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Part I: Jesus Of Suburbia
I'm the son of rage and love
The Jesus of Suburbia
The bible of none of the above
On a steady diet of
Soda Pop and Ritalin
No one ever died from my
Sins in hell
As far as I can tell
At least the ones that I got away with

And there's nothing wrong with me
This is how I'm supposed to be
In a land of make believe
That don't believe in me

Get my television fix
Sitting on my crucifix
The living room or my private womb
While the Moms and Brads are away
To fall in love and fall in debt
To alcohol and cigarettes
And Mary Jane
To keep me insane
Doing someone else's cocaine

And there's nothing wrong with me
This is how I'm supposed to be
In a land of make believe
That don't believe in me

Part II: City of the Damned
At the center of the earth
In the parking lot
Of the 7-11 were I was taught
The motto was just a lie

It says home is were your heart is
But what a shame
Cause everyone's heart
Doesn't beat the same
It's beating out of time

City of the dead
At the end of another lost highway
Signs misleading to nowhere
City of the damned
Lost children with dirty faces today
No one really seems to care

I read the graffiti
In the bathroom stall
Like the holy scriptures of a shopping mall
And so it seemed to confess

It didn't say much
But it only confirmed that
The center of the earth
Is the end of the world
And I could really care less

City of the dead
At the end of another lost highway
Signs misleading to nowhere
City of the damned
Lost children with dirty faces today
No one really seems to care

Part III: I don't care
I don't care if you don't
I don't care if you don't
I don't care if you don't care (4x)

I don't careeeeeee...

Everyone is so full of shit
Born and raised by hypocrites
Hearts recycled but never saved
From the cradle to the grave
We are the kings of war and peace
From Anaheim to the Middle East
We are the stories and disciples of
The Jesus of suburbia

Land of make believe
That don't believe in me
Land of make believe
And I don't believe
And I don't care! (5x)

Part IV: Dearly beloved
Dearly beloved are you listening?
I can't remember a word that you were saying
Are we demented or am I disturbed?
The space that's in between insane and insecure

Oh therapy, can you please fill the void?
Am I retarded or am I just overjoyed
Nobody's perfect and I stand accused
For lack of a better word, and that's my best excuse

Part V: Tales of another broken home
To live, and not to breathe
Is to die, in tragedy
To run, to run away
To find, what you believe

And I leave behind
This hurricane of fucking lies
I lost my faith to this
This town that don't exist
So I run, I run away
To the light of masochists

And I, leave behind
This hurricane of fucking lies
And I, walked this line
A million and one fucking times
But not this time

I don't feel any shame
I wont apologize
When there ain't nowhere you can go
Running away from pain
When you've been victimized
Tales from another broken home

You're leaving...
You're leaving...
You're leaving...
Ah, you're leaving home...



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    Dare_Devil_90May 18, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    i loove that song... but i dun like that video... it just totally break all the great meanings of the song... i mean it's not all about a depressed emo or a punk "i can't really tell" with his unspecific gf drawing on a bathroom walls... they could have made a best video 4 da song.. but i still think that this song is an icon!!!
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    HazelDountLovesBulletMar 20, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    I don't think anyone fully understands this song. Not here, anyways. Its about this kid, who we only know as Jesus of Suburbia, who is fed up with the way his life is going. The story begins in American Idiot. This is part two, and it continues into Holiday and to the end of the CD.
    He's sick of living a pointless life and not feeling like he was worth anything, and you hear his complaints in American Idiot. Then his complaints become anger, and he begins to resent his life. So he packs up and leaves. The next part of the song continues in Holiday
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    harlequiN015Aug 19, 2008 at 8:59 am
    dA lonGest fUckiNg s0ng ive eVer heard 4 my entire wh0le lyf..im the sAvior of d dEniaL.. yeAh,d bibLe oF n0thng..
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    g2braynOct 6, 2010 at 9:24 am
    ,i Love this fucking song !!! ..
    .dominating !! itS a song of my LIFE !!! im a man of nowhere !!

    ..i LOVE my rockinrowL like my girL !! wreck
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    greendayAliveAug 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    this song has a very deep meaning...but actually,all the songs of greenday are so MEANINGFUL...,and that is why i LOVE greenday...

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