Editors’ Notes The third and final installment of Green Day's planned trilogy starts with a gentle, swaying pop song that lifts its melody straight from Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me," with a horn section complementing the sweet harmonies. Except the song is called "Brutal Love," and its guitar solo is a heartwrenching scrape against the strings. It's a gentle way of easing listeners into the closing chapter of Billie Joe Armstrong's massive songwriting purge. "Missing You" picks up the pace, but a sense of hangover pervades the tune until the chorus shakes off that hazy feeling. Hooks are Armstrong's strong suit, and even in a somber, reflective mood he reels off compact melodies that say more than any words he could write. Tunes like "8th Avenue Serenade," the acoustic "Drama Queen," "X-Kid," "Walk Away," and the piano ballad "The Forgotten" ache far more than most songs in Green Day's catalog. It isn't all wistful thinking: "99 Revolutions" tips its hat to the Occupy movement, while "Dirty Rotten Bastards" is a multi-part punk opera in six and a half minutes.

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Brutal Love
1
4:54
 
Missing You
2
3:43
 
8th Avenue Serenade
3
2:36
 
Drama Queen
4
3:07
 
X-Kid
5
3:41
 
Sex, Drugs & Violence
6
3:31
 
A Little Boy Named Train
7
3:37
 
Amanda
8
2:28
 
Walk Away
9
3:45
 
Dirty Rotten Bastards
10
6:26
 
99 Revolutions
11
3:49
 
The Forgotten
12
4:58
 

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