Appears on: Angus: Music From The Motion Picture [1995], International Superhits! [2001]
Music by: Green Day
Lyrics by: Mike Dirnt
Length: 2:51


The acronym stands for 'Jason Andrew Relva', a childhood friend of Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt. Jason Relva died at the age of 19 on April 18, 1992 as the result of injuries sustained from a car accident. Mike Dirnt wrote the song in remembrance of his friend. 1

The song reached number one on Billboard's Modern Rock charts in 1995. 2


"A friend of ours who was killed in a car accident about a year ago, so Mike wrote a song called "Jar"
about him. Well, not really about him, (it's) about growing up." - Billie Joe 3

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