The Offspring – The Kids Aren’t Alright


Jenny had a chance, well she really did
When we were young the future was so bright
Fragile lives
Instead she dropped out and had a couple of kids

Nothing’s free
Longing for
How can one little street
He just plays guitar and smokes a lot of pot

Now the neighborhood’s cracked and torn

Chances thrown
The cruellest dream – reality
Chances thrown
Mark still lives at home cause he’s got no job
Hard to see
Swallow so many lives
Still it’s hard
The old neighborhood was so alive
The kids are grown up but their lives are worn
Used to be

And every kid on the whole damn street
Shattered dreams
shattered dreams
what used to be
Was gonna make it big in every beat

Jay committed suicide
What the hell is going on?
Hard to see
Longing for
Fragile lives
Nothing’s free
Still it’s hard
Brandon OD’d and died