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In honor of the opening of American Idiot tomorrow night and the incredible Rebecca Jones, who performs this song with no holds barred, Letterbomb is our Song of the Week. Please use this thread to discuss your thoughts and feelings about the song.

The American Idiot album was first released in September, 2004 by Reprise Records. It was Green Day's first album to hit #1 in the charts and has gone platinum 3 times. It now forms the basis for the musical theater production of the same name and is opening at the St. James (fondly called the St. Jimmy) theater on Broadway tomorrow night.

I've always liked this song, but I've never seen anything like the performance of Rebecca Jones singing it to Johnny in the musical. Her intensity, electricity, and complete commitment to every instant of the performance is mesmerizing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqU4CS1a1Nk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlftgM7UKHI&feature=related

Letterbomb Lyrics
Nobody likes you.
Everyone left you.
They're all out without you
Having fun.

Where have all the bastards gone?
The underbelly stacks up ten high.
The dummy failed the crash test.
Collecting unemployment checks
Like a flunkie along for the ride.

Where have all the riots gone
As your city's model gets pulverized?
What's in love is now in debt
On your birth certificate.
So strike the fucking match to light this fuse!

The town bishop's an extortionist
And he don't even know that you exist.
Standing still when it's do or die -
You better run for your fucking life.

It's not over 'till you're underground.
It's not over before it's too late.
This city's burnin' -
It's not my burden.
It's not over before it's too late

There's nothing left to analyze.

Where will all the martyrs go when the virus cures itself?
And where will we all go when it's too late?

And don't look back

You're not the Jesus of Suburbia!
The St. Jimmy is a figment of
Your father's rage and your mother's love -
Made me the idiot America!

It's not over 'till you're underground.
It's not over before it's too late.
This city's burnin' -
It's not my burden.
It's not over before it's too late

She said I can't take this place -
I'm leaving it behind.

Well she said I can't take this town -
I'm leaving you tonight.

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You can nominate songs for discussion as Song of the Week in the Song Discussions thread, which contains links to each previous Song of the Week from 9/14/2009 forward in its original post.
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LAKDSFJLSKFJLSADKJFLASFJD
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OMG
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:wub: :wub:
4th fav song

I love how my top 5 is all off American Idiot.

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:wub: I fucking love this song. Favorite song off American Idiot. Can't wait to hear it in the musical.

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I love Letterbomb so much! Great choice for the SOTW. :happy: It's probably my favorite song off American Idiot.
The lyrics are just perfect. I like this part the best:
"She said I can't take this place -
I'm leaving it behind.
Well she said I can't take this town -
I'm leaving you tonight."

:wub:

I must listen to it right now. <3

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Yay! This is probably my favorite song off of American Idiot.
This part of the song is my absolute favorite:
"You're not the Jesus of Suburbia!
The St. Jimmy is a figment of
Your father's rage and your mother's love -
Made me the idiot America!"

<3
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BEST SONG ON AMERICAN IDIOT
besides the title song of course

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THANK YOU J'NET, THANK YOU.

My favorite song off American Idiot, and one of my favorite Green Day songs of all time. LOVE IT :wub:
"Nobody likes you..Everyone left you..They're all out without you..Having fun.."

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I really love this song :wub:
It's amazing!

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Such. An. Awesome. Song :o
I adore it

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It's my favorites off American Idiot, too. brilliant song.
The Broadway version is amazing, I love the way Rebecca Jones sings it. :wub:

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YEEEEAH!
I love this song so much! My favourite off American Idiot (tied with Holiday) The fast, angst-filled riff and the powerful lyrics, really shows the frustration coming from this song. I really love the final few seconds, the guitar sounds so perfect. I love everything about it :wub:

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AKJSDBFAIDVBADHFB :wub: :wub: i cant believe they picked this song, i love it, everytime i listen to it, no matter whats wrong i feel better, and i live in the countryside so me and my friend sometimes walk to the top and random hills in the middle of no where and sing it as loud as we can :lol: its something everyone should try in their lifetime :wub:

its my favourite off american idiot, no question. i would die if i heard it live.

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omg...Letterbomb! :woot:

This song is my 3rd favorite song off of American Idiot.
I fucking love this part of the song:
Well, she said I can't take this place-
I'm leaving it behind
Well, she said I can't take this town-
I'm leaving you toinght.
:wub:

and Billie's scream in this song is epic...
I love it. :happy:

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Favourite song on American Idiot. No contest.

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I love this song so much, one of my favourite of American Idiot :wub:

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Where will all the martyrs go when the virus cures itself?
And where will we all go when it's too late?


NUFF. SAID.

and Billie's scream in this song is epic...


Yah he screams along with the guitar :wub:

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The lyrics are just perfect. I like this part the best:
"She said I can't take this place -
I'm leaving it behind.
Well she said I can't take this town -
I'm leaving you tonight."

http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p...

I must listen to it right now. <3

I love this part the most too.

It's such a powerful song. I like how it relates to other AI songs. I know, I know, 'rock opera'. But I think it has more relations than other songs. Especially this verse:
You're not the Jesus of Suburbia!
The St. Jimmy is a figment of
Your father's rage and your mother's love -
Made me the idiot America!

As if it was a little summary of the album. I don't know.

Also, I like how it's followed by the most melancholic (I hope it's the right word) song on the album. I like that contrast.

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Great song, :happy:
I was convinced this weeks song of the week would be Foxboro hot tubs song "Broadway" :P

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That is so awesome. It's so epic :happy:

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AWESOME song.

no other words needed, it's awesome, period.




will leave the "I love *line* because of *reason*" to other people, big chance I agree anyway and within a day probably the whole song is quoted. =D

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i love the way Billie says: "Don't. Look. Back." :wub: this song in general has so much emotion and energy in it.

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The best song on American Idiot. I just love the part of the song when it goes
"You're not the Jesus of Suburbia!
The St. Jimmy is a figment of
Your father's rage and your mother's love -
Made me the idiot America!"
It's just so powerful.

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probably the best song from American Idiot. It kicks ass :)

and I agree, I loved the Cast Version. Rebecca did a brilliant job!

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AKJSDBFAIDVBADHFB http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p... http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p... i cant believe they picked this song, i love it, everytime i listen to it, no matter whats wrong i feel better, and i live in the countryside so me and my friend sometimes walk to the top and random hills in the middle of no where and sing it as loud as we can http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p... its something everyone should try in their lifetime http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p...

its my favourite off american idiot, no question. i would die if i heard it live.
M'bad :unsure: :lol:

And yes, you will die if you hear it live :P

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Where will all the martyrs go when the virus cures itself?
And where will we all go when it's too late?


NUFF. SAID.


Nuff said indeed.
I FUCKING love that lyric. :wub:

This song is on repeat status right now. :happy:

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Probably some of my favorite lyrics from Green Day.

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John, your sig is a little old.

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Best song off American Idiot! (Well, next to JOS of course! :) )

"Where will all the martyrs go when the virus cures itself?
And where will we all go when it's too late?"

Such a great song!
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One of my favourites from American Idiot...absolutely brilliant song :wub:
It was amazing live!!

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After Whatsername, this is my favorite off of AI. Great song.



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