Fan video with lyrics:
“Murder City” flows out of “Last of the American Girls”, which suggests that the songs are meant to be heard back to back. I’m not even doing the shallow kind of lyrical analysis that I did for American Idiot, so I’m not going to put forward any theories on why.
I’m not a big fan of this particular song. There are a few numbers on 21st Century Breakdown that just don’t seem fully formed to me and this is one of them. It sounds a bit like a Social Distortion song to me, which is the most positive thing I cans ay about it.