Asleep in a doorway back to the wall Head down right hand up as if to receive the call Other hand hanging strong, strong like Joe Louis Sad, pathetic, tragic by circumstance I don't want to show my hand but I'm helpless to straighten it About to say in sleep what I could never say awake
You've taken this away, I can't draw my breath in the peace and sweetness of my own bed but here, in these dull and nameless rags on this humbling stoop, I wait for the wheels to roll
I'm alone, I'm sick, I'm dying see my hand up-tipped learn the secret of my human heart Give me the thing, give me your hand Take me to the Emerald Mountains beyond this land
Let's build a bridge and not a wall Something to bind us, not divide us all I see it in your eyes, I know you friend Let's leave something behind us that will remain in the end
O Brother in the night take me home lock me in safe take me to where all is peace and amity to the family of my life, my mother, my father, my sister, my wife and you my brother and you my friend
Let's build a bridge that will remain in the end Let's build a bridge and not a wall Something to bind us, not divide us all I see it in your eyes, I know you friend Let's leave something behind that will remain in the end
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.