Geek Stink Breath

Insomniac

Track 4 from Insomniac
Released 1995
Green Day has played this song live 236 times.



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Song Meaning

"I liked speed because I wanted some rocket fuel. we wanted to go faster" Billie Joe

There's no denying what this song is about; self destruction in the form of drugs. It's an ugly song to describe the ugly side effects of what these drugs do. The lyrics describe hallucinations about picking scabs of my face that is often described by meth users. The video is equally graphic and MTV refused to play it during the day, due to its graphic depiction of a tooth extraction (another side effect of drug taking).

It was Insomniac's leading single and reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lyrics

I'm on a mission
I made my decision
To lead a path of self-destruction
A slow progression
Killing my complexion
And it's rotting out my teeth

I'm on a roll
No self control
I'm blowing off steam with
Meth Amphetamine
Don't know what I want
That's all that I've got
And I'm picking scabs off my face
Every hour my blood is turning sour

And my pulse is beating out of time

I found a treasure
Filled with sick pleasure
And it sits on a thick white line
I'm on a mission
I got no decision like a cripple
Running the rat race
Wish in one hand and shit in the other
And see which one gets filled first

Live Performances

"Geek Stink Breath" has been played 236 times live:

  • Aug 01, 2021 - Miami Beach, FL, USA at Hella Mega Tour, Hard Rock Stadium
  • Oct 26, 2016 - St. Louis, MO, USA at The Pageant
  • Apr 16, 2015 - Cleveland, OH, USA at House Of Blues
  • May 24, 2013 - Rho, , Italy at Fiera Milano Live
  • Apr 18, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA, USA at Los Angeles Sports Arena
  • Apr 16, 2013 - Berkeley, CA, USA at Berkeley Greek Theater
  • Apr 12, 2013 - Quebec City, , Canada at Quebec Colisee
  • Apr 11, 2013 - Toronto, , Canada at Air Canada Centre
  • Apr 07, 2013 - Brooklyn, NY, USA at Barclays Center
  • Apr 04, 2013 - Fairfax, VA, USA at Patriot Center
  • Apr 01, 2013 - Rochester, NY, USA at Blue Cross Arena
  • Aug 19, 2012 - Osaka, , Japan at Summer Sonic, Makuhari Messe
  • Aug 18, 2012 - Tokyo, , Japan at Summer Sonic, QVC Marine Field
  • Dec 08, 2011 - Oakland, CA, USA at Live 105's Not So Silent Night, Oracle Arena
  • Oct 27, 2011 - New York, NY, USA at The Studio At Webster Hall
  • Oct 29, 2010 - San Jose, , Costa Rica at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa
  • Oct 26, 2010 - Lima, , Peru at Estadio San Marcos
  • Oct 24, 2010 - Santiago, , Chile at Estadio Bicentenario la Florida
  • Oct 22, 2010 - Buenos Aires, , Argentina at Costanera Sur
  • Oct 20, 2010 - Sao Paulo, , Brazil at Arena Anhembi
  • Oct 17, 2010 - Brasilia, , Brazil at Ginásio Nilson Nelson
  • Oct 15, 2010 - Rio de Janeiro, , Brazil at HSBC Arena
  • Oct 13, 2010 - Porto Alegre, , Brazil at Gigantinho
  • Oct 10, 2010 - Bogota, , Colombia at Nem-Catacoa Festival
  • Sep 04, 2010 - Mountain View, CA, United States at Shorline Amphitheater
  • Sep 02, 2010 - Chula Vista, CA, United States at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
  • Aug 31, 2010 - Irvine, CA, United States at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • Aug 30, 2010 - Phoenix, AZ, United States at Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  • Aug 26, 2010 - Dallas, TX, United States at Superpages.com Center
  • Aug 23, 2010 - Clarkston, MI, United States at DTE Energy Music Theater
  • Aug 21, 2010 - Montreal, , Canada at Quai Jacques Cartier
  • Aug 20, 2010 - Quebec City, QC, Canada at Agora
  • Aug 12, 2010 - Hartford, CT, United States at Comcast Theatre
  • Jun 26, 2010 - Paris, , France at Parc des Princes
  • Jun 23, 2010 - Dublin, , Ireland at Marlay Park
  • Jun 21, 2010 - Glasgow, , Scotland at S.E.C.C.
  • Jun 19, 2010 - London, , England at Wembley Stadium
  • Jun 16, 2010 - Manchester, , England at Lancashire County Cricket Ground
  • Jan 24, 2010 - Saitama, , Japan at Saitama Super Arena
  • Jan 21, 2010 - Osaka, , Japan at Osaka-jō Hall
  • Dec 19, 2009 - Auckland, , New Zealand at Vector Arena
  • Oct 28, 2009 - Birmingham, , England at LG Arena
  • Jul 04, 2009 - Vancouver, BC, Canada at General Motors Place
  • Jul 03, 2009 - Seattle, WA, USA at Key Arena
  • May 28, 2009 - Tokyo, , Japan at Akasaka Blitz
  • Apr 15, 2009 - Oakland, CA, USA at The Uptown
  • Sep 21, 2005 - Salt Lake City, UT, USA at Delta Center
  • Oct 16, 2004 - New Orleans, LA, USA at Voodoo Music Experience, City Park
  • Aug 29, 2004 - Reading, , England at Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue, Little John's Farm
  • Aug 27, 2004 - Leeds, , England at Leeds Festival, Bramham Park
  • Aug 24, 2004 - Dublin, , Ireland at Ambassador Theatre
  • Aug 07, 2004 - Chiba, , Japan at Summer Sonic, Chiba Marine Stadium
  • Mar 31, 2002 - Saitama, , Japan at Saitama Super Arena
  • Jan 19, 2002 - Aspen, CO, USA at Winter X-Games, Double Diamond
  • Aug 22, 2001 - Hamburg, , Germany at Große Freiheit 36
  • Jun 17, 2001 - St. Paul, MN, USA at Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • May 27, 2001 - Washington, DC, USA at HFStival, RFK Stadium
  • Mar 23, 2001 - Fukuoka, , Japan at Zepp Fukuoka
  • Mar 22, 2001 - Fukuoka, , Japan at Zepp Fukuoka
  • Mar 19, 2001 - Tokyo, , Japan at Shibuya-AX
  • Mar 18, 2001 - Chiba, , Japan at Makuhari Messe
  • Mar 14, 2001 - Osaka, , Japan at Osaka-jō Hall
  • Mar 12, 2001 - Yokohama, , Japan at Yokohama Arena
  • Jan 27, 2001 - Tulsa, OK, USA at Brady Theater
  • Jan 24, 2001 - Milwaukee, WI, USA at Eagles Ballroom
  • Jan 23, 2001 - Trotwood, OH, USA at Hara Arena
  • Jan 13, 2001 - Austin, TX, USA at Austin Music Hall
  • Jan 11, 2001 - Dallas, TX, USA at Bronco Bowl
  • Dec 14, 2000 - Seattle, WA, USA at The End's Deck The Hall Ball, Key Arena
  • Dec 11, 2000 - Dublin, , Ireland at The Point Theatre
  • Dec 10, 2000 - Glasgow, , Scotland at SECC
  • Dec 08, 2000 - London, , England at Wembley Arena
  • Dec 07, 2000 - Manchester, , England at Manchester Evening News Arena
  • Dec 04, 2000 - Munich, , Germany at Munich Coliseum
  • Dec 03, 2000 - Milan, , Italy at Palavobis
  • Dec 01, 2000 - Rome, , Italy at Palaghiaccio di Marino
  • Nov 05, 2000 - San Francisco, CA, USA at Take Back San Francisco, Civic Center Plaza
  • Nov 03, 2000 - Toronto, ON, Canada at The Warehouse
  • Nov 02, 2000 - Toronto, ON, Canada at Much Music Intimate & Interactive, Chumcity Building
  • Oct 20, 2000 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia at Festival Hall
  • Oct 18, 2000 - Sydney, NSW, Australia at Hordern Pavilion
  • Oct 10, 2000 - Auburn, WA, USA at The End Session #49, The Valley 6 Drive-In
  • Oct 06, 2000 - Boston, MA, USA at Axis
  • Sep 21, 2000 - Barcelona, , Spain at Sala Bikini
  • Sep 19, 2000 - Milan, , Italy at Alcatraz
  • Sep 15, 2000 - London, , England at Tutu's Nightclub, King's College
  • Aug 06, 2000 - Kamiyoshidahigashi, , Japan at Summer Sonic, Fuji-Q Highland Conifer Forest
  • Jul 30, 2000 - Orlando, FL, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Central Florida Fairgrounds
  • Jul 25, 2000 - Bristow, VA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Nissan Pavillion
  • Jul 24, 2000 - New York, NY, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Randall's Island, Downing Stadium
  • Jul 22, 2000 - Barrie, ON, Canada at Vans Warped Tour, Molson Park
  • Jul 21, 2000 - Montreal, QC, Canada at Vans Warped Tour, Parc Des Îles
  • Jul 20, 2000 - Boston, MA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Suffolk Downs
  • Jul 19, 2000 - Buffalo, NY, USA at Vans Warped Tour, La Salle Park
  • Jul 18, 2000 - Pittsburgh, PA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, IC Light Amphitheatre
  • Jul 17, 2000 - Malta, NY, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Albany-Saratoga Speedway
  • Jul 16, 2000 - Asbury Park, NJ, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Stone Pony Lot
  • Jul 14, 2000 - Camden, NJ, USA at Vans Warped Tour, E-Centre
  • Jul 12, 2000 - Tinley Park, IL, USA at Vans Warped Tour, New World Music Theatre
  • Jul 11, 2000 - Minneapolis, MN, USA at Vans Warped Tour, HHH Metrodome Parking Lot
  • Jul 09, 2000 - Brighton, CO, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Adams County Fairgrounds
  • Jul 08, 2000 - Salt Lake City, UT, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Utah State Fairgrounds
  • Jul 07, 2000 - Bozeman, MT, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Gallatin County Fairgrounds
  • Jul 06, 2000 - Calgary, AB, Canada at Vans Warped Tour, Race City Speedway
  • Jul 03, 2000 - Nampa, ID, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Idaho Center
  • Jul 02, 2000 - Soda Springs, CA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Boreal Ridge
  • Jul 01, 2000 - San Francisco, CA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Pier 30/32
  • Jun 30, 2000 - Anaheim, CA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Arrowhead Pond
  • Jun 29, 2000 - Anaheim, CA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Arrowhead Pond
  • Jun 28, 2000 - Ventura, CA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Seaside Park
  • Jun 25, 2000 - Phoenix, AZ, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Manzanita Speedway
  • Jun 24, 2000 - Chula Vista, CA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Coors Amphitheatre
  • Jun 23, 2000 - Fresno, CA, USA at Vans Warped Tour, Fresno State Amphitheatre
  • Oct 31, 1999 - Mountain View, CA, USA at Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • Oct 30, 1999 - Mountain View, CA, USA at Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • Nov 08, 1998 - São Paulo, , Brazil at Via Funchal
  • Nov 07, 1998 - São Paulo, , Brazil at Via Funchal
  • Nov 06, 1998 - Rio de Janeiro, , Brazil at Metropolitan
  • Nov 03, 1998 - Santiago, , Chile at Teatro Monumental
  • Nov 01, 1998 - Buenos Aires, , Argentina at Parque Sarmiento
  • Oct 31, 1998 - Buenos Aires, , Argentina at Parque Sarmiento
  • Aug 29, 1998 - Konstanz, , Germany at Rock Am See, Bodenseestadion
  • Aug 28, 1998 - Biddinghuizen, , Netherlands at Lowlands Festival, Walibi Flevo
  • Aug 27, 1998 - London, , England at Astoria Theatre
  • Aug 26, 1998 - Nottingham, , England at Rock City
  • Aug 23, 1998 - Leeds, , England at V Festival, Temple Newsam
  • Aug 22, 1998 - Chelmsford, , England at V Festival, Hylands Park
  • Aug 16, 1998 - Hildesheim, , Germany at Zillo Festival, Flugplatz Hildesheim-Drispenstedt
  • Aug 11, 1998 - Budapest, , Hungary at Sziget Festival
  • Aug 01, 1998 - Bremerton, WA, USA at Endfest, Kitsap County Fairgrounds
  • Jul 13, 1998 - Anchorage, AK, USA at Sullivan Sports Arena
  • Jul 11, 1998 - Vancouver, BC, Canada at Edgefest, Thunderbird Stadium
  • Jul 04, 1998 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada at Edgefest, Winnipeg Stadium
  • Jul 01, 1998 - Barrie, ON, Canada at Edgefest, Molson Park
  • Jun 29, 1998 - Ottawa, ON, Canada at Edgefest, Lansdowne Park
  • Jun 20, 1998 - Irvine, CA, USA at KROQ Weenie Roast, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • May 31, 1998 - Mansfield, MA, USA at WBCN River Rave, Great Wood Center
  • May 30, 1998 - Wantagh, NY, USA at K-Rock's Dysfunctional Family Picnic, Jones Beach Amphitheater
  • May 28, 1998 - Hershey, PA, USA at The Big X Summer Ball, Star Pavilion
  • May 25, 1998 - Burgettstown, PA, USA at WXDX X-Fest, Star Lake Amphitheater
  • May 23, 1998 - Somerset, WI, USA at 93X Edgefest, Float Rite Park Amphitheatre
  • May 20, 1998 - Cincinnati, OH, USA at Bogart's
  • May 18, 1998 - Columbus, OH, USA at Newport Music Hall
  • May 16, 1998 - Washington, DC, USA at HFStival, RFK Stadium
  • May 12, 1998 - Lewiston, ME, USA at Central Maine Civic Center
  • May 10, 1998 - Schenectady, NY, USA at Union College, Achilles Rink
  • May 09, 1998 - Asbury Park, NJ, USA at Convention Hall
  • May 06, 1998 - Myrtle Beach, SC, USA at House Of Blues
  • May 02, 1998 - New Orleans, LA, USA at State Palace Theatre
  • May 01, 1998 - Corpus Christi, TX, USA at Texas Sky Park
  • Apr 30, 1998 - Houston, TX, USA at Bayou Place, Aerial Theatre
  • Apr 17, 1998 - San Francisco, CA, USA at Bottom Of The Hill
  • Apr 05, 1998 - Honolulu, HI, USA at Andrews Amphitheater, University Of Hawaii
  • Apr 04, 1998 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia at The River Stage
  • Mar 31, 1998 - Sydney, NSW, Australia at University of New South Wales, Roundhouse
  • Mar 30, 1998 - Sydney, NSW, Australia at University of New South Wales, Roundhouse
  • Mar 22, 1998 - Tokyo, , Japan at Akasaka Blitz
  • Mar 15, 1998 - Chiba, , Japan at Tokyo Bay NH Hall
  • Mar 14, 1998 - Chiba, , Japan at Tokyo Bay NK Hall
  • Feb 17, 1998 - Zurich, , Switzerland at Volkshaus
  • Feb 04, 1998 - Brussels, , Belgium at Ancienne Belgique
  • Feb 03, 1998 - Paris, , France at Élysée Montmartre
  • Feb 01, 1998 - London, , England at Astoria Theatre
  • Jan 31, 1998 - London, , England at O2 Academy Brixton
  • Jan 27, 1998 - Leeds, , England at Town And Country Club
  • Jan 24, 1998 - Glasgow, , Scotland at Barrowland Ballroom
  • Jan 20, 1998 - Belfast, , Northern Ireland at Ulster Hall
  • Dec 15, 1997 - San Francisco, CA, USA at The Fillmore
  • Dec 12, 1997 - Hollywood, CA, USA at The Palace
  • Dec 11, 1997 - Hollywood, CA, USA at The Palace
  • Dec 10, 1997 - Hollywood, CA, USA at The Palace
  • Dec 07, 1997 - Tempe, AZ, USA at Club Rio
  • Dec 06, 1997 - Universal City, CA, USA at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Universal Amphitheatre
  • Dec 04, 1997 - San Jose, CA, USA at KOME Almost Acoustic Christmas, San Jose State Event Center Arena
  • Dec 03, 1997 - Portland, OR, USA at La Luna
  • Dec 02, 1997 - Seattle, WA, USA at DV8
  • Nov 30, 1997 - Boise, ID, USA at Bank Of America Centre
  • Nov 25, 1997 - Milwaukee, WI, USA at The Rave
  • Nov 24, 1997 - Chicago, IL, USA at Riviera Theatre
  • Nov 20, 1997 - Detroit, MI, USA at The State Theatre
  • Nov 19, 1997 - Toronto, ON, Canada at Phoenix Concert Theatre
  • Nov 18, 1997 - Montreal, QC, Canada at Metropolis
  • Nov 17, 1997 - Hartford, CT, USA at Webster Theater
  • Nov 15, 1997 - Providence, RI, USA at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
  • Nov 13, 1997 - Worcester, MA, USA at Worcester Memorial Auditorium
  • Nov 12, 1997 - New York, NY, USA at Roseland Ballroom
  • Nov 10, 1997 - Washington, DC, USA at 9:30 Club
  • Nov 09, 1997 - Norfolk, VA, USA at The Boathouse
  • Nov 08, 1997 - Charlotte, NC, USA at Tremont Music Hall
  • Nov 05, 1997 - Orlando, FL, USA at Embassy Music Hall
  • Nov 03, 1997 - Tampa, FL, USA at Jannus Landing
  • Nov 02, 1997 - West Palm Beach, FL, USA at WPBZ's Buzz Bake Sale, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
  • Oct 31, 1997 - Austin, TX, USA at Liberty Lunch
  • Sep 24, 1997 - London, , England at Astoria Theatre
  • Mar 21, 1996 - Rome, , Italy at PalaEUR
  • Mar 17, 1996 - Neuchâtel, , Switzerland at Patinoire du Littoral
  • Mar 11, 1996 - London, , England at BBC Session, Maida Vale Studios
  • Feb 17, 1996 - Honolulu, HI, USA at Richardson Field
  • Feb 11, 1996 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia at Festival Hall
  • Feb 07, 1996 - Sydney, NSW, Australia at Hordern Pavilion
  • Jan 27, 1996 - Tokyo, , Japan at Harumi East Hall
  • Dec 16, 1995 - Portland, OR, USA at Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • Dec 14, 1995 - Oakland, CA, USA at Oakland Coliseum
  • Dec 07, 1995 - Houston, TX, USA at Astroarena
  • Dec 03, 1995 - West Palm Beach, FL, USA at West Palm Beach Auditorium
  • Nov 21, 1995 - Milwaukee, WI, USA at Mecca Arena
  • Nov 16, 1995 - Detroit, MI, USA at Cobo Arena
  • Nov 13, 1995 - Springfield, MA, USA at Springfield Civic Center
  • Nov 12, 1995 - Uniondale, NY, USA at Nassau Veterans Coliseum
  • Nov 11, 1995 - Bethlehem, PA, USA at Lehigh University, Stabler Arena
  • Nov 09, 1995 - Binghamton, NY, USA at Broome County Arena
  • Nov 05, 1995 - Harrisburg, PA, USA at State Farm Show Arena
  • Nov 04, 1995 - Rochester, NY, USA at Rochester Community War Memorial
  • Nov 03, 1995 - Worcester, MA, USA at Worcester Centrum
  • Oct 31, 1995 - Halifax, NC, Canada at Metro Centre
  • Oct 29, 1995 - Ottawa, ON, Canada at Ottawa Civic Centre
  • Oct 27, 1995 - Montreal, QC, Canada at Montreal Forum
  • Oct 25, 1995 - Toronto, ON, Canada at Maple Leaf Gardens
  • Oct 22, 1995 - Regina, SK, Canada at Regina Agridome
  • Oct 21, 1995 - Calgary, AB, Canada at Canadian Airlines Saddledome
  • Oct 18, 1995 - Vancouver, BC, Canada at PNE Fairgrounds, Pacific Coliseum
  • Oct 17, 1995 - Seattle, WA, USA at Seattle Center Arena
  • Sep 22, 1995 - Manchester, , England at Manchester Apollo
  • Sep 20, 1995 - London, , England at O2 Academy Brixton
  • Sep 18, 1995 - Deinze, , Belgium at Brielpoort
  • Sep 17, 1995 - Paris, , France at Élysée Montmartre
  • Sep 15, 1995 - Milan, , Italy at Forum di Assago
  • Sep 09, 1995 - Winterthur, , Switzerland at Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, Steinberggasse
  • Sep 03, 1995 - Göteborg, , Sweden at Lisebergshallen
  • Sep 02, 1995 - Stockholm, , Sweden at Johanneshovs Isstadion
  • Aug 31, 1995 - Helsinki, , Finland at Helsingin Jäähalli
  • Aug 25, 1995 - Reading, , England at Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue, Little John's Farm
  • May 28, 1995 - Oakland, CA, USA at Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium
  • May 27, 1995 - Oakland, CA, USA at Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium
  • Dec 03, 1994 - New York, NY, USA at Saturday Night Live, Rockefeller Center, Studio 8H
  • Nov 18, 1994 - Chicago, IL, USA at Aragon Ballroom

Other tracks from Insomniac

1 Armatage Shanks
2 Brat
3 Stuck With Me
4 Geek Stink Breath
5 No Pride
6 Bab's Uvula Who
7 86
8 Panic Song
9 Stuart and the Ave
10 Brain Stew
11 Jaded
12 Westbound Sign
13 Tight Wad Hill
14 Walking Contradiction