Holiday Lyrics – Green Day

English 102 September 20, 2004
"Holiday" by Green Day is a politically charged song that criticizes war, political manipulation, and violence while advocating for independence, resistance, and the rejection of hollow ideologies. The song serves as a call to action and a reminder to question authority and challenge oppressive systems. Let's explain the meaning of each paragraph. ...Read More

Holiday Lyrics

[Intro: Billie Joe Armstrong]
Say hey!
Cha!

[Verse 1: Billie Joe Armstrong]
Hear the sound of the falling rain
Coming down like an Armageddon flame (Hey!)
The shame, the ones who died without a name
Hear the dogs howling out of key
To a hymn called "Faith and Misery" (Hey!)
And bleed, the company lost the war today

[Chorus: Billie Joe Armstrong]
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
On holiday!

[Verse 2: Billie Joe Armstrong]
Hear the drum pounding out of time
Another protester has crossed the line (Hey!)
To find the money's on the other side
Can I get another Amen? (Amen!)
There's a flag wrapped around a score of men (Hey!)
A gag, a plastic bag on a monument

[Chorus: Billie Joe Armstrong]
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
On holiday! (Hey!)
[Guitar Solo]

[Bridge: Billie Joe Armstrong]
Three, four!
"The representative from California has the floor"

[Breakdown: Billie Joe Armstrong]
Sieg Heil to the president Gasman
Bombs away is your punishment
Pulverize the Eiffel towers
Who criticize your government
Bang bang goes the broken glass, and
Kill all the fags that don't agree
Trials by fire, setting fire
Is not a way that's meant for me
Just 'cause (Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
Just 'cause, because we're outlaws, yeah!
(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)

[Chorus: Billie Joe Armstrong]
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
This is our lives on holiday!

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Last Update: October 25, 2023

Holiday Lyrics Meaning

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Lead Vocalist
  • Producer(s)
  • Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day, Mike Dirnt, Rob Cavallo & Tré Cool
  • Writter(s)
  • Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool
  • Released On
  • September 20, 2004

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Holiday" song?

"Holiday" song is sung by Green Day (Billie Joe Armstrong is the lead vocalist).

Who is the lyrics writer of "Holiday" song?

"Holiday" song lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool.

Who is the music producer of "Holiday" song?

"Holiday" song music composed & produced by Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day, Mike Dirnt, Rob Cavallo & Tré Cool.

When was "Holiday" song released?

"Holiday" song was released on September 20, 2004.