Music review: Green Day - St. Jimmy

americanidiot.jpgArtist: Green Day Members: Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass, vocals), Tre Cool (drums) Album: American Idiot Release date: 9/21/04 Video link: Via YouTube

Lyrics: St. Jimmy's comin' down across the alleyway Up on the boulevard like a zip gun on parade Light of a silhouette He's insubordinate Coming at you on the count of 1,2,1,2,3,4!

My name is Jimmy and you better not wear it out Suicide commando that your momma talked about King of the forty thieves And I'm here to represent That needle in the vein of the establishment

I'm the patron saint of the denial With an angel face and a taste for suicidal

Cigarettes and ramen and a little bag of dope I am the son of a bitch and Edgar Allen Poe Raised in the city under a halo of lights The product of war and fear that we've been victimized

I'm the patron saint of the denial With an angel face and a taste for suicidal


I'll give you something to cry about.


My name is St. Jimmy I'm a son of a gun I'm the one that's from the way outside I'm a teenage assassin executing some fun In the cult of the life of crime.

I really hate to say it but I told you so So shut your mouth before I shoot you down old boy Welcome to the club and give me some blood And the resident leader at the lost and found

It's comedy and tragedy It's St. Jimmy And that's my nameeeeeee...and don't wear it out! About the song: St. Jimmy is from Green Day's rock opera album American Idiot. All of the songs from the album go together to form a larger story so it's a little bit difficult to talk about some of the songs individually.

St. Jimmy is one of the characters in the rock opera. While the band will not talk about their interpretations of the lyrics, a lot of fans think St. Jimmy is an alter-ego of the Jesus of Suburbia character. The Jimmy personality is filled with violence and drugs where the JoS personality is merely a bored suburban kid.

I'd definitely recommend that everyone listens to the entire American Idiot at least once. It's an awesome album.