Redundant

Nimrod

Track 4 from Nimrod
Released 1997
Green Day has played this song live 25 times.



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Song Meaning

The word "redundant" is an adjective, used to describe something that is overly repetitive. In the context of this song, it is used to describe a relationship. The narrator and his romantic partner have drifted apart. They still love each other, but the "spark" has now gone away, which resulted in circular arguing. The narrator isn't bitter toward his partner, because it isn't her fault. He feels like the phrase "I love you" has no meaning for the two of them, because it has been overused.

Lyrics

We're living in repetition
Content in the same old shtick again
Now the routine's turning to contention
Like a production line going over and over and over
Roller coaster

Now I cannot speak, I lost my voice
I'm speechless and redundant
'Cause I love you's not enough
I'm lost for words

Choreographed and lack of passion
Prototypes of what we were
Went full circle 'til I'm nauseous
Taken for granted now
Now I waste it, I faked it, I ate it, now I hate it

'Cause I cannot speak, I lost my voice
I'm speechless and redundant
'Cause I love you's not enough
I'm lost for words, now I cannot speak

Now I cannot speak, I lost my voice
I'm speechless and redundant
'Cause I love you's not enough
I'm lost for words

Live Performances

"Redundant" has been played 25 times live:

  • May 17, 2015 - Berkeley, CA, USA at 924 Gilman Street
  • Mar 03, 2014 - Perth, WA, Australia at Soundwave Festival, Arena Joondalup
  • Jun 29, 2010 - Prague, , Czech Republic at Vystaviste Holesovice
  • Jan 24, 2010 - Saitama, , Japan at Saitama Super Arena
  • Jan 21, 2010 - Osaka, , Japan at Osaka-jō Hall
  • Dec 16, 2009 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia at Rod Laver Arena
  • Jul 20, 2001 - Santa Barbara, CA, USA at Santa Barbara Bowl
  • 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
  • Jul 13, 1998 - Anchorage, AK, USA at Sullivan Sports Arena
  • May 18, 1998 - Columbus, OH, USA at Newport Music Hall
  • May 10, 1998 - Schenectady, NY, USA at Union College, Achilles Rink
  • May 09, 1998 - Asbury Park, NJ, USA at Convention Hall
  • May 08, 1998 - New York, NY, USA at MTV Total Request Live, MTV Studios
  • May 06, 1998 - Myrtle Beach, SC, USA at House Of Blues
  • May 03, 1998 - Memphis, TN, USA at Beale Street Music Festival, Tom Lee Park
  • May 02, 1998 - New Orleans, LA, USA at State Palace Theatre
  • May 01, 1998 - Corpus Christi, TX, USA at Texas Sky Park
  • Apr 17, 1998 - San Francisco, CA, USA at Bottom Of The Hill
  • Mar 30, 1998 - Sydney, NSW, Australia at University of New South Wales, Roundhouse
  • Feb 02, 1998 - London, , England at BBC Session, Maida Vale Studios
  • Jan 24, 1998 - Glasgow, , Scotland at Barrowland Ballroom

Other tracks from Nimrod

1 Nice Guys Finish Last
2 Hitchin' a Ride
3 The Grouch
4 Redundant
5 Scattered
6 All The Time
7 Worry Rock
8 Platypus (I Hate You)
9 Uptight
10 Last Ride In
11 Jinx
12 Haushinka
13 Walking Alone
14 Reject
15 Take Back
16 King for a Day
17 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
18 Prosthetic Head