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Blink 182 – Stay Together For The Kids lyrics

It's hard to wake up, when the shades have been pulled shut
This house is haunted, it's so pathetic, it makes no sense at all
I'm ripe with things to say, the words rot and fall away
What stupid poem could fix this home, I'd read it every day

So here's your holiday,
Hope you enjoy it this time, you gave it all away
It was mine, so when you're dead and gone,
Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost,
It's not right.

Their anger hurts my ears, been running strong for seven years
Rather than fix the problems, they never solve them, it makes no sense at all
I see them everyday, we get along so why can't they?
If this is what he wants, and this is what she wants, then why's there so much pain?

So here's your holiday,
Hope you enjoy it this time, you gave it all away.
It was mine, so when you're dead and gone,
Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost,
It's not right.

So here's your holiday,
Hope you enjoy it this time, you gave it all away.
It was mine, so when your dead and gone,
Will you remember this night, twenty years now lost,
It's not right
It's not right
It's not right
It's not right



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    tammygurl630
    This song means alot to me b/c my parents told me that they were getting a divorce when I was 12. They never did. L8r my mom told me that it was b/c they were not going to make it hard on me and my little brother (who is now 13) so they aren't divorced. My dad sleeps in the guest bedroom every night while my moms in "their" room. They fight every day and even try to make me take sides. I'm leaving as soon as I'm done with high school (out of state college) and I plan to take my brother with me. It is so hard to hear him cry every night. This song is amazing.
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    nocemisions
    This song has a deep meaning to me. I know its about parental fighting and how the kid sees it.
    I take the meaning of the song to state that this kid sees the hate between his parents and doesn't understand why they stay together. Yet, as a teenager, he is in a relationshp and gets along great with his significant other. So, I think he basically saying that he is leaving his family and giving them a "holiday" alone and won't come back untill they solve their problems. This time was meant for him, but its not worth it when all he sees and hears hurts him. He gives it to them instead.
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    1. I take this song very much to heart. The first part (it's hard to wake up, when the shades have been pulled shut. This house is haunted it's so pathetic it makes no sense at all, I'm ripe with things to say, the words rot and fall away what stupid poem could fix this home I'd read it everyday) I take that as a child 12 and over saying "it already sucks to wake when you know there's nothing happy to look forward to, I don't know what to say but if I could say something to change it I would do it everyday" (knowing it may not even make a difference).

    2. That's when the hook comes in, basically saying so here's your request (here's your holiday) got what you wanted (hope you enjoy it this time you gave it all away), you destroyed our family, (it was mine-saying it wasn't just your family) was it really worth it? (so when your dead and gone will you remember this night twenty years now lost, it's not right).

    3. The "kid" is definitely older now and the second part of the song he is saying with a bit more maturity (I hate your fighting why keep doing this and making everything harder) (their anger hurts my ears, been running strong for seven years; rather than fix the problems they never solve them it makes no sense at all.) Then it goes onto say, I see them everyday, we get along so why can't they? If this is what he wants and it's what she wants then why is there so much pain? (I take this as it's effecting the entire family, siblings more or less. "We get along so why can't they" and in the end he and or his siblings are tired of it and ask anymore "why is there so much pain".

    And the hook is self explanatory. And the more and more I listen to this amazing song I truly feel that this is perhaps "stupid poem"he was talking about. My parents went thru a nasty divorce and kept going on and off. I was 12. And I am now 19 almost 20. This song has helped me realized some things. My parents are friends now I guess. So to speak :) I showed my mom this song (big Blink-182 fan) but she cried and said it was a really good song. I do feel like I've been running strong for 7 years kinda like in the song. But honestly divorce sucks and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Hope you like my insight on the song! :)
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    I feel like this song is from the perspective of one of the people in this broken relationship. They are basically realizing that there's a slim to none chance that they will get back together, and the narrator of this is clearly upset but still trying to cope (especially since the couple has a child and wants to "get along"). The first verse is introducing their relationship as it is now, and it's in a pretty bad state. "This house is haunted, it's so pathetic, it makes no sense at all" is saying that they don't know how it got to this point because it was alright until it broke down, and now there's nothing but a ghost of what the relationship were.
    The chorus itself stands alone in the narrator's message to the other person. They say "So here's your holiday, hope you enjoy it this time, you gave it all away" as to say "Fine, if you want to leave then go ahead. I hope you're happy with whatever decision you make." The narrator is angry about it becoming this way and hopes that the other remembers what they've done to him or her when the kid finally grows up and they split apart ("so when you're dead and gone, will you remember this night, twenty years now lost, it's not right").
    The second verse is kind of confusing, but it could be the narrator seeing another couple (possibly a neighbor) going through the same problem and not understanding why the others can't make it work the way the narrator and their significant other can ("been running strong for seven years", "we get along so why can't they?", "if this is what he wants and it's what she wants, then why's there so much pain?"). The other couple wants to make it work too, but they just might not be as lucky.
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    This song really hits home for me because my mum and dad used to fight so much when I was like 9 but I thought they were just bitching, after they broke up my dad had this new chick in about two months later.
    It wasn't until I was 13 I learned, based on some accidental information, that my father was cheating on my mother. The other woman became my stepmother now three years later my father and stepmother are always yelling and screaming because he's cheating on her with some slut who was our family friend like four months ago.
    He thinks I'm oblivious to the whole thing but I know whats going on. I'm not stupid. I try to stay at my mother's house but she says I should see him; so I go out there and its fighting all day and night whenever they're around each other. I wanna leave but I have no where to go. I kind of need help. Ugh I hate this, I don't understand; they have so much time alone why can't they fight then. They always drag the kids into it and we always want out :( It depresses me.
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