"Why Do You Want Him?" as written by and Billie Joe/kiffmeyer Armstrong....
I saw you standing alone
With a sad look on your face
You call him on the phone
Looks like he left you
Without a trace
Tears falling out of your eyes
He's living in a disguise
You've been feeling bad for so long
You wonder if it's right or wrong

Why do you want him?
Why do you want him?

Now many days have gone by
And you still just sit there and cry
You're feeling bad for yourself
His memory will always dwell
You're so obsessed with his love
That's why push came to shove
You've been feeling bad for so long
You wonder if it's right or wrong

Why do you want him?
Why do you want him?

Why do you want him?
Why do you want him?

You find a way out
To throw it all the way
But you can bet
You got something to say

Why do you want him?
Why do you want him?

Why do you want him?
Why do you want him?


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"Why Do You Want Him?" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General Commentwow i love this song...the guitar riffs are so catchy and the lyrics are so cute in a sad sorta way...i heard that Billie Joe (the lead singer/guitarist/lyrics writer 4 green day 4 all u ppl who don't know) wrote this song when he was 12 about his mom i think?? hmm...correct me if im wrong. and ne of you ppl who don't have green day's pre-dookie cds...yes there are 2!! def. buy them bcuz u wont b disappointed!!!
    gdnimrod1039on June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdude i think he wrote it when he was 14. thats why i d/led it on my friends computer. ummm yeah anyone who doesnt know that billie joe is the lead singer is just gay. ok. hes sexy!
    luv tae and ~*cabanahannah*~
    greendaycutie221on August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti have also read he was 14. and i also read it was about his mom. this is the first song good ol BJ ever wrote.
    bassist83086on September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow it was the first song ever? thats pretty cool, my buddy has the 1039 smoothed out slappy hours (i think thats what its called) album and we were blasting it in the car. slappy hours in my eyes is just as good as any album green day has ever put out.
    TJE_Drummer_11on March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow i love this song so much. i relate to it so much. well, i dont so much anymore, but i used to. it really helped me, just to think that i wasnt alone and someone felt slightly the way i did. great song.

    X peace X
    Billie_Joe_is_mineon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's about BJ's mum being upset over her b/f ("looks like he left you without a trace"). I heard he wrote it when he was 12 from several sources, but oh well. This albums great, more sappy than the other albums but thats what everyones first songs are about when they're young- girls and trouble with growing up! I got the remastered version from the lookout sight, its extra features are great, especially the videos and radio recordings of them playing live when they're not even 20. The sound quality is much better, but still not as clean and well done as the other albums, but hey, it's what they're playing that counts! :D
    mitmusicon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentno, greendaycutie221 hes bi! AND HES MARRIED! to a woman i mean..
    greenvelveton November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBilly joe is bi? are you serious? maybe thats what makes him so hott.
    lifeisoverratedon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJFC! Maybe none of you have heard what Billie Joe himself has said...

    "I always considered myself of kinda and ugly guy."
    "I'M NOT HOT! You people just have bad taste."

    And, also, I'm sorry, but he's not bi... hear that?

    NOT BI!
    Platypuson December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentok so where did you hear this "bi" thing??? man he is good looking, i dont know why , he just is! that make up is so awesome! haha, well whether hes bi or not it doesnt matter, green day is awesome!
    Culture_of_Fearon January 01, 2005   Link

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