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Green Day

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Lyrics

playI walk a lonely road
playThe only one that I have ever known
playDon't know where it goes
playBut it's home to me and I walk alone

playI walk this empty street
playOn the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
playWhere the city sleeps
playAnd I'm the only one and I walk alone

playI walk alone
playI walk alone
playI walk alone
playI walk a...

playMy shadow's the only one that walks beside me
playMy shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
playSometimes I wish someone out there will find me
play'Til then I walk alone

playAh-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, aaah-ah,
playAh-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

playI'm walking down the line
playThat divides me somewhere in my mind
playOn the border line
playOf the edge and where I walk alone

playRead between the lines
playOf what's fucked up and everything's alright
playCheck my vital signs
playTo know I'm still alive and I walk alone

playI walk alone
playI walk alone
playI walk alone
playI walk a...

playMy shadow's the only one that walks beside me
playMy shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
playSometimes I wish someone out there will find me
play'Til then I walk alone

playAh-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, aaah-ah
playAh-ah, ah-ah

playI walk alone
playI walk a...

playI walk this empty street
playOn the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
playWhere the city sleeps
playAnd I'm the only one and I walk a...

playMy shadow's the only one that walks beside me
playMy shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
playSometimes I wish someone out there will find me
play'Til then I walk alone...

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meaningMeaning

What this song really means is that the narrator is depressed due to his failures, and he wants someone to break him out of this. It is a song I can relate to. This song describes Jesus of Suburbia's state of mind while he is leaving his home town.

Armstrong called Boulevard the 'hangover' song, and that's pretty much what it is.
Coming after Holiday this song describes the feeling of loneliness that Jesus of Suburbia has to face after the party is over. After finally breaking free and entering the City.

'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' has a sole meaning of where you walk alone and you think where all of your dreams are broke into pieces. And that's what the song is pretty much about. It sounds depressing and it is.

Walking a lonely road is not only a one-time realization of your loneliness. Going through life on your own you get so used to the solitude that this lonely road becomes your home, and your actual life.

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vocabulary Vocabulary

shallow

figurative (superficial)

  1. She's a shallow person who cares only about how much money she earns.

fucked up

something that's messed up, or something that didn't go right

  1. That's really fucked up!

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