Whatsername by Green Day

Thought I ran into you down on the street
Then it turned out to only be a dream
I made a point to burn all of the photographs
She went away and then I took a different path
I remember the face but I can’t recall the name
Now I wonder how whatsername has beenSeems that she disappeared without a trace
Did she ever marry old what’s his face?
I made a point to burn all of the photographs
She went away and then I took a different path
I remember the face but I can’t recall the name
Now I wonder how whatsername has been

Remember, whatever
It seems like forever ago
Remember, whatever
It seems like forever ago
The regrets are useless
In my mind
She’s in my head
I must confess
The regrets are useless
In my mind
She’s in my head
From so long ago

(Go, Go, Go, Go..)

And in the darkest night
If my memory serves me right
I’ll never turn back time
Forgetting you, but not the time.

This song reflects the narrator’s feelings about a long lost love, a relationship that has ended a long time ago leaving only regretful memories in his mind. He was obviously hurt by the break-up and “made a point to burn all of the photographs”, however, he still remembers her face even though the name’s been erased by the time that passed.And since it was all a long time ago, he can’t remember the actual name of the girl he was in love with, and so he calls her “Whatsername”, while her real name remains unknown.

Source:azlyrics.com

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