“Don’t feel bad, I am usually about to die”
The song “21 Guns” by the American punk rock band Green Day is for all those who have faced a lot of obstacles and need a little bit of support. It was released as the second single of the album “21st Century Breakdown” in 2009. The whole album “21st century breakdown” tells us a story about a couple who have committed a crime and are on the run. The song depicts the end of the road for them where they are cornered by the police. The song ranked 22nd in the billboard hot 100. The writers of this song are Billie Joe Armstrong, David Bowie, Mike Dirnt, Tre C, John Phillips. The genre of the song is alternative rock. One of the song writers, Billie Armstrong said that the song is a rock and roll way of giving a 21 gun salute to those who have fallen in the line of duty.
The song helps us understand that we all have limits, and knowing what they are can help us greatly improve our life. It okay not to risk your life every single time, even though you know that something’s are worth only fighting for. It might feel hard and suffocating when you are unable to do everything in your power because you are scared of the consequences. The pain and fear can sometimes be greater than the pride it makes one feel like running away, but we all reach the end of the road sooner or later. Everything comes to an end, good or bad. When that times comes you will lose all control over what happens. You would obsess over it but you won’t be able to do anything other than think too much about the “what if”. You would feel like you are being torn from inside and your spirit breaks. You are in so much pain that you feel like being alone and you try to turn your back on what happened, but you are never able to forget. You try to live alone after everything that you ever knew stops being there. But like a moth that is attracted to the fire, you run too close to the fire. Still you do not get another chance to prove yourself. It is hard to continue to be someone you are not, to change the way of your life, to give up the fight that you were trained to fight.