Song of the Day #3,035: ‘Kids’ – OneRepublic

onerepublic_kidsThe next ‘Fresh Song for Fall’ on Entertainment Weekly‘s list is ‘Kids’ by OneRepublic.

Here’s their take:

Ryan Tedder & Co.’s edgiest song ever: It’s got a druggy four-on-the-floor groove, squawking vocal loops, and a rocket-propelled chorus that’s catchy AF. Right, just like that MGMT song.

I guess the MGMT song they’re referencing is one also titled ‘Kids,’ or else I’m not familiar enough with MGMT to get the reference.

My OneRepublic story is that I got to see them play a private concert during a Disney World media event and was impressed not just by their performance but how many familiar songs turned out to be theirs. They definitely have a knack for penning catchy tunes, and this one doesn’t disappoint on that front.

[Verse 1]
Days when
We’d fight, we’d fight ’til I would give in
Yeah, perfect disasters
We were reaching, reaching for the rafters

[Pre-Chorus]
And on most of the days we were searching for ways
To get up and get out of the town that we were raised, yeah, Cause we were done
I remember, we were sleeping in cars
We were searching for OZ
We were burning cigars
With white plastics tips ’til we saw the sun
And we said crazy things like

[Chorus]
I refuse to look back thinking days were better
Just because they’re younger days
I don’t know what’s ’round the corner
Way I feel right now I swear we’ll never change
Back when we were kids
Swore we would never die
You and me were kids
Swear that we’ll never die

[Verse 2]
Lights down
And we drive and we’re drivin’ just to get out
Yeah, perfect disasters
Yeah we were swinging, swinging from the rafters

[Pre-Chorus]
Hey, we were dancing in cars
We were looking for ours
We were naming the stars
After people we knew ’til we had to go
And we were saying things like

[Chorus]
I refuse to look back thinking days were better
Just because they’re younger days
I don’t know what’s ’round the corner
Way I feel right now I swear we’ll never change
Back when we were kids
Swore we would never die
You and me were kids
Swear that we’ll never die

[Bridge]
Nights when we kept dancing
Changing all our plans and
Making every day a holiday
Feel the years start burning
City lights they’re turning
Something ’bout this feels the same

[Chorus]
Back when we were kids
Swore we would never die
You and me were kids
Swear that we’ll never die
I refuse to look back thinking days were better
Just because they’re younger days
I don’t know what’s ’round the corner
Way I feel right now I swear we’ll never change

You and me were kids

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,035: ‘Kids’ – OneRepublic

  1. Dana says:

    I was also impressed by MGMT when they played a private show in my living room.😄

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