Letterbomb

Album: American Idiot (2004)
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  • Nobody likes you
    Everyone left you
    They're all out without you
    Having fun

    Where have all the bastards gone?
    The underbelly stacks up ten high
    The dummy failed the crash test
    Collecting unemployment checks
    Like a flunkie along for the ride

    Where have all the riots gone?
    As your city's motto gets pulverized
    What's in love is now in debt
    On your birth certificate
    So strike the fucking match to light this fuse

    The town bishop is an extortionist
    And he don't even know that you exist
    Standing still when it's do or die
    You better run for your fucking life

    It's not over 'till you're underground
    It's not over before it's too late
    This city's burnin'
    It's not my burden
    It's not over before it's too late

    There's nothing left to analyze

    Where will all the martyrs go when the virus cures itself?
    And where will we all go when it's too late?

    And don't look back

    You're not the Jesus of Suburbia
    The St. Jimmy is a figment of
    Your father's rage and your mother's love
    Made me the idiot America

    It's not over 'till you're underground
    It's not over before it's too late
    This city's burnin'
    It's not my burden
    It's not over before it's too late

    She said, I can't take this place
    I'm leaving it behind

    Well she said, I can't take this town
    I'm leaving you tonight Writer/s: BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, FRANK E., III WRIGHT, MICHAEL PRITCHARD
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 15

  • Paul from Fremont Ca.I don't really like the intro.. But the steadiness of noise is superb.. Some lyrics is a little punky for me. But I like the drama it's nice and cold.
  • Jack from Tokyo, JapanThis song is really cool! At first, I was like, "Is this song gonna be great?". When I first listened to it, I was like, "Holy f***! This song is my s**t!". I was astonished by its raging sound, the lyrics, bridge, and especially the outro. Ever since, I always play this at least once a day.
  • Hayes from Newark, OhThis song is about when J.O.S and St. Jimmy go out partying! and Whatsername gets P.O'd! so shes like "WHERE HAVE ALL THE B------S GONE?" shes all upset and start saying things that r supposed to be insulting. the play was amazing! girls sing this way better than B.J himself!
  • Sc from Anchorage, AkJesus of Suburbia (J.O.S.) DOES kill St. Jimmy, in a way.
    Billie explained that St. Jimmy isn't an actual person; J.O.S. makes him up. He's a symbol of J.O.S's rebellious side. Jimmy's death in 'Homecoming' is J.O.S's way of breaking away from the destructive side of his split personality. The lyrics say, "In this state of mind / It's my own private suicide".
  • Jacob from Rocky Mount, Ncnotice that the guitar part and the overall melody of this tune is very similar to that of one of their newer songs "Viva La Gloria"
  • Jacquie from Cheshire, CtOkay I've been spending a bunch of time listening to this song. The part that comes after the lines "Where will all the martyrs go when the virus cures itself?
    And where will we all go when it's too late?". that bridge. Is it my imagination or does it have similar chord progressions to The Ataris's "Takeoffs and Landings" bridge around minute 1:15? Please don't be stupid. I'm not acusing Green Day of plagirism and I'm not saying anything bad about either band. I love both. I was just going crazy after hearing Letterbomb wondering why it got stuck in my head so fast after one listen, and then I realized it was cuz it sounds like The Ataris. Just looking for some validation that I'm not insane.
  • Anna from New York, Nythe best song ever =]
    also billie's fav
    hehe
  • Aysia from San Diego, CaActually Whatshername first appeared in She's a Rebel. BTW, awesome song but I couldn't listen to it all day like other Green Day songs.
  • Aleah from New Kensington, Sc Very angery, very spitfire. I had this song on pause, I had a fight with my dad, I pressed play, the next thing I heard was "Nobody likes you, everyone left you, they're all out without you, having fun."
  • Shelby from Idiotville , Kybest song off American Idiot. Billie Joe said it was his favorite. =]
  • Jeff from Sothington, Ctthe lines "Nobody likes you, Everyone Left You..." also apears in the song "Homecoming" the lyrics in the intro also are supposed to be Whatshername
  • Joe from Chicago, Arthis is a good song but jesus of suburbia dosen't kill saint jimmy it points out in homecoming "the death of saint jimmy" and it points out that he commits suicide
  • Eileen from San Diego, Cathis song is really cool. it reminds me of a lot of things. rock on billie joe!!!!!!!!!!
  • Sarah from Sandiego, CaOf course IT'S like a great song but i've listened to it so many times.
  • Sarah from Sandiego, CaI thought this song was ok not one of my favorites
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