Give Me Novacaine

Songfacts:

  • This song is about the St. Jimmy character created by Jesus Of Suburbia committing suicide. It talks about all the pain Jimmy felt in his “suicide note” and that he needed something to relieve the pain he felt. Basically, it’s Jimmy wanting life’s problems to vanish. (Suggestion credit: Christpoher – LA Verne, CO)
  • “I think ‘Novacaine’ is a song about trying to find that escape in places that are probably not the most healthy things in the world if you let it take you over, and you can really lose yourself in it,” Billie Joe Armstrong told VH1 Storytellers. “I think that’s what ‘Novacaine’ is about, that sort of defining moment where you actually lose yourself into your own demons in a lot of ways.”
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