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Billie Joe's Handwritten Trilogy Lyric Sheets (w/ alt. lyrics/titles, a few new songs)


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After some snooping in ¡Quatro!, I was able to come up with 44 images of the handwritten lyric sheets that Billie Joe wrote for trilogy songs.

 

I think, around the 20-minute mark in the "¡Quatro - Highlights" portion of the documentary aired on TV, there was a scene where a ton of handwritten sheets were flashed across the screen. I found ¡Quatro! on the internet, and took screenshots of all the sheets. I sorted through them, took out duplicates, and cropped/edited some of them to make them easier to see and read. Though it seems like it for some, I didn't cut anything off of the images...the full sheets weren't flashed on the screen, only fragments of sheets. So only sections of the song are shown in some cases. And yes, some are shitty quality, but it's the best I can do until we get the HQ DVD version of the movie.

 

In all, I found lyric sheets or song arrangement sheets for 21 of the trilogy songs. I also found evidence of 4 songs that we'd maybe heard a little about/were played at secret shows, but didn't end up on any of the albums. These are "State Of Shock," "Gabriella" (which DOES have some different lyrics than "Amanda"), and (as far as I know), two totally unfamiliar songs, "I'm Alright," "Life Is So Plain" (title change?, I can't tell), and "Satellite." The images of the song boards with those last three new ones are in the "Misc." section.

 

For "Gabriella" and "State Of Shock," I ended up with a whole bunch of fragment images of the original lyric sheet. So, I pieced the lyrics together from those into full lyrics, which are also inside the spoilers for those two songs.

 

The most interesting bits in these images are all of the changed lyrics...songs like "Wild One," "X-Kid," and "Troublemaker" (among a handful of others) had alternate lyrics. "Dirty Rotten Bastards" even has two whole extra verses that never saw the light of day. There were even a few alternate song titles (for example, "Oh Love" used to be named "Life and Love" [see "Misc." section] ). Also, a funny note: throughout all these images that were flashed up on the screen for just a fraction of a second each, someone went through and blurred out all the cuss words. Every single one. I found that pretty funny.

 

I hope people find these interesting! Just the fact that these are the original translation for each song idea is really cool to me. I'll most likely be putting these on GDA sometime soon, for anyone who missed them on here. I figured I'd post them here too, just for the hell of it. :D I just stuck the full size images in spoilers, so I hope that works.

 

 

8th Avenue Serenade:

Spoiler

 

Amy:

Spoiler

 

Angel Blue/Teenage Blue:

Spoiler

 

Brutal Love:

Spoiler

 

Carpe Diem:

Spoiler

 

Dirty Rotten Bastards:

Spoiler

 

Gabriella:

Spoiler

 

I'm Alright:

Spoiler

 

Kill The DJ:

Spoiler

 

Lazy Bones:

Spoiler

 

Let Yourself Go:

Spoiler

 

Loss Of Control/Crushing Bastards:

Spoiler

 

(Miscellaneous):

Spoiler

 

Missing You:

Spoiler

 

Nightlife:

Spoiler

 

See You Tonight:

Spoiler

 

Sex, Drugs, and Violence:

Spoiler

 

State Of Shock:

Spoiler

 

Troublemaker:

Spoiler

 

Wild One:

Spoiler

 

X-Kid:

Spoiler


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Yep like I use to write, many fixes and so on. Really nice to see it in that form, thanks.



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Man freaking awesome! It gives me hope that we may get some B-sides after all =]
I know, as fans, that's a bit selfish after getting 37 songs in 4 months ^-^' but what can I say.

 

Also, have we as fans ever been so incorporated/involved in the writing and recording process before this trilogy? They kept us in it fairly well, much better than any other group I listen to.


Edited by Sensei21, 02 January 2013 - 04:53 AM.

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Cool.



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This is so cool! Nice work! :)



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So cool to see how all these scraps of paper become amazing songs.


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Really cool!

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I really wish the first part of Dirty Rotten Bastards was a whole song. Looks like it was that way at one point.


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Every song and line that was scrapped, was done so for a greater good and I both understand and respect that, but for some reason I do not get why they threw away the titular verse of Dirty Rotten Bastards. There's nothing wrong with that one, and it could've been used as an alteration in the repeated section before the "carried away" part, to sum up the song nicely with a long awaited reference to the title of the 6½ minute medley. It could have made the reprise of a part, only altered from swing-time to standard-time, less boring more interesting.

 

I'm just a rambler

A hurdy gurdy gambler

A love sick, a filthy swine

We're torn up in tatters

We're dirty rotten bastards

Singing for the deaf, dumb and blind

 

 

 

I really wish the first part of Dirty Rotten Bastards was a whole song. Looks like it was that way at one point.

 

Yes, I do think it ended up similar to Homecoming in that sense.

Probably a bunch of song snippets too catchy to throw away, but too short or unfinished to stand on their own.


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Every song and line that was scrapped, was done so for a greater good and I both understand and respect that, but for some reason I do not get why they threw away the titular verse of Dirty Rotten Bastards. There's nothing wrong with that one, and it could've been used as an alteration in the repeated section before the "carried away" part, to sum up the song nicely with a long awaited reference to the title of the 6½ minute medley. It could have made the reprise of a part, only altered from swing-time to standard-time, less boring more interesting.

 

I'm just a rambler

A hurdy gurdy gambler

A love sick, a filthy swine

We're torn up in tatters

We're dirty rotten bastards

Singing for the deaf, dumb and blind

 

YES! Exactly! That verse is BRILLIANT, I have no idea why he'd throw that one away. It would fit PERFECTLY, but hey, we don't write the songs, do we?  :lol:


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"Fell For Snoo - fag"

Now that's interesting...

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Yay! :woot: Thanks for posting all those! 

 

 

My fave part of Dirty Rotten Bastards was

 

Here's to the ramblers

the hurdy gurdy gamblers

the love sick and dirty minds

 

 

 

And "I'm gonna get you wet" were actual lyrics of Troublemaker. I'm like :mellow:


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wow, good job! I think you have to sent it to GDA. It's interesting for all fans :) Great!



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Awesome! Sometimes i wish i had his writing :P

Thanks for posting! :D


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I really wish the first part of Dirty Rotten Bastards was a whole song. Looks like it was that way at one point.

indeed

 

and the funny thing is that the line where the song name had originated was cut out


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Thanks for going thru the trouble to do all that and posting it here! It's very interesting to see how the process works, and I love seeing the handwritten stuff :) 



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Thanks for posting! There's something magical about seeing handwritten, early incarnations of the songs we now enjoy. I thought State of Shock was particularly interesting, and not only because we got to see Billie attempt to spell "anesthesia". I spy lines that were recycled into a certain ninth track on Uno. 


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Pretty interesting, I like seeing how they laid out the songs and what happens at certain parts :) I really like Billie's handwriting too  :happy:

Love how it says 'No BS' at the start of State of Shock too  :lol:


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Cool.. :happy:

 

please Billie release

state of chock, gabriella, im allright... :D



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so the bridge of amanda is actually meant to be a verse of gabriella???


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"Fell For Snoo - fag"

Now that's interesting...

Where did you see that? I could not find it. This is really interesting, love looking at his "scribbling".



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Where did you see that? I could not find it. This is really interesting, love looking at his "scribbling".

The third picture in "miscellaneous".
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And "I'm gonna get you wet" were actual lyrics of Troublemaker. I'm like :mellow:

 

Spoiler

 

 

Send me your crippled

Sucking on the nipple

The teet of the modern age

 

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That's awesome!! 

And I just remembered that I still haven't watched iQuatro! (the released part)! But I don't know if I'll be able to find it now  :lol: edit: I found it!  :D



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Does no one realise how awesome Gabriella could have been ? The part of it that's in Amanda is the best part of Amanda :P

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'She kills me with kindness, she's kissing me mindless now.'

 

That line is amazing.


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O-M-G some songs have lost really good lines :o Like Wild One ( :wub: ) and Sex, Drugs & Violence with verses that kept the "like a mistery girl" that I love so much!!! :( That's not so fair Green Day, why not make the songs longer if you have lots of lyrics? :whistle

And "Gabriella" is a mix between that and the original Amanda. I guess they just decided to keep the original name.

 

So all these screenshots will be on QUATRO? -Cool... :eyebrows:



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Oh thanks for posting these. It is so intreresting to see this kind of thing.



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Great post.



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Thanks for this!




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