Song of the Day: Green Day – “Letterbomb”

Happy birthday wishes go out to Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, who turns 46 years old today. This track is my favorite off the rock opera American Idiot, an album I listened to repeatedly to the point of wearing out all the other songs, but this is the one that still feels as energetic as it did on the first listen. I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to this song and this album, but I still don’t know what it’s about exactly or what role it plays in the story. Maybe that’s something I should know by now, but it doesn’t matter — it’s a song I’ve attached my own meaning to. Fun fact – the vocals at the beginning are performed by Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and The Julie Ruin.

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