This is one of the first songs Billie Joe Armstrong wrote. He wrote it when he was 14, and it is about his stepfather whom he and his 5 siblings detested.
Suggestion credit: Tanya - London, England
After his father died and his mother started dating a different man, Billie Joe wrote this to get his feelings out. It's a great example of the expressive songwriting that is characteristic of his songs.
Hayes from Newark, OhNone of Billie's siblings liked his stepdad, so he made this song. And I don't think it was his first song he wrote....it says he used to sing at the hospital when he was 5. Oh and just a side note: Billies dad died of esophageal cancer.
Douglas from Staten Island , NyEven though this album is so simple and the songs all sound the same, it is one of my favorites.
I listen to it in my car all the time. Greenday!!!!
Spam from West Islip, NyPrevious poster is wrong. He was 14.
Katie from Berkly, CaThis was the first song Billie Joe wrote at the age of 11 after his dad died and his mom met his stepdad.
Tanya from London, Englanddefo one of my fave albums
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