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Album: American IdiotReleased: 2004
This is about a run-of-the-mill punk kid that the main character of the record, Jesus Of Suburbia, creates in his mind to make himself less vulnerable toward the world. Jesus Of Suburbia creates the St. Jimmy character in his mind to make himself less vulnerable toward the world. St. Jimmy is JOS's "rage" counterpart. When Jesus loses Whatsername, his tough side dies ("Jimmy died today, he blew his brains out into the bay"), and he reverts back to the vulnerable Jesus Of Suburbia.
American Idiot was adapted into a stage musical in 2009, where Billie Joe Armstrong would occasionally fill the role of "St. Jimmy."
When asked on VH1 Storytellers if Jesus of Suburbia and St. Jimmy were the same character, Armstrong answered: "The original thought was that it was the same person. It could be two different people, I don't know. I love St. Jimmy. He's pretty cool. He's pretty sexy. It's part of a split-personality that I think a lot of people have and they get disconnected from themselves a little bit and maybe follow a self-destructive path, and I think St. Jimmy sort of symbolizes that."