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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
Previous single: "The Forgotten"
Next single: "Christmastime of the Year"
Album chronology
Previous song: "Drama Queen"
Next song: "Sex, Drugs, & Violence"

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

History[edit | edit source]

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

Song meaning[edit | edit source]

"X-Kid" is about Billie Joe Armstrong's close friend, who committed suicide in 2009. Billie stated that he didn't want to go into details as it was "too heavy".[2]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Main article: X-Kid/lyrics

References[edit | edit source]