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Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Song length: 2:07
Album: Dookie (1994)
Next song: "Having a Blast"

"Burnout" is the first song from Dookie.

Song meaning[edit | edit source]

The narrator is frustrated about having to grow up. Everyone else is growing up and he feels like he has to, but he really doesn't want to. He regards the adult life as "walking amongst the dead", as their days are just composed of working and sleeping, without having any time to relax and have fun. That doesn't feel like growing up, but like burning out, losing your soul. He feels apathetic and has barely any motivation to do anything at all.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Main article: Burnout/lyrics
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