Let Yourself Go

¡UNO!

Track 4 from ¡UNO!
Released 2012
Green Day has played this song live 29 times.



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Song Meaning

This song bluntly expresses frustration with annoying people. The people targeted by the narrator are those who don't know when to shut up. The narrator even says that he'd "rather get punched in the face" than continue to listen to pointless jabber. He "lets himself go," so to speak, because he feels that if he doesn't rid his mind of thoughts about these people, he'll explode.

Lyrics

Shut your mouth 'cause you're talking too much
And I don't give a damn anyway
You always seem to be stepping in shit
And all you really do is complain

It's your lie, tell it how you like
Small minds tend to think alike
Shut your mouth 'cause you're talking too much
And I don't give a fuck anyway

Let yourself go
Gotta let it go

Cut the crap 'cause you're screaming in my ear
And you're taking up all of the space
You're really testing my patience again
And I'd rather get punched in the face

You're getting on my very last nerve
Everything you've said I've already heard
I'm sick to death of your every last breath
And I don't give a fuck anyway

Let yourself go
Gotta let it go

Always fuck fuckin' with my head now
Always fuck fuckin' with my head now
Always fuck fuckin' with my head now
Always fuckin' with my head and I gotta let it go

Let yourself go
Gotta let it go

Live Performances

"Let Yourself Go" has been played 29 times live:

  • Mar 03, 2014 - Perth, WA, Australia at Soundwave Festival, Arena Joondalup
  • Mar 01, 2014 - Adelaide, SA, Australia at Soundwave Festival, Bonython Park
  • Feb 28, 2014 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia at Soundwave Festival, Flemington Racecourse
  • Feb 23, 2014 - Sydney, NSW, Australia at Soundwave Festival, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Feb 22, 2014 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia at Soundwave Festival, RNA Showgrounds
  • Aug 24, 2013 - Leeds, , England at Leeds Festival, Bramham Park
  • Aug 23, 2013 - Reading, , England at Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue, Little John's Farm
  • Aug 21, 2013 - London, , England at O2 Academy Brixton
  • Jul 13, 2013 - Bilbao, , Spain at Bilbao BBK Live, Kobetamendi
  • Jul 12, 2013 - Lisbon, , Portugal at Optimus Alive, Passeio Marítimo De Algés
  • Jul 10, 2013 - Nîmes, , France at Festival De Nîmes, Arena Of Nîmes
  • Jul 08, 2013 - Locarno, , Switzerland at Moon and Stars Festival, Piazza Grande
  • Jul 07, 2013 - Montreux, , Switzerland at Montreux Jazz Festival, Audtorium Stravinski
  • Jul 05, 2013 - Arras, , France at Main Square Festival, Citadelle Vauban
  • Mar 10, 2013 - Pomona, CA, USA at Fox Theater
  • Sep 15, 2012 - New York, NY, USA at Irving Plaza
  • Sep 06, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA, USA at MTV Video Music Awards, Staples Center
  • Sep 01, 2012 - Konstanz, , Germany at Rock Am See, Bodenseestadion
  • Aug 30, 2012 - Berlin, , Germany at Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide
  • Aug 29, 2012 - Mönchengladbach, , Germany at Warsteiner HockeyPark
  • Aug 19, 2012 - Osaka, , Japan at Summer Sonic, Makuhari Messe
  • Aug 18, 2012 - Tokyo, , Japan at Summer Sonic, QVC Marine Field
  • Aug 16, 2012 - Tokyo, , Japan at Shibuya-AX
  • Aug 06, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA, USA at Echoplex
  • Nov 17, 2011 - Austin, TX , USA at Red 7
  • Nov 01, 2011 - San Francisco, CA, USA at Rip Curl Pro Search Party, Mezzanine
  • Oct 27, 2011 - New York, NY, USA at The Studio At Webster Hall
  • Sep 22, 2011 - Oakland, CA, USA at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
  • Aug 11, 2011 - Costa Mesa, CA, USA at Tiki Bar

Other tracks from ¡UNO!

1 Nuclear Family
2 Stay The Night
3 Carpe Diem
4 Let Yourself Go
5 Kill The DJ
6 Fell For You
7 Loss Of Control
8 Troublemaker
9 Angel Blue
10 Sweet 16
11 Rusty James
12 Oh Love