Hey, old man in woman's shoes
I wonder if he knows I think he's crazy
When he was young did he have dreams of
Wearing women's shoes and being crazy?

It makes me wonder when I grow to be that age
Will I be walking down the street begging for your spare change?

Or will I grow that old?
Will I still be around?
The way I carry on
I'll end up six feet underground
And waste away

When the old man was in school
Did the golden rules make him go crazy?
Or did he hide away from hopes
Behind a smile and smoking dope
It's crazy

It makes me wonder when I grow to be that age
Will I be walking down the street begging for your spare change?

Or will I grow that old?
Will I still be around?
The way I carry on
I'll end up six feet underground
And waste away

And it seems so frightening
Time passes by like lightning
Before you know it you're struck down

I always waste my time on my chemical emotions
It keeps my head spinning around
And waste away

It seems so frightening
Time passes by like lightning
Before you know it you're struck down

I always waste my time on my chemical emotions
It keeps my head spinning around
And waste away


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Android Lyrics as written by Frank Edwin Wright Iii Billie Joe Armstrong

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    What is Wit hThe Parrt With Like Toilets Flushing And That Wierd Voice Thing?

    Soldername1on July 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    Soldiername, I can't tell you what that is; just the opposite, I myself was wondering. It's like a toilet flushing and a voice saying "Somebody else can do it ha ha ha ha". The same sort of thing is in the middle of Private Ale. I don't know what it means.

    As for the song itself, the "golden rule" line may be one of the most poetic inventions in modern songwriting history. These guys are amazing.

    MilfordMiron September 13, 2006   Link
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    I'ts about being afraid, that you're not gonna find your place in the world. One of the best songs on Kerplunk, I think. I can relate to it very much.

    MissNeuroticon November 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    Time does definately pass by like lightning...:(

    GabeM19on June 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    its a good green day classic and a great guitar intro and bass solo

    RaMoNeSon July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    good green day song

    GreenDayisaNFGon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    It seems so frightening Time passes by like lightning - the breakdownpart is so uncredible, the whole song is, give it a shot =)

    wannabepunkon March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    the breakdownpart is so incredible... "and it seems so frightening"

    wannabepunkon March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Pretty obvious what this one is about, it's about growing up, and being a little scared.

    fuckyouallon March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i really used to really like this song, i still do, just not as much, it was more significant to me at that time. i think its a really good song though, great lyrics. amazing lyrics.

    X peace X

    Billie_Joe_is_mineon May 03, 2003   Link

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