Last of the American Girls

Album: 21st Century Breakdown (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • One of the inspirations for this pop-punk number was the time vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong spent in New Orleans helping build houses for those made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. He explained to Q magazine May 2009: "I started writing it for my wife, but there's elements of Hurricane Katrina and (pro-cycling activists) Critical Mass. It adds those elements to one character who has this left wing strength."

Comments: 3

  • Morgan from Fargo, Ndi don't think he meant he was singing about the hurricane itself...more like this girl surviving and helping and just being what america used to be..
  • James from Indianapolis, InSeriously. Still a great song and a great album. Rock on Green Day!!!
  • Ashley from Edmonton, Abhow does this song
    relate to katrina exactly???
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