Lazy Bones

Songfacts®:

  • 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.

Comments: 4

  • 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.
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