What does Longview mean?

Green Day: Longview Meaning

Album cover for Longview album cover

Song Released: 1994

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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 12th 2006 !⃝

    The song was "written" by Billie Joe when he was extremely bored (and smoking pot).The lyrics reflect his mood at the time. They describe someone that is extremely bored, disinterested in the world, and lacks the ambition to do anything besides smoke (pot) and masturbate and even those arn't even that great anymore.

    "It's about boredom, masturbation and smoking dope." - Billie Joe Armstrong

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 19th 2020 !⃝

    This song is about smoking dope and jacking off

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 13th 2013 !⃝

    This song is about the city Longview, Washington. Everything that he sings about is exactly what every high school student here does. I know. I live here

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 24th 2011 !⃝

    its all about just generally feeling discontent and apathy towards everything, and of coarse.. boredom, masturbation and smoking dope.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 4th 2011 !⃝

    i defiantly interpreted this song having more meaning to it than having an addiction to masturbation. i took it as him coming down and wanting to stay down but hes unknowingly doubting himself and doesnt have enough motivation to stop and has nothing to take his mind off meth. he for once has time on his side but he has nothing to do but sit in his head . i think hes using masterbation in place of the thing that really takes him to paradise. which i'm assuming is meth..considering alot of lyrics he uses in his songs..especially there song "brainstew"

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

    "Bite my lip and close my eyes
    Take me away to paradise"

    "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"
    he wants to stop but either cant doit alone or he just wants to want it.

    but i could be completely wrong

  6. eyemme1
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    May 29th 2011 !⃝

    It's about being young & discovering masturbation & how he would do it @ home ( ON LONGVIEW DR. IN HERCULES, CA. ) MIKE usedto live on that st. While Billy Joe lived in the projects in Rodeo Ca.) Their original drummer John Kiffmier (spelling??) Who I went to school with for 10 yrs. Gave me a little insight. JFYI..rolling stone wrote John left Green Day to attend college. This is so false! Isn't it Johnny Boy? Anyways the guys loved & probably still do love masturbation. End of all the other interpretations .

  7. blacknwhite13
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    Jul 23rd 2009 !⃝

    Dookie is also a German cuss word, or so I've heard.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  8. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2008 !⃝

    The song is about Meth. Why do you think they called the record dookie. Dookie is a street name for meth. They were all strung out when they wrote the album

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  9. x_lily_x
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    Nov 21st 2007 !⃝

    Just like "All By Myself", it's about masturbating!

  10. Magnoodle
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    May 5th 2007 !⃝

    The song is about feeling bored, lazy and apathetic. So bored that one resorts to masturbating to pass the time.

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2006 !⃝

    This song is simple. It's about being bored, being lazy, smokin some pot or somethin, and masturbating.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
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    Oct 20th 2005 !⃝

    I heard this song is about masturbation in general. The chorus makes this somewhat apparent. "Bite my lip and close my eyes, take me away to paradise." Sounds like he's describing an orgasm.

  13. lumpgreenroom
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    Oct 18th 2005 !⃝

    This song is about lead singer Billie Joe sleeping on friend's couches, masturbating, and being bored.

  14. collegepunk101
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    Oct 16th 2005 !⃝

    This song is by far the best song on Dookie. It's about
    being lonely and of course masturbating.

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