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Green Day: Boulevard of Broken Dreams Meaning

Song Released: 2004

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams Lyrics

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's only me and I walk alone

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
and I'm the only one and I walk...

  1. Gurl_E_Nerdd
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    Apr 17th 2008 report

    I think it's about being misunderstood and alone. Walking alone when everyone has someone else. And looking back on all your failures.

  2. x_lily_x
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    Nov 21st 2007 report

    The whole of the album is a story really... All fit around the basis of the jesus of suburbia. Billie Joe said so himself on the Bullet in a bible dvd.

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  3. anonymous
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    May 26th 2007 report

    I think the boulevard of broken dreams is the place where musicans feel they are when they arnt suceeding anymore when they gt stuck in a rut. They feel trapped in a place that's a state of mind, where they can't create anymore they get a musical block. They need music to get back to the real world and feel alive again eg 'check my vital signs to know I'm stil alive'.

  4. borbas001
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    May 21st 2007 report

    This song is about him being alone and relied to do every thing without help and in the song he's walking in the middle of nowhere confused.

  5. anonymous
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    May 19th 2007 report

    It's about an emo guy who doesn't want to walk with anybody because the only thing he likes is his own shadow. What a loser...jeez.

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  6. anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2006 report

    Billie Joe once said that the song is about you being the author of your own book. That may be the book of your life.
    My friend believes that this song is telling everyone that he walks without god.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 16th 2006 report

    I think it's about someone who is misunderstood and lonely.He's just waiting for someone that understands him to come and help him.

  8. razberiblood
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    Jun 27th 2006 report

    Well for me, the "Bld. of Broken Dreams" describes a time when I was rejected by everyone, because I was trying out goth at the time. I thought my friends hated me (which they didn't, it was a misunderstanding), and my family was pretty mad at me too. Plus kids at school we're picking on me because of goth. I was really depressed and I felt so alone. I had to learn how to live my life without help from anyone, and I lost all of my friends, in a way, so that goes with the whole "walking alone" thing.

    Green Day's interpretation of B.O.B.D. Is about the Jesus of Suburbia being alone after he ran away. Holiday and B.O.B.D. Sound like they are connected, if you listen to the American Idiot album because Holiday is kind of about partying and having a good time and stuff, and B.O.B.D. Is the hangover.

  9. cazzie4greenday
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    Apr 13th 2006 report

    This song means something important, it's about your own life and its up to you what choices you make, like when it says 'I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have even known,' it kind of means that it's just you in your car driving on a straight road, but there's obsticals in the way that you have to try and dodge. Like going to prison and stuff. There is also roads you can turn off and go down a new road which can be risky because some lead to a dead end. So the song really means 'it's your life, you make the decisions, you choose where you want to go'

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  10. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2006 report

    This song has a direct transition from Holiday, signifying the fact that this mini-story of the rock opera is connected. Boulevard of Broken Dreams occurs after JoS has had a blast in the City "on holiday" and the City is more or less asleep. With time to absorb his surroundings, JoS realizes that the City isn't the paradise he once thought but is infact an empty hollow place where he is outcasted and alone. With time on his hands, JoS reflects on his decision and his feelings in the City.

  11. Whatshername
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    Jan 30th 2006 report

    Well I see it like this... He's not actually alone only in his mind. There are lots of people around him but no-one gets him, therefore makiong him feel alone. "Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me.." He wants someone to understand his point of view and see what he sees. The line "I walk a lonely road the only one that I have ever known, don't know where it goes but it's HOME to me and I walk alone.." Means in my opinion that he knows nothing else coz his whole life he has been alone and that's what he's used to like it's his home...

  12. anonymous
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    Sep 15th 2005 report

    This song follows the American Idiot story line...after the angsty character Jesus of Suburbia leaves home, he starts to become run down and worn out. No one can see him, hes totally alone...and he just walks...

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 6th 2005 report

    I think Billie Joe wrote this after how the band was stuck in a rut and he felt lonely since the band kinda relied on him to write the songs. He felt that he carried a heavy burden, he walked alone.

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