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"Father of All..." is the first track off of Green Day's thirteenth studio album, Father of All Motherfuckers.


Background

Father of All... describes a narrator 'not giving a fuck'; he's in the middle of a chaotic world where everyone is causing riots and fighting. Contrasting to previous Green Day lyrics, the song has no direct political statement. Instead, it shows the band playing haywire punk to 'bring back the balls to rock and roll'. The verses of the song also present a new vocal style for Billie Joe Armstrong, pitching a higher falsetto voice.

It's the first single since "Back in the USA" and was released along with "Dear Future Self (Hands Up)" by Fall Out Boy and "The End of the Game" by Weezer for the announcement of their collaboration on the Hella Mega Tour.

Live

This song had its live debut twelve hours after its release on September 10, 2019 at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood. Two days later, the song was played at Jimmy Kimmel Live. Afterwards, Father of All... was played at most of the promotional shows for Father of All Motherfuckers.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I woke up to a message of love
Choking up on the smoke from above
I'm obsessed with the poison and us
What a mess? 'Cause there's no one to trust

[Pre-Chorus]
Huh-uh, come on, honey
Huh-uh, count your money
Huh-uh, what's so funny?
There's a riot living inside of us

[Chorus]
I got paranoia, baby
And it's so hysterical
Crackin' up under the pressure
Looking for a miracle
Huh-uh, come on, honey
Lyin' in a bed of blood and money
Huh-uh, what’s so funny?
We are rivals in the riot inside us
Uh-huh, yeah

[Verse 2]
I'm impressed with the presence of none
I'm possessed from the heat of the sun
Hurry up 'cause I'm making a fuss
Fingers up 'cause there's no one to trust

[Pre-Chorus]
Huh-uh, come on, honey
Huh-uh, count your money
Huh-uh, what's so funny?
There's a riot living inside of us

[Chorus]
I got paranoia, baby
And it's so hysterical
Crackin' up under the pressure
Looking for a miracle
Huh-uh, come on, honey
Lyin' in a bed of blood and money
Huh-uh, what's so funny?
We are rivals in the riot inside us

[Outro]
Huh-uh, come on, honey
Lyin' in a bed of blood and money
Huh-uh, what's so funny?
We are rivals in the riot inside us
Huh-uh, come on, honey
Lyin' in a bed of blood and money
Huh-uh, what's so funny?
We are rivals in the riot inside us
Uh-huh, yeah

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