Are We The Waiting

Album: American Idiot (2004)
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  • Starry nights city lights
    Coming down over me
    Skyscrapers, stargazers in my head
    Are we we are, are we we are
    The waiting unknown
    This dirty town was burning down in my dreams
    Lost and found, city bound in my dreams

    And screaming
    Are we we are, are we we are the waiting
    And screaming
    Are we we are, are we we are the waiting

    Forget me nots, second thoughts live in isolation
    Heads or tails and fairy tales in my mind
    Are we we are, are we we are the waiting unknown
    The rage and love, the story of my life
    The Jesus of suburbia is a lie

    And screaming
    Are we we are, are we we are the waiting
    And screaming
    Are we we are, are we we are the waiting
    Are we we are, are we we are the waiting
    And screaming
    Are we we are, are we we are the waiting
    Are we we are, are we we are the waiting Writer/s: Billie Armstrong, Frank Wright, Michael Pritchard
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Stacy from UkThe whole album is about the government's agenda - mainly with war. It all relates back to that. Listen to it closer. Billie Joe Armstrong has strong political views. American idiot is about irag and this is about 911. You need to listen from start to finish to appreciate the meaning
  • Beth from Auckland, New Zealandlearning how to play the drums to this
  • Charlene from San Diego, CaAt their concert in Chula Vista on Sept. 2, 2010, they launched into an extended rendition of this song that seemed to go on for about 10 minutes, with the audience singing to him the whole time. Supposedly they were recording the concert for a live album. I would love to hear the recording, as it was a moving experience.
  • Sc from Anchorage, AkBeautiful song :) John Gallagher, Jr. sings an awesome version in the musical adaptation of American Idiot.
  • Latrey from Belcourt, NdWho cares what people think this band has survived everything and it is the only band i know from the 1990's that still kick's ass
  • Matt from Houston, Txone of the few good songs off ai
  • Peter from -, Brazil"Wrong" was a little too harsh. A broader conclusion usually derives from a narrower one.
  • Peter from -, BrazilI think you are all wrong. Play close attention to the text: "Are *we* the waiting"? Interpreting (contextually) rather than just analyzing, you'll come to the broader conclusion that this is not a question asked by an individual, but by a whole generation.
  • Declan from LiverpoolWaiting for death :S
    I'd say what Bryan put is about right
  • Matthew from New York City, NylEAD singer Billie Jo,also says that the JOS is a lie...creating St.Jimmy
  • Izzy from Buffalo, Nyhe, he, he. i like the phrasing above. it's like, maybe running away from home wasn't exactly the best thing to do, but oh well, screw that. anyways, this song rocks hard. one of my fave songs by green day
  • Bill from Erie, PaThis song is rather reminiscent of the Clash's "London Calling".
  • Bryan from Medford, Withis song is about JOS waiting for something to come and make things better. Then he creates St. Jimmy.
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