"American Idiot" is a song by American rock band Green Day, and is the first single from their seventh album, American Idiot.
According to the American Idiot Songfacts, Billie Joe Armstrong was inspired to write this song after hearing a jingoistic Lynyrd Skynyrd song being played on his car radio, whilst driving to the studio.
Released in 2004, the single peaked at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Green Day's first…
Don't wanna be an American idiot
Don't want a nation under the new media
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America