Letterbomb

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Letterbombx723
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March 21st, 2007 at 01:27am
Personally, I think the song "Letterbomb" is the best song on the album "American Idiot" as well as Green Day's best song ever.

I've read that the song describes a letter that Whatsername wrote to Jesus/St. Jimmy to break up with him because of his dual lifestyle. She tells him that he has been lying to himself and that he isn't a real rebel like she is. She also mentions that he is neither the Jesus of Suburbia nor St. Jimmy, and that she was a complete idiot to ever fall for him ("You're not the Jesus of Suburbia. The St. Jimmy is a figment of your father's rage and your mother's love. Made me the idiot America." ).

This is a really clever song that takes a while to catch onto. Well, it took me a while to catch onto it, at least. Razz Green Day did an excellent job with this song.
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April 3rd, 2007 at 10:54pm
I think the meaning of this song is all in the chorus: "It's not over 'til you're underground." I think that basically, she realized what was happening in Extraordinary Girl(the two were growing apart, he couldn't provide for her,etc.) so she took the iniative to break up with him. If you look carefully in the booklet, the letter ends at "The St. Jimmy is a figment of your father's rage and your mother's love." Jesus adds "made me the idiot america." and the rest of the song himself (I don't really know why just that he does). Overall the song is a breakup letter, but it also is Whatsername's way of telling Jesus what is wrong with him and that he needs to move on.
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May 10th, 2007 at 12:16pm
It has to do with the rebel girl leaving, and JOS is all sad. Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad







Tell me bout it, tell me how you feel. And if the feel is real, tell me whatz the deal.
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May 12th, 2007 at 10:57pm
I concur. This song is not only the best song on the album, but it's the best Green Day song period.
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May 14th, 2007 at 05:48pm
This song totally hits home, I mean the way it sounds and the way they deliver it...
Its amazing. I would have to say this is the best song on the album.
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May 17th, 2007 at 07:35pm
best song on the album.
and ever.
i love the delivery and the lyrics put together. it's amazing.
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June 5th, 2007 at 06:21pm
im not exactly sure what it is about but it is a really great song-one of the best on AI i think they should have had a music video for it.
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November 20th, 2007 at 09:37am
I think this is Green Day's smartest song, not my favourite but one of my favourites.
It's all to do with Jimmy's girlfriend leaving and how she has wasted her time a with poser.
your not the Jesus of subrubia, St Jimmy is figment of your fathers rage and your mothers love says it all.
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