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Fall Out Boy – The Kids Aren't Alright lyrics

[Verse 1]
Stuck in the jet wash
Bad trip I couldn't get off
And maybe I bit off more than I could chew
And overhead of the aqua blue

Fall to your knees bring on the rapture
Blessed be the boys time can't capture
On film or between the sheets
I always fall from your window
To the pitch black streets


And with the black banners raised
As
the crooked smiles fade
Former
heroes who quit too late
Just
wanna fill up the trophy case again

[Chorus]

And in the end
I'd do it all again
I
think you're my best friend
Don't
you know that the kids aren't all, kids aren't alright
I'll
be yours
When
it rains it pours
Stay
thirsty I'll be fine
Don't you know that the kids aren't all, kids aren't alright

[Verse 2]
I'm not passive but aggressive
Take note, it's not impressive

Empty your sadness
Like you're dumping your purse
On my bedroom floor

We put your curse in reverse

And it's our time now if you want to to be
More the war like the carnival bears set free
And your love is anemic and I can't believe
That you couldn't see it coming from me


And I still feel that rush in my veins
It twists my head just a bit too thin
All those people I see
In those old photographs I've seen are dead

[Chorus]

And in the end
I'd do it all again
I think you're my best friend
Don't you know that the kids aren't all, kids aren't alright
I'll be yours
When it rains it pours
Stay thirsty I'll be fine
Don't you know that the kids aren't all, kids aren't alright

And sometimes I just want to sit around
And gaze at my shoes yeah
And let your dirty sadness fill me up
Just like a balloon

[Chorus]

And in the end
I'd do it all again
I think you're my best friend
Don't you know that the kids aren't all, kids aren't alright
I'll be yours
When it rains it pours
Stay thirsty I'll be fine
Don't you know that the kids aren't all, kids aren't alright



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  • littleoddstar
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    littleoddstar
    The song is about the artist's relationship with their depression. About their dislike for it and pain caused by it, about their struggle to escape and about their want, sometimes, to just give in. The artist describes how their depression and sadness has become something that fills every aspect of their life, and how it has become something so overpowering that they are unsure of who they would be without it to the point that they would rather have it than not. The song contains lyrics that describe the weariness that depression causes, the fact that when it is present, it is overpowering, and that it is something that fills every part of their being. It is a beautiful interpretation of a horrible pain, and, overall, is used to describe the pain that the people of the world are feeling at younger ages than previously recorded on an average. Don't you know that the kids aren't alright?
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