Rating: 4.0/5. From 26 votes. Show votes.
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Release Date: July 2, 2002
Length: 33:23
Label: Reprise Records
Notes: A collection of b-sides and covers along with a brand new track called ‘Ha Ha You’re Dead’. Another new song, ‘D.U.I.” (written and performed by Tre Cool), was pulled prior to release. You can see where ‘D.U.I.’ fit on the album by looking at the inlay where the lyrics were made to look like they were spray painted over.

LIVE STATS:

SongFirst PlayedLast PlayedTimes Played
SuffocateJune 18, 2001June 18, 20011
DesensitizedMay 27, 1998October 4, 20003
You LiedN/AN/A0
OutsiderN/AN/A0
Don't Wanna Fall In LoveN/AN/A0
EspionageN/AN/A0
I Want To Be On TVN/AN/A0
ScumbagN/AN/A0
Tired Of Waiting For YouN/AN/A0
Sick Of MeN/AN/A0
RottingN/AN/A0
Do Da DaN/AN/A0
On The WagonN/AN/A0
Ha Ha You're DeadN/AN/A0

SONG INFO:

1. Suffocate

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Rating: 3.9/5. From 20 votes. Show votes.
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Obviously, the song is about an addiction and how it is destroying your life - it destroys your body, your social life and your will to live. You want to quit but then go back to it again. And you realize that one day you will suffocate from it all.

Possibly, the idea of suffocating from an alcohol addiction comes not only from the emotional desperation but also from the fact that sometimes alcoholics actually die from "drowning" in their own vomit. They pass out and start throwing up while being unconscious and this sometimes causes asphyxiation from choking on one's own puke. Of course, this is not an everyday thing, but it does happen, and since the narrator mentions that he's "feeling like a salad in his puke", he might be referring to the possibility of physically suffocating.

To a point, the song is simply about death - realizing that one day you will suffocate, that one day your addiction will kill you.

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

3 a.m., I'm drunk again
My head is standing underneath my feet so
Make it stop, I'm getting off
Make it stop, I'm getting off

Sedatives and dizzy spells
And spilling my guts out beneath my feet
So make it stop, I'm getting off
Make it stop, I'm getting off

Well, slipped into a coma once again
Where's my organ donor, lend a hand

So when you think you're all alone
No one's left to come around
Drop like flies and empathize
Cause I know that I will someday
And I know that I will suffocate
Suffocate, suffocate, suffocate

One night stands and cheap regrets
I take another drag off of my cigarette
So stop, I'm getting off
Make it stop, I'm getting off

One last stop for a one track mind
Just give me shelter, give me give me something
Make it stop, I'm getting off
Make it stop, I'm getting off

Well, slipped into a coma once again
Where's my organ donor, lend a hand

So when you think you're all alone
No one's left to come around
Drop like flies and empathize
Cause I know that I will someday
And I know that I will suffocate
Suffocate, suffocate, suffocate

2. Desensitized

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Rating: 4.2/5. From 22 votes. Show votes.
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This song sarcastically describes how media these days consumes people and takes away their feelings. People watch news about wars, terrorist attacks, suicides and murders as if those were entertainment shows - "bring me blood and pain of a stranger's fate", "go ahead and kill yourselves - it all amuses me". The more news about someone else's tragedy we watch and read - the less we care. We drown in a pile of information on TV and the Internet, absorb it all and lose the true feelings of life - become 'desensitized'.

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

Clenching my teeth tight
My head is like a sponge
Give it to me free

I wanna get ripped off
And drown in the airwaves
Another fatal wreck
On the information highway

So go ahead and kill yourselves
It all amuses me
For I'll be damned to spend my life in hell
Another wise ingrate

Bring me blood and pain
Of a stranger's fate
Give it all away
Give it to me now
I'm desensitized
I wanna watch a bomb
Blow the masses high

I wanna get ripped off
And drown in the airwaves
Another fatal wreck
On the information highway

So go ahead and kill yourselves
It all amuses me
For I'll be damned to spend my life in hell
Another wise ingrate

Bring me blood and pain
Of a stranger's fate
Give it all away

I wanna get ripped off
And drown in the airwaves
Another fatal wreck
On the information highway

So go ahead and kill yourselves
It all amuses me
For I'll be damned to spend my life in hell
Another wise ingrate

3. You Lied

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Rating: 3.6/5. From 20 votes. Show votes.
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You Lied criticizes people who get way too carried away with lying. Their stories are so stretched that it's obvious to everyone that they are lying. "Your mother allowed you just one white lie" - compulsive lying usually starts with a small lie that makes you seem better than you are or helps you get away with something. And then you like it and keep lying more and more, by reflex, without even realizing that you lie, and in the end, your lies are so unbelievable that no one is buying any more - "your nose is growing into the 3rd dimension". And you need to do everything possible to learn how to stop before it gets even worse.

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

You got a problem you just can't hide
Compulsive habits that never seem to die
Your breath is taking up all the air
Your teeth are rotting to black holes in your head

When reality is due
What you say just can't be true
When the story's stretched and so farfetched
That you're lacking an excuse
You lied

Your mother allowed you just one white lie
But now she's dead and she left you with a problem
Pinocchio has pierced your tongue
Your nose is growing into the third dimension

When reality is due
What you say just can't be true
When the story's stretched and so farfetched
That you're lacking an excuse
You lied

4. Outsider

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Rating: 2.8/5. From 18 votes. Show votes.
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The author identifies himself as an outsider of everything and can't seem to figure out how to normalize himself to fit in (it disturbs me so). It seems that all he's good for is being pushed down by everyone else and whenever he does something for himself, he just gets put down. This causes him to go into a spiralling loop of self-hate and self-blame (I messed up everyone) going deeper and deeper (more troubles are gonna come), convincing himself that nothing's gonna get better (I've already had all my fun).

- song meaning written by u/potlah on r/GreenDay

I’m an outsider
Outside of anything
I’m an outsider
Outside of anything
I’m an outsider
Outside of everything
Everything you know
Everything you know
It disturbs me so

Everybody’s gotta push me
Push me around
Everybody tried to put me
Try to put me down

All messed up, everyone
I've already had all my fun
More troubles are gonna come
I've already had all my fun
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah

Everybody tried to push me
Push me around
Everybody tried to put me
Try to put me down

I’m an outsider
Outside of anything
I’m an outsider
Outside of anything
I’m an outsider
Outside of everything
Everything you know
Everything you know
It disturbs me so

5. Don't Wanna Fall In Love

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Rating: 3.1/5. From 20 votes. Show votes.
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The narrator of this song considers love a burden that makes you weak, dependent and is only made for people who are not self-sufficient and need to have a lover to feel secure. He prefers to be free and alone because he doesn't believe in love and thinks that if he becomes a victim of this feeling, he will lose his independence and freedom. However, as harsh and cold as the narrator wants to seem, it's not the inability to love that makes him say "I don't wanna fall in love" - it's fear. He is afraid of love because he is afraid of having soft spots and opening up his heart. He'd rather sit there all his life alone because this way he feels safer.

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

Don't want to have you hanging
Around me like a leash
I think you're just a problem
So stay the hell away from me
Because I don't believe in you

And now I wanna sit here all my life alone
This may sound a little rough
Don't want to fall in love

Don't need security
I ain't no dog without a bone
Don't have, no time for love
So stay the fuck away from me
Because I don't believe in you

And now I wanna sit here all my life alone
This may sound a little rough
Don't want to fall in love

This may sound a little rough
Don't want to fall in love
This may sound a little fucked
Don't want to fall in love

6. Espionage

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Rating: 2.0/5. From 18 votes. Show votes.
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Instrumental Song

Instrumental Song

7. I Want To Be On TV

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Rating: 2.8/5. From 17 votes. Show votes.
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The author wants to be on TV.

- song meaning written by u/potlah on r/GreenDay

Wanna be a pretty boy
Wanna go on Solid Gold
Wanna date a millionaire
Wanna make people stare

I wanna be on TV
Want people to know me
I wanna be on TV

Studio 54
Gonna be on the floor
Gonna make people dance
Gonna take off my pants

I wanna be on TV
Want people to know me
I wanna be on TV

Wanna make a scene
Gonna get some free cocaine
Gonna wear my Calvin Klein's
Emmy Awards will be all mine

I wanna be on TV
Want people to know me
I wanna be on TV

8. Scumbag

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Rating: 3.1/5. From 16 votes. Show votes.
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This song describes a type of people that act incredibly friendly, come hugging you with a smile and telling you about their plans and about how great their life is. Most of the time they don't genuinely care about anyone, they just pretend to be your friend because they need someone to listen to their boasting. When they don't need you anymore they leave, but then come around again when they "run out of friends".

The narrator is irritated because he had to encounter one of those people again and so he's asking them why the hell they showed up, "what's the special occasion?" No one wants them around because whenever they open their mouth it's "the same thing again and again".

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

You come around every now and then
Your clothes look different but you're still the same
Why else would you come here
Scumbag on a mission

You're telling me that it's been a while
Shit eating grin and a brand new life
Somebody let you come here
Scumbag with permission

Never thought I'd see the likes of you around this place
What's the special occasion
Did you run out of friends

Here you are coming 'round again
And things are different but you still pretend
You've got a reason to come here
Scumbag with ambition

And now you're telling me that things will change
And that you're leaving in a couple days
You're gonna change the world someday
Scumbag with a vision

It must be nice to know you got it all figured out
But from where I'm sitting it's just the same thing again
You need to stop and think before you open your mouth
Cause every time you do it's the same thing again and again

9. Tired Of Waiting For You

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Rating: 2.4/5. From 17 votes. Show votes.
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The song seems to be directed at someone the author is close to that has kept him waiting for quite a bit now. At first, his friend seems to keep him waiting at bearable levels, possibly being late to events or just not showing up with excuses. Over time, the author gets more and more irritated at his friend’s careless behaviour and begin to question their friendship. He realizes there’s nothing he can do despite all his efforts to make his friend care more about him (what can I do?).

Whilst he wants to just ditch his friend for better people and things, he recognizes his friend to be someone important to him and he doesn’t want to just leave him behind like his friend always does (I was a lonely soul, I had nobody 'til I met you). Either that or maybe the author just has no other friends or better company to hang out with.

The author gives in finally and just says how it’s his friend’s life (It's your life, and you can do what you want) and that he can’t change his options and opinions on him. He just wishfully hopes his friend would care more about him and at least treat him better although he knows it will never happen (Do what you like, but please don't keep me waiting).

- song meaning written by u/potlah on r/GreenDay

I'm so tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you

I was a lonely soul
I had nobody till I met you
But you keeping me waiting
All of the time
What can I do

It's your life
And you can do what you want
Do what you like
But please don't keep me waiting
Please don't keep me waiting

'Cause I'm so tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you

10. Sick Of Me

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Rating: 2.7/5. From 16 votes. Show votes.
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The narrator's words are directed towards his partner. They have probably been in a relationship for some time and now it's not going as well as it should anymore. He's describing various aspects of his relationship that he believes his partner is tired of and keeps repeating "you're sick of me". First, he's asking: "am I losing you?" They're still trying to make their relationship work, but it's obviously long been doomed to fall apart, and he doesn't understand why his partner won't just admit that they're sick of him. All the lies and tension are getting on his nerves and in the end, he says "I'm sick of you too" - there is no point in going on like this anymore.

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

Why can't you just admit it, you've had it
You're sick of me
You're fed up with all my bad habits
You're sick of me

To your lies, you've become so desensitized
Sick of me
Lost regrets and you say that you’re mad
And feel sick of me

Wandering out the door
I am on to you
You're coming back for more
Am I losing you?

Like a dog that just pissed on your barbecue
Sick of me
Losing faith and you still don't know what to do
Sick of me

Loss of health and now you hate everything
And you're sick of me
It's a waste but we still keep on trying
You're sick of me

Wandering out the door
I am on to you
You're coming back for more
Am I losing you

So you got your problems
So you got it alright
Do you have a conscience
Do you have a reason
I'm sick of you too

Wandering out the door
I am on to you
You're coming back for more
Am I losing you

11. Rotting

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Rating: 2.5/5. From 20 votes. Show votes.
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The narrator of this song is a person who is dying from an illness - either physical or emotional. It's destroying him and makes him feel like he's "rotting inside". Whether it is a physical disease that is damaging his body making him feel like he's falling apart or an emotional state that drove him to the edge and is now physically killing him - it is a condition which will obviously lead to his death, and he knows it. "Kiss me one last time" - he's ready to die because he's tired of "rotting".

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

I'm rotting inside
My flesh turns to dust
Whisper, "Are you dying" in my ear

I'm so sick to death
Tumors in my head
Whisper, "Are you dying" in my ear

Black rose of death
In my fist, I clutch
Thorns shred my fingertips
It drips toxic blood

Kiss me one last time
Wipe off my sweat
Whisper, "Are you dying" in my ear

As my bones, they rust
Read vows of trust
Whisper, "Are you dying" in my ear

Black rose of death
In my fist, I clutch
Thorns shred my fingertips
It drips toxic blood

I'm rotting inside
My flesh turns to dust
Whisper, "Are you dying" in my ear

Kiss me one last time
Wipe off my sweat
Whisper, "Are you dying" in my ear

12. Do Da Da

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Rating: 3.2/5. From 15 votes. Show votes.
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In the song, the narrator is talking about a person who is/was very devoted to him in a relationship. He realizes how much they've sacrificed to be a good friend for him and support him through the hard times. Now he's saying that by being so selfless and devoted they have drowned in the negativity of his life and now they're stuck with him and all of his issues.

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

Every time I'm falling down
You take the repercussions
Headaches and anxiety
Advancing my frustrations

Rush into my depression
Sacrifice everything
Wasting me into nothing
Well now you're stuck with me
Stuck with me
Stuck with me

Hand up your soul to my wrists
And I'll vow my to trust you
Moving here I always said
Now I realize you've imagined

Rush into my depression
Sacrifice everything
Wasting me into nothing
Well now you're stuck with me
Stuck with me
Stuck with me

13. On The Wagon

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Rating: 2.8/5. From 17 votes. Show votes.
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The song describes the effects and interaction of 2 addictions: one is drugs or alcohol, and the other one is love.

The first verse is about the need for intoxication. The narrator says that he has the craving for alcohol/drugs, but doesn't want to slip back into the addiction. And in the second verse, love kicks in and everything mixes together. "Today I say sweet things, but tomorrow I'll be making up excuses for my actions"…the narrator is saying that it's not always easy for him to be good enough for the relationship because it's been a long time since he's been in love. And being "on the wagon again" probably stands for being in love.

On the other hand, knowing that the saying "on the wagon" means abstaining from drinking alcohol, one might suggest that the problems in this relationship could be caused by the narrator's withdrawal problems. So, all in all, the song is a description of the difficulties of starting a new life - in love and sober.

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

Sometimes it gets real hard
And I need some kind of output
For input twice the size of my one-inch mind
So slap me on the hand
Put it right back down my pants
Turn me right around
Kick me in the ass

Well today I say sweet things
But tomorrow I'll be making up excuses
For my actions ‘cause it's been so long
Since I have been in love
A special kind of feeling
Guess my best excuse
I'm on the wagon again

Well, I got no real excuse
I'm on the wagon again

14. Ha Ha You're Dead

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Rating: 4.2/5. From 22 votes. Show votes.
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In this song, the narrator is expressing his feelings towards a person he truly hates. He's saying that they've hurt a lot of people and have always been a disgusting person unworthy of respect. And now they're going down - either actually dying or just majorly failing at something. Obviously, the narrator is glad to see that person fail or even die - they've hurt him so much that he's ready to openly express his joy: "I'll be happy, so I won't pretend". His hatred and disgust are so strong that they outweigh all politeness and guilt that could stop him from laughing at someone else's tragedy - he's clearly saying that this person deserves to be laughed at, as he proudly says "Ha-ha, you're dead!"

- song meaning courtesy of GeekStinkBreath.net

 

How do you get your sleep at night
How do you get your noose so tight
Like chewing on tinfoil it's so much fun
Gonna be dead before we're gone

Just look how things have gotten
And I'll be happy so I won't pretend
And I'll be cheering that you're going down
And I'll be laughing
I'll be laughing

How many feelings can you steal
Gotta be part of your appeal
And I can see through you cause you're wearing thin
Like chewing on tinfoil once again

Just look how things have gotten
And I'll be happy so I won't pretend
And I'll be cheering that you're going down
And I'll be laughing
I'll be laughing

Ha ha, you're dead
And I'm so happy
In loving memory of your demise
When your ship is going down
I'll go out and paint the town
Ha ha, you're dead
Ha ha, you're dead
Ha ha, you're dead

Ha ha, you're dead
And I'm so happy
In loving memory of your demise
When your ship is going down
I'll go out and paint the town
Ha ha, you're dead
Ha ha, you're dead
Ha ha, you're dead

Ha ha, you're dead
This joke is over
You were an asshole
And now you're gone
When your ship is going down
I'll stand by and watch you drown
Ha ha, you're dead
Ha ha, you're dead
Ha ha, you're dead

Ha ha, you're dead
You're gonna be dead
Just remember what I said
Ha ha, you're dead
Ha ha, you're dead
Ha ha, you're dead

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