I am a 90s kid. ( I love being called kid, growing up is boring). I grew up with Green Day. Punk rock ruled our generation. Every Goddamn person wanted to have a picture with Guitar and wanted to look cool…… And then came new singers, new trends, but for me there was just one God!!!!
I met this girl in my college. We got along well, and now it really surprises me. She was such a good girl, and I was such a brat, I still am. We talked for hours, we roamed around the city, we watched movies and did all clichéd things people in relationship do. Everything was so fine, till she started changing things,changing me.
” you got to stop, cussing.(I cuss in a very sophisticated manner, no MC BC)”
Very well I thought,I love her, I can do this much for her.
She was on a drive to make me a gentleman, and Green Day doesn’t sound like a gentleman’s band. She said.
“Why don’t you listen to 1D or Arijit Singh. Green day fills your head anarchical ideas”
Damn it couldn’t believe she said that.
She deleted all Green Day songs from my phone, from my iPad, from my Computer
I loved her, and accepted her choices, 1D and Arijit Singh. They sure create very Good music, but for a heart that’s grenade shaped, you need band like Green Day.
From my hairstyle to my wallpaper everything changed. And I became a different person, a person who loved someone else so much that he forgot to love himself.
And one day we split.
And I was sitting in my room, wondering what was happening. Tears rolled down my cheek, not because she left me, but because I left myself. I distanced myself so much that now I was different person altogether. A space on the wall which once bore a 21st century breakdown poster, I was looking at it.
I felt some song in my heart, and Armstrong was shouting in my head!!!
wearing my heart on the noose, revolutions and insurgencies, blood booze and sex and too dumb to die
I had come back to Green Day!!! I was once again Ishan…. The raw, the wild, the untamed.
What I learnt is; don’t change, if it doesnt come from inside. Maybe someday, I’d like to be a gentleman, when I’d grow up, when I’d embrace responsibilities. But for now , let me be punk, let me be a brat, let me love Green Day.