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Release Date: January 27, 2023
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Studio: Conway Studios
Label: Reprise Records
Producers: Rob Cavallo & Green Day

Notes: 25th-anniversary box set for Nimrod containing the original album along with previously unreleased demos and live tracks spread across five records.

Tracklist:

LP 1 &2: Nimrod

LP 3: Demos:

1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Place Inside My Head
3. The Grouch
4. Walking Alone
5. Jinx
6. Alison
7. Espionage
8. You Irritate Me
9. Tre Polka
10. When It’s Time
11. Desensitized
12. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
13. Reject
14. Black Eyeliner

LP 4 & 5: Live at the Electric Factory:

1. Going To Pasalacqua
2. Welcome To Paradise
3. Geek Stink Breath
4. Nice Guys Finish Last
5. Hitchin’ A Ride
6. The Grouch
7. Chump
8. Longview
9. 2000 Light Years Away
10. Brain Stew
11. Jaded
12. Knowledge
13. Basket Case
14. She
15. F.O.D.
16. Paper Lanterns
17. Scattered
18. Prosthetic Head
19. When I Come Around
20. Good Riddance

Demos:

1. Nice Guys Finish Last (demo)

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Most likely "nice guys" in this song are the people that are commonly referred to as 'suck-ups'. They do everything they can to please 'useful people' because they believe they might get some kind of profit out of that. They keep pretending to be nice, but it doesn't get them far in life. "Bit the hand that feeds" - sooner or later they break down and show their real nature, materialistic and insincere; obviously, that erases the effect of all the previous brown nosing. Now after all the sucking up and "living on command" they end up with nothing - "nice guys finish last".

- song meaning courtesy of GreekStinkBreath.net

Nice guys finish last
You're running out of gas
Your sympathy will get you left behind
Sometimes you're at your best
When you feel the worst
Do you feel washed up, like piss going down the drain?

Pressure cooker, pick my brain and tell me I'm insane
I'm so fucking happy I could cry
Every joke can have its truth but now the joke's on you
I never knew you were such a funny guy

Oh, nice guys finish last
When you are the outcast
Don't pat yourself on the back
You might break your spine

Living on command
You're shaking lots of hands
You're kissing up and bleeding all your trust
Taking what you need
Bite the hand that feeds
You lose your memory and you got no shame

Pressure cooker, pick my brain and tell me I'm insane
I'm so fucking happy I could cry
Every joke can have its truth but now the joke's on you
I never knew you were such a funny guy

Oh, nice guys finish last
When you are the outcast
Don't pat yourself on the back
You might break your spine

2. Place Inside My Head (demo)

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3. The Grouch (demo)

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The narrator in this song is a man who's wasted his life and now all he can do is complain about it. He spends his days bitching about everything: his empty life, his apathy, his health...He even bitches about bitching ("I'm always rude, I got a bad attitude"). He exists, but he lost his will to live - he hates everything and drowns himself in regret and hatred. He realizes that he's turning out like his dad, which for him means becoming something that he hates. Now he hates everything, including himself.

Unfortunately, the character described in The Grouch is quite typical. Thousands of people who failed to fulfill their dreams end up with a "wasted youth and a fistful of ideals", and not all of them can cope with it. A lot of people turn into old grouches who can't or don't want to do anything with their life, and therefore hate the younger generation for still having the opportunity to do something good with their life. They believe that their age and misery give them the right to belittle the talents and abilities of younger people or people who are more successful in life. And they say "the world owes me, so fuck you", because that's the only way for them to convince themselves that their life is still worth something.

- song meaning courtesy of GreekStinkBreath.net

I was a young boy that had big plans
Now I’m just another shitty old man
I don’t have fun and I hate everything
The world owes me, so fuck you

Glory days don’t mean shit to me
I drank a six-pack of apathy
Life’s a bitch and so am I
The world owes me, so fuck you

Wasted youth and a fistful of ideals
I had a young and optimistic point of view
Wasted youth and a fistful of ideals
I had a young and optimistic point of view

I’ve decomposed, yet my gut’s getting fat
Oh my God, I’m turning out like my dad
I’m always rude, I’ve got a bad attitude
The world owes me, so fuck you

The wife’s a nag and the kid’s fucking up
I don’t have sex cause I can’t get it up
I’m just a grouch sitting on the couch
The world owes me, so fuck you

Wasted youth and a fistful of ideals
I had a young and optimistic point of view
Wasted youth and a fistful of ideals
I had a young and optimistic point of view

I was a young boy that had big plans
Now I’m just another shitty old man
I don’t have fun and I hate everything
The world owes me, so fuck you

Glory days don’t mean shit to me
I drank a six-pack of apathy
Life’s a bitch and so am I
The world owes me, so fuck you

4. Walking Alone (demo)

Song will be available to rate on January 27, 2023.

This song is about being abandoned by all friends and acquaintances due to a certain type of behavior.

The narrator has obviously been rejected because of the way he acted and the way he communicated with people around him. "This time I think I stuck my foot in my mouth" - he's obviously been impolite and rude, which caused people to turn away from him. And now he regrets how he's been acting, admits his mistakes. He's not mad at people for turning their backs on him since he realizes that he deserves to be avoided. This realization now makes him feel even worse and he drowns his sorrow in alcohol ("Isn't that another familiar face? Too drunk to figure out, they're fading away"), which obviously doesn't help his situation at all.

The line "Isn't that another familiar face? Too drunk to figure out, they're fading away" also opens a possibility that the loneliness the narrator now has to face was caused not only by his inability to act respectfully but also by his indulgence in alcohol. "Thinking out loud and acting in vain" - it's a well-known fact that someone who is drunk loses their ability to fully control their emotions and actions. So, if the narrator indeed had an alcohol addiction, then he might have driven people away with his constant inappropriate comments and behavior caused by alcohol intoxication. And now when everyone turned away from him, the misery leads to even more drinking and he gets locked up in the cycle of his own addiction and loneliness.

- song meaning courtesy of GreekStinkBreath.net

Come together like a foot in a shoe
Only this time I think I stuck my foot in my mouth
Thinking out loud and acting in vain
Knocking over anyone that stands in my way

Sometimes I need to apologize
Sometimes I need to admit that I ain't right
Sometimes I should just keep my mouth shut
Or only say hello
Sometimes I still feel I'm walking alone

Walk on eggshells on my old stomping ground
Yet there's really no one left that's hanging around
Isn't that another familiar face
Too drunk to figure out they're fading away

Sometimes I need to apologize
Sometimes I need to admit that I ain't right
Sometimes I should just keep my mouth shut
Or only say hello
Sometimes I still feel I'm walking alone

5. Jinx (demo)

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In the beginning one might think the narrator of the song is apologizing to someone, but as the lyrics go on we see that it’s nothing but sarcasm. He cynically states that what he is ‘apologizing’ for is in fact an unfair accusation (I lost before I did any wrong), and at the same time he tells the person he’s addressing to stay away from him as he is hexed with regrets and bad luck, so if they stay with him they will be damned as well. The lines you finally met your nemesis disguised as your fatal long lost love might mean the narrator is talking to someone who used to be in love with him and had their heart broken, possibly because he never loved them back. So now he’s sarcastically telling them to inflict whatever punishment on him that they think he deserves, but in the end if they stick around they’ll be damned and cursed just like he is because they fell for a jinx.

- song meaning courtesy of GreekStinkBreath.net

I fucked up again it's all my fault
So turn me around and face the wall
And read me my rights and tell me I am wrong
Until it gets into my thick skull

A slap on the wrist. A stab in the back
Torture me, I've been a bad boy
Nail me to the cross and tell me you have won
I lost before I did any wrong

I'm hexed with regrets and bad luck
So keep your distance cause it's rubbing off
Or you will be damned to spend your life in hell
Or earth with me tangled at your feet

You finally met your nemesis
Disguised as your fatal long lost love
So kiss it goodbye until death do we part
You fell for a jinx for crying out loud

I'm a curse hanging around you

6. Alison (demo)

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7. Espionage (demo)

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Instrumental.

Instrumental.

8. You Irritate Me (demo)

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You, you irritate me
Like a tick on a dog's dick gnawing at my veins
I can't stand your face
You're an ugly motherfucker that's taking up too much space

You're a waste (waste), waste of flesh to me
And no one really wants you
You're a waste (waste), waste of space to me
So rot in hell

You, you irritate me
Like a tick on a dog's dick gnawing at its veins
I can't stand your face
You're an ugly motherfucker that's taking way too much space

You're a waste (waste), waste of flesh to me
And no one really wants you
You're a waste (waste), waste of space to me
So rot in hell

You're a waste (waste), waste of flesh to me
And no one really wants you
You're a waste (waste), waste of space to me
So rot in hell

9. Tre Polka (demo)

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10. When It's Time (demo)

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Words get trapped in my mind
Sorry I don't take the time to feel the way I do
'Cause the first day you came into my life
My time ticks around you

But then I need your voice
And the key to unlock all the love trapped in me
So tell me when it's time to say I love you

All I want is you to understand
That when I take your hand, it's 'cause I want to
We are all born in a world of doubt
But there's no doubt
I figured out, I love you

I feel lonely for
All the losers that were meant to take the time to say
What was really on their mind, instead
They just hide away

Yet they'll never have
Someone like you to guide them and help them on the way
Or tell them when it's time to say I love you
So tell me when it's time to say I love you

11. Desensitized (demo)

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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

12. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (demo)

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13. Reject (demo)

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The narrator says that criticism doesn't bother him since he's doing what he wants and even if that would make him a reject it is still the road he chooses to walk and he's proud of it. But what is more interesting is that the song describes a certain type of people - those who consider themselves good enough to tell others what to do. They are irritated by people who they believe to be worthless and want them to change their ways and become more like the norm. The narrator tells those know-it-alls to stop flattering themselves because they are not perfect either and their desire to make everyone fit their ideal social model will only screw them up and turn them to "nervous wrecks". In other words, it's much better to be a reject but do what you want than always follow patterns and do what you are told just for the sake of being accepted by society.

- song meaning courtesy of GreekStinkBreath.net

Who the hell are you to tell me
What I am and what's my master plan
What makes you think that it includes you
Self-righteous wealth, stop flattering yourself

So when the smoke clears here I am
Your reject all-American
Sucking up to your social sect, making you a nervous wreck
To hell and back and hell again I've gone
You're not my type
Not my type

What's the difference between you and me?
I do what I want, and you do what you're told
So listen up and shut the hell up
It's no big deal and I'll see you in hell

So when the smoke clears here I am
Your reject all-American
Sucking up to your social sect, making you a nervous wreck
To hell and back and hell again I've gone
You're not my type
Not my type

Your reject all-American
Falling from grace, right on my face
To hell and back and hell again I've gone

14. Black Eyeliner (demo)

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