When I Come Around
Green Day Lyrics


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I heard you crying loud, all the way across town
'Cause you been searching for that someone
And it's me out on the prowl
As you sit around feeling sorry for yourself

Well, don't get lonely now, and dry your whining eyes
I'm just roaming for the moment
Sleazin' my back yard so don't get
So uptight you been thinking about ditching me

No time to search the world around
'Cause you know where I'll be found
When I come around

Well, I heard it all before, so don't knock down my door
I'm a loser and a user so I don't need no accuser
To try and slag me down because I know you're right

So go do what you like, make sure you do it wise
You may find out that your self-doubt means nothing
Was ever there
You can't go forcing something if it's just not right

No time to search the world around
'Cause you know where I'll be found
When I come around

No time to search the world around
'Cause you know where I'll be found
When I come around

When I come around




When I come around
When I come around

Overall Meaning

In Green Day's "When I Come Around," the singer is responding to someone who seems to be pining after them. The singer says they've been out "roaming for the moment" and that the other person shouldn't feel sorry for themselves or get "so uptight" about the singer ditching them. The singer admits that they're a "loser and a user" and that they don't need anyone to accuse or criticize them for it. The chorus notes that the other person doesn't need to search the world around for the singer because they already know where the singer will be found "when I come around."


The song's message seems to be a bit conflicted. On one hand, the singer is telling the other person to stop feeling sorry for themselves and get over their doubts. On the other hand, the singer seems to be acknowledging that they're not an ideal partner and that the other person has every right to move on if they want to. Still, the fact that the singer keeps singing "When I come around" seems to imply that they're confident the other person will eventually come back to them.


In terms of the music itself, "When I Come Around" is a classic example of a mid-tempo pop-punk song. It features a catchy melody, heavily distorted guitars, and driving drums that give it a sense of urgency. Billie Joe Armstrong's vocals are snotty and confident, making the song feel like a rebellious anthem that's perfect for blasting out of car speakers.


Line by Line Meaning

I heard you crying loud, all the way across town
I can hear that you're sad and upset, and it's obvious even though you're far away


'Cause you been searching for that someone
You're looking for a special person, someone who can make you happy


And it's me out on the prowl
I'm out and about, looking for adventure and excitement


As you sit around feeling sorry for yourself
While you're just sitting there pitying yourself


Well, don't get lonely now, and dry your whining eyes
Cheer up, don't feel alone or sorry for yourself, and stop complaining


I'm just roaming for the moment
I'm not looking for anything serious, just enjoying the present moment


Sleazin' my back yard so don't get
I'm exploring nearby, so don't worry


So uptight you been thinking about ditching me
You've been so tense and stressed that you're considering leaving me


No time to search the world around
We don't need to look far, because we already know where we belong


'Cause you know where I'll be found
We'll always find each other, because we're meant to be together


When I come around
You can count on me to return


Well, I heard it all before, so don't knock down my door
I've been criticized and judged so many times, so don't bother trying to insult me further


I'm a loser and a user so I don't need no accuser
I already know I'm a failure and someone who takes advantage of others, so I don't need anyone else to tell me


To try and slag me down because I know you're right
Trying to put me down won't work, because I already know you're correct in your assessment of me


So go do what you like, make sure you do it wise
You should pursue what makes you happy, but be smart about it


You may find out that your self-doubt means nothing
You might realize that your insecurities and doubts don't actually matter in the long run


Was ever there
They were never even there to begin with


You can't go forcing something if it's just not right
You shouldn't try to make something work if it's not meant to be


When I come around
I'll be back soon


When I come around
I'll always return


When I come around
You can rely on me to come back




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank Edwin Wright III, Mike Ryan Pritchard

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@theharshtruthoutthere

Isn`t it time to start seeking out all of that knowledge, we all, still missing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttviqvfTBTg you and me, we SHALL BE JUDGED. Therefore, let me ask a little: which ones your actions and thoughts are?
- evil or good?

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHYOKu9d9bz7B0iL4ZleIQYscvdaZcvWF
1776 – 2022 = 246
1776 – 2076 = 300
We have lived under the freemasons tryanny, oh perdon, i mean, under their rulership close to 300 years. Sadly much anough to forget all, that was before „they” took everything under their control and keep it that way, that long.

246 years of lifetimes, under the „power” of evil. And we dream of a good lives to live. How come we can do it under the rulership of the wicked?



!go and find a job! = !go and find a enslavement!. And we, humans, find it a problem, that we were slaves generations back. The reasons it ain´t a problem now? For we, humans, being slaves, haven`t changed. WE ARE ALL STILL SLAVES! This haven´t changed.

Now, can you, a reader of my writtings can you explain: why are we still slaves?, when the matter of fact, it is already proven, that EVERLASTING IS FREE:
- WATER,
- FOOD,
- ELECTRICITY,
- LAND,
- AIR.

Who find it`s un-benefits them, if we are truly FREED? - freemasons.
SLAVES we are and will remain, until the HUNGER FOR THE MISSING KNOWLEDGE is found in all of us. Do we even know how to live, BEING FREE?
In the days of NOAH, only 8 souls, were left to live, out from millinons. Yet, we, nowdays won`t even function unless someone form older generations tells us what to do. Why is things that way, if we are all free and highly educated?

Ecclesiastes 4:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
John 14:16 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Lamentations 1:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.
John 15:26 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
Lamentations 1:16 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
John 14:26 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 16:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Let me be cut of this earth imminently if i even dare to reject CHRIST. I may and surly shall have trials and times that i just cant go anymore, i may and sadly surly shall backslide again and again, still as long as i breath, i get up and keep on going. Cause, if i dare to give up so easily, i then surly DIE and not just once, but twice. Let my name be found.......and let me be strong and "crazy" enough to keep the faith until the end.
The fear of GOD should be found in me.

Have the FEAR OF GOD in you and be sure these words from GOD "depart for me, i never new you" , you shall never hear. May your name also be found .......



All comments from YouTube:

@JebusMatoi

To think in 3 years this song will be 30. The 90s seems like another world at this point.

@cosmicallis7936

It already does and already is...😭😭😭😭😭

@ameliawade78

I'd give anything for it to be the 90's...

@cosmicallis7936

@@ameliawade78 right..makes me feel like a fool for once being a kid wishing it was "the future" and that I was "grown up" 🤦🤦🤦lol

@DJDeez87

A better world with better music...RIP the 90s

@airalert33

Really feels like another world for you? In my mind I'm still there, it feels like yesterday. Turning 31 this year, but I still feel like a kid in the '90s

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@sinelife192

The 90's feel so different. Not just a nostalgic thing, but like we crossed a threshold into another world that we can never come back from. Everything feels so different.

@matthewbailey3833

90s were the best

@MetaITurtle

It's probably because it's after the 80s and that was a great decade too

@briantaulbee6452

Huge paradigm shift in the 2000's .

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