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American Idiot is a song by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released in August 2014 as the first single from their seventh album, American Idiot.

BackgroundEdit

  • 5 Seconds of Summer recorded a cover version of it for rock magazine Kerrang's Green Day tribute album. It was released on June 14, 2014.
  • The song was also put on their album LiveSOS.
  • 5SOS performed the cover on The Howard Stern Show on 19 November 2015

LyricsEdit

I wanna listen to Green Day

Michael:
Don't wanna be an American idiot
Don't want the nation under the new mania
And can you hear the sound of hysteria
The subliminal mind, fuck America

Luke:
Welcome to a new kind of tension
All across the alien nation
Where everything isn't meant to be okay
Television dreams of tomorrow
We're not the ones who're meant to follow
For that's enough to argue

Michael:
Well maybe I'm the faggot America
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda
Now everybody do the propaganda
And sing along to the age of paranoia
(You looking at me?)

Calum:
Welcome to a new kind of tension
All across the alien nation
Where everything isn't meant to be okay
Television dreams of tomorrow
We're not the ones who're meant to follow
For that's enough to argue

All:
Don't wanna be an American idiot
One nation controlled by the media
Information age of hysteria

Calum:
It's calling out to idiot America

Michael:
Welcome to a new kind of tension
All across the alien nation
Where everything isn't meant to be okay
(I'm not fucking okay)
Television dreams of tomorrow
We're not the ones who're meant to follow
For that's enough to argue

AudioEdit

Click play to listen to "American Idiot"
American Idiot



Live Performances Edit

5 Seconds of Summer Covers "American Idiot" On The Howard Stern Show

5 Seconds of Summer Covers "American Idiot" On The Howard Stern Show

Live on The Howard Stern Show 19 November 2015

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