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

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
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 faggot America.
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along in the age of paranoia.

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

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

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
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.



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  • Rock-Goddess
    +7
    Rock-GoddessOct 17, 2008 at 12:38 am
    My favorite quote: PEOPLE ARE EFFING IDIOTS! Hello, American Idiot, kinda fits that... perfectly. Media sucks, and look at stupid things like the commercial for The Wave. They expect us to run out and buy it because Vanessa Hudgens supposedly uses it, and WE DO! Are people really stupid enough to believe that she uses it? She's getting paid people! Look at how every single one of Miley Cyrus concerts is Always full. (Btw, she really sucks) It's because everyone has made her seem completely perfect, and that she can do no wrong, and this is the stupidest, greediest country, because all anyone cares about is having money, and having people know who they are. Most people get some strange joy out of having random people know their name. Me? It creeps me out. (have you ever had someone you don't know come up and say "Hi! (Insert your name here) What's up?" It is just weird! This song describes this perfectly. What is the enjoyment out of being famous? NOt having the freedom to walk out of your own house without being bombarded by people who just want their fifteen minutes of fame? What kind of life is that? Sorry about my little rant, I get carried away easily.
  • e
    +5
    emo_chic26Aug 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm
    hell i live in america and still hate the shit out of it!!!america has been taken over by the media.people here practically depend on the media.
    i hate the media.they make up shit about celebrities that isnt fucking true.we practically cant even be labeled free. we have no fucking freedom. we have all of these damn laws and rules we have to memorize and if we dont we will end up in jail.one way or another.
    i could be rong it could be worse!! but im not going there!!=)
  • BlackAngel
    +5
    BlackAngelAug 17, 2008 at 11:11 am
    I totally agree with Rock-Goddess. The song is about beeing you, and not beeing affected by the media. And face it, X--Ebony: You could never rule over America. And not to be bitchy, but America IS kind of an idiotic country. I am glad I don't live there! Ok, they might be one of the most powerfull countries in the world, but the president is an idiot. I'm sorry, but I'm glad we have a king instead of a president. If you're wondring: Yes, I'm not an America-fan. And I honestly think Norway is the place to live...
  • Captn9087
    +4
    Captn9087Nov 21, 2008 at 10:19 pm
    I really want to move away from america because every other country hates us because we're always butting into their conflicts and we owe them a lot of money so I dont want anything to do with the conflict
  • droppedmebrain
    +3
    droppedmebrainMar 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    I think this song has got it right. I am an American, and I love my country, but we ARE a bunch of idiots. It is quite embarrassing actually. Love u green day!

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