She's a Rebel

Album: American Idiot (2004)

Songfacts®:

  • This song follows the story of Jesus of Suburbia (the main character in American Idiot) when he first meets whatshername. She's the relief he's looking for, a fun free spirited girl who helps him forget his problems. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Ryan - Ottawa, Canada
  • The cover art for the American Idiot album was designed after the line in this song: "and she's holding onto my heart like a hand grenade." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Ryan - Bethany, OK
  • Billie Joe Armstrong revealed that the female character on the American Idiot album was based on all the women he had been involved with in his life. Hence the "Whatsername" reference through the album and in "She's a Rebel": "From Chicago to Toronto, she's the one that they call 'ol' Whatsername." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Meaghan - Sioux Falls, SD

Comments: 2

  • Kelz from UkI've been a HUGE Green Day fan for 20 odd years but I think "She's holding on my heart like a hand grenade" is possibly their best line ever. Am embarrassed to admit how long it took me to fully 'get' it though.
    Like a hand grenade its safe till she lets go. Doh. So obvious haha
  • Jeff from Oakland, Cagreen day rocks! But i'm sure someone's going to make a hate speech on why their bad and not give a good reason for it. Example:Joe from Burllingham WA,he made a hate speech on why green day "sucks" without giving a specific reason on why they sucked.
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