LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 09: Howard Stern broadcasts from Los Angeles for the first time in decades at the SiriusXM Pandora state of the art broadcast facilities in Hollywood with special guests Green Day. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for SiriusXM).
We all have a favorite Green Day song, you know that one song you turn up as loud as your headphones or stereo will go. That one song you sing every word to, without missing a note. Is it the guitar riff, the bass line, the opening, the ending, the lyrics…what makes it your favorite? Kerrang! just wrote an article about Billie Joe Armstrong’s most insightful lyrics, and you can check it out here. There are so many good songs to choose from, and so many influential albums to dissect. Here are a couple solid tracks that didn’t make their list: “Walking Contradiction” and “Holiday“.
Do as I say not as I do because
The sh**’s so deep you can’t run away
I beg to differ on the contrary
I agree with every word that you say
Bombs away is your punishment
Pulverize the Eiffel towers
Who criticize your government