Favorite Son

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Favorite Son
Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Song length: 2:13
Album: Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2
Chronology

"Favorite Son" is a song recorded by Green Day and included on the Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2 compilation album. It was later released as a bonus track on Japanese pressings of American Idiot and even as a B-side to 21 Guns.

Song meaning[edit]

The song is about how everyone likes George W. Bush and how he is everyone's favorite, but for people who don't like him or didn't vote for him it's pretty much a drag. A favorite son is also a term for a politician who relies on popularity rather than political issues.