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Started at the age of 4.
My mother went to the grocery store.
Went sneaking through her bedroom door to find something in a size 4.

Sugar and spice and everything nice wasn't made for only girls.
GI Joe in panty hose is making room for the...


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    Jul 18th, 2006 7:13pm report

    I am not sure why no one has interperted this song yet because it's pretty much the best song ever. King for a day is about a boy who likes to wear girl clothes basically.


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    Oct 28th, 2017 10:13pm report

    okay look guys this song is about Billie being Bi and saying just because we like different things doesnt mean we different in a bad way


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    Jan 17th, 2012 1:09am report

    Most people have this right. Its about cross-dressing and having fun doing it.

    "King for a day, princess by dawn"


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    Dec 1st, 2011 12:11pm report

    It's about a crossdresser (and, not trying to be mean or anything, but I'm 13 and I know to use the word 'crossdresser'. You guys just sound stupid saying 'a guy who dresses like a girl').


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    Dec 23rd, 2010 12:39pm report

    The song is about cross-dressing. (Yeah, thats the educated way to say a guy who dresses like a girl) 'Started at the age of four' doesn't mean he started cross-dressing then, just that he thought his mom had better (so to say) clothes then his father. 'Daddy threw me in therapy' just tells about how he had troubles at home since the father was probably a homophobe. 'Who put the drag in the drag queen' just emphisizes how people are always making it hard for the narrator.

    This is by far my favorite song like ever, and this is just how *I* saw it.


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    Nov 14th, 2009 11:39pm report

    This song is about pink from have a cigar

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    Jul 29th, 2009 7:12am report

    This song is obviously about crossdressing. It is NOT about being gay. Being gay and crossdressing are two completely different things, and it's pretty homophobic to assume otherwise.


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    Mar 9th, 2009 3:33pm report

    Um, I'm not saying you guys are wrong, I'm just saying that the song doesn't say it happened at the age of four, it says it started at the age of four. Which means that the person in the song continues to do it after that. I'm not saying its a true story or anything.


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    Jul 24th, 2008 7:40pm report

    K, "Started at the age of 4" Meaning he did this when he was four. (I'm not saying its a real story). And then when his father walks in the room. He takes him to therapy. He isn't gay HE'S 4 YOU DON'T MAKE THE DECISION OF BEING GAY, STRAIGHT, OR BI TILL LATER IN YOUR LIFE. And "wait till the guys get a load of me" obviously meant the kid thought that wearing a thong was cool, yet he didn't know what he was doing.


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    Jul 8th, 2008 7:51am report

    No no no. It was written by Tre Cool, and its not a true story, but it's about him being a little boy [probly about 4 or 5] and he goes into his moms room and finds a leather thong and thinks that it is kings clothing, so he wears it thinking that his friends will be impressed [wait till all the guys get a load of me]

    Yeah, it was probably written when they were stoned, what do you expect, it made sense to them! It's a fun song anyways


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    May 1st, 2008 5:23pm report

    I think when everything falls apart at the end is showing he failed to make people understand him and his habits.


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    Feb 11th, 2008 2:13pm report

    I wonder if he's kind of making a sick joke when he says
    "all the guys get a 'load' of me." I could be just really gross but...idk.

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    Nov 30th, 2007 11:35am report

    It's about living life as a normal guy during the day and dressing up as a girl in the evenings.


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    Jul 13th, 2007 7:54pm report

    It's about a trans dresser and how his father caught him and sent him to therapy


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    Mar 30th, 2007 3:33pm report

    A very funny song about being gay!


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    Nov 17th, 2006 11:15pm report

    This song is a good one, but it's about a gay dude pretty much. He wears girl clothes and gets put in therapy...

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