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    WHEN I WAS

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    ALERT: THIS IS A FORCED MEME
    WHEN I WAS will be posted by the same
    unfunny newfag until you like it.


    WHEN I WAS is inarguably the gayest forced meme in existence, and moar of the cancer that is killing /b/ - and we're talking about a place where pictures of Kirk Johnson spreading his asshole are passé and dickgirls occasionally dominate. If you see a picture of Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance with the words "WHEN I WAS", launch the sage bombs at full force. "Why is this guy blonde?" you might ask. Well, he read My Immortal and the teenager who wrote it scared the black hair dye off of his head. Draco Malformed, No longer, Gerard way has dyed his hair a gay color of pink(as if there was a non-gay color of pink which you can dye your hair) for his new album. The fact that the mods formerly did not ban anyone involved with this shit was once taken as evidence that the Cancer finally killed /b/. Thankfully, it is finally bannable.

    WHEN I WAS can also be used in place of a Bel-Air. Start telling a first person, incestual CP story, posting it as slowly as possible whilst still avoiding your thread being 404'd and then right as it gets to you sticking it in her pooper/vagoo, have her scream/say/moan: "WHEN I WAS".

    On the incredibly rare occasions that this meme produces any kind of lulz it only comes from it aping on the successes of other memes or from the trolling opportunities it provides to shame newfags.

    This meme can be blocked with rapid application of A YOUNG WARTHOG.

    If the thread has progressed on to A YOUNG BOY, use of "I played the silver ball" also works.

    The AWESOME Song



    The Cure


    Origin

    Rumors on the internets suggest that the first sightings of this forced meme date back to March 2007. Since then several variations of it have been spammed over and over again on /b/. Spinoffs include the thread starting with 'WE'RE NO STRANGERS TO LOVE', 'ON A DARK DESERT HIGHWAY', 'I HEARD THAT YOU WERE TALKING SHIT AND YOU DIDN'T THINK THAT I WOULD HEAR IT', and various other shitty songs everyone hates.

    DEATH

    WHEN I WAS died, along with Gerard Way, on November 27th, 2007.

    Lyrics

    WHEN I WAS

    A YOUNG BOY

    MY FATHER

    TOOK ME INTO THE CITY

    TO SEE A MARCHING BAND

    HE SAID, "SON, WHEN YOU GROW UP

    WOULD YOU BE

    THE SAVIOR OF THE BROKEN

    THE BEATEN AND THE DAMNED?"

    HE SAID, "WILL YOU DEFEAT THEM?

    YOUR DEMONS AND ALL THE NON-BELIEVERS

    THE PLANS THAT THEY HAVE MADE

    BECAUSE ONE DAY

    I'LL LEAVE YOU

    A PHANTOM TO LEAD YOU IN THE SUMMER

    TO JOIN THE BLACK PARADE."

    NOTE: Do not EVAR expect a WHEN I WAS topic to ever make it past "MY FATHER"*


    What the Song Really Means

    WHEN I WAS

    A YOUNG FUR

    BIG DADDY

    TOOK ME INTO THE CITY

    TO SEE A FURFAG BAND

    HE SAID, "BOY WHEN YOU GROW UP

    WILL YOU BE THE LEADER OF THE BAND

    IN SEQUINS AND IN DRAG?"

    HE SAID, "WILL YOU BEAT THEM

    AND RAPE THEM

    AND ALL THE NORMAL FOLK

    THE PLANS THAT THEY HAVE MADE

    TO IGNORE YOU

    AND LEAVE YOU

    UNTIL YOU GROW SOME FREAKEN BALLS

    TO JOIN THE PRIDE PARADE!?

    TL;DR OP is a faggot



    This is what you see when you die and go somewhere worse than Hell


    Alternate Interpretation

    WHEN I WAS

    A YOUNG BOY

    MY FATHER

    TOOK ME INTO THE CELLAR

    AND FUCKED ME IN THE ASS

    HE SAID, "CAMERON, IF YOU SCREAM OR

    CALL FOR HELP

    OR RUN AWAY WELL JUST TRY IT

    NOW HERE IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN

    HE SAID, "I'LL CHOP OFF YOUR PINGAS

    AND FEED IT TO THE WILD ANIMALS

    AND THEN CUT OFF YOUR HEAD

    AND THEN ONE DAY

    I'LL MARCH THROUGH

    THE STREETS NAKED WITH YOUR HEAD ON A STAKE

    LIKE A BIG GREAT PARADE."


    Derailing Threads

    1. Find WHEN I WAS thread.
    2. Reply with a picture of Feist and the following lyrics:
     
     
    When I was a young girl I used to see pleasure


    When I was a young girl I used to drink ale
    Out of the ale house, down into the jail house
    My body salve-aided and Hell is my doom


    Come mama come papa and sit you down by me
    Come sit you down by me and pity my case
    My poor head is aching my sad heart is breaking
    My body salve-aided and Hell is my doom


    Please send for the preacher to come and pray for me
    And send for the doctor to heal all my wounds
    My poor head is aching my sad heart is breaking
    My body salve-aided and I'm bound to die


    I want three young ladies to bear up my coffin
    I want three young ladies to take me along
    I want them to carry a bunch of wild roses
    To put on my body as I pass along


    One morning, one morning, one morning in May,
    I saw this young lady all wrapped in white linen
    All wrapped in white linen
    and cold as the plague
     


     

    —Feist; LOL

    Special Version

    When I was A boy of ten


    I had a very best friend
    Fred was kind with good intent
    but just a little different


    Oh, Special Fred
    mama dropped him on his head
    now he's not so bright instead
    he's a little bit special
    just a little bit


    one day, talking to special fred,
    he grabbed a brick and he swung at my head
    and as he laughed at me that's when I knew
    special fred just made me special to!


    Now I laugh as I count bugs
    I give strangers great big hugs
    next to me, fred is fine
    yeah, he's a fuckin Einstein
    ooh special fred,
    now we're not right in the head
    now we're not so bright instead
    we're a little bit special


    just a little bit


    Nigra Version

    When Ah wuz a itty bitty li'l kid


    Mah moms wud rokk me in da cradle
    In dem ol' cotton fields back home
    It wuz down in tha South
    Just down in tha South
    In dem ol' cotton fields back home
    When dem cotton balls get rotten
    A nigga can't pick no cotton
    In dem ol' cotton fields back home
    I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there


    To sit on my throne, as the prince of Bel Air


    YouTube Poop Version

    When I was a young BOI,


    My father took me into HELL
    To see a marching b&
    He said, "MAH BOI, when you grow up,
    Will you be the savior of Batty, Gay Luigi, and YOSHI?"
    He said, "Will you defeat them,
    Bowser, and all Massacration,
    The spaghetti they have made?
    Because one day I'll leave you,
    A PhD in kicking your ass to lead you in the Mushroom Kingdom,
    To join the Y.M.C.A."
    STOP! HAMMER TIME!
    When I was a YOUNG MAN,
    My father took me into the city,
    To see IRON MAN,
    He said "Son, when you grow up,
    Will you be the devourer of all life?"



    Maple Story Version

    When I was


    a beginner,
    A Faggot took me into Henesys
    He said, "bowguy1538, when you level up,
    Will you be the savior of Kerning?"
    He said,
    "Will you, Strafe them,
    King Slime, and all Pink Bean,
    The Beanlets they have made?
    Because
    one day, You'll get fourth job,
    A Blue Metus, to load you in the CPQ?,
    To join
    the Windians,
    (Intermission)
    When I was,
    level 69,
    A Faggot took me into Henesys,
    To see Fangblade,
    He said "bowguy1538, when you level up,


    Will you be a ranger?


    Batshit Insane Version

    When I was a young cockgoblin


    My father took me into Växjö City
    To see a marching band
    He said, "Mah boi, when you grow up,
    Will you be the rapper of the Pixie,
    The rock god, and the hearses?"
    I said, "lol wut"
    Then he said "Will you defeat them,
    Verina De La Hyde and Vin Diesel,
    The Polearm Skill they have cogitated?
    Because one day, I'll leave you a Dragtaur
    To lead you at Hogwarts


    To join the Wanker parade!"


    Examples

    WHEN I WAS Variations About missing Pics
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