"Disappearing Boy" as written by and Billie Joe/kiffmeyer Armstrong....
Now you see me, now you don't
Don't ask me where I'm at
'Cause I'm a million miles away
Treated like a forbidden heel
Don't say my thoughts are not for real
Or you won't see me again

Am I here or am I there
Or am I playing on the stairs?
Am I in my room with my toys?
I am the disappearing boy

When I walk in crowded rooms
I feel as if it is my doom
I know that I don't belong
In that room I see her
I see her, and she's with him
I turn, and then I'm gone

Don't call me up 'cause I'm not home
My whereabouts are now unknown
I vanished from all your joy
I'm the disappearing boy

I have my doubts
Of where I belong
It's something to think about

Don't call me up 'cause I'm not home
My whereabouts are now unknown
I vanished from all your joy
I'm the disappearing boy


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"Disappearing Boy" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentI think it's generally about not being very social. Sort of not always wanting to walk in a room full of people and talk just 'cuz. He doesn't feel like he fits in with most people so that is why he doesn't feel comfortable walking in crowded rooms.

    "I have my doubts of where I belong" he doesn't know exactly who can understand him and in which group of people he 'belongs' to.

    Also, the part about "In that room I see her, I see her and she's with him" this is just an added detail of how the girl he likes is with another guy, and he just sits back and walks away wishing she wasn't with him. This just adds to his alienation, even the girl he loves doesn't want him.

    He feels that no where he goes, he will be accepted or understood. "Disappearing Boy" is just a funny way of saying that he won't be caught seen with anyone anymore because he knows he doesn't really belong.

    Very similar to "I want to be Alone" in this sense.
    People In Planeson October 18, 2008   Link

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