Saviors

Rating: 4.7/5. From 193 votes. Show votes.
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Release Date: January 19, 2024
Length: 45:55
Studio: RAK Studios, United Recording
Label: Reprise Records (exclusive license)
Producers: Rob Cavallo, Green Day
Mixing: Chris Lord-Alge, Brian Judd (assistant)
Engineer: Chris Dugan (mixing), Greyson Smith (editing), Ted Jenson (mastering)
Artwork: Chris Steele-Perkins (cover photo), Ryan Baxley, Alex Tenta & Brendan Walter (design & layout), Alice Baxley & Emmie America (photography)
Arrangements: David Campbell (conductor),  Suzy Katayama (orchestra contractor)

Singles: The American Dream Is Killing Me, Look Ma No Brains! (promo), Dilemma (promo), One Eyed Bastard (promo), Bobby Sox
RIAA Certification: 
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Notes: 

  1. The American Dream Is Killing Me
  2. Look Ma, No Brains!
  3. Bobby Sox
  4. One Eyed Bastard
  5. Dilemma
  6. 1981
  7. Goodnight Adeline
  8. Coma City
  9. Corvette Summer
  10. Suzie Chapstick
  11. Strange Days Are Here To Stay
  12. Living In The ’20s
  13. Father To A Son
  14. Saviors
  15. Fancy Sauce

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The American Dream Is Killing Me

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Bobby Sox

Track Info

1. The American Dream Is Killing Me

Rating: 4.5/5. From 294 votes. Show votes.
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"It's a look at the way the traditional American Dream doesn't work for a lot of people — in fact, it's hurting a lot of people." 

- Billie Joe Armstrong

The American Dream is killing me
The American Dream is killing me
When it's all double-talk of conspiracy
The American dream is killing me

Send out an S.O.S
It's getting serious
Bulldoze your family home
Now it's a condo

We are not home
Are we not home?
Goddamn, I am so grateful
Forever faithful to

The American Dream is killing me
The American Dream is killing me

People on the street
Unemployed and obsolete
Did you ever learn to read the ransom note

Don't want no huddled masses
TikTok and taxes
Under the overpass
Sleeping in broken glass

We are not well
Are we not well?
Cracked up into the wild
We're pedophiles for

The American Dream is killing me
The American Dream is killing me
When it's all double-talk of insanity
The American Dream is killing me
Say!

Woah, woah, woah

From sea to shining sea
Whitewashed upon the beach
My country under siege
On private property

We are not home
Are we not home?
Kiss me, I'm dead inside
Who needs suicide

When the American Dream is killing me
The American Dream is killing me
When it's all double-talk of insanity
The American Dream is killing me

2. Look Ma, No Brains!

Rating: 4.6/5. From 275 votes. Show votes.
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Don't know much about history
Cause I never learned how to read
Dropout I'm a knucklehead
Sick boy I'm a shit the bed

Maybe I'm in love with a deviant
Maybe I got terminal vertigo

Slamdance on my face again
Nonsense is my heroin
Rude boy going comatose
Dropout and I'm adios

Maybe I'm in love with a deviant
Maybe I got terminal vertigo
I defied the science, I'm a missing link
Oh god, I think I'm gonna lose my skull

I said look ma, I ain't got no brains
I'm a goner and I don't feel no pain
I'm stupid and I'm all by myself
Cause I'm special and I don't need your help

Well I'm gone gone gone and I'm far away
(Don't panic, don't panic)
Well I've lost my head and I'm here to stay
(Don't go, don't go)
Well, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, ma, I'm growing up
(Don't panic, don't panic)
Well it's too late now for my suicide

I said look ma, I ain't got no brains
I'm a goner and I don't feel no pain
I'm stupid and I'm all by myself
Cause I'm special and I don't need your help

3. Bobby Sox

Rating: 4.4/5. From 134 votes. Show votes.
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Do you wanna be my girlfriend?
I'll take you to a movie that
We've already seen
Or sit at home and watch reruns
There's no other place
I'd wanna be

Do you wanna be my girlfriend?

Do you wanna be my boyfriend?
We'll walk the cemetery
And I'll kiss you again
And make our dead friends blush
We'll be getting married right
There on the scene
Do you wanna be my best friend?
You can drive me crazy
All over again
And I'll bore to death
Doesn't matter when
We are in love

Do you wanna be my boyfriend?

You're not just any type of girl
My one true love
And you're my world

Do you wanna be my girlfriend?
Do you wanna be my boyfriend?
Do you wanna be my

Do you wanna be my girlfriend
Do you wanna be my boyfriend?
Do you wanna be my

4. One Eyed Bastard

Rating: 4.4/5. From 179 votes. Show votes.
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"Lyrically, I was just reflecting on bad times in life. That’s the thing about nostalgia, sometimes you think, ‘That was an awful time.’ Everybody’s got that ugly place in their life where they have to deal with ugly thoughts — it could be like revenge or whatever. Thankfully, I have an outlet in songwriting."

- Billie Joe Armstrong

I'm making an offer that you cannot deny
You won't be laughing when I'm making you cry
'Cause, ay-oh! I hear the pleas get louder
You son of a bitch, you're gonna beg and cower

Vendetta is a friend of mine
Revenge is sweeter than wine
I never asked to hear your god-damned feelings
Get on your knees when you are kissing my ring

Bada bing, bada bing, bada boom
Bada bing, bada bing, bada boom

Well, I can remember all the bad memories
I never forget a face that's quite so ugly
Ay-oh! Lost years are wasted
I always liked you, but I'm glad that you're all dead

Vendetta is a friend of mine
Revenge is sweeter than wine
I never asked to hear your god-damned feelings
Get on your knees when you are kissing my ring

Bada bing, bada bing, bada boom
Bada bing, bada bing, bada boom

I'm making an offer that you cannot deny
You won't be laughing when I'm making you cry
'Cause, ay-oh! I hear the pleas get louder
You son of a bitch, you're gonna beg and cower

Bada bing, bada bing, bada boom
Bada bing, bada bing, bada boom
Bada bing, bada bing, bada boom
Bada bing, bada bing, bada boom

5. Dilemma

Rating: 4.7/5. From 223 votes. Show votes.
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“‘Dilemma’ was one of those songs that was kind of easy to write because it was so personal to me. We’ve seen so many of our peers struggle with addiction and mental illness. This song is all about the pain that comes from those experiences.”

- Billie Joe Armstrong

Welcome to my problems
It's not an invitation
This is my dilemma
And it's my obsession

I was sober now I'm drunk again
I'm in trouble and in love again
I don't want to be a dead man walking
I don't want to be a dead man walking

Welcome to my nightmare
Where dreams go to disappear
Sit around in rehab
Feeling like a lab rat
Strange days are here again
And it's getting weirder
Here's to all my problems
I just want to drink the poison

I was sober now I'm drunk again
I'm in trouble and in love again
I don't want to be a dead man walking
I don't want to be a dead man walking

I was sober now I'm drunk again
I'm in trouble and in love again
I don't want to be a dead man walking
I don't want to be a dead man walking

Oh, why
When I fall asleep tonight
On the wing and prayer
Oh, why
For despair and obsession on you
You, yeah!

I was sober now I'm drunk again
I'm in trouble and in love again
I don't want to be a dead man walking
I don't want to be a dead man walking

I was sober now I'm drunk again
I'm in trouble and in love again
I don't want to be a dead man walking
I don't want to be a dead man walking

6. 1981

Rating: 4.5/5. From 125 votes. Show votes.
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She's gonna bang her head like 1981
She's gonna bang her head like 1981 (So long, farewell)
She's gonna bang her head like 1981
She's gonna bang her head like 1981

She's throwing punches to the beat
To the sound of cable TV
And she'll never see the world the same
She is a Cold War in my head
And I am East Berlin
On the danger side of parts unknown

Coffee and cyanide for the lovers in disgrace
If this is not a test, you've got one foot in the grave

She's gonna bang her head like 1981
She's gonna bang her head like 1981 (So long, farewell)
She's gonna bang her head like 1981
She's gonna bang her head like 1981

Crime, foreman of the time
Champagne and party lives
God-bless the end of times
Pain, commies and cocaine
Slam danced in acid rain
We'll live the dream, for fifteen minutes of fame

She's gonna bang her head like 1981
She's gonna bang her head like 1981 (So long, farewell)
She's gonna bang her head like 1981
She's gonna bang her head like 1981 (So long, farewell)
(So long, farewell)

7. Goodnight Adeline

Rating: 4.5/5. From 126 votes. Show votes.
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Can you feel my pain?
Can you sing my sorrow?
Here comes a better day
But it's got nothing to do with tomorrow
I'm sick in bed again
My head is under my pillow
My spirit's broken
And my face is in the gutter singing

Goodnight Adeline
You're going to say goodbye and let it go
Sooner or later
Whatever, whenever
Goodnight baby let it go

Somedays are holidays
Somedays you call your mother
Somedays you're sober
But you're still waking up with a hangover
I'm like a dead weight
I'm going to meet my maker
I'll see you later
When I get my shit together singing

Goodnight Adeline
You're going to say goodbye and let it go
Sooner or later
Whatever, whenever
Goodnight baby let it go

Goodnight Adeline
You're going to say goodbye and let it go
Sooner or later
Whatever, whenever
Goodnight baby let it go

8. Coma City

Rating: 4.4/5. From 124 votes. Show votes.
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Coma City
Open your eyes
Dead on arrival
Under smoky skies

Coma City (Coma City)
Children at play
Back from the chemist
To mass on Sunday

A gun shot, gun shot heads
Shooting in the distance
It's on your face and hands
With no resistance

Coma City
Pull down the mask
Board up the windows
And drink lemonade

Coma City (Coma City)
Don't call the cops
Word on the street is
They all quit their jobs

A gun shot, gun shot heads
Shooting in the distance
It's on your face and hands
With no resistance

Coma City, open your eyes
Dead on arrival under smoky skies
Coma City, mask on your face
Bankrupt the planet for assholes in space

A gun shot, gun shot heads
Shooting in the distance
It's on your face and hands
With no resistance
Coma City

9. Corvette Summer

Rating: 4.3/5. From 124 votes. Show votes.
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Get around, I can get around
Fuck it up on my rock n' roll

Here we go
Get around I can get around
Don't want no money
Don't want no fame
All I want's my records
Making my pain go away

Maybe I'm stupid
Lazy and stray
Maybe I've had enough of this shit brigade

Here we go now
Get around I can get around
Fuck it up on my rock n' roll
Here we go now
Get around I can get around
Drop a bomb on my rock n' roll

Taking a beating
Kicked in the head
Hit me with power chords
Before you leave me dead

Living in chaos
Sick and I'm bored
Take me to urgent care
Or the record store

Here we go now
Get around I can get around
Fuck it up on my rock n' roll
Here we go now
Get around I can get around
Drop a bomb on my rock n' roll

Here we go now
Get around I can get around
Fuck it up on my rock n' roll
Here we go now
Get around I can get around
Drop a bomb on my rock n' roll

10. Suzie Chapstick

Rating: 4.3/5. From 124 votes. Show votes.
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Will I ever see your face again
Not just photos from an Instagram
Will you say hello from across the street
From a place and time we used to meet
Sometimes everything just grows apart
Broken pieces from a busted heart
Not even the drugs seem to work
Living in the shadows where we lurk

Outside my window before the sun comes up to shine
It's just another vacant, cold, and lonely night

Do you remember the jokes we told
Rumors from a long, long time ago
Did we get over our innocence?
Did we take the time to make amends?
Will you dedicate a song to me?
Do you want me to just go away
I just want to be your nobody
Is there any chance that I can stay?

Outside my window there is nothing but a sky
It's just another vacant, cold, and lonely night

Outside my window there is nothing but a sky
It's just another vacant, cold, and lonely night

Do you remember the jokes we told
Rumors from a long long time ago
Did we get over our innocence?
Did we take the time to make amends?

11. Strange Days Are Here To Stay

Rating: 4.5/5. From 125 votes. Show votes.
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We stumble down the avenue
Like fairy dust, and ballyhoo
They promised us forever
But we got less

There's no such thing as promises
Just secret codes from alphabets
They promised us forever
But we got less

These are the best of times
Twisted and borrowed times
These are the loneliest of times

Strange days are here to stay
Ever since Bowie died
It hasn't been the same
All the madmen are going mental
Grandma's on the fentanyl now
Strange days are here to stay

This is how the world will end
When superheroes play pretend
They promised us forever
But we got less

It's the return of the blob
And Jesus is gonna quit his job
He promised us forever
But we got less

These are the best of times
Twisted and borrowed times
These are the loneliest of times

Strange days are here to stay
Everyone is racist
And the uber driver is running late
I just lost my sense of humor
Gen-z killing, baby boomer now
Strange days are here to stay

Lonely boy
With a heart made of hate
Baby babylon
And making guns out of clay

Are we in hell?
Or is this just a fantasy
I can't see this ending well
Now it's too late

Strange days are here to stay
Ever since Bowie died
It hasn't been the same
All the madmen are going mental
Grandma's on the fentanyl now
Strange days are here to stay

Strange days are here to stay

12. Living In The '20s

Rating: 4.5/5. From 127 votes. Show votes.
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Another shooting in a supermarket
I spent my money on a bloody, soft target
Playing with my matches and I'm lighting Colorado
I got my scratcher and I'm gonna win the lotto

Congratulations best of luck and blessings
We're all together and we're living in the '20s
Salutations on another era
My condolences
Ain't that a kick in the head?

I got a buzz like a murder hornet
I drink my media and turn it into vomit
I got a robot and I'm fucking it senseless
It comes with batteries and only speaks in English

Congratulations best of luck and blessings
We're all together and we're living in the '20s
Salutations on another era
My condolences
Ain't that a kick in the head?

Ain't that a kick in the head?

Congratulations best of luck and blessings
We're all together and we're living in the '20s
Salutations on another era
My condolences
Ain't that a kick in the head?
Ain't that a kick in your head?

13. Father To A Son

Rating: 4.2/5. From 125 votes. Show votes.
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You're a lighthouse in a storm
From the day that you were born
A promise
Father to a son
Your mother said it best
We will be put to a test
A promise
Father to a son

Is there anything I can do
A wisdom where your heart is heading to
A place you want more than I can give
Father to a son

Well I made a few mistakes
But I'll never break your heart
A promise
Father to a son
I never knew a love
Could be scarier than anger
A promise
Father to a son

Is there anything I can do
A wisdom where your heart is heading to
A place you want more than I can give
Father to a son

Is there anything I can do
A wisdom where your heart is heading to
A place you want more than I can give
Father to a son
Father to a son

14. Saviors

Rating: 4.2/5. From 124 votes. Show votes.
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We've got a feeling like a flicker of light
Out of sight but like a halo
We're all waiting on the summer
But the sun is out of view
It's not a hero or a capital crime
Fall in love and falling in line
We're all passing like a viral echo to pass the time

Calling all saviors tonight
Make us all believers tonight
Calling all strangers tonight
Will somebody save us tonight?

I gotta chuckle
What a dumb way to die everything coming up roses
We are the last of the rockers
Making a commotion
We need a signal that's more heat than light
Waiting out the dead of winter
We don't need another bastard let them scourge and fall

Calling all saviors tonight
Make us all believers tonight
Calling all strangers tonight
Will somebody save us tonight?

Everyone's asleep but nobody's dreaming
We got all the fiction that's worth believing

Calling all saviors tonight
Make us believers tonight
Calling all strangers tonight
Will somebody save us tonight?

Calling all saviors tonight
Make us all believers tonight
Calling all strangers tonight
Will somebody save us tonight?

15. Fancy Sauce

Rating: 4.4/5. From 128 votes. Show votes.
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Take me to the inn
Called the loony bin
Somewhere I can rest my head
And take it on the chin
Flowers all in bloom
In my rubber room
Scratching at the wallpaper
In my solitude

Go go
Falling like a yo-yo
Paradise for locos
Medicate my sorrow
I'm not crazy
You're the one that's crazy
Everybody's crazy
Getting stoned and lazy
As we all die young someday
We all die young someday
We all die young and watch it slip away
We all die young someday

Howling at the moon
In the afternoon
Watch the evening news
'Cause it's my favorite cartoon
Gonna join a cult
Do a somersault
Everyone's a victim
And it makes me want to puke

Go go
Falling like a yo-yo
Paradise for locos
Medicate my sorrow
I'm so famous
You're the one that's famous
Everybody's famous
Stupid and contagious
As we all die young someday
We all die young someday
We all die young and watch it slip away
We all die young someday

We all die young someday

Bonus Tracks

16. Fever (Japan)

Rating: 3.9/5. From 62 votes. Show votes.
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It's never easy
When you're young
But you got your friends and the weekends
On a summer night

You're just a baby
Looking for some fun
On a lazy day and you're getting blazed
On a summer night

I've got a fever tonight
Fever tonight (Fever tonight)
Runaway from home with no place to go
Got a fever tonight

Here comes trouble
And it's going down
Singing life's a gas when you're going fast
Looking for a fight

I've got a fever tonight
Fever tonight (Fever tonight)
Runaway from home with no place to go
Got a fever tonight

Fever tonight
Fever tonight (Fever tonight)
Runaway from home with no place to go
Got a fever tonight

Fever tonight
Fever tonight (Fever tonight)
Runaway from home with no place to go
Got a fever tonight