Green Day’s best lyrics

17 February 2019, 19:35

Green Day in 2004
Green Day in 2004. Picture: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images

Let's look back at Billie Joe Armstrong's finest lyrical moments...

  1. Green Day - Basket Case

    “Do you have the time / To listen to me whine / About nothing and everything / All at once.”

    Green Day in 1994
    Green Day in 1994. Picture: Ken Schles/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images
  2. Green Day - Minority

    “Down with the moral majority / 'Cause I want to be the minority.”

    Green Day in 2004
    Green Day in 2004. Picture: Naki/Redferns
  3. Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

    “I walk a lonely road / The only one that I have ever known / Don't know where it goes / But it's home to me and I walk alone.”

    Green Day in 2004
    Green Day in 2004. Picture: Naki/Redferns)
  4. Green Day - Welcome To Paradise

    “Dear mother / Can you hear me whining?”

    Green Day
    Green Day. Picture: Todd Plitt/Getty Images
  5. Green Day - When I Come Around

    “No time to search the world around / 'Cause you know where I'll be found / When I come around.”

    Green Day in 2004: Mike Drint, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool
    Green Day in 2004: Mike Drint, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool. Picture: Frank Micelotta/Fox via Getty Images
  6. Green Day - American Idiot

    “Can you hear the sound of hysteria? / The subliminal mind fuck America.”

    Green Day launch American Idiot in 2004
    Green Day launch American Idiot in 2004. Picture: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images
  7. Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends

    “Summer has come and passed / The innocent can never last / Wake me up when September ends.”

    Green Day in the early 1990s
    Green Day in the early 1990s. Picture: Robert Knight Archive/Redferns/Getty
  8. Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

    “It's something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right / I hope you had the time of your life.”

    Green Day launch American Idiot
    Green Day launch American Idiot. Picture: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images
  9. Green Day - Holiday

    “Hear the sound of the falling rain / Coming down like an Armageddon flame."

    Green Day in 2009
    Green Day in 2009. Picture: Michael Caulfield/AMA2009/Getty Images for DC