Castaway

Warning

Track 5 from Warning
Released 2000
Green Day has played this song live 54 times.



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Song Meaning

With straightforward, uncomplicated lyrics, this track expresses the narrator's feeling that he's alone. He feels that in whatever he's going through, he has no one to aid him, and will have to be completely reliant on himself. In the line "I'm on a mission/into destination unknown," the narrator seems to know that he's embarking on a journey that has more than one possible outcome. He can't ask anyone else for help, and must stand alone in the face of adversity.

Lyrics

I'm on a sentimental journey
Into sight and sound
Of no returnand no looking back or down
A conscientious objector to the
war that's in my mind
Leaving in a lurch and I'm
taking back what's mine

I'm on a mission
Into destination unknown
An expedition
Onto desolation road
Where am I

Castaway - Going at it alone
Castaway - Now I'm on my own
Castaway - Going at it alone
Castaway - Now I'm on my own
Lost and found
Trouble bound
Castaway

I'm riding on the night train and
driving stolen cars
Testing my nerves out on the blvd.
Spontaneous combustion in the
corners of my mind
Leaving in a lurch
and I'm taking back what's mine

I'm on a mission
Into destination unknown
An expedition
Onto desolation road
Where I'm a

Castaway - Going at it alone
Castaway - Now I'm on my own
Castaway - Going at it alone
Castaway - Now I'm on my own
Lost and found
Trouble bound
Castaway

Live Performances

"Castaway" has been played 54 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