At The Library

Album: 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (1990)
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  • Hey there, lookin' at me
    Tell me, what do you see?
    But you quickly turn your head away
    Try to find the words I could use
    Don't have the courage to come up to you
    My chance is looking a bit gray

    Staring across the room
    Are you leaving soon?
    I just need a little time

    What is it that drives me mad?
    Girls like you that I never had
    What is it about you that I adore?
    What makes me go so insane
    That makes me feel so much pain?
    What is it about you that I adore?

    Staring across the room
    Are you leaving soon?
    I just need a little time

    Why did you have to leave so soon?
    Why did you have to walk away?
    Oh well, it happened again
    She walked away with her boyfriend
    Maybe we'll meet again some day Writer/s: BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, FRANK E., III WRIGHT, FRANK EDWIN WRIGHT III, JOHN KIFFMEYER, TRE COOL
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Sc from Anchorage, AkLove this song!!! My favorite on this album, hands down :)

    & I don't think this song is about Billie asking a girl out... it's about a nerdy guy who's at the library, watching a girl between rows of books. His heart is broken when he discovers that his crush has a boyfriend.
  • Anthony from Park City, Utthis may very posibly be green day's most inspiring song of the late 80's nd leading into the 90's
  • Dan from Kansas City, Ksgreat song, just all there old stuff.
  • Declan from LiverpoolI'd say main songs to look out for on it is this one and dry ice
  • Declan from LiverpoolYou can but it on amazon
    oh and ebay

    Its not actually that good half the songs are about (cringe) love :p

    Kerplunks by far their best album :)
  • Chris from Hammond, LaYou can get them at interpunk.com I think.
    Amazon.com is another place.I actually bought my Kerplunk at Best Buy and my 39000 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours at either Sound Shop or something like that.Where exactly have you looked?Have you looked at all?
  • Steven from West Carrollton, OhCatchy title, witty title-BUT WHERE CAN I GET ThEIR 1st ALBUM??!!?? AND "Kerplunk!"!!!!!!??
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