This is a new composition that is included on The Proclaimers' greatest hits collection, The Very Best Of - 25 Years 1987-2012. "Glowing, how come you still look young?" croons Craig Reid rhetorically. "Fighting, life didn't get you yet…" The singer was asked by The Independent On Sunday whom the twins are addressing in this song? "It's a number of people I know," he replied. "It's not any one person. It's people who've not let life grind them down. I don't mean people who are just happy-go-lucky or have no pain cos they've got no brain. I mean people who get the knocks that life gives you, but they don't get embittered. People end up getting blinkered as they get older 'cos everyone gets knocks. Some people, it cripples them. But I admire people who don't buckle. Who get knocked down but get back up again, and don't allow the past – whether it's mistakes or injustices done to them – to stop them focusing on going forward."
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.