No Pride
Track 5 from Insomniac
Released 1995
Green Day has played this song live 9 time(s).
Lyrics
I'm just a mutt
And nowhere is my home
Where dignity's a land mine
In the school of lost hope

I've panhandled for life because
I'm not afraid to beg
Hand me down your lost and founds
Of second hand regret

You better swallow your pride
Or you're gonna choke on it
You better digest your values
Because they turn to shit

Honor's gonna knock you down
Before your chance to stand up and fight
I know I'm not the one
I got no pride
Sects of disconnection
And traditions of lost faith
No culture's worth a stream of piss
Or a bullet in my face

To hell with unity
Separation's gonna kill us all
Torn to shreds and disjointed
Before the final fall
Song Meaning
This song reeks of sarcasm and derision straight from the off. The lyrics describe someone who's "honor's going to knock them down," someone whose values blind their vision and their judgement, someone whose life is only black and white and there is no grey. The song sneers at these people in a way that suggests the narrator has been hurt by the “sects of disconnection” before.

In a broader sense the narrator is suggesting that only by adapting your beliefs to the changing world around you, can you actually survive. The last verse is almost a plea to see sense before it's too late, and yet there is always that tone of derision that suggests he doesn't believe it'll happen, even if he asks.
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