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Green Day - When I Come Around


Green Day - When I Come Around - Meaning of the song


A track from Green Day's first major-label album, "When I Come Around" is a very personal song lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote about being away from his girlfriend, Adrienne Nesser, and the frustrations they both felt when he was on the road. Billie Joe met Adrienne in 1990 when Green Day performed in Minnesota, where she lived. He was just 18, and found it difficult to maintain a long distance relationship, especially with his touring schedule. In this song, he affirms his devotion for her, assuring her that when he does get to see her (when he "comes around") he will make it up to her. Billie Joe and Adrienne got married in July 1994, a few months after Dookie was released and right in the midst of the band's rapid ascent to stardom (the band was touring at the time). The marriage endured, and couple had two children together.


When I Come Around - Lyrics


I heard you crying loud,

All the way across town

You've been searching for that someone,

And it's me out on the prowl

As you sit around feeling sorry for yourself


Well, don't get lonely now

And dry your whining eyes

I'm just roaming for the moment

Sleazin' my back yard so don't get so uptight

You been thinking about ditching me


No time to search the world around

Cause you know where I'll be found

When I come around


I heard it all before

So don't knock down my door

I'm a loser and a user so I don't need no accuser

To try and slag me down because I know you're right

So go do what you like

Make sure you do it wise

You may find out that your self-doubt means nothing

Was ever there


You can't go forcing something if it's just

Not right


No time to search the world around

Cause you know where I'll be found

When I come around


No time to search the world around

Cause you know where I'll be found

When I come around

When I come around

When I come around

When I come around





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