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The Offspring

The Kids Aren't Alright

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EN
Genre
Rock
Album
Americana
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play When we were young, the future was so bright
play The old neighborhood was so alive
play And every kid on the whole damn street
play Was gonna make it big and not be beat

play Now the neighborhood's cracked and torn
play The kids are grown up, but their lives are worn
play How can one little street
play Swallow so many lives

play Chances thrown
play Nothing's free
play Longing for what used to be
play Still it's hard
play Hard to see
play Fragile lives, shattered dreams

play Jamie had a chance, well she really did
play Instead she dropped out and had a couple of kids
play Mark still lives at home, 'cause he's got no job
play He just plays guitar and smokes a lot of pot

play O.J. committed suicide
play Brandon od'd and died
play What the hell is going on?
play The cruelest dream, reality

play Chances thrown
play Nothing's free
play Longing for what used to be
play Still it's hard
play Hard to see
play Fragile lives, shattered dreams

play Chances thrown
play Nothing's free
play Longing for what used to be
play Still it's hard
play Hard to see
play Fragile lives, shattered dreams

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meaning Meaning

This was inspired by a nostalgic trip lead singer Dexter Holland took to his old neighborhood, Garden Grove in Orange County, California. Many people he knew had met tragedy (i.e., car accidents, nervous breakdowns, etc.).

vocabulary Vocabulary

drop out

reject convention, leave (school)

  1. She dropped out of school, pregnant, at 14

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