My Generation

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My Generation
Written by: Pete Townshend
Song length: 2:19
Album: Sweet Children (1990)
Kerplunk! (CD/cassette) (1992)
Previous song: "Strangeland"
Next song: "2000 Light Years Away"

"My Generation" is a song by the British rock group The Who, and Green Day covered it for their 1990 EP Sweet Children. "My Generation", along with the rest of the EP, was later added as bonus tracks on the CD and cassette releases of Kerplunk. "My Generation is the 16th, the final track, and the fourth bonus track of Kerplunk.

The first known time where Green Day performed their cover of "My Generation" was by request at Davis, California in 1989. This version was slightly different than the version that was recorded, notably with the solo. The next live performance was at McGregors, Elmhurst, which was the same as the recorded version. The last live performance was at Vector Arena, Auckland in December 2009, and Green Day reverted back to the original composition of the song in its first live performance. [citation needed]

Song meaning[edit | edit source]

This song is about finding a place in society. The narrator is also afraid of growing up, hoping he dies young so he doesn't have to grow old.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Main article: My Generation/lyrics