Devil’s Kind

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Release Date: April 24, 2018
Length: 3:01
Studio: OTIS
Label: Crush Music
Producer: Billie Joe Armstrong
Mixing: Chris Dugan
Engineer: Chris Dugan
Artwork: N/A
Musicians: Billie Joe (vocals, guitar, bass, drums)

Notes: Originally recorded for the movie Billie Joe starred in called Ordinary World, fans were disappointed to see the song wasn’t released on The Longshot album Love Is For Losers. Relenting to fan pressure, Billie would upload the song as a standalone b-side single under The Longshot name on Soundcloud and music streaming services.

Tracklist

  1. Devil’s Kind

Tracklist:

1. Devil's Kind

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The song starts off with the aftermath of a party and the author wakes up with puke stains and cigarettes. The author finds himself in the middle of the chaos as the night is coming to an end and he begins to wander for a comfortable place to sleep on (couch to call my own) while also looking to score (party is in my pocket).

He eventually ends up with a girl and they stumble out of the party together. They begin dirty talking along the way and get excited (whisper dirty lies, rapture in your ear) as they make their way to a local hotel. The line we’ll both be terrified may be referencing the feelings both parties are experiencing as they are pretty much-having sex with strangers.

In comparison to the party’s after effects (bloodshot eyes), the author compares the girl to peppermint; being sweet and comforting. He says how they’re both the same kind of people (devil’s kind) and that they’ll get along just fine.

The next verse compares the scene of the party to the calming silence within the hotel room (take me into the water and pull me from the slaughter) and how he confesses that he was probably going to get hammered if he stayed on to solve his shakes (alcohol withdrawal) at the party by drinking more.

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

Beer stains and cigarettes
The party is in my pocket
I'm looking for a drink
And a couch to call my own
Give me a bump and I will call
And whisper dirty lies
The rapture in your ear
And we'll both be terrified

Bloodshot eyes and you're peppermint
We can roll like dogs from the devil
Gimme one last try for your love tonight
I'll be the king forever
And you can be my sunshine

We are the devil's kind
We are the devil's kind
We are the devil's kind
And now I won't back down
I said I won't back down
I am the devil's kind

Take me into the water
And pull me from the slaughter
Because I've got the shakes
And I'm so petrified

Bloodshot eyes and you're peppermint
We can roll like dogs from the devil
Gimme one last try for your love tonight
I'll be the king forever
And you can be my sunshine

We are the devil's kind
We are the devil's kind
We are the devil's kind
And now I won't back down
I said I won't back down
I am the Devil's...

We are the devil's kind
We are the devil's kind
We are the devil's kind
And now I won't back down
I said I won't back down
I am the devil's... kind