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Feb 16, 2009

“Before the Lobotomy” Green Day Lyrics



“Before the Lobotomy” Lyrics from 21st Century Breakdown by Green Day.

The song itself is probably focused on the perspective of the character Gloria who runs around 21st Century Breakdown.

A lobotomy is a surgical procedure in which a part of the brain is removed. It's lyrical use in the title is to perhaps suggest that religion renders the brain lethargic as what happens post a lobotomy....

Before the Lobotomy Lyrics:

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
Of another place and time
Where my family's from

Singing, I can hear them singing
When the rain had washed away
All these scattered dreams

Dying, everyone's reminded
Hearts are washed in misery
Drenched in gasoline

Laughter, there's no more laughter
Songs of yesterday now live in the underground

Life before the lobotomy
Christian sang the eulogy
Sign of my love a lost memory
From the end of the Century

Well it's enough to make you sick
To cast a stone and throw a brick
When the sky is falling down
It burned your dreams into the ground

Christian's lesson
Is what he's been sold
We are normal and self-controlled
Remember to learn to forget
Whiskey shots and cheap cigarettes

Well I'm not stoned, I'm just fucked up
I got so high, I can't stand up
I'm not cursed cause I've been blessed
I'm not in love cause I'm a mess

Like refugees
We're lost like refugees
Like refugees
We're lost like refugees
The brutality of reality
Is the freedom that keeps me from

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
Of another place and time
Where my family's from

Singing, I can hear them singing
When the rain had washed away all these scattered dreams

Dying, everyone's reminded
Hearts are washed in misery
Drenched in gasoline

Laughter, there's no more laughter
Songs of yesterday
Now live in the underground


Before the Labotomy was produced by Mr Butch Vig of Garbage drums and Nirvana fame.


21 comments:

  1. Dreaming
    I am only dreaming
    Of another place and time
    Where my family's from

    Singing
    I can hear them singing
    When the rain have washed away
    All the scattered dreams

    Dying
    Everyone's reminded
    Hearts are washed in misery
    Drenched in gasoline

    Laughter
    There is no more laugher
    Songs of yesterday
    Now live in the underground

    Life before the lobotomy
    Christian sang the eulogy
    Sing my love a lost memory
    Run the end of the century

    Well, it's enough to make you sick
    To cast a stone and throw a brick
    When the sky is falling down
    It burned your dreams into the ground

    Christian's lesson is what he's been sold
    We are normal and self-controlled
    Remember to learn to forget
    Whiskey shots and cheap cigarettes

    Well I'm not stoned
    I'm just fuck up
    I got so high I can't stand up
    I'm not cursed 'cause I've been blessed
    I'm not in love 'cause I'm a mess

    Like refugees
    We are lost like refugees
    Like refugees
    We are lost like refugees
    The brutality of reality
    Is the freedom that keeps me from

    Dreaming
    I am only dreaming
    Of another place and time
    Where my family's from

    Singing
    I can hear them singing
    When the rain have washed away
    All the scattered dreams

    Dying
    Everyone's reminded
    Hearts are washed in misery
    Drenched in gasoline

    Laughter
    There is no more laugher
    Songs of yesterday
    Now live in the underground

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  2. Where it writes, "Sing my love a lost memory," it actually says "Sign my love a lost memory."

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  3. I love this song!
    The brutality of reality is the
    freedom that keeps me from dreaming..

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  4. what an amazing cd...the best of 09 thus far

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  5. It's
    I'm not stoned I'm just fucked up

    Not fuck up

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  6. I might hate alternative music, but Green Day is the one exception! Great album!

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  7. Anyone know if this song changes time sugnatures? It sounds like it does.

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  8. It must be 'Dreaming/ I was only dreaming' not 'I am onyl dreaming'

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  9. Brilliant song, the first one in Gloria's point of view.

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  10. is very nice


    diego from chile

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  11. so beautiful *.*

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  12. an amazing song, by far the best on the album x

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  13. this will be album of the year i dont care what happens im calling it

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  14. Green Day in Copenhagen the 9th of October!

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  15. an amazing song from an absolutely amazing album..love Green Day..they are just awesome..!!

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  16. This song is really great it allways gets to me isn't a lobotomy like a tumor.
    GREEN DAY RULES<3

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  17. a lobotomy is where they remove half your brain. they dont do it anymore dont worry. love bja<3
    liz330!

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  18. me and my sis and dad saw them in concert...green day is the band that got me into the music...thy are the best band and i wish i could meet them. one of my favorite songs from this album.

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