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American Idiot by Green Day

September 20, 2009
By Cheyenne ELITE, Hephzibah, Georgia
Cheyenne ELITE, Hephzibah, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
-The brightest future will always be based on the forgotten past
- It takes who you are and where you've been to make the person you are today
-As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person
-To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail

For 13 years I had to live with my abusive mother. She always locked me in my room for a long period of time.

But then one night I was so bored that I wanted to commit suicide. I was out of control, and when I banged into the wall, my cds fell. And my Green Day album fell right in front of me. So I decided to put it in the stereo. After hearing the whole album, I listened to it for about five times. But then the last time I listened to it, I found out that the whole album related to me so much. I decided to write some songs of my own. It related to me because the songs were out of anger and I was really angry.

From that day on Green Day was my favorite band. I showed my grandmother my songs and after reading them she knew something was wrong. She said we could go to quart and she'll try to get custody of me. But I told her I wanted to wait until my 8th grade graduation. So that means I had to wait from the beginning of 7th grade until the end of 8th grade. My grandmother asked me if I was shore. And I said I'll survive and that my amazing song writing will get me through.I wanted to stay because I really wanted to graduate with my friends.

Then I started to play instruments such as the piano, guitar, and drums.I started making the music to my songs. In the beginning of my writing songs and music I wasn't even thinking of a carrier in in the music business. But I decided that this was what I wanted to do. I mean, I didn't really want to become a famous musician. I just wanted to sell my songs and music to famous bands and singers particularly, Green Day.

After my 8th grade graduation I had told my mother the news. And I moved in with my grandmother. I am now free.

I will never forget my favorite band, because if it wasn't for them I'd still be with my mother. If I ever met them I would tell them that they're my heroes and I will always love them.

Love your biggest fan: Cheyenne

The author's comments:
This piece is about me living in misery. But I found out that, that led to my destiny. And that Green Day's music helped me survive!

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on Apr. 28 2010 at 1:49 pm
RaoulDuke SILVER, Florissant, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Buy the ticket, take the ride ( Dr. Hunter S Thompson)

american idot rocks

on Oct. 2 2009 at 6:26 am
87291082bz993842, Millstone Twp, New Jersey
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Omigod I loooovvvee americain idiot go st jimmy!

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on Sep. 30 2009 at 6:13 pm
Tybalt SILVER, Coral Springs, Florida
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This is quite sad, but im happy that u found music. I play violin and im used to live in Hepzaba GA.