This song is about a girl who doesn't know what to do with her life. Everyone is trying to tell her what to do, but she wants to take her own path.
It was inspired by Adrienne Nesser, who Billie Joe Armstrong was dating. They met at a Green Day show in 1990 and carried on a long-distance relationship until 1994, when they got married shortly after the band released their Dookie album and rose to fame. The couple stayed together and had two children.
The Dookie album cover contains images of many Green Day inspirations and characters from their life. Says Armstrong: "There's one guy with his camera up in the air taking a picture with a beard. He's this guy Murray that's been around the scene for a long time. He took pictures of bands every weekend at Gilman's. The robed character that looks like Ozzy Osbourne is the woman on the cover of the first Ozzy album. Angus Young is in there somewhere too. The graffiti reading 'Twisted Dog Sisters' refers to these 2 girls from Berkeley. They're punk rock girls that have been around for years."
Suggestion credit: Bertrand - Paris, France
This is one of Billie Joe Armstrong's favorite songs, and one he makes sure is included in every Green Day show. "I will play 'She' for the rest of my life," he told Rolling Stone in 2014. "It has aged well with me."
Abigail from San Diego This song was actually written for Amanda, his ex gf who moved away and she is my aunt.
Caroline from Long Island, NyOk, I have a theory, and you can tell me I'm wrong, that I am stupid, or any variation that strikes your fancy, but, I believe that, Maria, She, SHE's a rebel, and whatsername are all the same person, now thats just my two cents, until next time, good night and good luck
Sam from Christchurch, New Zealandmaddy from germany, the song she wasn't written for or about adrienne it was written about his gf before he married adrienne billie joe said this in an interview for Vh1:
Vh1-How much of Dookie is a love letter to your wife Adrienne?
Billie Joe: There really weren't any songs about her at that time. A lot of the songs are about this girl from San Diego, who went to Cal Berkeley. Adrienne and I weren't going out at the time. We lost contact with each other for about a year. She got engaged to a guy in Minneapolis. Then I got involved with this other girl. I lived in the basement in Berkeley with all these guys from the East Bay and she lived upstairs in the apartment. We ended up having this year-long relationship. The song "She" was about her.
Eileen from San Diego, Cathis is a GREAT song, but it didn't become that popular as any of the other songs by green day. But they r still the best band out there.. rock on!!!!!!!! ^^
Tanya from London, EnglandYou can download the naked 'she' off www.greendayauthority.com now by the way
Amanda from Dub, Irelandwere are u ppl getting theses pics i cant get them anywhere
Jade from LondonI can't seem 2 gt on the site wil hav 2 tri gain sn!!!
Jade from LondonAh thnku Tanya, wil jus go wtch it!!!
Tanya from London, EnglandJade my mate sed theres only one she. i didnt look coz i cant watch it anyway
Jade from LondonWot vid is it on, there's quite a few???
Tanya from London, Englandamazin song live. And i can relate to it. As everyone can i guess. Everyones had someone tryin 2 rule their life. Thanks to a quote of billie joes I've stopped all the people trying 2 rule me :-) F*ck em all, you are your own sight. ah yes minority. another great song
Liz from Massapequa, Nyi read that this was written in response to a letter given to billie joe by an ex-girlfriend
Marianne from Vancouver, CanadaThis song is the best that Green Day have ever written. The lyrics are genius (kudos to Billie) and it's relevant to almost every teenager out there.
Mady from Rs, GermanyBJ wrote this song for and about his wife adrienne! i love this song... amazing!
Bundy from Houston, TxI, too, particularly enjoy the lyrics. And although the 90's are over steph, I continue to feel like a social tool without a use. I am still waiting for a sign to smash the silence with a brick of self control.