"Stuart and the Ave." as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Wright and Michael Pritchard....
Standing on the corner of
Stuart and the Avenue
Ripping up my transfer
And a photograph of you
You're a blur of my dead past and rotting existance
As I stand laughing on the corner of insignificance

Well, destiny is dead
In the hands of bad luck
Before it might have made some sense
But now it's all fucked up

Seasons change as well as minds
And I'm a two faced clown
You're mommy's little nightmare
Driving daddy's car around
I'm beat down and half brain dead
The long lost king of fools
I may be dumb
But I'm not stupid enough to stay with you

Well, destiny is dead
In the hands of bad luck
Before it might have made some sense
But now it's all fucked up

Well, destiny is dead
In the hands of bad luck
Before it might have made some sense
But now it's all fucked up

We're all fucked up
You're all fucked up


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"Stuart and the Ave." as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentThis song goes along with, "Westbound Sign," three songs later, and shows the breakup and problems with the protagonist, Billie Joe. Apparently, Billie has just realized that his lover or girlfriend is rotten and a bitch, stating, "Ripping up my transfer, and a photograph of you. You're a blur of my dead past and rotting existence, as I stand laughing on the corner of insignificance." Throughout the rest of the song, he states that the relationship from the start has been fucked up, and destiny is not a place for them. Since Green Day, Tre, Mike, and Billie, lived in Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley Bay around this time, and Stuart and the Avenue is located in Berkeley near Alta Bates National Hospital.

    Billie's relationships and the girl is pretty fucked up, like he repeats redundantly, but pass all of this is "Westbound Sign," also on Green Day's fourth stdio album. Westbound sign is the aftermath of this relationship. Both songs are streets that Billie reflects off of in this album.
    QOTSAGREENDAYon March 15, 2019   Link

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