Kids In America

Album: Kim Wilde (1981)
Charted: 2 25
  • Looking out a dirty old window
    Down below the cars in the city go rushing by
    I sit here alone and I wonder why

    Friday night and everyone's moving
    I can feel the heat but it's soothing, heading down
    I search for the beat in this dirty town (downtown)

    The young ones are going
    (Downtown) the young ones are growing
    We're the kids in America (whoa)
    We're the kids in America (whoa)
    Everybody live for the music-go-round

    Bright lights, the music gets faster
    Look, boy, don't check on your watch, not another glance
    I'm not leaving now, honey, not a chance

    Hot-shot, give me no problems
    Much later, baby, you'll be saying nevermind
    You know life is cruel, life is never kind (kind hearts)

    Don't make a new story
    (Kind hearts) don't grab any glory
    We're the kids in America (whoa)
    We're the kids in America (whoa)
    Everybody live for the music-go-round

    La la la la-la la-a
    La la la la-la la, sing!
    La la la la-la la-a
    La la la la-la la

    Come closer, honey, that's better
    Got to get a brand-new experience, feeling right
    Oh, don't try to stop, baby, hold me tight

    Outside a new day is dawning
    Outside suburbia's sprawling everywhere
    I don't want to go, baby

    New York to east California
    There's a new wave coming, I warn ya
    We're the kids in America (whoa)
    We're the kids in America (whoa)
    Everybody lives for the music-go-round

    La la la la-la la-a
    La la la la-la la, sing!
    La la la la-la la-a
    La la la la-la la

    We're the kids
    We're the kids
    We're the kids in America
    We're the kids
    We're the kids
    We're the kids in America
    We're the kids
    We're the kids
    We're the kids in America Writer/s: Marty Wilde, Ricky Wilde
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Jamara from NcI watched a movie that had this song as the ending credits song amd I cant remember the name of it
  • Willie from Scottsdale, AzOh, quit all the bashing, if you're 38 or older, you like this song and you know it. It's a guilty pleasure, no skin off my back. :-)
  • Willie from Scottsdale, AzShe looks like Markie Post with lip implants :-)
  • Tony from Perth, AustraliaNearly 30 years later and she still cannot sing, maybe she found her true vocation as a gardener !
  • Ryan from Anahola, HiThis song was also recorded by The Muffs for the game, Rock Band 2.
  • L_a_ from Montreal, QcThe synthesizer theme near the end of this classic was reprised in Roger Sanchez' mega club anthem ''Turn on the music'' in 2006, only slowing its rythm.
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaMy old girlfriend looked like Kim Wilde whenn this song came out, so she liked it of course. Great song...
  • Chris from Claremont, CaBeing born in 1982, it seemed as if the song was written for kids in the 80's, which I was, I was 7 at the end of the decade
  • Mark from London, EnglandKim's real surname is Smith. She is now more famous in the UK as a gardener!
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