Church on Sunday


Track 3 from Warning
Released 2000
Green Day has played this song live 37 times.

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Song Meaning

"Church on Sunday deals with compromises in the relationship I have with my wife. You have to compromise in every relationship. If you want it to work out you're always got to look ahead, have a future in front of your eyes and work on your relationships, whether its with your partner or with friends. There will always be problems, but you've got to find solutions, or at least try to find solutions. I really hope there is a solution for every problem." -- Billie Joe

That quote sums up the meaning pretty well. The narrator cares about the partner he describes, and wants to do whatever possible (including going to church on Sunday) to maintain the relationship.


Today is the first day of the rest of our lives
Tomorrow is too late to pretend
everything's all right
I'm not getting any younger as long
as you dont get any older
I'm not going to state that yesterday never was

Bloodshot deadbeat and lack of sleep
Making you mascara bleed
tears down your face
leaving traces of my mistakes

If I promise to go to church on Sunday
will you go with me on Friday night?
If you live with me, I'll die for you
and this compromise

I hereby solemny swear to tell
the whole truth
And nothing but the truth is what
I'll ever hear from you
"trust" is a dirty word that comes
only from such a liar
but "respect" is something I will earn...
If you have faith

Live Performances

"Church on Sunday" has been played 37 times live:

Other tracks from Warning

1 Warning
2 Blood, Sex and Booze
3 Church on Sunday
4 Fashion Victim
5 Castaway
6 Misery
7 Deadbeat Holiday
8 Hold On
9 Jackass
10 Waiting
11 Minority
12 Macy's Day Parade