Let me tell you about a certain record. This record is American Idiot by Green Day and this record means more to me than any other record out there. I first heard this record when I was around six years old and I immediately fell in love with it, little did I know how much of an impact it would make on my life.
Soon after I first listened to American Idiot my music taste got drowned out by a sea of top 40 that was seemingly forced upon me, it wasn’t until 21st Century Breakdown came out did I finally start to listen to Green Day again. And god I’m so glad I did because they changed my life.
American Idiot helped me find my way when I truly felt lost. It taught me that its okay to be an outsider, that it’s okay to not know what to do, that it’s okay to be wrong, that it’s okay to feel emotional because even the strongest get weak. This album taught me that I don’t have to do anything that I don’t want to do, it taught me to think for myself, it taught me that I if i’m not mad it’s because I’m not looking close enough.
American Idiot has been here for me throughout the portion of my life I can remember. When I’m feeling depressed, happy, or just wanna listen to some of the best music ever written. I will listen to this album to my grave.
I will never be able to thank Billie Joe, Mike, and Tre enough for this explosive, emotional, grandiose piece of rock and roll history.
Happy birthday old friend, here’s to ten years.