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Hey, little kid
Did you wake up late one day and
You're not so young, but you're still dumb
And you're numb to your old glory but now it's gone

I fell in love, but it didn't catch your fall
Then I crashed, into a wall
Then I fell to pieces on the floor
Now you're sick to death

Bombs away, here goes nothing
The shouting's over
Hey X-Kid, bombs away
Here goes nothing
The shouting's over and out
Over and out again

I once was old enough
To know better, man I was too young to care
Many cares, probably would but
Hollywood is dead and gone

You fell in love but then you just fell apart
Like a kick in the head
You’re an X-Kid and you never even got started again

Bombs away, here goes nothing
The shouting's over
Hey X-Kid, bombs away
Here goes nothing
The shouting's over and out
Over and out

And you were such a young soul
And you got lost and out of control
You went over the edge of joking
And I have a broken heart

Hey, little kid
Did you wake up late one day and
You're not so young, but you're still dumb
You’re an X-Kid and you never even got started again

Bombs away, here goes nothing
The shouting's over
Hey X-Kid, bombs away
Here goes nothing
The shouting's over
Hey X-Kid, bombs away
Here goes nothing
The shouting's over
Hey X-Kid, bombs away
Here goes nothing
The shouting's over and out
Over and out
Over and over and out



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"X-Kid" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong Tre Cool

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Song Meaning:Actually I think they said in an interview that this song is about a guy they knew who killed himself because he couldn't handle adult life, they said something among the lines of "he was a good guy but he never really learned how to be an adult".
    eldani777on February 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion:I think this song is about someone (maybe Billie Joe writing about himself when he was younger) who hasn't learnt to grow up and is living on past glories to get him through his maturing life. He's woke up late one day, and he's come to a realisation that he's not so young anymore and he doesn't have the intelligence to enter the real world. He used to be a prodigy, a kid with real potential but he "never got started again". I think what i'm saying is summed up in the first verse:

    Hey, little kid
    Did you wake up late one day and
    You're not so young, but you're still dumb
    And you're numb to your old glory but now it's gone.
    andyp77on January 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning:This song is about one of Billie Joe and Mikes friends who committed suicide.
    rassilonon September 17, 2013   Link

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