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Green Day – Longview lyrics

Sit around and watch the tube, but nothing's on
Change the channels for an hour or two
Twiddle my thumbs just for a bit
I'm sick of all the same old shit
In a house with unlocked doors
And I'm fucking lazy

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored I'm going blind
And I smell like shit

Peel me off this velcro seat and get me moving
I sure as hell can't do it by myself
I'm feeling like a dog in heat
Barred indoors from the summer street
I locked the door to my own cell
And I lost the key

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored I'm going blind
And I smell like shit

I got no motivation
Where is my motivation?
No time for the motivation
Smoking my inspiration

Sit around and watch the phone, but no one's calling
Call me pathetic, call me what you will
My mother says to get a job
But she don't like the one she's got
When masturbation's lost it's fun
You're fucking breaking

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored
I'm going blind
And loneliness has to suffice
Bite my lip and close my eyes
I was slipping away to paradise
Some say, "Quit or I'll go blind."
But it's just a myth



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  • haley_carmi
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    haley_carmi
    This song is about being bored and having nothing to do where you live. So, instead of doing nothing, to pass the time you masturbate or get high. I mean honestly, if you're bored and have nothing better to do, those aren't bad options. And all Green Day fans know that Billie Joe, Tre, and Mike grew up in a place that didn't have much to do. I don't blame them.
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    AmericanIdiot
    This is a song about masturbating. Seriously. It is. When it says "bite my lip and close my eyes, take me away to paradise" that's kind of a hint and when it says "some say 'quit or i'll go blind'" that kinda seals it. Plus it even mentions it in the song. Also, it kinda sounds like its about getting high a little bit when it says "smoking my inspiration" so maybe it means that he masturbates while he's high! Idk but whatev that's how I interpret it.
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      This song is about being bored and having nothing to do where you live. So, instead of doing... Read more →
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      This is a song about masturbating. Seriously. It is. When it says "bite my lip and close my eyes,... Read more →

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