Hive Open Mic | Week 58 | Green Day - Good Riddance /Time of Your Life (Guitar Cover)

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    nithwit

    Published on May 20, 2021
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    It’s the third Thursday of May and with it comes another theme for Hive Open Mic Week. This week’s theme is ‘Memory’ and here’s a guitar cover of the song ‘Good Riddance (Time of your life)’ by American Rock Band - Green Day. This song is quite different from their usual sound as a band and also one of their most popular tracks.

    Facts about the song

    1. It was written by Billie Joe Armstrong about his girlfriend who moved to Ecuador, with him naming the song ‘Good Riddance’ to show his anger towards her.
    2. The strings section was recorded within 30 minutes by producer Rob Cavallo while the band was sent away to play foosball in another room
    3. Green Day won their first MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video for this song and were also nominated for Viewer’s choice.
    4. The Song was a hit at Prom Dances, mainly because of the lyrics. Graduating seniors interpreted the song as nostalgic and were reflective of their time in high school. The song went on to be listed as one of the 20 Best Graduation Songs Of the 20 years (1995-2015) by Rolling Stone.

    Here's the link to the original song if you haven’t heard it yet

    Song Lyrics

    Another turning point
    A fork stuck in the road
    Time grabs you by the wrist
    Directs you where to go
    So make the best of this test
    And don't ask why
    It's not a question
    But a lesson learned in time
    It's something unpredictable
    But in the end it's right
    I hope you had the time of your life
    So take the photographs
    And still frames in your mind
    Hang it on a shelf
    In good health and good time
    Tattoos of memories
    And dead skin on trial
    For what it's worth
    It was worth all the while
    It's something unpredictable
    But in the end it's right
    I hope you had the time of your life
    It's something unpredictable
    But in the end it's right
    I hope you had the time of your life
    It's something unpredictable
    But in the end it's right
    I hope you had the time of your life


    I managed to find a ‘Only Vocals and Violin’ track on Youtube, so I added the guitar parts and bass on my own. The song is pretty easy and straight-forward to learn as the chords only revolve around G/C/D and Em.
    I first heard this song when I was in school and it just brings back all the memories of that time.

    We all have songs that remind us of a particular time/ period. Some good and some not so good memories.
    Never the less, it’s important to cherish them for what you achieved, enjoyed or what you learnt and move on and not let them hold you back from making more memories.

    Here’s the Youtube Link to my cover and I hope you like it -

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