I'm just a happy kid
Stuck with the heart of a sad punk
Drowning in my id
Always searching like it’s on junk
No matter who hang out with
I can hear the clack clunk
Of the chains that pull the cars up
The roller coaster mountain top so high
When it comes down it shoots back up
Straight back to the sky
I gotta laugh and then i’m asleep
and then I walk around and wanna cry

Out at night to do the strand
The little candles make the bottles glow
Got ink all over my right hand
Getting crushes with no chance to grow
It’s like I’ll never ever land
There’s always too much sun
Or too much snow

I get slow days and no days
I get rusty and it’s hard
but I get notions that oceans
Are coming to my call

[You can learn to get along] x4

I get slow days and no days
I get rusty and it’s hard
but I get notions that oceans
are coming to my call

And I’m just a happy kid
Stuck with the heart of an old punk
Drowning in my id
Always hungry like it’s on junk

No matter who hang out with
I can hear the clack clunk
Of the chains that pull the cars up
The roller coaster mountain top so high
When it comes down it shoots back up
Straight back to the sky
I gotta laugh and then I’m asleep
and then I walk around and wanna cry

[Just a happy kid] x3



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  • +2
    General Commenthappy kid
    happy song

    i can't get over how "care-free" yet "thought out" Nada Surf's lyrics are...

    and "drowing in my id" is just an awesome line
    Quailmann7on February 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDo you ever feel like you never outgrow some of this?
    " I get slow days, and no days "
    the_cannon03on November 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a totally rad song. Despite it's pop-ish melody, the song's lyrics are totally well written. It may well be the finest anthem to the state of mind of a teenager ever constructed.
    thebloomofdoomon May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentultimate teenage anthem.
    pikachu1559on January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdrowning in my Id...what a great line..
    f'n good song.
    shelleyn21on January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally great....drowing ni my id....yeah didn't we all sometimes feel like this? ^^
    askachanon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentblah blah parrots
    bergfalkeon October 26, 2006   Link

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