"The Kids Don't Like It" as written by Aaron Barrett, Sylvia Robinson, Michael Anthony Wright, Clifton Nathaniel Chase, Cheryl Lorraine Cook and Anthony O'brien....
Got some words, I don't know gonna sing'em
Here I go wan try not to be lame
Want to make you feel the same. I just want to be someone

Don't you know we tried to do something new
It may sound real good,
But I don't think we're getting through because

[Chorus]
The kids don't like it, no no
The kids don't like it, no no no
The kids don't like it, no they don't like it at all
I said
The kids don't like it, no no
The kids don't like it, no no no
The kids don't like it, no they don't like it at all
Anymore

Had a hit, famous, no
Easy come, easy go, should be
Happy with what I got,
Should be happy but I'm not
I just want to be someone

Don't you know we tried to do something new
It may sound real good,
But I don't think were getting through because,

[Chorus]

I thought there'd come a day
When I'd run out of things to say
But now I know it's true no one
Listens anyway yeah! Common common yeah!

All we wanted was to do somethin' new
It doesn't sound so good and I know were not
Getting through because

[Chorus]

I said
The kids don't like it, no no
The kids don't like it, no no no
The kids don't like it, no they don't like it at all
Anymore


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"The Kids Don't Like It" as written by Sylvia Robinson Aaron Barrett

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  • +1
    General Commentits about how they dont fit in, and noone likes them. yet they do. but ya know.
    autumn-flow26on October 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHELL YES !!!!!
    RiddlinStaron June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome. it kicks so much ass and i wish some smart people could come up with some cool stuff to say about it.. well i have alot to say and stuff but im very lazy. :D
    BoysDontCryon August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh hell yeah.... this song is the best song to rock out to... I think the meaning is, that it's about the band's progress, they think they're good, but for some reason their records aren't selling, which is maybe why they keep putting old hits on every one of their new albums... except now they've broken through, and they have an album full of new songs \o/.
    da77ynon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentaaahhhhhh this is the best! i can actually say that i love every ree big fish song ive heard, but this has to be somewhere pretty near the top!

    i think it is about looking at things in perspective. i mean, like they are heroes of the ska-punk scene and worshiped by millions... but if you took a crowd of the general public, very few would have heard of them cos they aren't "rock n roll stars"

    well thats the case here in england anyway. at my school there is like the RBF club which consists of about 5 or 6 of us! out of about 1500!
    mairion September 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about them not fitting into the "in" music and people not liking it because they
    1) dont fit in, and
    2) have a completely different (yet totally awesome) sound.
    MihoNinjaon February 02, 2008   Link

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