On several 21st Century Breakdown tracks, including this one, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sings higher than on previous albums. He told Billboard magazine: "Even on our harder rock numbers, like 'Murder City,' I was doing it a little bit of falsetto. There are two different kinds of falsetto people can do. One is the irritating kind, and then there's the other kind, where it sounds like it's an appropriate thing for the song."
Whilst most of the songs on 21st Century Breakdown were penned by Armstrong in the final period of Bush's second term, this was the one track on the album to be written after Obama's election to the presidency.
Sc from Anchorage, AkYeah, it was about the BART shooting :( Billie, Mike, and Tre were there right after it happened, they had no clue what was going on at first.
Teresa from Benicia, CaAlso I think this has a bit to do with the BART shooting on New Years Eve... He said something to that effect at the San Jose concert. It was a scary big deal here in the Bay Area
Emily from Dudley, United Kingdomgrate song i love it
James from Indianapolis, InGreat song. Love the album. I got all the songs on my MP3 as soon as I was able to
Michael from Tucson, AzStupid politics, great song.
Pete Townshend never had a #1 UK hit with The Who or as a solo artist, but he did produce and play on a song that hit the top spot there: "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman, a group he assembled.