"Five Kids Go" as written by Joseph Birch, James Mccarlie Findlay, Will Mcgonagle, Tomas Edward O'donoghue and Justin Robin Schlosberg....
Do you have the time to kill
Let's go head for the shore
Do you have the will to jump
Down from the top of the world
If it's easier to burn
Tie me up on a stake

Empty high roads are calling, calling
My defenses are slowly breaking them down

Fuck these headstrong scheming plans
Let's go head for the shore
On my last legs I'll take a stand
And jump from the top of the world
If it's easier to burn
Tie me up on a stake
Fire is my only friend

Empty high roads are calling, calling
My defenses slowly breaking
Fuck your well-trained golden handshake
All we need is space to roam

All we have left is self-control
All we have to do is pack up and go

So catch me falling if you can
Cut your ties and flush them down
'Cause we're taking back the rein
Take control of time


Lyrics submitted by JulianCasablancas

"Five Kids Go" as written by Joseph Birch James Mccarlie Findlay

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    General Comment'want no wine' ??? that can't be right if Justin wrote the lyric, hahaha! ;)
    lauz_infamyon October 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is all about the band and their record label...
    "empty high roads are calling, calling
    my defences are slowly breaking down"
    this part is about record labels sying... if you dont like what we are doing then piss off... 'take the long road and walk it' kind of thing but since not band many bands do quit record labels the 'highways are empty' ... the "calling" part is the band being tempted to leave the record label.
    "fuck these headstrong scheming plans
    let's go head for the shore
    on my last legs i'll take a stand
    and jump from the top of the world
    if it's easier to burn
    tie me up on a stake
    fire is my only friend "
    this part is referring to how the record label has ways of dealing with bands that are tempted to leave and play mindgames with them but the band sees through this... and wants to stand against it. But if they do they will practically be destroyed by the record labels and maybe give the band a bad reputation to other record labels.

    "all we have left is self-control
    all we have to do is pack up and go "
    this bit is about the band having no freedom... the only thing they can really control is themselves but not the band in full... but they can go home and call it a quits if they get given no freedom as a band then they will leave the record label this is enforced with the part where it says
    "all we need is space to roam "

    then the last verse... the record label maybe said somthing like without us you'll crash and burn (making fire his only friend) and that they'll need the record labels help if they do leave the band.

    i hope i dont offend their record label but thats what this song means to me. the song is definitely about the band as it is about 5 kids (the bands 5 members) going to america to record their album.

    :p
    the_sharpieon June 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoh and... they've left their record company now so maybe i was right?
    the_sharpieon December 28, 2004   Link

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