A blink of an eye, Barely scraping by
Dominated by Passer-by's
Feeling out of luck, when the traffic's stuck
And you're feeling, so left behind

from Green Day – Carpe Diem Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Another war allusion with the “left behind”, here he speaks about feeling disillusioned and lost, living a life without purpose. This can happen as a result of PTSD and warfare. This kind of feeling is also common among young people who feel like their gov’t doesn’t give a shit about them.

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