"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 CommentNo idea why I'm replying to an old topic, but this song is about Billie Joe coming to terms with his bisexuality. I have the article to prove it, and Billie quotes"I think I've always been bisexual." To everyone who says he isn't, or that it's just a phase, it isn't. Why would Billie lie about being bi? As for "but he loves Adrienne, he can't be bi! hes with a girl" Not all bisexual people fall in love with someone of the same sex, it just means they like the same sex. Billie can still be bi and be in love with Adie.

    To the biphobic/homophobic fans of Green Day: you guys aren't true fans if you can't tolerate them, or their sexual prefences. Green Day are in no means homophobic(which people have claimed to say) especially since an opening band for a concert was once Pansy Division,and Billie saw fans flipping the band off, in which Billie said he was appalled by the homophobic fans.

    As for the song: I love it. It's a song I feel I can relate too, and I think it's amazing. It's definatly one of my favorite songs.
    Comsieon October 19, 2009   Link

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