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Apr 12, 2009

Before the Lobotomy Lyrics Greenday

Before the Lobotomy Lyrics Greenday

What is a Lobotomy? It's the ultimate sanction when The Man comes to take you down. He takes away your ability to think and renders you useless as person. "The procedure has since been characterized "as one of the most barbaric mistakes ever perpetrated by mainstream medicine". Think about that when you read the lyrics and the equivalent damage that has been done in the name of Christianity...

Before the Lobotomy:


Dreaming
I am 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 is no more laughter
Songs of yesterday
Now live in the underground

Life before the lobotomy
Christian sang the eulogy
Sign 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 is no more laughter
Songs of yesterday
Now live in the underground


19 comments:

  1. It's I was only dreaming.

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  2. this song is fucking EPIC!!!

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  3. AMAZING...
    I literally cried when I first heard it.

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  4. this song is awesome its got a upsettin theme 2 it gr8 song

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  5. whose christian. whose gloria. symbolism? comparing to what?

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  6. ummm

    Christian, obviously a religion...

    Gloria, pretty name, also has relegious conatations..

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  7. The begining of this song is soo familiar......
    anyone else?

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  9. yesss the begining of this song is like the one of limp bizkit behind blue eyes also written by the who

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  10. I think its
    I was only dreaming
    in the second line instead of
    I am only dreaming

    and btw., thanks for the lyrics :)

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  11. great song but al;so very sad aswellhope Green day brings another album out next year.

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  12. I'm guessing you'll have to wait 2.5 years plus... as will I.

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  13. G-L-O-R-I-A stands for something. Green day makes you dig to find the anwsers, I luv em. Anyone got any ideas.

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  14. Gloria in excelsis Deo, the begining of a christian worship starts with this. It's called a doxology, it's a praise to the heavens.

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  15. This song does sound very familiar at the beginning...and its NOT behind Blue Eyes Im hearing...what is it?

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  16. The guitar sounds similar to Behind Blue Eyes...but its the singing Im referring to

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  17. Christian and Gloria are the center of the album's "story". They are a couple living in the post-Bush modern America, and the entire album is their experiences. They represent two very real sides of humanity. Gloria represents the hope that we have for things to get better. She is the embodiment of our desire to change the world and make it a better place. In contrast, Christian is the literal epitome of anarchistic, rage-fueled destruction. He is the personification of humanity's inherant violent and savage nature; the idea that only through drastic measures can we change the world we live in.

    They are Rage and Love. Yin and Yang. Two halves of a perfect whole.

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  18. i actually really like that explanation

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