From the album American Idiot, released in September 2004
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||Full TV music video - Shot in July 2004 in Los Angeles, directed by Sam Bayer
Download the first 60 seconds(MP3 file, 1.38 MB, censored) on the Madden 2005 page at easports.com.
A Windows Media high quality audio stream is here, and a lower quality stream here. (Links provided by greenday.com)
Don't want to be an American idiot
Don't want a nation under the new mania
Hey, can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America
Welcome to a new kind of tension
All across the alienation
Everything isn't meant to be OK
Television dreams of tomorrow
We're not the ones meant to follow
For that's enough to argue
Well, maybe I'm the faggot America
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda
Now everybody do the propaganda
And sing along to the age of paranoia
Don't wanna be an American idiot
One nation controlled by the media
Information age of hysteria
It's calling out to idiot America
And here's a guitar tab, sent in by Shaun Lingham.