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American Idiot Lyrics


Don't wanna be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation that under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mindf*ck America.



Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
Convincing them to walk you.


Well maybe I'm the faggot America.
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along in the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
Convincing them to walk you.



Don't wanna be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information nation of hysteria.
It's going out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
Convincing them to walk you.


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American Idiot Info:

• The single was released on September 14, 2004, certified gold by the RIAA, written by Billie Joe Armstrong and other members of Green Day, and topped the Billboard Modern Rock Track chart

• 'Weird Al' Yankovic parodied the song on his album Straight Outta Lynwood as 'Canadian Idiot' (American nationalism and the stereotypical American view of Canadians)

• The music video for the song was directed by Samuel Bayer.

• This song helped the album 'American Idiot' win a 2005 Grammy award for 'Best Rock Album'

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