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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
.

[Pre-Chorus]
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 like before,
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,
Maul the world 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
.

[Pre-Chorus]
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 like before,
Don't you know that the kids aren't all, kids aren't alright?

[Bridge]
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


[Outro]
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 like before,
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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