Billie Joe Armstrong starts off this new-wavey ¡Dos! tune by declaring: "I'm too tired to be bored. I'm too bored to be tired," adding later that "I don't want your sympathy, I don't want your honesty, I just want to get some peace of mind." The lyrics make especially interesting listening in the light of his foul-mouthed tantrum at the iHeartRadio Music Festival after festival organizers cut Green Day's set from 45 minutes to 25. Following his rant, Armstrong checked himself into a clinic.
Some critics have commented on the similarities between this song's beat and verse chord progression and that of the American Idiot track "Give Me Novacaine."
A snippet of the song was featured in the soundtrack for the special Green Day themed level pack Angry Birds Friends game.
Jb from Nashville, TnI think Rachel is totally right, the chorus has similar melodies to Favourite Son, but I didn't realize how much it also has the feeling of Give Me Novocaine, especially on the Otis Big Guitar Mix EP.
Reggev from Misgav, IsraelThe beginning sounds too much like 99 revolutions.
Maddy from Boston, MaThis song is one of my favorites on this CD! Great beat!
Rachel from Albany, NyI think the chorus sounds like favorite son a little bit. I didn't notice the similarities to Give Me Novacaine but maybe I should give it another listen.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.