"She" is a love song that Billie Joe Armstrong penned for a University of California student girlfriend he has identified only as "Amanda." They first met at the 924 Gilman Street music club shortly after Armstrong dropped out of high school. Amanda was an ardent feminist, which enthralled the young punk rock singer. He explained to Rolling Stone
"She gave me an education that I think was very timely for me. I was just a dumb kid, high school dropout. She was telling me about the way women have been objectified for so many years, and I was just listening."