Song Lyric Sunday 9/4/16 – Boulevard of Broken Dreams

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt is to post a song about home, whatever that might mean. This one was a difficult one for me to nail down in a literal sense because to me I don’t really feel at home anywhere I go. I always feel like a bit of an outsider and wind up so…alone shall we say? I’ve no friends, no significant other, no children.

As such, I chose a more metaphorical “home” for this prompt. Hence my pick for this week is my favorite song by Green Day, which is also my favorite song from my senior year of high school (04-05) and the song I would ultimately consider my life’s theme song – “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” My life is like that metaphorical boulevard – I don’t know where life will ultimately take me, but it’s home to me and I am truly alone in my journey.

I’m posting two videos of this song, one is the official video which is the so-called “clean” version (who makes these arbitrary standards anyway?) and then one other which is the “true” version which does contain one instance of strong profanity. Also, the lyrics posted below will be from the true version (because the censored version just doesn’t have the same ring).

Here we go:

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 Boulevard 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 shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, aaah-ah,
Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

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 alright
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 shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, aaah-ah
Ah-ah, ah-ah
I walk alone
I walk a…

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one and I walk a…

My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone…
Source: http://www.songtexte.com/songtext/green-day/boulevard-of-broken-dreams-5bde23cc.html

So that’s it. Hope you enjoyed. Perhaps I missed the point of this challenge completely and perhaps I’m way off my rocker, but this is my story and I’m sticking with it.

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4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 9/4/16 – Boulevard of Broken Dreams

  1. I don’t think you missed the point at all. I think Song Lyric Sunday is about exploring the theme and what it means to you. This song reminded me of much of my childhood – I always felt so alone. I also have a different idea of home, so I love that you picked this song and shared a little piece of yourself with us. Thank you so much! (Also, I love Green Day!) ❤

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