Who Sang Kids in America? Kim Wilde

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Some other versions of "Kids in America"
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Marty Wilde, Ricky Wilde
release date: 1981
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: New Wave/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:26
producer: Ricky Wilde
engineer: Steve Stewart
guitar: Steve Stewart, Francis Lickerish, Ricky Wilde and James Stevenson
background vocals: Ricky Wilde
bass guitar: Martin Russell
drums (drum set): Chris North
keyboard: Robert John Godfrey, Calvin Hayes and Ricky Wilde
lead vocals: Kim Wilde
Looking out a dirty old window.
Down below the cars in the city go rushing by.
I sit here alone and I wonder why.

Friday night and everyone's moving.
I can feel the heat but it's soothing.
Heading down, I search for the beat in this dirty town.

Down town the young ones are going.
Down town the young ones are growing.
We're the kids in America.
Everybody live for the music-go-round.

Bright lights the music get faster.
Look boy, don't check on your watch, not another glance.
I'm not leaving now, honey not a chance.

Hot-shot, give me no problems.
Much later baby you'll be saying never mind.
You know life is cruel, life is never kind.

Kind hearts don't make a new story.
Kind hearts don't grab any glory.
We're the kids in America.
Everybody live for the music-go-round.

Come closer, honey that's better.
Got to get a brand new experience.
Feeling right.
Oh don't try to stop baby.
Hold me tight.

Outside a new day is dawning.
Outside Suburbia's sprawling everywhere.
I don't want to go baby.
New York to East California.
There's a new wave coming I warn you.

We're the kids in America.
Everybody live for the music-go-round.
We're the kids in America.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Water on Glass
  • 2 Our Town
  • 3 Everything We Know
  • 4 Young Heroes
  • 5 Kids in America
  • 6 Chequered Love
  • 7 2-6-5-8-0
  • 8 You'll Never Be So Wrong
  • 9 Falling Out
  • 10 Tuning in Tuning On

  • Album Information
    label: RAK
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin