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Apr 12, 2009

See the Light Lyrics Green Day




See the Light song lyrics by Green Day

The final song in Green Day's epic 21st Century Breakdown.

The lyrics suggested a tired character, not quite converted, not quite sure of they want but wanting something but not getting it from religion. This seems to make sense as much of the album appears to be an exploration of the failings of Christianity and religion in general. What do you think the lyrics mean? 

'See the light' is from Green Day's 8th studio album, 21st Century Breakdown. The references to fighting echo that of 21 guns which was one of the lead singles from the album.

See the Light song lyrics by Green Day

I crossed the river
Fell into the sea
Where the non-believers
Go beyond belief
Then I scratched the surface
In the mouth of hell
Running out of service
In the blood I fell

I just want to see the light
i don't want to lose my sight
I just want to see the light
I need to know what's worth the fight

I've been wasted
Pills and alcohol
I've been chasing
Down the pool halls
Then I drank the water
From a hurricane
And I set a fire
Just to see the flame

I just want to see the light
I don't want to lose my sight
I just want to see the light
I need to know what's worth the fight

I crossed the desert
Reaching higher ground
Then I pound the pavement
To take the liars down
But it's gone forever
But never too late
Where the ever after
Is in the hands of fate

I just want to see the light
I don't want to lose my sight
I just want to see the light
I need to know what's worth the fight

13 comments:

  1. I appreciate you typing these lyrics :) I almost had to do it all myself. But I have to wonder...

    WHERE THE HELL IS MARCH OF THE DOGS??? That was the song I was looking forward to the most. Did they get rid of it for the CD? Change the name?

    I hope they still have it =/

    Rock on ~Emily

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  2. East Jesus Nowhere was formerly titled march of the dogs

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  3. Si, renamed East Jesus Nowhere from an experience Billy J. had.

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  4. One of the best songs on the CD. Ends the story perfectly!

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  5. hahaha sounds like "I, wanna die in your arms tonight"


    really really good song, really musical, they know what they are doing and it shows in this song

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  6. One of the three worst songs on the album. Truly. Nothing really original or inspiring here. And yes it does sound like "I just died in your arms tonight" which to me is NOT a compliment.

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  7. Yeah, this is my least favourite on the album. This and chhristian's inferno are the only ones I don't LOVE.

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  8. So, I was just looking for a couple lyrics to this song... but now I'm sitting here listening to The Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" and am at a total loss at how anyone could raise a flag here. Even a "tribute rip-off"—there's nothing. Besides the fact they're both 4:35 in length. LOL.

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  9. March Of The Dogs Was renamed East Jesus Nowhere

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  10. wow, great ending...fantastic cd!

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  11. i think the song talks about the craving for heaven (the light); and to see if it's worth all the effort one puts to reach it.

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  12. they havent failed us and apparently never will

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