This here song is about Billie Joe’s wife Adrienne’s journey westward from her home in Mankato, Minnesota to be with Billie in California. As mentioned in the song, the distance is about 2,000 miles. As you may have guessed, Adrienne was also the inspiration for the song 2,000 Light Years Away on Kerplunk.

Tuning: Eb.

Green Day Westbound Sign lyrics and chords