On their recent trilogy of albums, Green Day
celebrated the highs and lows of life from the perspective of veteran artists who have experienced plenty of both. Dos!
closed with a farewell to Amy Winehouse
, and Tre!
has its own salute to the dearly departed. "X-Kid" was written by singer Billie Joe Armstong for an unidentified friend who committed suicide, and while the song has a rollicking pop-rock sound, the lyrics are all about the sadness of watching someone close to you struggle to pull themselves together.