Rating: 3.4/5. From 75 votes. Show votes.
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Release Date: April 1989
Length: 11:52
Studio: Art Of Ears
Label: Lookout Records
Producers: Andy Ernst & Green Day
Notes: Green Day’s debut EP. Recorded in December of 1988. EP would later be added to the compilation album 1,039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. As for the subject matter of the album, Billie says “All the songs from the 1000 hours 7′ are about the same girl.”

LIVE STATS:

SongFirst PlayedLast PlayedTimes Played
1,000 HoursOctober 17, 1987August 20, 201035
Dry IceOctober 17, 1987April 16, 201516
Only Of YouNovember 16, 1988September 5, 2017128
The One I WantNovember 16, 1988November 30, 19977

SONG INFO:

1. 1,000 Hours

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Rating: 3.4/5. From 67 votes. Show votes.
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1000 Hours is a simple love song that describes the way you feel when you're infatuated with someone - all you dream of is being with this person because that's the only thing that makes you feel happy and complete. You're falling deeper and deeper into this "love trance", and the whole world seems to become beautiful when you're with the one you love.

This is one of the songs that Armstrong wrote about a girl he used to be in love with, named Jennifer (his best friend's sister). She was older than him and didn't want to get into a relationship with a young and inexperienced guy, but he was obviously ready for that relationship, and so he expressed his feelings in songs.

- song meaning courtesy of GreekStinkBreath.net

Starlit night
The moon is shining bright
You are the one I need
Up at your window
I see a shadow
Silhouette of your grace
Here's this flower
I picked for all the hours
That you've spent with me
The one I love
That I've been dreaming of
Sailing across the sea

Let my hands flow through
Your hair. Moving closer
A kiss we'll share
Passionate love to be all night long
We'll never break, as one too strong

Nothing's more
Than what our love is for
As I kiss your cheek
Oh so softly
Hands flowing down my back
1,000 hours, I'll never leave
Our romance
Is a love trance
And now we'll never part
1,000 hours
Of such a love shower
We'll never stop, once we start

Let my hands flow through
Your hair. Moving closer
A kiss we'll share
Passionate love to be all night long
We'll never break, as one too strong

2. Dry Ice

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Rating: 4.0/5. From 65 votes. Show votes.
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This is one of the songs that Armstrong wrote about his best friend's sister.
The narrator is expressing his genuine feelings towards a girl that inspired him to write this song. He is deeply in love with her, keeps dreaming of her and wants her to be by his side, but he doesn't know if she feels the same way. He doesn't find enough courage in himself to write her a letter, his pen is "writing wrong" and he decides to express his feelings in a song, hoping that she will hear him and understand how much he really needs her.

- song meaning courtesy of GreekStinkBreath.net

Late last night I had a dream
And she was in it again
She and I were in the sky
Flying hand in hand
I woke up in a cold sweat
Wishing she was by my side
Praying that she'll dry tears
Left on my face I've cried

Oh I love her
Keep dreaming of her
Will I understand
If she wants to be my friend

I'll send a letter to that girl
Asking her to be my own
But my pen is writing wrong
So I'll say it in a song
Oh I love you more right now
More than I've ever loved before
Here's those words straight from these lips
I'll need you forever more.

Oh I love her
Keep dreaming of her
Will I understand
If she wants to be my friend

Come ease the pain that's in my heart

Late last night I had a dream
And she was in it again
She and I were in the sky
Flying hand in hand
I woke up in a cold sweat
Wishing she was by my side
Praying that she'll dry tears
Left on my face I've cried

Oh I love her
Keep dreaming of her
Will I understand
If she wants to be my friend

Come ease the pain that's in my heart

3. Only Of You

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Rating: 3.9/5. From 60 votes. Show votes.
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This song is about love at first sight. The narrator lost sleep and peace because of this person he is so charmed by. He's only seen them once, but it was enough to cause these love-filled thoughts to take over his mind. They are only friends and he doesn't dare tell them how he really feels - all he can do is hope that this wonderful infatuation never ends, and keep dreaming of arousing the same feelings in the one he loves.

This could be another song written about Jennifer, the mysterious girl that rejected Armstrong because she didn't believe his feelings were true ("I wasn't quite there as far as she was concerned, but I was there. I was down. I knew what was up, but she wasn't willing to take that risk so..." - Armstrong).

- song meaning courtesy of GreekStinkBreath.net

 

I wish I could tell you
But the words would come out wrong
Oh if you only knew
The way I felt for so long
I know that we're worlds apart
But I just don't seem to care
These feelings in my heart
Only with you, I want to share

The first time I caught a glimpse of you
Then my thoughts were only of you

I hope that when time goes by
You will think the same about me
Many nights awake I lie
I only wish that you could see
I know that we're only friends
I hope this feeling never ends
If I could only hold you
It's the only thing I want to do.

The first time I caught a glimpse of you
Then my thoughts were only of you

4. The One I Want

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Rating: 3.2/5. From 56 votes. Show votes.
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Most likely another song inspired by the author's feelings towards his best friend's sister. In this song, he mentions that she already knows how he feels about her, and so he's wondering why they are still not together and finds no reasons - she made him feel this way, and now she's the only one that he wants. He believes that this love he feels towards this girl will never end. When a teenager falls in love, the feeling is so strong and overwhelming that it seems that it will last forever. It may or may not last, but at the moment it sure feels like this is the love you will feel for the rest of your life.

- song meaning courtesy of GreekStinkBreath.net

Sitting in my room last night
Staring at the mirror
I couldn't find a reason why
I couldn't be near her

'Cause you are the one that started
To make me feel this way
And every night I'm thinking
About the words you'd say

Pictures going through my mind
When we're together
All these long and sleepless nights
Will I ever get better

'Cause you are the one that started
To make me feel this way
And every night I'm thinking
About the words you'd say
'Cause you are the one that I want

Now you know how I feel
This love is forever
You make my life seem so unreal
Will I ever get better? ...

'Cause you are the one that started
To make me feel this way
And every night I'm thinking
About the words you'd say
'Cause you are the one that I want

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