"Come on Kids" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
We were so high we thought we'd definitely die
Cause we were dead already, dying
Endless nights took on my whole life
Or so I thought
It turns out all your friends
They were just mean, dressed up
So, come on kids eat those pills
You got your whole life to lose
We've got so many friends
That wear their feet too big for their shoes
We've got cities to visit
We've got trees we've yet to live in
And so get yourself on top of me
Before I'm gone, gone, gone
We were so young
I thought that acting old
Would give me all your love
Give me all you've got
So come on kids eat those pills
You've got your whole life to lose
We've got so many friends
That wear their feet too big for their shoes
We've got cities to visit
We've got trees we've yet to live in
So get yourself on top of me
Before I'm gone, gone, gone
And all night long
On your front lawn
You'd build me a neon village
And you said bring on new diseases
If they're good for you
Then they'll be good for me
Yeah, if it's good for you then it's good for me
If it's good for you then it's good for me
So come on kids eat those pills
You've got your whole life to lose
We've got so many friends
That wear their feet too big for their shoes
We've got cities to visit
We've got trees we've yet to live in
And so get yourself on top of me
Before I'm gone gone gone
And we've got so many friends
That wear their feet too big for their shoes
We've got so many friends
That wear their feet too big for their shoes


Lyrics submitted by heavyinmyheart, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Come on Kids" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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    General Comment"This is not about drugs. It's about flying," said Sara at the Van Folk Fest show.
    Amisonon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"we’ve got so many friends
    that wear their feet too big for their shoes"

    haha i love that part because it is saying how sometimes people are cocky and dont live up to what they say.
    spiritedawayon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dont understand how this song isn't about drugs. I mean, yea the beginning can be related to flying but what about the pills reference and the life some lose because of them?

    "we’ve got cities to visit
    we’ve got trees we’ve yet to live in"

    I love those lines! They make me all happy and positive, thinking of all the places I can go and the adventures that await me. :]

    Tegan and Sara =
    yesterdaystomorrow1on June 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcome on, talk about extacy! I LOVE THIS SONG, it could be a metaphor, but either way
    ITS AMAZING.
    iwontregreton August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRemember that songs aren't always meant to be taken in a literal sense. I think the 'pills' represent taking risks in your life; it doesn't mean you should go and get high, just step outside your comfort zone and experience something fun and wonderful.
    Great song! I just wish they would've included the lyrics in the cd booklet.
    FrengerLovelyon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGet yourself on top of me before I'm GONE, GONE, GONE. Amazing line.
    Technophobiaon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really just can't stop listening to this song. I take it literally, matching my life perfectly.

    As in, knowing what you're doing, knowing how much you could do & how much you can lose, but still doing it anyways.
    "...feet too big for their shoes," I think, acting older than you are. Having expectations of yourself that are much too big to fulfill, and you know it. But you, and all your friends, are the same way.
    I take it as literal pills, literally being high, and all of that.
    It's more me that way.
    .burnthewitch.on August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is the only Tegan and Sara song that I absolutely HATE.
    omfgmattyon September 03, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think this is a brilliantly sarcastic song about how people don't really get it.
    And about all the stupid things we do that are such a big waste of time..
    ..instead of just having fun and making love together. :pd:
    midnightzoneon April 19, 2013   Link

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