Green Day Awesome As Fuck
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Release Date: March 22, 2011
Length: 63:46
Label: Reprise Records
Notes: Green Day’s second live album after 2005’s ‘Bullet In A Bible‘. Contains tracks recorded in various locations during the 21st Century Breakdown tour in 2009/10. Included on the album is a live performance of an unreleased song called ‘Cigarettes & Valentines’ which was originally supposed to appear on the studio album of the same name that the band scrapped. A DVD was released along with the CD that had the band’s full concert that was filmed in Saitama, Japan.

Tracklist:

  1. 21st Century Breakdown
  2. Know Your Enemy
  3. East Jesus Nowhere
  4. Holiday
  5. ¡Viva la Gloria!
  6. Cigarettes And Valentines (New)
  7. Burnout
  8. Going to Pasalacqua
  9. J.A.R.
  10. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
  11. Geek Stink Breath
  12. When I Come Around
  13. She
  14. 21 Guns
  15. American Idiot
  16. Wake Me Up When September Ends
  17. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

SONG INFO

6. Cigarettes And Valentines

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“Subjects in songs become more complex in time. What used to be one muse or subject can become MANY. Hard to describe. However, ‘Cigarettes And Valentines’ is about my Adrienne.”

– Billie Joe Armstrong

This song is about a couple going through their life together on Valentines. They’re spending the day together and want this day to last forever (I don’t wanna go back home, I don’t wanna kiss goodnight). They are also planning to squeeze out everything they can think of to do and cramp it into a single day (Let us paralyze this moment ’til it dies). From creating paper valentines for each other to their dreams of travelling the world together (To the end of the earth under the valley of stars, take a ride to the avenues across the Great Divide). In the end, they smoke up some cigarettes and just have fun at home. Hence, cigarettes and valentines.
– song meaning written by u/potlah on r/GreenDay

Well I don’t wanna go back home
And I don’t want a kiss goodnight
Let’s paralyze this moment ’till it dies
To the end of the earth
Under the Valley of the Stars
There’s a car crashing deep inside my heart

Take a ride through the Avenues
Across the Great Divide
There’s a siren screaming
“I’m alive” it cries
Red alert is the color of your paper valentines
Intertwined on this moment passing by

Take a ride through the Avenues
Across the Great Divide
There’s a siren screaming
“I’m alive” it cries
Red alert is the color of your paper valentines
Intertwined on this moment passing by

So come away
With me tonight
With cigarettes and valentines
Cigarettes and valentines

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