Oh Love

¡UNO!

Track 12 from ¡UNO!
Released 2012
Green Day has played this song live 61 times.



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Song Meaning

Courtesy of pasalaska from GDC : Billie’s lyrics are a calling to a lost or unrequited love; a sort-of loss of control after trying to supress those feelings for some time and moving on with life (“oh life, please don’t pass me by”). That sudden loss of control seems to have come from a night of drinking and reflection: “waste away tonight, tonight my heart’s on the loose”. The third verse seems to suggest that he’s trying to pull away from falling deeper in love with this person (“talk myself out of falling in love”), because he knows they don’t feel the same, but at the same time he’s enjoying the feeling of being in love. Obviously he’s been through this cycle before, saying it’s the “same old story”, but that’s not a strong enough deterrent, as he still longs to be “close to you”.

Lyrics

Oh love, oh love
Won't you rain on me tonight

Oh life, oh life
Please don't pass me by

Don't stop, don't stop
Don't stop when the red lights flash

Oh ride, free ride
Won't you take me close to you

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
I'm wearing my heart on a noose

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
Tonight my heart's on the loose

Oh lights, and action
I just can't be satisfied

Oh losers, and choosers
Won't you please hold on my life

Oh hours, and hours
Like the dog years of the day

Old story, same old story
Won't you see the light of day

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
I'm wearing my heart on a noose
Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
Tonight my heart's on the loose

Talk myself out of feeling
Talk my way out of control
Talk myself out of falling in love
Falling in love with you

Oh love, oh love
Won't you rain on me tonight
Oh ride, free ride
Won't you take me close to you

Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
I'm wearing my heart on a noose
Far away, far away
Waste away tonight
Tonight my heart's on the loose

Live Performances

"Oh Love" has been played 61 times live:

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