|Written by:||Billie Joe Armstrong|
|Previous song:||"One of My Lies"|
Billie wrote "80" to describe how he loses self-control around Adrienne. The song name comes from her nickname '80'. Billie gave her that nickname because it sounds similar to her shortened name Adie. Bille even has a tattoo that just says "80" on his lower abdomen.
Green Day play "80" live infrequently, and have most often played it in late 1991–early 1992.
Even though the song is about Billie's wife Adrienne and how he experiences his love for her, one could interpret the lyrics in a different way:
The line "Is there any cure for this disease someone called love/Not as long as there are girls like you" could be about someone suffering from a bad breakup or rejection. He's still infatuated with that person, but he can't be with her. It's killing the narrator not to be around this person, and knowing the feelings aren't mutual (anymore). It's so bad that it feels like a disease, not knowing if he'll ever get over it, and the feelings come back with every girl that reminds him of her.
From time to time, the narrator sees or hears about this girl and it makes his head go crazy. He feels stupid thinking that way and wants anyone to "slap some sense" in him, but he has no-one to talk about it (Cause no-one wants to hear a drunken fool-being drunk of love and pain) or to help him cope with his feelings. He feels alone, anxious, frustrated and when his feelings overpower him he just wants to bang his head into a wall to make the pain go away.
- Main article: 80/lyrics
|Tracks||"2000 Light Years Away" · "One for the Razorbacks" · "Welcome to Paradise" · "Christie Road" · "Private Ale" · "Dominated Love Slave" · "One of My Lies" · "80" · "Android" · "No One Knows" · "Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" · "Words I Might Have Ate"|
|Sweet Children EP (CD & cassette)||"Sweet Children" · "Best Thing in Town" · "Strangeland" · "My Generation"|