The Kids Aren't Alright Song Lyrics

The Offspring

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

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

Chances thrown
Nothing's free
Longing for what used to be
Still it's hard
Hard to see
When we were young the future was so bright
The old neighborhood was so alive
And every kid on the whole damn street
Was gonna make it big and not be beat

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

Chances thrown
Nothing's free
Longing for what used to be
Still it's hard
Hard to see

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Welcome
  • 2 Have You Ever
  • 3 Staring at the Sun
  • 4 Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
  • 5 The Kids Aren't Alright
  • 6 Feelings
  • 7 She's Got Issues
  • 8 Walla Walla
  • 9 The End of the Line
  • 10 No Brakes
  • 11 Why Don't You Get a Job?
  • 12 Americana
  • 13 Pay the Man / Pretty Fly (reprise)


  • credits


    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Bryan Keith Holland
    album: Track 5 in album Americana
    release date: 1998-11
    popularity : 1541 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Punk/Pop Rock
    length: 3:01
    producer: Dave Jerden
    mixer: Dave Jerden
    engineer: Bryan Carlstrom
    assistant engineer: Annette Cisneros
    writer: The Offspring

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099749165625
    script: Latin