When i was 15/16 I lived one of the most bad period of my life. I was into a spiral of depression and sadness, problems with friends and parents.. It was too much to handle for me so I started hurting myself, cutting my arms, drinking too much alcool and taking drugs against anxiety. Nothing was very helpful, nothing except Green Day music. In American idiot’s lyrics I found too much in common with my life, some of my problems were there and it was like if they were trying to help me for move on. And in a certainly way, they did.
Now my favourite band is another one, but they are still a part of me, they are on my skin now with a couple of tattoos just for remind me the power of music: she can saves your life, as this band did with me a too many other people.
April is a really tough month for me. My mom died in April, which just makes it a really sad, depressing time for me. Because of this, I find myself listening to “Wake Me Up When September Ends” a lot during this month. I’m always listening to Green Day’s albums and songs because they’re my favorite band and mean so much to me, but this month and this song is different in terms of my love for them.
What I love so much about this song is that Billie Joe understands perfectly what people like me go through with deaths like this. He isn’t asking for pity or sympathy. He’s just being straightforward and honest and telling his feelings how it is. It’s a very strong, honest song and probably the only thing that gets me through this month.
Just a little back story: American Idiot was released the month before my mom got diagnosed with cancer. I ended up listening to that album a lot in the months after the diagnosis. And, of course, moving onto other albums as well. I’ve seen them live the most out of any of my favorite bands and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. My mom was at my first Green Day concert with me September 2005 at Giants Stadium. My mom died April 2010 about a year after 21st Century Breakdown was released. Green Day definitely kept me from breaking down through everything in those 5 years.
I had a very good support system after my mom died. But honestly I would have never gotten through it without Green Day. My love for them knows absolutely no bounds.
I’ve started listening to the American Idiot album again in it’s entirety for the first time in a long time after some stuff happened to my friend at school. After doing this it’s like nothing seems the same. I see everything that wasn’t fake to me before as meaningless. I don’t really mind it either.
It’s difficult for me to explain why I love Green Day so much. They changed my life and made me a better person.I was bullied for about 8 years and because of that I tried to be just like everyone else. I thought ‘If you’re just just everyone else, no one will bully you. There’s no need for people to hate you if you don’t behave or look weird.” Needless to say that it didn’t work and that I wasn’t happy. In fact, I hated myself for not being confident enough to show the world who I really was. But then I started listening to Green Day. And these guys gave me strength and hope. They made me believe in myself. And now I’m finally confident enough to give a fuck about what other people think about me. I’m still not completely happy with who I am, but I don’t hate myself (as much as I used to) anymore. And I know how stupid this will sound, but I’m sure that without Green day, I wouldn’t be alive today.
I hope there are no grammatical errors in this… My English sucks so much. >_<
I got a whole new level of love for Green Day when I saw American Idiot on Broadway when Billie Joe was playing St. Jimmy.
I am honored to say that Green Day saved my life.
I have posted my whole “Green Day are my heroes” story but…it was only the basis. The details that actually happened are…well…wild in a way.
I won’t post it all on here but this is the post from my other tumblr: http://bullets-over-broadway.tumblr.com/post/5074759723/ready-for-my-story
For anyone who comes on here that would want to read it.
However, I am proud to say that thanks to Green Day, I have been off my anti-depressants for 3 years and counting. And thanks to them, I have found myself once again.
It’s me again, from the Words We Might Have Ate Project! So…it’s been a while. But basically, inspired by the tenacity of another Green Day fan to make a scrapbook celebrating the musical, I’ve decided that I should investigate how to open this up for you guys to hold in your hands, if you wanted. Turns out that’s pretty easy, now.
First, go here: http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/interests/letters-to-green-day-5009041
Second, hit “order”.
Third, register (I know, I know, sorry).
Fourth, pick from the different versions of the book. You should know, the 12x12 hardcover is HUGE, and the 8x8 softcover is a lot cheaper but looks fine. That’s the copy I ordered for myself .
Fifth, at checkout, enter the discount code g9m8 . That should shave off some of the cost. Ah, the wonders of Google!
*Also, just in case you were wondering, Laura and I aren’t making any money off of this. I just thought that I really dropped the ball in not working to get this to you guys sooner, and hopefully there’s still some interest out there. This turned out so well and I’m still so, so proud of it. Thanks to everyone…again.
Hey guys, you should pick up the book if your letter is in it! And if it isn’t too, it’s a great compilation of Green Day love. Thanks Morgan!
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I don’t think I can properly describe what Green Day means to me. I first discovered them when I was about 9 when American Idiot was first exploding on the scene & to say Green Day changed my taste in music in an understatement, going from the likes of delta goodrem & Nikki webster is a giant leap. I just remember getting the boulevard of broken dreams single & listening to it in the parking lot. & I remember ring instantly curious about this band & it stuck almost 9 years later & I’m still infatuated. They are my everything, the pull me through the darkest days & they ride we me through the happy ones. It’s like they’ve gotten under my skin. Green Day is a virus that for me has a cure, but I don’t want one. Sometimes I even worry that I’m not living my life up to their moral & ethical standards & that scares me. I don’t know how I’ll ever get to thank them. I wouldn’t know where to begin. To say Green Day is the reason I am here today is like saying water is the reason fish survive, it’s obvious. They are my life <3