Green Day (song)

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This article is about a song on 39/Smooth and 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. For information about the band themselves, see Green Day (band).
Green Day
Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Song length: 3:29
Album: 39/Smooth (1990)
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (1991)
Previous song: "Disappearing Boy"
Next song: "Going to Pasalacqua"

"Green Day" is the fifth song from 39/Smooth and the compilation album 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. The song has the same name as the band.

History[edit | edit source]

The song "Green Day" was written after Billie first experienced smoking marijuana; its title is derived from the slang term for a day spent smoking the drug.

Prior to the release of 1,000 Hours, the time they changed their band name, Green Day was known as Sweet Children. They likely got their band name "Green Day" from this song. The song's first known performance was in June 1989, two months after the release of 1,000 Hours, which means that it could have been written while their band name was Sweet Children.[1]

The band only performed the song "Green Day" in the years 1989 and 1990, and on April 17, 2015 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio with Al Sobrante, the drummer at the time.[2]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Main article: Green Day/lyrics

References[edit | edit source]