Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams blog. This week’s theme is…Drifter/Loner/Transient/Vagabond.

From their 2004 album, American Idiot. The song reached #30 on Billboards Hot 100 chart on July 2, 2005. The song won a Grammy for record of the year.

From songfacts

This song is about estrangement and the recognition that the American Dream can let you down. The singer’s hopes have been crushed, and he finds himself very much alone.

This follows the main character from Green Day’s song “Jesus Of Suburbia.” He leaves town, has one crazy first night and now it’s kind of like the hangover. He’s just walking, thinking about whether it was the right decision leaving where he used to live.

In the music video for this song, you can also hear the last faded bits of “Holiday,” the other hit from the album, in the background, as this song is the follow up to that. They are using the same car as the one in the “Holiday” video.

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

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 alone
I walk alone, I walk alone
I walk alone and I walk a
My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
Till then I walk alone
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
I’m walking down the line
That divides me somewhere in my mind
On the border line of the edge
And where I walk alone
Read between the lines
What’s fucked up and every thing’s all right
Check my vital signs to know I’m still alive
And I walk alone
I walk alone, I walk alone
I walk alone and I walk a
My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
Till then I walk alone
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
I walk alone, I walk a
I walk this empty street
On the boulevard of broken dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one, and I walk alone
My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
Till then I walk alone
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Michael Pritchard / Frank E. / Iii Wright / Billie Joe Armstrong

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