This song was written by Green Day bass player Mike Dirnt about his friend dying in a car accident and how the event taught Dirnt how to move on with his life.
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This was used in the movie 1995 movie Angus, starring George C. Scott.
The song's bass intro later served as inspiration for the opening riff of Blink-182's 1999 single "What's My Age Again?." The band's bassist Mark Hoppus was trying to learn it on his guitar but played it incorrectly. However, he thought the result was cool and used it for the start of the Enema Of The State track.
Joanna from London, United KingdomI think this is a good song,it has a good bassline! Also its cool that its not sad because its showing how to look positively at life even if there is something really bad happening like a friend dying. It expresses how Mike Dirnt has decided to do what he wants in life because it could end at any time. "i think its alrite that i do what i like coz thats the way i wanna live" shows how he wants to live life his way and not let anyone else stop him from doing what he believes.
Michelle from Brook Park, MnI like this song, but you would think if it were about Mike Dirnt's friend dying in a car accindent..that it would be more sad..
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."