Green Day: J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva) Meaning
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Song Released: 1995
J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva) Lyrics
And now he's gone and all they say
Is you gotta live 'cause life goes on
But now I see I'm mortal too
I can't live my life like you
Gotta live it up while life goes on
And I think it's alright
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Sep 15th 2005 report
This song is about Jason Andrew Relva, who died in a car accident...hence "my friend drove off the other day/ now he's gone and all they say..."
This song is about his death being a wake-up-call to live life to the fullest while you are stil here.
on Mike's forearm, he has a tatoo of a sword with a snake and it says "brother"....Jason Andrew Relva had the same tatoo
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:
This song, although obviously written about Jason Andrew Relva, sends a deep message to all of us... it tells us to live life to the fullest, to enjoy it and all the people and things in it to the fullest, because you never know when those things will be gone. one of my favorite quotes ever is from this song.... "You gotta live 'cuz life goes on" I think this just about sums up our mortality... how someday we all die and we gotta make the most of our few days here on this earth and with these people in our lives.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jun 25th 2006 report
jason andrew relva is not the name of the bassist for pennywise. The bassist for pennywise is named jason matthew thirsk. It's not about the pennywise bassist it's just about mikes friend who died in a car crash.
anonymous Aug 29th 2014 report
This song is about a friend of mike dirnts who died in a car accident "my friend drove off the other day, now hes gone and all they say..."
anonymous Jul 17th 2013 report
FOR CHRIST'S SAKE. This song is about a friend of Mike Dirnt's who was killed in a car crash. Mike wrote this song in remembrance of him.
"J.A.R." is an acronym which stands for 'Jason Andrew Relva', a childhood friend of Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt. Jason Relva died at the age of 19 on April 18, 1992, of injuries sustained from a car accident ("My friend drove off the other day..."). Mike Dirnt wrote the song in remembrance of him.
anonymous Aug 25th 2010 report
His name was James Andrew Relva but they changed it to respect him
anonymous Jul 21st 2009 report
You idiots Jason Andrew Relva died in 1991 that penniweise bassist died in 1996 GET IT RIGHT NUTBAGS
anonymous Aug 21st 2008 report
The song is about Jason Andrew Relva. Jason's son, Timmy is now 16. Jason died of a car accident when Timmy was 3 months old. He misses not having his dad to talk to every day. I knew Jason. He was a good kid with a warm heart. His son is the same. Jason did play with the band before they became famous. They gave Timmy a guitar like his father's a few years ago. Timmy also plays guitar.
anonymous Jul 23rd 2008 report
It would matter when Jason Thrisk died if it was about him but it's about Jason Relva who died in 1992.
anonymous Apr 7th 2008 report
Okay to all the idiots that said it's about Jason Thirsk... you're retarded! It says Jason Andrew Relva in parenthesis next to the song title on their International Superhits album.
anonymous Feb 26th 2008 report
To the person 2 places above me. You sir are an idiot. The song was on the Angus soundtrack a movie released September of 95. Jason Thirsk did not die till July of 1996, I guess Mike Dirnt is psychic eh?
anonymous Aug 25th 2007 report
To the person directly above this, why would the song be about Jason Matthew Thirsk when the song title is "J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)"?
anonymous Oct 18th 2006 report
The 4th person is way wrong. J.A.R. Was in fact written about jason andrew relva. Get it j.A.R. Mike wrote the mother loving song after he died in a car crash!
anonymous Sep 6th 2005 report
This was written after the death of Jason Andrew Relva, and it's basically about trying to live life to the fullest.
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