Who Sang The Kids Aren't Alright? The Offspring

The Offspring Americana cover art
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Bryan Keith Holland
release date: 1998-11
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Punk/Pop Rock
length: 3:01
producer: Dave Jerden
lead vocals: Dexter Holland
mixer: Dave Jerden
engineer: Bryan Carlstrom
guitar: Noodles
drums (drum set): Ron Welty
bass guitar: Greg Kriesel
assistant engineer: Annette Cisneros
task miscellaneous support: Janie Rangel and Elan Trujillo
composer: Dexter Holland
lyricist: Dexter Holland
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
Fragile lives, shattered dreams

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

Jay committed suicide
Brandon OD'd and died
What the hell is going on
The cruelest dream, reality

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)