Green Day: Longview Meaning
Song Released: 1994
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...
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
anonymous Feb 19th, 2020 2:16pm report
This song is about smoking dope and jacking off
anonymous Feb 13th, 2013 2:23pm report
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
anonymous Oct 24th, 2011 10:40am report
its all about just generally feeling discontent and apathy towards everything, and of coarse.. boredom, masturbation and smoking dope.
anonymous Sep 4th, 2011 9:51am report
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
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 .
anonymous Oct 20th, 2005 10:50pm report
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.
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