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Green Day 'Too Dumb to die' lyrics

'Too dumb to die' lyrics Green Day
Green Day 'Too dumb to die' lyrics

'Too dumb to die' is a song from Green Day's Revolution Radio album. The song's lyrics are demonstrative of the kind of ethic, that if you're gonna be dumb you gotta be tough.

But it's more than that.

You could argue that it's a 'masses against the classes' type mentality but what really songwriter Billie-Joe is saying is that while there's a lot of shit going on in this world (see the lyrics of Bang Bang for his current views), there's a certain kind of population that just won't quit, even though they possibly should.

The song's title, of course, a play on the expression, too young too die. In the sense of Tre was a good bastard, he was too young to die.

Maybe.

'Too dumb to die' Lyrics

Oh, oh I love you
Oh, oh I do
I got a sentimental illness for you
Please don't go away, oh yeah

I was a high school atom bomb
Going off on the weekends
Smoking dope and mowing lawns
And I hated all the new trends

Me and my friends sang
Woh-uh-oh-oh-oh
It's true, the middle of the road
At least it's better than here

Looking for a cause
Well all I got was Santa Claus
I'm hanging on a dream that's too dumb to die
I feel like a cello
Lost somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high, too scared to dream
But too dumb to die

My daddy always was on strike
Going off with the teamsters
He said that everything will be alright
Not every Sunday can be Easter

The picket line screamed woh-uh-oh-oh-oh
Don't cross, don't cross the line
Because you'll be a scab, not a martyr

Looking for a cause
Well all I got was camouflage
I'm hanging on a dream that's too dumb to die
I feel like a cello
Lost somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high, too scared to dream
But too dumb to

Looking for a cause
Well all I got was camouflage
I'm hanging on a dream that's too dumb to die
I feel like a cello
Lost somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high, too scared to dream

But too dumb to die

Do want to read more lyrics from the songs of Revolution Radio? Get your eyes over Ordinary World (no, it's not a Duran Duran cover!) and also our favourite from the album, the almost criminally under rated, Still Breathing.

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