- Warning (Green Day song)
Name = Warning
from Album = Warning
Released = December 11, 2000
Format = CD
Recorded = 2000
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"
This single = "Warning"
Next single = "Waiting"
"Warning" is a single from, and the
title trackof, Green Day's 2000album "Warning".
The lyrics of this song promote "living without warning."
Billie Joe Armstronghas 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 Singleschart. The single also made it into the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chartin the United Kingdom.
The bass riff is adapted from the song "Picture Book" by
#Warning (Album Version)
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#Outsider (Ramones cover)
Warning / Minority AU Single:
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
*stretching out in
underwearin front of his window,
shampooin his eyes,
*sticking ear swabs into the ear canal (Q-Tip boxes advise against this, as it could lead to "ear damage"),
toastin the toaster,
blenderusing Tupperwareas 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
*leaving the house when the
drivingwith his knees while holding a cellphonein one hand and a cup of coffeein the other,
*eating by the
swimming poolthen 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,
caropen and with the key in the ignition,
runningthrough rush hour traffic
*crossing a police line, and subsequently getting shot at,
*looking at food when it's in the
foodwith oily unclean hands.
*running in the middle of the street at night and while wearing black,
candyfrom a stranger,
*eating raw chicken,
*looking directly into a
TVset at close range,
*not changing his
*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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