Uptight
Track 9 from Nimrod
Released 1997
Green Day has played this song live 1 time(s).
Lyrics
I woke up on the wrong side of the floor.
Made made my way through the front door.
Broke my engagement with myself.
Perfect picture of bad health,
Another notch scratched on my belt.
The future just ain't what it used to
be.
I got a new start on a dead end road.
Peaked.
Peaked out on reaching new lows,
Owe I paid off all my debts to myself.
Perfect picture of bad health,
Another notch scratched on my belt.
The future's in my living room.

Uptight, I'm a nag with a gun,
All night, suicide's last call.
I've been uptight all night.
I'm a son of a gun Uptight I'm a nag with a gun.
Song Meaning
These lyrics tell the story of a man who is completely unhappy with life. He has no goals, dreams, or hopes to speak of, and is going nowhere. The narrator uses metaphors like, "I got a new start on a dead-end road/Peaked out on reachin' new lows." The character can't seem to find any way out, and finally decides that suicide might be the way to go: "Uptight, I'm a nag with a gun, yeah/All night, suicide's last call."
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