"Coming Clean" as written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Frank E. Iii Wright and Michael Pritchard....
Seventeen and strung out on confusion
Trapped inside a roll of disillusion
I found out what it takes to be a man
Now mom and dad will never understand

Secrets collecting dust but never forget
Skeletons come to life in my closet
I found out what it takes to be a man
Now mom and dad will never understand
What's happening to me

Seventeen and coming clean for the first time
I finally figured out myself for the first time
I found out what it takes to be a man
Now mom and dad will never understand
What's happened to me


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"Coming Clean" as written by Frank E. Iii Wright Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentBillie Joe has admitted to being bisexual enough times. It's rather hurtful when you don't believe them. For instance, a lot of the time, gay guys believe bisexual men are either straight guys who are desperate or lying to themselves, and women tend to think it makes you off limits somehow. If he says he is, it's only right we should believe him.

    "...she probally didn't believe him (and i wuoldn;t believe him ether, i mean come on he is too hot to be bi-sexual i mean he is fine!) but kissing..."

    Because bi people are naturally unattractive and if they're good looking then clearly they're straight? That's some weird blend of deluded optimism and biphobia.
    Zytheon January 02, 2006   Link

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