Warning (Green Day song)


Warning (Green Day song)

Single infobox
Name = Warning


Artist = Green Day
from Album = Warning
Released = December 11, 2000
Format = CD
Recorded = 2000
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 3:42
Label = Reprise
Producer = Rob Cavallo
Chart position = * #3 (US Modern Rock)
* #24 (US Mainstream Rock)
* #27 (UK)
* #19 (Australia)
* #37 (New Zealand)
Last single = "Minority"
(2000)
This single = "Warning"
(2000)
Next single = "Waiting"
(2001)|

"Warning" is a single from, and the title track of, Green Day's 2000 album "Warning".

The lyrics of this song promote "living without warning."

Billie Joe Armstrong has said that the original concept was to create a song whose lyrics were made up of all signs and labels and, the idea grew from there.

The song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, although it appeared on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. The single also made it into the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom.

The bass riff is adapted from the song "Picture Book" by The Kinks.

Track listing

CD 1:
#Warning (Album Version)
#Scumbag
#Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely (Hüsker Dü cover)

CD 2:
#Warning (Album Version)
#Outsider (Ramones cover)
#Suffocate

Warning / Minority AU Single:
#Warning
#Minority
#Scumbag
#Outsider (Ramones cover)

7" Adeline:
Side A.
#Warning

"Side B."
#Scumbag
#Outsider (Ramones cover)

7" Reprise:
Side A.
#Warning

"Side B."
#Suffocate

Music Video

The music video, directed by Francis Lawrence, pushes the point across by showing a character who violates many warnings in our society, such as:
*pulling the "do not remove" tag from his mattress,
*stretching out in underwear in front of his window,
*putting shampoo in his eyes,
*sticking ear swabs into the ear canal (Q-Tip boxes advise against this, as it could lead to "ear damage"),
*swallowing toothpaste,
*drinking spoiled milk,
*running with scissors,
*leaving toast in the toaster,
*uses a blender using Tupperware as the top,
*turning on the oven, then leaving the house,
*not closing the front door of his house when he leaves,
*looking directly at the sun,
*leaving the house when the siren's sounding,
*driving with his knees while holding a cellphone in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other,
*eating by the swimming pool then going swimming,
*eating food that has fallen to the ground,
*ignoring the "no running" sign and running around the pool,
*operating machinery under the influence of cold medication,
*saying to a female co-worker nice ass,
*leaving the car open and with the key in the ignition,
*running through rush hour traffic
*crossing a police line, and subsequently getting shot at,
*looking at food when it's in the microwave,
*eating food with oily unclean hands.
*running in the middle of the street at night and while wearing black,
*accepting candy from a stranger,
*littering
*eating raw chicken,
*looking directly into a TV set at close range,
*not changing his underwear
*clock that is at the wrong time.

One warning they failed to violate was when the character is working, he would always wear a safety hat.

Scenes of the band playing in the character's kitchen are shown in between each of these violations.


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