Macy's Day Parade

Album: Warning (2000)
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Songfacts®:

  • 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." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Salinda - Portland, ME, for above 2

Comments: 12

  • AnonymousSomeone knows the location of this video?
  • Jake from OregonTim, how'd you associate chaos with the song?!
  • Lacey from Chicago, Ili could listen to this song for hours.
  • Blake from Redhook, Nyby the way life's been good was a song by the eagles that was written by joe walsh and i'm suprised he even remember's he wrote it i mean he admitts he doesn't remember a lot from his past anyway. but i like this song i think it's music video was exilent and it is an all around good song.
  • September Heaven from Lawton, MiSo why is there a Green Day Basher comment on here again? ne way I think it's very melodic which is great. .One of the reasons why I love Green day's songs is becuz you can listen to them at ne given time whether it be to PARTY or to just relax and be easy going. ♥☺
  • Tom from Mead County, KyI think Greenday put this song on warning just to show people that there not just punk rocker.

    I think this song is about billie stated that he wants to take a break from the media and trying to find the price for true hope in his life.
    -tom, ky
  • Erik from Willow Hill, Pait kind of sounds like he's talking about maturing and growing up to me
  • Tim from Dalton, MaThis song sounds like dying children, I rather listen to 24 straight hours of Gregorian Chants.
    You want a poetic song about the dangers of materialism, try Hotel California or Life in The Fast Lane or Life's Been Good
  • Ben from London, EnglandPart of it seems to criticise the way that the corporate world cash in on people's deaths "Its a lifetime guarantee, stuffed in a coffin 10% more free, the red light special at the mausoleum"
  • Tanya from London, United StatesThis is one of my fave green day songs
  • Ben from London, EnglandThis song is great and finishes the International Superhits album off nicely. 2nd best acoustic song by greenday behind Good Riddance IMO
  • Erik from Willow Hill, Pathis is a great song. it's lyrics are so poetic and nothing is flawless. i never saw the video.
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