Riff: Green Day – “Wild One”

Nov 13, 2012

She/Little wild one/She’s covered in angels/And demons and halos now

from Wild One lyrics by Green Day

Signaling the first shift in the twisted misogyny of the first half ¡Dos!, the LP’s protagonist slings a bit of balladry on a record marred by bland auto-pilot power chord thrashes – an actually tolerable homage to a “wild one,” tapping the sweet realism of being fucked up and alright with that.

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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