Throwback: Broken Dreams

This is a post from a long time ago, but I was fresh out of idea’s for my post this morning, and as I was looking through my old posts, found this one, and I really liked it, so I’m posting it here again… Without saying anything more, here ya go:

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“I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes
But it’s home to me and I walk alone

I walk this empty street
On the Blvd. of broken dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one and I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk a…

My shadows the only one that walks beside me
My shallow hearts the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
Till then I walk alone

Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ahhh
Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ahhh

I’m walking down the line
That divides me somewhere in my mind
On the border line of the edge
And where I walk alone

Read between the lines
What’s fucked up and everything’s all right
Check my vital signs to know I’m still alive
And I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk a…

My shadows the only one that walks beside me
My shallow hearts the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
Till then I walk alone

Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ahhh
Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ahhh

I walk this empty street
On the Blvd. of broken dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one and I walk a..

My shadows the only one that walks beside me
My shallow hearts the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
Till then I walk away!”
~ “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day

I want to apologize first off to those of you who might be offended that I’m talking about a song with the F-word in it, but I have been listening to this song, and it has been stuck in my head for a little bit now, and this revelation about the meaning of this song, and the lessons in it came to me, and I had to share it. I have no claim to really understand what the writer was thinking, but this is what I think it all means. So here we go…

The general concept of this song is about a battle in the mind (“I’m walking down the line/That divides me somewhere in my mind/On the border line of the edge/And where I walk alone”) Because is struggle and fight is in his mind, no other person here can join him, to him, it is a battle that he has to fight on his own. But he doesn’t want to fight it on his own, he wants help from God/some higher power (“Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me”), but for whatever reason, he feels like God isn’t there to help him, he can’t feel God, so he has to do it on his own, or so he thinks (“Till then I walk alone”). He feels dead, like this fight that he is fighting alone is killing him (“Check my vital signs to know I’m still alive”). This song is like his desperate cry for help in this battle that he is losing in his mind, it is a cry for someone to come up and help him.

How often have we been in that same place? We are fighting our battles, and we feel so alone. Yes, God is always there but sometimes, we don’t feel it. Sometimes we each fell like we are walking down a boulevard of broken dreams, and the whole world has left us alone to do it by ourselves, when really, we aren’t, but we cry out anyway for someone to find us, and rescue us from this nightmare we find ourselves in.

Thoughts?

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