SONG OF THE DAY: GREEN DAY – “2000 LIGHT YEARS AWAY”

Has anyone posted about Green Day lately? I don’t think so, or if they have, it hasn’t been recent enough. If you know me, you know I’m a Green Day fanatic- indeed, every song they’ve ever recorded has found its way into my itunes library, and I’ve heard them all, too (it’s about 14 hours of listening, if you wanted to do it all in one sitting).

“2000 Light Years Away” is the opening track from Green Day’s first album, the oft-forgotten “Kerplunk!” The album was released during a simpler time; nobody was arguing about what was or wasn’t “””pop punk””” and, I’m gonna say it, it always seems to me that kids who wanted to listen to Green Day in 1992 probably had it a lot easier than kids do now. The song is written in a familiar style if one listens to a lot of early Green Day, with Billie Joe sorta whining about loving a girl and being totally hot for her, too. Funnily enough, this song was written about Billie Joe’s then-girlfriend, now-wife, who was a fan he met backstage at a show. You, too, could marry your idol!

Honestly, there isn’t much else to say. If you like Green Day, you’ll like this. If you’re not into it, you’re entitled to your opinion (even though it’s totally wrong).