The protaganist in Green Day's 2004 album "American Idiot." JoS is a representation of everything the typical American outcasted youth is. He does drugs ("and Mary Jane
to keep me insane, while doing someone else's cocaine") and drinks ("to fall in love and fall in debt, to alcohol and cigarettes") He's depressed, unloved and hates his Mom (and his step-dad, Brad)
Jesus hates his town and the people in it, and has no care for anything at all. Later in the song bearing his name, in "Dearly Beloved" we see that Jesus is a quite poetic and cynnical guy. Jesus then leaves his home in the suburbs to go to the city. There he meets St. Jimmy
, and his love interest which we only know as Whatsername. St. Jimmy is revealed to be a figment of JoS's imagination, constructed by him to protect Jesus from his weak self (almost like the wall in Pink Floyd's 'the Wall'). St. Jimmy "commits suicide" which leaves Jesus to face the facts after Whatsername leaves him, and grows up. Jesus gets a job, gives up drinking and such, and begins going insane. He then returns home with his friends and loses contact with Whatsername.
2. "Jesus of Suburbia" A ten minute long suite by Green Day. It tells the story of the Jesus of Suburbia and his life. Consisting of the parts:
I - The Jesus of Suburbia
II - City of the Damned
III - I DON'T CARE
IV - Dearly Beloved
V - Tales From Another Broken Home
New Green Day Fan: "What's American Idiot about?"
Commited Fan : "Jesus of Suburbia's tales from another broken home."
The main character of Green Day's album "American Idiot
," a rock opera in which the characters represent the youth of America in a modern-day metropolis filled with rhetoric, lies, and censorship. The entire story is an exploration of the main characters' thoughts and interactions with each other that takes place over the time span of approximately one year.
Jesus of Suburbia represents the average young American who doesn't quite fit in and has "disciples", or a clique consisting of the rest of the unheard youth who don't feel as though they fit into the well-established structures of the corporate American society.
"I'm the son of rage and love / the Jesus of Suburbia / from the bible of 'none of the above'"
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Jesus of Suburbia is at it again...
its a brill song bit long but der u go n i dnt belive in christian stuff but afta readin der lyrics it sorta makes sense prefered american idiot *cough george bush* thou. N FED UP WIF GOD DAMN CHEERLEADER WANNABES N PREPS
dem- y r listenin to green day jesus of suburbia
me- wen i start listenin to korn u can hav ago at me
dem - who?
me - omg u prik stik
Something that is mentioned a million times that we have no idea what the hell it means in Green Day's new album American Idiot
"You're not the Jesus of Suburbia/the St. Jimmy is a figment of your fathers rage and your mothers love"