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Riff: Green Day – “Nightlife”

Nov 13, 2012

I’ll be the devil on your shoulder saying ‘hey boy, come on over”/My black heart beats crimson and clover

from Nightlife lyrics by Green Day

There are three non-butter-knife punk thrashings on ¡Dos! This is second in command, slinging the likewise second utterance from a fem character on an LP built upon twisted misogyny and inner demons. GD aim for a jah lady rap. Of course she’s a megaphone-slapped vamp of a nightlife-cautionary tool.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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