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Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Song length: 3:41
Release date: February 12, 2013
Album: ¡Tré!
Mixed by: Chris Lord-Alge
Produced by: Rob Cavallo
Single chronology
Album chronology

"X-Kid" is the fifth song from ¡Tré!, and the only single from the album. It comes after "Drama Queen" and is followed by "Sex, Drugs & Violencr".


On December 19, 2012, a video was uploaded on Green Day's official YouTube channel, where "X-Kid" was played on a cassette tape.[1] The song was eventually released as a single on February 12, 2013.

Song meaning[edit]

"X-Kid" is about Billie Joe's close friend, who committed suicide in 2009. Billie Joe stated that he didn't want to go into details as it was "too heavy".[citation needed]


Main article: X-Kid/lyrics