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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 the city's motto 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 is 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 'til 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 is 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 'til 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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  • lil-emmieOXO
    lil-emmieOXOApr 30, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    this song is a great song and i think everyone should love it as it is the bast well not the best there is sum better but it is in my top ten
  • j
    JASP01Jul 31, 2010 at 5:21 am
    Basically, and excuse my French here, the song's about how the city's went to hell, and it's not his burden... when looked at the storyline of the American Idiot album, it's also noted that there is additional meaning to it (as a story).
  • Scara_lvs_Gazz
    Scara_lvs_GazzJun 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    Sounds like this character is being tormented by 'St Jimmy' and 'J.O.S' and has really just lost it. He wants to get rid of all the bad memories and stuff in his head and start again. Absoloutley love it. Billie-Joe is THE best ever!! xx

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