"Favorite Son" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
He hit the ground running,
At the speed of light.
The star was brightly shining,
Like a neon light.

It's your favorite son.
It's your favorite son.

A fixture on the talk shows,
To the silver screen.
From here to Colorado,
He's a sex machine.

It's your favorite son.
It's your favorite son.

But isn't it a drag?
Isn't it a drag?
Isn't it a drag?
It's pretty bloody sad,
But isn't it a drag?

A clean-cut All-American,
Really ain't so clean.
His royal auditorium,
Is a murder scene.

It's your favorite son.
It's your favorite son.
Oh, isn't it a drag?
Isn't it a drag?
Isn't it a drag?
It's pretty bloody sad,
But isn't it a drag?

Well no one says it's fair.
Turn a teenage lush,
To a millionaire.

Now where's your fuckin' champion?
On a bed you laid.
He's not the All-American,
That you thought you paid.

It's your favorite son.
It's your favorite son.
But isn't it a drag?


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"Favorite Son" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentI think the song is speaks to George W. Bush the father, after all the song is included in the "Rock against Bus" compliation.
    Poranon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's also the bonus track on the Japanese Edition
    exthuseon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is by far Green Day's best work.. Ot is included in the Rock Against Bush Vol. 2.. and is the best song on that album
    theresnoreston October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was 'at he speed of lies' but i don't know. just sounds like it to me.
    moped_711on November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with poran for the obvious reasons, i mean it's on the rock agaisnt bush cd but.... it could also be a back up for the criticsm they are getting for american idiot and the whole "they jumped on the political bandwagon" shit with billie joe singing this song in referance to himself.


    anyone agree?

    i mean, songs can have more than one meaning you know
    whatshernameon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti could mad back up both interperataions
    whatshernameon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat's a really good interpretation. I never thought of that.
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    Jakeberton December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's all about a son who is completely spoiled , so yes it's probably about G.W.B.
    knuxmanon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about Bush (It being on the Rock Against Bush 2 album and all) but I was a little confused by the line "He's a sex machine." Is that just there to confuse people?

    OR there's My Big Number 2 Theory which is that the Favourite Son is another background character from the American Idiot album, as are Shoplifter and Governator from the American Idiot B Sides. I suppose they would be not quite as important as St Jimmy, J of S and Whatsername which is why they're not on the album... I dunno, maybe those songs were cut from the album because they were unnessacary... or maybe I just like stories too much.
    ArianeTheFoolon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentArianeTheFool wrote, "I was a little confused by the line "He's a sex machine." Is that just there to confuse people?"

    I think it's because of the rumors of the need for a least one of GW's girlfriends' abortions (all arranged by daddy Bush, of course) back in the day to keep the Bush name "unsullied". Google it if you want to know more.
    tovangaron February 06, 2005   Link

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