In the End
Green Day Lyrics


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All brawn and no brains
And all those nice things
And you finally got what you want
Someone to look good with
And light your cigarette
Is this what you really want?

I figured out what you're all about
And I don't think I like what I see
So I hope I won't be there in the end
If you come around

How long will he last
Before he's a creep in the past
And you're alone once again?
Will you pop up again
And be my special friend
'Til the end?
And when will that be?

I figured out what you're all about
And I don't think I like what I see
So I hope I won't be there in the end
If you come around

Hey
I figured out what you're all about
And I don't think I like what I see




So I hope I won't be there in the end
If you come around

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Green Day's song In the End are about recognizing the superficiality in a relationship and facing the decision on whether or not to stay in it. The first verse describes a partner who may be physically attractive but lacks intelligence, while the second verse questions the longevity of the relationship and whether the other person will continue to come back. The chorus expresses the fear of being stuck in this cycle and hoping to avoid being in the relationship when it inevitably ends. The final "Hey" is a moment of realization and acceptance that the relationship may not be worth sticking around for.


Overall, the song seems to be a commentary on society's fixation on appearances and the fear of being alone, even if it means being in a shallow relationship. It also explores the idea of knowing oneself well enough to recognize when a relationship may not be worth pursuing, even if it means walking away from someone who is physically attractive.


Line by Line Meaning

All brawn and no brains
You rely on physical strength instead of intelligence


And all those nice things
You desire material possessions


And you finally got what you want
You attained your desired object


Someone to look good with
You want someone to enhance your image


And light your cigarette
You expect others to fulfill your needs


Is this what you really want?
Are you certain this is your true longing?


I figured out what you're all about
I have discovered your true identity


And I don't think I like what I see
I am displeased by your revealed nature


So I hope I won't be there in the end
I desire to avoid you in the future


If you come around
If we cross paths again


How long will he last
How long will your current companion endure


Before he's a creep in the past
Before he becomes a repulsive memory


And you're alone once again?
And you are solitary again?


Will you pop up again
Will you resurface again


And be my special friend
And act like a close friend to me


'Til the end?
Until the end of time?


And when will that be?
When exactly will that occur?


Hey
Addressing or getting someone's attention


I figured out what you're all about
I discovered your true nature


And I don't think I like what I see
I am unhappy with your revealed character


So I hope I won't be there in the end
I prefer to avoid you in the future


If you come around
If our paths cross again




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E., Iii Wright, Frank Edwin Wright Iii, Michael Pritchard, Mike Dirnt, Mike Ryan Pritchard, Tre Cool

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@theadobehiisyourua

All brawn and no brains
And all those nice things
You finally got what you want
Someone to look good with
And light your cigarette
Is this what you really want?

I figured out what you're all about
And I don't think I like what I see
So
I hope I won't be there in the end
If you come around

How long will he last
Before he's a creep in the past
And you're alone once again?
Will you pop up again and be my
"Special friend" 'til the end?
And when will that be?

I figured out what you're all about
And I don't think I like what I see
So
I hope I won't be there in the end
If you come around

I figured out what you're all about
And I don't think I like what I see
So
I hope I won't be there in the end
If you come around



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@El_XD_203

This song is very underrated and i love it

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@quandale_dingle7585

6m isn't underrated from one of the most famous rock bands

@El_XD_203

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This song is amazing 🤟🤟🤟

@rachelpogue66

This song deserves way more love

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@theadobehiisyourua

All brawn and no brains
And all those nice things
You finally got what you want
Someone to look good with
And light your cigarette
Is this what you really want?

I figured out what you're all about
And I don't think I like what I see
So
I hope I won't be there in the end
If you come around

How long will he last
Before he's a creep in the past
And you're alone once again?
Will you pop up again and be my
"Special friend" 'til the end?
And when will that be?

I figured out what you're all about
And I don't think I like what I see
So
I hope I won't be there in the end
If you come around

I figured out what you're all about
And I don't think I like what I see
So
I hope I won't be there in the end
If you come around

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