"Little Billy" as written by and Pete Townshend....
Little Billy was the fattest kid in his class
Always the last in line
All the other little kids would laugh at him
Said he'd die before his time

Ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha
Little Billy didn't mind

Most of the kids smoked cigarettes
Just to prove that they were cool
The teacher didn't know about the children's games
And Billy always followed the rules

Ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha
Little Billy didn't mind

Billy was big on the outside
But there's an even bigger man inside
Ten million cigarettes burning every day
And Billy's still doing fine

Now Billy and his classmates are middle-aged
With children of their own
Their smoking games are reality now
And cancer's seed is sown

Ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha
Little Billy's didn't mind

Most of them smoke maybe forty a day
A habit Billy doesn't share
One by one they're passing away
Leaving orphans to Billy's care

Ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha
Little Billy doesn't mind

Ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha
Little Billy's doing fine


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"Little Billy" as written by Pete Townshend

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  • +1
    General CommentI was just listening to a Who concert and they said it's about Billy, an unpoular, overweight kid who doesn't fit in because he doesn't smoke and drink and such. When they get older Billy ends up taking care of their children because they all die young. It explains itself.
    OutOfTheLimitson December 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love his passive aggressiveness, 'One by one they're passing away' and 'little billy doesn't mind'. Looks like karma's coming back around!
    adem348on September 21, 2014   Link
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    General CommentPretty obvious yeah.
    EveryMnon January 30, 2007   Link
  • -3
    General CommentI don't know, perhaps we have something a little darker here. Billy might be a sick fuck, taking out his resentments on his past nemesis' children.
    Brachson August 02, 2008   Link

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