"The Kids Are Coming" is a song about how the late 2010s youth are misunderstood by the older generation. According to Tones and I
, they are perceived as "snowflakes just on their phones."
The Australian singer points out that these are unjustified stereotypes. Instead, these "kids" are committed to tackling important issues such as racism and climate change. The youth are united in their shared beliefs, pushing for change through peaceful means and community rather than fighting with guns. These kids are "a force to be reckoned with."