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This was inspired by a nostalgic trip lead singer Dexter Holland took to his old neighborhood, Garden Grove in Orange County, California. Many people he knew had met tragedy (i.e., car accidents, nervous breakdowns, etc.).
Holland: "You grow up in America, and you're supposed to have a bright future."
The rest of the album explores other, more light-hearted, aspects of life in the United States.
The title is a takeoff on the name of a concert documentary and compilation album released by The Who in 1979 called The Kids Are Alright.
This was featured in the film The Faculty. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.