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Green Day is a California based pop-punk band consisting of Billie Joe Armstrong Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool At the age of fourteen Armstrong and Dirnt decided to form a punk rock band and at first they called themselves Sweet Children By early 1989 however they added drummer Al Sobrante to their band and decided to change their band name to Green Day After independently releasing their first EP which was well received by the locals the group signed with the local independent label Lookout Later that year they released their first album 1039Smoothed Out Slappy Hour Shortly after its release the band replaced Al Sobrante with Tre Cool as the bands permanent drummer They released another album Kerplunk which became an instant underground success This led to their signing with major record label Reprise Their first major album debut Dookie was released in the spring of 1994 Dookie became a major hit thanks to the support of MTV Dookies successor albums were not as successful as it was Green Days next major hit album would not be produced until 2004 when they released their eighth album American Idiot Boulevard of broken dreams one of the many songs on this album had the most success as it won six Grammy Awards In this song Armstrong uses diction figurative language and repetition to reveal his loneliness when his dream failed Throughout the song Billie Joe Armstrong uses diction to show his lonely feelings caused by his crushed dream His dream is to be with someone who will care about him but this dream of his is broken since he has not found that person In this song he refers to walking on an empty street and just like that street his heart is devoid of any other human love He is also comparing this street to his life and likewise his life is also barren of affection He feels lonely because of the fact that he
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