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Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Song length: 3:05
Album: 39/Smooth (1990)
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (1991)
Previous song: "Road to Acceptance"
Next song: "The Judge's Daughter"

"Rest" is the ninth song on the debut album 39/Smooth and the compilation album 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours.

The song is about the narrator constantly thinking about and being anxious over a girl he likes, and he cannot rest because of her. He hopes to meet up with her again so that he can finally rest. The song, just like most of 39/Smooth, has a romance theme to it.

"Rest" is very rarely performed live, and its only performances were during the 39/Smooth era.[1]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Main article: Rest/lyrics

Reception[edit | edit source]

Kerrang! put "Rest" as #1 on their list of 11 Green Day songs they wish the band never recorded.[2]

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