East Jesus Nowhere

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"East Jesus Nowhere"
Green Day East Jesus Nowhere cover.jpg
Single by Green Day
from the album 21st Century Breakdown
ReleasedOctober 19, 2009[1]
FormatDigital download, CD single
GenrePunk rock, alternative rock
Songwriter(s)Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool
Producer(s)Butch Vig and Green Day
Green Day singles chronology
"21 Guns"
"East Jesus Nowhere"
"21st Century Breakdown"

"East Jesus Nowhere" is a song by the American rock band Green Day. The single was released October 19, 2009. It was released as the third single from their eighth album 21st Century Breakdown. The title is derived from a phrase in the 2007 film Juno.[2]

Song meaning[edit]

The song rebukes fundamentalist religion and was written by singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong after he attended a church service where a friend's baby was baptized.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on September 17, 2009. It shows a montage of live concert footage and pictures from their 21st Century Breakdown World Tour. The video is longer by about 30 seconds, because the bridge of the song is extended, although the studio version of the song is still used instead of a live version.[citation needed] The music video was directed by Chris Dugan and M. Douglas Silverstein.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Canadian Hot 100 71
UK Rock Chart 10
US Billboard Alternative Songs[5] 17
US Billboard Rock Songs[5] 24
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 32



  1. ^ 17 min 25 sec ago. (September 25, 2009). "Green Day Single News | News | Clash Magazine". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Billie Joe Armstrong Goes Nuts for Robert Pattinson, Obama and 'Rock of Love' – Spinner". Spinner. April 17, 2009. Archived from the original on October 6, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  3. ^ Fricke, David (May 28, 2009). "Green Day Fights On". Rolling Stone. p. 50.
  4. ^ "Green Day – "East Jesus Nowhere"". MTV. October 9, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2010.
  5. ^ a b https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p69310

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