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Virginia was a lot lizard from F.L.A.
She had a compound fracture in the trunk
It started when she ran away
Thumbs out on the interstate
She hitched a ride to misery

Mr. Whirly had a catastrophic incident
He fell into the city by the bay
He liquidated his estate
Now he sleeps upon the Haight
Panhandling misery

And he's gonna get high high high
When he's low low low
The fire burns from better days
And she screams why oh why
I said I don't know
The catastrophic hymns from yesterday
Of misery

Vinnie was a hustler out of Amsterdam
He ran the drug cartel in Tinsel town
They found him in a cadillac
Bludgeoned with a baseball bat in the name
Of misery

Gina hit the road to New York City
Mysteriously the night Vinnie croaked
She stopped in Vegas to elope
With Virginia and the dope
And kissed the bride eternally

And they're gonna get high high high
When they're low low low
The fire burns from better days
And she screams why oh why
I said I don't know
The catastrophic hymns from yesterday
Of misery

Hell hounds on your trail now once again boy
It's groping on your leg until it sleeps
The emptiness will fill your soul with sorrow
'Cause it's not what you make it's what you leave

And we're gonna get high high high
When I'm low low low
The fire burns from better days
And she screams why oh why
I said I don't know
The catastrophic hymns from yesterday
Of misery



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    UnregisteredApr 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    Yes. Billy joe armstrong is fantastic. I hate to differ, but this song is not entirely about drugs. It is about the miserable lives of a runaway couple, an abducted hitch-hiker, a hustler, and what not. Because of these unfortuate stories, they get "high'' and by 'hell hounds" he means karma. Thank you.
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    Becca_AzureJun 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    The "sleeps upon the Haight" is a reference to San Fran and Hippies and drug-taking.
    I think it's about the things being on drugs and drug dealing can make you do, and how 'lighing up' can make you forget your problems and also make them seem worse.
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    XXRepseVXXDec 3, 2008 at 7:08 am
    is this song about drugs or something like that? ha ha!i luv this song very much! it's simple!! LUV GREEN DAY!!

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