The Crazy Meanings Behind Your Favorite Top 40 Songs
“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” Green Day
Green Day frontman Billie Joel Armstrong told Billboard that quintessential graduation song “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” wasn’t supposed to be offering up his best wishes for someone’s future. Billie wrote “Good Riddance” about an ex-girlfriend who moved to Ecuador while he was still really bitter about the breakup, and the song is about telling her to just leave already and never come back. Well, we guess that explains the “Good Riddance” part of the title, but this one might have been a little too sarcastic to pack much of a punch.