its all about greed and waiting for your parents to die so you can get your inheritance. Such a positive song ^_^
    Wazooon June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks my socks
    punkness05on July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this song is kickass.. haha i love it. insomniac is the best !!
    greendaycutie221on July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrue, this song is very well written. its about being a brat, wanting everything you can get your hands on.
    GreenDayisaNFGon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha, man this song is sooo funny. before i got insomniac i hadnt heard of any of these songs, so the first time i heard the lyrics with this song, i cud hardly breathe with laughin'.
    1000_hourson September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFunny, but sorta sick. My dad's cousin was like this, and actually had a plan to do this, but luckily he got put in prison.
    fuckyouallon March 28, 2003   Link
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    Fuck me this is one of the best songs in the world. My fave G.D song by miles. Its just so nice and punk rock that it kicks ass! Fun to play on guitar too. Insomniac is where the band really let go and Billie showed he wasn't all about When I come Around. I don't think people can call themselves G.D fans if theres a album (especially Insomniac) by G.D they hate. Fair do's if you're not so keen on it but... WHY??? Its Green Day!!! And they are PUNK, and if you argue that fact, they how The Buzzcocks (1977) were writing song about girls and distress etc weren't classed as something other than punk??? And being a guitar player myself, G.D play in punk chords and structures, some like the Sex Pistols so nah nah and poo pants. Peace G.D fans!!
    oskerwillkillon May 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbillie joe wrote this song from the veiw point of a guy he knew who was in college.
    zretrareo27on April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentu make some good points oskerwillkill!! lol
    i really like this song...very funy and i bet alot of people are thinking like this but would never admit it too!!
    Minifin4BillieJoeon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are self-explanatory.

    "I'll just wait for Mom and Dad to die and get my inheritance"
    juffon October 31, 2004   Link

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