American Idiot Lyrics

Green Day


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt
album: Track 1 in album American Idiot
release date: 2004-9-20
popularity : 90 users have visited this page.
length: 3:05
lyricist: Billie Joe Armstrong
composer: Green Day

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Don't want to be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind-**** America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

Well maybe I'm the ****** America.
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

Don't want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information Age of hysteria.
It's calling out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue.

Track Listing

  • 1 American Idiot
  • 2 Jesus of Suburbia: I. Jesus of Suburbia / II. City of the Damned / III. I Don’t Care / IV. Dearly Beloved / V. Tales of Another Broken Home
  • 3 Holiday
  • 4 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • 5 Are We the Waiting
  • 6 St. Jimmy
  • 7 Give Me Novacaine
  • 8 She’s a Rebel
  • 9 Extraordinary Girl
  • 10 Letterbomb
  • 11 Wake Me Up When September Ends
  • 12 Homecoming: I. The Death of St. Jimmy / II. East 12th St. / III. Nobody Likes You / IV. Rock and Roll Girlfriend / V. We’re Coming Home Again
  • 13 Whatsername