"The New Kid" as written by Alejandro M. Linares, Randy Strohmeyer, Alexander Pappas, Nathan Barcalow and Derek Doherty....
The new kid he's got money
The money I deserve
I should be rolling in it
I've been a working stiff
As for the justice
No one knows where it went

I'm gonna toil away
Until my judgment day
I will be rewarded for the good things I did
Believe me every year
There is another one here
Don't you see I used to be the new kid?
I am sorry to say, you'll get carried away
Oh you will be replaced
You will be replaced
I'll tell you again
Don't get too settled in
You will be replaced
You will be replaced

the new kid he's got my girl
The girl I used to have
He's got the looks
You know, got them from his dad
I should be kissin' that girl
We should be so in love
There is no justice
There's just dark stars above

I'm gonna toil away
Until my judgment day
I will be rewarded for the good things I did
Believe me every year, there is another one here
Don't you see I used to be the new kid?
Believe me every year
There is another one here
Don't you see I used to be the new kid?
I am sorry to say
You'll get carried away
Oh you will be replaced
You will be replaced
I'll tell you again
Don't get too settled in
Oh you will be replaced
You will be replaced
By the new kid
By the new kid
By the new kid
By the new kid


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"The New Kid" as written by Murray Hammond Kendall Dewayne Bethea

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentThis line gets me EVERY time - "we should be so in love "
    Great song.
    walkawayfromyouon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSong is awesome.
    subhumanson February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy girlfriend was stolen from me by the new kid.

    This hits home.
    rockstothebasson June 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSaw them in concert about a year ago at Cats Craddle in Carrboro,NC! Amazing concert! Rhett Miller, the lead singer said this song was about Ryan Adams, the musical artist. The story revolves around how The Old 97's helped get Adams' career started however once he made it big he completely left the Old 97's high and dry! This lead to one of the main reasons I am not a fan of Ryan Adams!
    adpibelle13on March 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song was used to great effect in an episode of Veronica Mars (season 1, episode 5). I loved the Old 97's for years before I saw that excellent tv show, so I was thrilled by the combination of two things I love.
    sharkycharmingon July 25, 2013   Link

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