Dry Ice

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Dry Ice
Song length: 3:45
Album: 1,000 Hours
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Previous song: "1,000 Hours"
Next song: "Only of You"

"Dry Ice" is the second song on the 1,000 Hours EP and the last song on Side A. It was later added as the 16th track on the compilation album 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours.

"Dry Ice" is played live very infrequently, and it was most often played in the years 1989 and 1991.[1] Like with most of Green Day's early songs, "Dry Ice" was most recently played on April 17, 2015 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio, during a brief Sweet Children reunion with Al Sobrante.

Billie wrote this song about his best friend's sister.[2]

Production[edit | edit source]

According to Billie Joe Armstrong, it took Green Day 18 times to record "Dry Ice" because John Kiffmeyer kept making mistakes while drumming.[citation needed] At the end of the song, the band shouts, "Yes, yes, we did it!"

"Dry Ice" was originally named "Whupped", prior to 1,000 Hours' release. but according to a KLAX interview, Al Sobrante named it Dry Ice because he felt "Whupped was stupid". [citation needed]

Song meaning[edit | edit source]

This song is about having feelings for someone, but being too afraid or hesitate to show them. The narrator is deeply worried about coming out for his feelings, does this girl love him back the way he does? He's too scared to tell her and he's afraid they can't stay friends if she rejects him (Will I understand if she wants to be my friend?).

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dry Ice/lyrics

References[edit | edit source]