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Geek Stink Breath
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Released September 25, 1995
Genre Punk rock
Length 2:15
Insomniac songs
Stuck with Me Geek Stink Breath No Pride

Geek Stink Breath is the fourth track on Insomniac, as well as the first single from the album.

Song Meaning

The lyrics tell of the singer leading a "path of self-destruction" through the use of methamphetamine, and the effects of this drug on his body. The lyrics were inspired by Billie Joe's own experiences, as well as the people around him that he saw lose control of their lives because of their addictions.

Track listing

Single CD
No. Title Length
1. "Geek Stink Breath" 2:15
2. "I Want to Be on T.V" 1:17
3. "Don't Wanna Fall in Love"  1:40

Music Video







Charts

Chart (1995) Peak

position

Australia (ARIA) 40
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 22
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM) 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 5
Germany (Official German Charts) 73
Ireland (IRMA) 27
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 16
US Radio Songs (Billboard) 27
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard) 9
US Alternative Songs (Billboard) 3

Lyrics

I'm on a mission
I made my decision
To lead a path of self destruction
A slow progression
Killing my complexion
And it's rotting out my teeth

I'm on a roll
No self control
I'm blowing off steam with methamphetamine
Don't know what I want
That's all that I've got
And I'm picking scabs off my face

Every hour my blood is turning sour
And my pulse is beating out of time
I found a treasure
filled with sick pleasure
And it sits on a thick white line

I'm on a roll
No self control
I'm blowing off steam with methamphetamine
Don't know what I want
That's all that I've got
And I'm picking scabs off my face

I'm on a mission
I've got no decision
Like a cripple running the rat race
Wish in one hand shit in the other
And see which one gets filled first

I'm on a roll
No self control
I'm blowing off steam with methamphetamine
Don't know what I want
That's all that I've got
And I'm picking scabs off my face

See Also

veInsomniac
Standard Tracks

Armatage ShanksBratStuck with MeGeek Stink BreathNo PrideBab's Uvula Who?86Panic SongStuart and the Ave.Brain Stew/Jaded (Medley) • Westbound SignTight Wad HillWalking Contradiction

Bonus Tracks

I Want to Be on T.VArmatage Shanks (Live in Prague)Brat (Live in Prague)Geek Stink Breath (Live in Prague)Stuck with Me (Live in Prague)Brain Stew (Live in Prague)Jaded (Live in Prague)Walking Contradiction (Live in Prague)86 (Live in Prague)

Bold text denotes the song was released as a single.
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