I loved this song as a young teen. Been listening to old mixed CDs I made in like 02-05, this was on one and I got pumped. Was amused to hear the word malachite again and actually have a sort of idea what that is now. Since then I've come to associate this song with steven universe in a way. ^^;
This was the first album I ever owned that wasn't something my parents listened to. I was 4 years old, and that was in 1994. God I feel old, haha. Great song, and my favorite Green Day album to this day.
Fantastic song. I love early Green Day stuff... so much heart. Less politics. I think Green Day's first two albums are pop and lyrical perfection... I mean come on. At The Library, Disappearing Boy, 2,000 Light Years Away.... unreal, perfect songwriting. It's no wonder Adrienne married the guy. If I were her and he wrote 2,000 Light Years Away for me, I'd have done the same.