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Green Day: The Grouch Meaning

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The Grouch Lyrics

I was a young boy that had big plans
Now I'm just another shitty old man
I don't have fun and I hate everything
The world owes me, so fuck you

Glory days don't mean shit to me
I drank a six pack of apathy
Life's a bitch and so am I
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    anonymous
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    Dec 4th, 2009 12:18pm report


    This song is about growing older and realizing that all the youthful optimism you had was total BS. You start out with unrealistically high expectations about what you are going to accomplish, who you are going to date or marry, how much money you are going to have, how much respect you are going to have, how much of a difference your going to make, etc. Then you just continue being mediocre and realize one day that life has passed you by and your still nothing special and now realize you never will be.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 5th, 2007 3:09pm report


    he didn't want to turn into his dad.
    who is now dead, but you get the picture.



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    blackparade
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    Feb 9th, 2007 2:37pm report


    This song was written when Billie Joe and his wife was fighting.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 22nd, 2006 12:29pm report


    It is bout green day not wanting to be an old man. He wants to stay the same age, not get any older.

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    chump
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    Dec 30th, 2005 12:57pm report


    This song is about what Billie Joe doesn't want to grow up and be like. It is also said that Billie wrote this song after he had a fight with Adrienne.
    AND/OR....
    The Grouch was generally about feeling older than you really are. After the Insomniac era, and Billie was tired as hell and just felt older then he really was.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 1st, 2005 10:19am report


    This song is about Billie not wanting to be another shitty, whiny old man.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 15th, 2005 9:48pm report


    This song is about Billie Joe turning 25 and freaking out and becoming "another shitty old man" It is also rumored to have been written after he got into a fight with his wife Adrienne, but that hasnt been proven...hence the like "The wife's a nag and the kid's fucking up"



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    Modlovecat
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    Jul 14th, 2005 7:35pm report


    The song is about a very very digruntled old man.

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