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Old 08-18-2011, 11:08 PM   #166
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I'd be worried if Green Day didn't know the meaning of that song Or are they mutant robots?

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OK, another non-Green-Day person who knows the meaning of that song. Too many people ignore the "Good Riddance" part of the title. Gotta love a sweet, sentimental ballad that's a giant "fuck you" to Billie Joe's ex-girlfriend.

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Old 08-18-2011, 11:29 PM   #167
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The fact is, a lot of people don't even know the real name of the song to begin with.

But, I think we're getting to a point where that little piece of trivia is hardly trivia anymore.

And, let's be honest, the lyrics don't exactly SCREAM, "I hate all of you, so glad I'm getting out of here."
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:33 PM   #168
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The fact is, a lot of people don't even know the real name of the song to begin with.

But, I think we're getting to a point where that little piece of trivia is hardly trivia anymore.

And, let's be honest, the lyrics don't exactly SCREAM, "I hate all of you, so glad I'm getting out of here."
That's why it's hilarious when people play it out of context, like using "One" during a wedding.
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But that's what I'm saying, to me, I don't find it all that hilarious. I guess, the song means one thing to Billie Joe, but to so many other people that chorus just means something else, and without any real strong context in the lyrics themselves, and just Billie Joe's word to go on, it's not a shock to me that the song has been "misappropriated" so very many times.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:44 PM   #170
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I listened to this song carefully over and over before putting it on a goodbye-mix for a friend who was moving away. I thought that except for the title it could easily be heard as a song about moving on after something sweet came to an end. I assumed my friend would interpret the title as endearing sarcasm. I actually knew what it meant to Billie Joe; I just think people aren't that literal when they listen to music. Or I'm not, anyway. I figure the artist wants the listener to make it personal.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:41 PM   #171
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I don't see how that song could be misinterpreted. I hear "breakup" all over it.

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Old 08-19-2011, 09:50 PM   #172
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OK, another non-Green-Day person who knows the meaning of that song. Too many people ignore the "Good Riddance" part of the title. Gotta love a sweet, sentimental ballad that's a giant "fuck you" to Billie Joe's ex-girlfriend.

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I really enjoy being non-Green Day when they're supposed to be right around the corner SHOW YOURSELVES, WHERE ARE YOU, BAND.

Sorry, he sounds important, but I have no clue...

I have no idea how people could...wait...there's a list here

The 'Why the fuck are you playing this at your wedding you idiot' List:

1. U2—One
2. Green Day—Good Riddance...etc

(I think the answer to that would most commonly be "I didn't listen to the lyrics" )
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:38 PM   #173
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3. With or Without You. No one wants that kind of love!
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:41 PM   #174
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People should play Mofo at their wedding
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It'd be an interesting first dance for sure.
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Mofo would be an unsettling choice for the mother/son dance.
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I can never understand why people play "You Give Love A Bad Name" at weddings, or similar such songs.
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If you're drunk enough to appreciate You Give Love A Bad Name, you're not going to catch on to irony.
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