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A great acoustic song from Californian Pop-Punk/Alternative Rock band Green Day.

Released on their fifth album, Nimrod, it has also been included on the albums International Superhits! and Bullet In A Bible.

Alternate titles for it include Good Riddance, Time of Your Life, and Time of Your Life (Good Riddance).

Billie Joe Armstrong said about the song:

"At the time I wrote Good Riddance, I was breaking up with a girl that was moving to Ecuador, and I was trying to be as understanding about it as I could. I wrote the song as kind of a bon voyage. I was trying not to be bitter, but I think it came out a little bit bitter anyway... I thought that calling the song "Time of Your Life" was just a little too level-headed for me, so I had to come up with something different."

At the beginning of the album version, Billie Joe Armstrong messes up, tries again, makes the same mistake, then says "fuck." In between the tries, you can hear the faint sound of a digital metronome.

The song has been covered many times, and has also appeared in various other media. It has also been used many times as a graduation song.
Lyrics to Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life):

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life

So take the photographs and still frames in your mind
Hang them on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos and memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth, it was worth all the while

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life
by Lucio Soph October 24, 2010

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