“St. Jimmy” – Green Day

One of my favorite songs from “American Idiot.”  I love the way this starts out as straight-ahead punk, then slows down to harmony-laden Beach Boys inspired pop.  The opening lyrics are terrific: “St. Jimmy’s comin’ down across the alleyway … Upon the
boulevard like a zip gun on parade …  Light of a silhouette … He’s insubordinate …
Comin’ at you on the count of 1,2-(1,2,3,4!)”  and then a hardcore breakdown that will nail your d–k to a tree.

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