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Album: WarningReleased: 2000
This is Billie Joe Armstrong's commentary on commercialism, and how people want materialistic things all the time (Macy's is a big department store that sponsored a Thanksgiving day parade in the US). The song explains that he wants something, but it's not material, all he wants is to have hope in his life.
Armstrong: "It's sort of about the lies and deceptions that you have growing up and how you have to find your own way around."