Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams



"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is a song by American rock band Green Day. It is the fourth track from their seventh studio album American Idiot (2004). Reprise Records released "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" as the second single from American Idiot on November 29, 2004. The song's lyrics were written by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and the music was composed by the band. Production was handled by Rob Cavallo and Green Day.


The song speaks from the point of view of American Idiot's main character, "Jesus of Suburbia", and is a moderate midtempo song characterized by somber and bleak lyrics. This is in contrast to the previous track on the album, "Holiday", which illustrates Jesus of Suburbia's high of being in The City.


MTV's Green Day Makes a Video described "Holiday" as a party, and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" as the subsequent hangover.




Lyrics


I walk a lonely road

The only one that I have ever known

Don't know where it goes

But it's home to me and I walk alone


I walk this empty street

On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Where the city sleeps

And I'm the only one and I walk alone


I walk alone

I walk alone

I walk alone

I walk a


My shadow's the only one that walks beside me

My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me

'Til then I walk alone


Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, aaah-ah

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah


I'm walking down the line

That divides me somewhere in my mind

On the borderline

Of the edge and where I walk alone


Read between the lines

Of what's fucked up and everything's alright

Check my vital signs

To know I'm still alive and I walk alone


I walk alone

I walk alone

I walk alone

I walk a


My shadow's the only one that walks beside me

My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me

'Til then I walk alone


Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, aaah-ah

Ah-ah, ah-ah


I walk alone

I walk a


I walk this empty street

On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Where the city sleeps

And I'm the only one and I walk a


My shadow's the only one that walks beside me

My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating

Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me

'Til then I walk alone