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21st Century Breakdown

This song is by Green Day and appears on the album 21st Century Breakdown (2009).

This song is featured in the video game Green Day: Rock Band.
This song is available as a downloadable track for the video games Rock Band 3, Rock Band 4 and Rock Band Blitz.
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21st Century Breakdown
Whoooooo, whooo, whoooooo

Born into Nixon I was raised in hell
A welfare child where the teamsters dwelled
The last one born and the first one to run
My town was blind from the refinery sun

My generation is zero
I never made it as a working class hero

21st century breakdown
I once was lost but never was found
I think I'm losing what's left of my mind
To the 20th century deadline

Whoooooo, whooo, whoooooo

I was made of poison and blood
Condemnation is what I understood
Video games to the Towers' fall
Homeland security could kill us all

My generation is zero
I never made it as a working class hero

21st century breakdown
I once was lost but never was found
I think I'm losing what's left of my mind
To the 20th century deadline

We are the class of the class of '13
Born in the era of humility
We are the desperate in the decline
Raised by the bastards of 1969

My name is no one, the long lost son
Born on the 4th of July
Raised in the era of heroes and cons
That left me for dead or alive

I am a nation, a worker of pride (Oh!)
My debt to the status quo
The scars on my hands and a means to an end
Is all that I have to show

Hey! Hey! Hey!

I swallowed my pride and I choked on my faith
I've given my heart and my soul
I've broken my fingers and lied through my teeth
The pillar of damage control

I've been to the edge and I've thrown the bouquet (Oh!)
Of flowers left over the grave
I sat in the waiting room, wasting my time
And waiting for Judgment Day

I praise liberty
The "freedom to obey"
Is the song that strangles me
Oh, don't cross the line

Oh dream, America dream
I can't even sleep
From the light's early dawn

Oh scream, America scream
Believe what you see
From heroes and cons

Credits

Music by:

Billie Joe Armstrong; Mike Dirnt; Tré Cool

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